|Copyright: Lori Cannon (LCannon)
|Date Taken: 1990|
|Camera: Pentax K1000|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2005-01-12 21:48|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Kingdom Animalia (animals), Phylum Coelenterata (corals, jellyfish, sea anemones, hydroids), Class Anthozoa meaning "flower-like animals" (corals and sea anemones), Order Actiniaria. |
The sea anemone is considered to be the flower of the sea. Sea anemones look like plants, but they are really meat-eating animals. These invertebrates have no skeleton at all. Sea anemones come in different sizes and many different colors. There are over 1000 species of anemones found in coastal waters worldwide, in shallow waters (including coral reefs), and in deep oceans.
The sea anemone can attach itself to rocks or coral. In the center of the sea anemone is their mouth. In order for the sea anemone to eat, they must wait for their food to swim by. Then they sting it with their tentacles, and then push it into their mouth.
Clown fish always live near anemones; they are immune from (and protected by) the stinging tentacles. The clown fish help the anemone by cleaning the tentacles (as the fish eat detritus) and perhaps by scaring away predators.
Sea anemones spend most of their lives in one place. They can attach themselves to rocks. Some even bury themselves in the mud.
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- [2005-01-13 2:44]
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Very nice photo Lori,
I like the composing shot, the colours are realy nice, have you took the shot through glass or you had a swim? Vey nice balance in the shot, good note, good job I like it
Nice shot Lori, I'd like to see a closer view.
- [2005-01-14 15:54]
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I have seen them in all colors, but never this bubblegum color. The composition and color here is great.
Well done and thanks for posting
Very interesting subject. I haven't seen these colours before. The POV and DOF is nice. Sharp details. The trails the little slugs leave in the sand adds a nice touch. Very well done, Lori.
You got a very nice shot to be taken through the water. It would be nice to know the parameters of the photo, you can find them in the .jpg properties of any browser.
Very interesting subject and note. Strange colours too :D
Beautiful anemones - what a great colour.
I guess it was taken at low tide in a tide pool?
Excelent note. Thanks.