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Litlle Blue Stinger


Litlle Blue Stinger
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Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2385 W: 237 N: 3033] (11162)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-03
Categories: Cnidarians
Camera: canon PowerShot G9
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-04-07 6:32
Viewed: 3801
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Something different from the cold Travelogue. I had a short vacation on Koh Samui after a intensive two week business trip to Singapore. It was one of those vacations that there was little action other than taking a tourist trip across the island, fishing and taking a massage.

Of course a camera is brought along on all trips so also on this mini break. After a nice stroll on the beach I decided to use the macro function on my little G9 to get a nice shot of this little blue stinger, of which I do not know the scientific name. The little blue stingers were also the result of some instant panic attacks when we swam around in the sea and collided with them.

It would be nice if somebody can give me the name of this blue stinger and also to let me know if it is a Jellyfish.

Update on my note Aug 13 2014: this is the Janthina janthina or common purple snail.

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2012-04-07 10:21]

Hi Niek,

I have not seen this before, from this angle it looks like a blue sea shell with something white trailing behind, like a snail. Nice details shot, I can smell the sea and tropical air.

Way

hallo Niek
Aparte foto met veel details en goed van scherpte
Super mooie kleuren
bedankt gr.lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-04-07 11:43]

Hallo Niek,
Bijzondere foto van deze kwal. Typisch met deze kleur. Mooi genomen in uitstekende scherpte en goede diepte in de foto.
Prettige Paasdagen,
Peter

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-04-07 13:10]
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Hello Niek,
I think this is a stranded Blue Portugese man o' War, Physalia physalis.
It is not a jellyfish but a colonial collection of organisms that can sting. Nice to see one of this on the beach!
Thanks and enjoy your Easter,
Ivan

Funny creature but your note is very useful. I miss Thailand :(

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