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Ophiomastix heart 2

Ophiomastix heart  2
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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: 2012-11-16
Categories: Echinoderms
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-14 12:49
Viewed: 3567
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
During low tide the Ophiomastix emerge by the hundreds, and each of them has a different design and colors, there I want to show someone in a small series.

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.

Durante la bassa marea gli Ophiomastix emergono a centinaia,ed ognuno di essi ha un disegno e colori differenti,ve ne voglio mostrare qualcuno in una piccola serie.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-12-14 12:56]

Most interesting creature, never seen it
thanks for sharing

Ciao Luciano, cmplimenti oltre che per la fantastica qualità delle immagini anche per aver trovato i nomi de sti cosi, favolosi dettagli e nitidezza strepitosa, non ci i crede mica che l'hai scattati sotto l'acqua, bravissimo, buon week end, ciao Silvio

Ciao Luciano.
Oggi vicini di posto,bellissima foto di questa stella marina con un’eccellente nitidezza ed ottimi dettagli,ottimi colori molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2012-12-14 14:02]

Beautiful and intreating species. Excellent capture under water!

TFS! Have a pleasant weekend, Luciano,


Hello Luciano

A design from the nature of the world of seas,
fine POV from the top with a beautiful light
to show the patterns, TFS


Hello Luciano
An excellent image, very good detail and exposure against the bright background.
Interesting series.
regards yiannis

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-12-14 22:39]

excellent closeup. good lighting and contrast. i love the movement of tentacles. tfs.

Your series of pictures of these sea creatures including this starfish going in to its home is really interesting Luciano. Fantastic sharpness for an underwater picture..the water must be really clear and calm without any ripples to achieve this. Thanks and have a great weekend.


Hello Luciano,
Very good photograph, very good sharpness, very good composition, good lighting.

Hello Luciano,
An excellent capture with nice details and sharp feature of an marine organism.
TFS and my regards,

Ciao Luciano,
Beautiful photo of an animal previously unknown to me. Great sharpness and composition, interesting result.
Ciao e grazie, László

Amazing creature from the depths, Luciano.
This is yet another picture of immense value from your under-water shoot in Egypt.
Marvellous details and colours.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-12-15 4:53]

Very fine abstract of nature, the species is very interesting one, well made image. tfs.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-12-15 4:54]

Bonjour Luciano,
Très reconnaissante que tu nous montres ces créatures tout à fait étonnantes. Que leur couleur et motifs varient d'un individu à l'autre est absolument étonnant. Quelle inspiration pour les artistes ! Bravo donc pour cette série exceptionnelle.
Bon dimanche!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-12-15 5:55]

Hello Luciano.
A great presentation . I like the many textures in this scene. The bumps on the Ophiomastix delineate intricate patterns. Nice complementary colors and interesting POV.Regards Siggi

hello Luciano,
very interesting creature. great picture with perfect sharpness and colour.
it looks like a ornament.
best wishes,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-12-15 7:49]

Hello Luciano,
Another very beautiful presentation of this Starfish in superb sharpness, details and very beautiful natural colours. Taken from a good POV in a nice composition.

Hello Luciano,
An excellent close-up with fine colors, details & composition. Nice work & great presentation. TFS & best wishes!


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-12-15 13:10]

Hello my friend
Never seen that before but it have been taking quite good.Sharp image with excellent details and natural colours
TFS Michel ciao

ciao Luciano
what a nice capture of beautiful ophiurid from dorsal POV. Great focus and POV/DOF. Natural colors and composition also nice. I like to see your underwater seri. Grazie amico.
Have a good night and have nice weekend.

Another impressive underwater photo Luciano! Interesting composition, wonderful lighting and good sharpness!

Ciao Luciano. Altra chiusura di gran classe. Qui, oltretutto, hai fatto un mezzo miracolo con la luce.


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