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Creatures of the Deep

Creatures of the Deep
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Copyright: Stephen Emerson (Signal-Womb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1020 W: 58 N: 2904] (11094)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-09-17
Categories: Single-celled
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D
Exposure: 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-09-21 5:26
Viewed: 4409
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Is it a Whale? No actually its the Rotifer in its microscopic ocean as it searches for organic particles and free-swimming algae. These tiny creatures with their highly transparent bodies, complex movements and varied lifestyles, are amongst the most fascinating creatures the microscopist can encounter.

Also ecologically speaking, they play an important contributory role in the natural water purification process. Even though its ocean is sandwiched between two glass slides here it still has enough depth to move in and out of focus! Magnification 400x - get some measure of scale in this Post

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-09-21 5:41]

This is a world that I know nothing about, but keen to learn about. You did an excellent job in capturing it. The image is very interesting and so is the note. Thanks for posting please post more of these.

Stephen, So this is the stream-lined, new & improved version of the Rotifer? This a better image with more definition/clearness. Good job.

A greature that not many of us are likely to see!, it's fascinating to see, thank you for posting.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-09-21 10:31]

Otra captura microscópica de excelente calidad Stephen.
Junto con la nota, conforman una instructiva entrega.
Gracias por compartirla.

Another microscopic capture of excellent quality Stephen.
Along with the note, conforms an instructive post.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-09-21 11:01]

Fantastic, I love these shots, really interesting. Excellent detail here and a nice follow up to your previous post. Well done.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2004-09-21 11:57]

C'est pas un domaine de la nature que l'on a l'habitude de voir. Très intéressant !
Well done !

Thanks for this one, Stephen. Your posting is unique and very interesting. Thanks.

This one looks quite different from the one you posted before.
I like not only the Rotifer, but the other "things" you can se around. I thougt you did the photo without covering glass!

Stephen, you have a good thing going here. I am amazed at the creature you portray here. This is interesting stuff. Keep 'em comming.

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