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Tidal Treasure

Tidal Treasure
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Copyright: Evelynn Smith (Evelynn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-15
Categories: Ocean
Camera: Olympus C-750 Ultra Zoom
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Underwater Wonder World 4, under and above the seas and lakes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-03-30 12:01
Viewed: 4821
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A minus tide revealed tidepool treasures. I was surprised that I got such a good picture as I did not have a polarizer filter. There was some surface glare but a touch of Contrast in pp removed it!

Sea Anemone

Although Sea Anemones look like flowers, they are predatory animals. These invertebrates have no skeleton at all. They live attached to firm objects in the seas, usually the sea floor, rock, or coral, but they can slide around very slowly. Sea anemones are very long lived. Hermit crabs sometimes attach sea anemones to their shells for camouflage.
There are over 1000 species of anemones found in coastal waters worldwide, in shallow waters (including coral reefs), and in deep oceans.

Classification: Kingdom Animalia (animals), Phylum Coelenterata (corals, jellyfish, sea anemones, hydroids), Class Anthozoa meaning "flower-like animals" (corals and sea anemones), Order Actiniaria.

Sea Stars

Sea stars (also known as starfish) are spiny, hard-skinned animals that live on the rocky sea floor. These invertebrates are NOT fish; they are echinoderms. Sea stars move very slowly along the sea bed, using hundreds of tiny tube feet. There are over 2,000 different species of sea stars worldwide.

Classification: Kingdom Animalia (animals), Phylum Echinodermata (echinoderms), Class Asteroidea (sea stars), about 2,000 species.


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Hi Evelynn,
This photo looks so simular of what I have taken on Rialto Beach in Washington state. But, you've captured so much more life that I ever did. I realy liked the tidepools because they show so much life. You've caputered this one really well with great diversity in sea stars anamones and algea. The colors are exccelent and I like the movement you see in the water.

Hi Evelynn...
An awesome capture, so full of life!
Not to forget the most wonderful colours... The palette of the seas beautifully depicted with amazing details!
Pablo -

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-03-31 3:34]

What an eyeful of shapes and colors here, Evelynn.
It is amazing how clear the shot is under water.
Lots of textures as well. That is one busy tidepool.
TFS. : )

Interesting collection Evelynn, a boast in colour saturation and contrast would definaltly help this shot. Well done.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-03-31 7:28]

Félicitations pour ce festival de couleurs.

Merci pour l'envoie Evelynn!


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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-04-09 0:48]

This is great, Evelynn! Wonderful composition! How rich is the ocean to offer so beautiful jewels just on the shallows!
All the best!

Nice. I have seen something like this once, on a holiday trip on in British Colubia in Canada. A good composition. There seem to be some purple colour cast here. Maybe because of the glare that you tried to eliminate in PS

Excellent, excellent rocky intertidal zone shot showing the incredible diversity of marine life that can be found there.

Looks like yours are about the best of this type of photograph on TrekNature.

I really like this one a LOT!

Dear Evelynn
I really like the diversity you captured in the
Tidal pool and add your photo to my new theme " under and above the seas".

I always struggle with the water movements to achieve a sharp image, and you somehow stopped the waves :-)
Sharp details and natural colours make it a pleasure to view your work,
Thanks for sharing

Greetings from the Tzaneen Dam in Limpopo, South Africa

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