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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-11-14
Categories: Echinoderms
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX1
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-10 15:17
Viewed: 3680
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Echinodermata (Phylum) > Asterozoa (Subphylum) > Ophiuroidea (Class) > Ophiurida (Order) > Ophiurina (Suborder) > Gnathophiurina (Infraorder) > Ophiocomidae (Family) > Ophiocominae (Subfamily)

Natural Environment: Inhabits protected reef areas

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 72 to 83°F (22 - 28°C). Total diameter including spines is about 8 inches (20 cm) and feeds upon organic matter/detritus. Rarely seen in the trade, and/or usually misidentified. Not safely kept with encrusting invertebrate. Needs plenty of green matter.

Pic taken underwater.

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Interesting display you have; stars are below the sky they are! Never saw one before..how cool is this!

Hello Luciano,
Very interesting image in natural environment. Would this one be referred to as a brittle star? Not sure. I did a bit of reading-up in Wikipedia as we often recognise fossils of echinoderms, especially crinoids. Interesting also that they regenerate damaged and broken limbs and that they shed limbs which can, in some cases, regenerate a new individual. A very good contribution in excellent quality. Well done.

Hi Luciano,
Very interesting animal. Incredible shot. Perfect composition. Excellent sharpness. And a clarity of water - amazing.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Luciano

Excellent photo of this water creature,
with fine POV from the top to show his shape,
with excellent sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Luciano
Interesting subject and beautiful photo with excellent composition, wonderful lighting and good sharpness.

Hello Luciano
Nicely taken shot of this elegant see monster, with the most appropriate name .... Ophiomastix!!! Good ....good shot !
George Veltchev


Takes all kinds to make-up the world! Echinoderms are no exception to the extreme biodiversity although a more primitive member of the animal Kingdom. Good show, TFS.


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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-12-10 22:56]

really i love this species because of its shape. the shape itself is a mystery that can tag many stories with it. the species has more biological importance on this earth as well as in imagination. good work. tfs.

Ciao Luciano, altro fantastico scato, cim credo che è soto l'acqua, ma non si vede mica, trasparenza incredibile, nitidezza e dettagli favolosi, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-12-10 23:15]

Hello Luciano,
An impressive starfish to find on the beach or under water.
Nicely taken with fine sharpness and natural colours from an ideal POV.
Thanks and best regards,

Hello Luciano,
What a special photo! Never seen such a starfish. Beautiful natural clours, excellent sharpness and a fine composition.

Bom dia Luciano
Excellent capture of this species my Friend.Great dorsal POV and close composition,wonderful colours and excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good day!
Um abraço

Hello Luciano
Excellent photo with great detail and good light. The Ophiomastix matches its background perfectly. Interesting species.
regards yiannis

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-12-11 5:07]

Very interesting species of starfish, fine design captured well. tfs.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-12-11 5:17]

Hello Lucianno
Another nice sea presentation of a specie that we do not see tooften on TN.Nice composition and sharp image.I like the pose this is an art presentation.
TFS my friend Michel ciao

hello Luciano,
what an interesting creature! you show this STAR beautifully with all the detail and perfect colour.
best wishes,

Hello Luciano,
This is new for me,you have documented nicely with sharp details and required information.
TFS and my regards_Joy

hallo Luciano
great sharpness picture with good details
nice to see this specie with beautiful naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

Ciao Luciano.
Splendida foto di questa stella marina con dei dettagli eccellenti,ottima nitidezza,belli i colori naturali bravo.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-12-12 4:31]

Bonjour Luciano,
Vraiment intéressant ce posting, ces créatures ne sont montrées que rarement. Et en plus celle-ci est très photogénique. Magnifique, tout simplement.

Hello Luciano,
An excellent capture with beautiful coloration, details & presentation. Very nice composition & POV. Great work & TFS. Best wishes!


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-12-17 1:15]

Hi Luciano
Such a special creature
Never see it before.
Exciting and well seen from the top.
Sharp shot.


Ciao Luciano. Da manuale! Gran POV. Dettagli e nitidezza super. E gran senso del movimento dalal sinousità dei tentacoli della bestia.


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