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Seaweed Salad

Seaweed Salad
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07
Categories: Water Plants
Camera: Canon Powershot S1-IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-08-04 3:50
Viewed: 3832
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taking a walk along the rocky shore at low tide, we saw many different kinds of colorful seaweeds.

Seaweeds are a fascinating and diverse group of organisms living in the earth's oceans. You can find them attached to rocks in the intertidal zone, washed up on the beach, in giant underwater forests, and floating on the ocean's surface. They can be very tiny, or quite large, growing up to 30 metres long!

Although they have many plant-like features seaweeds are not true vascular plants; they are algae. Algae are part of the Kingdom Protista, which means that they are neither plants nor animals. Seaweeds are not grouped with the true plants because they lack a specialized vascular system (an internal conducting system for fluids and nutrients), roots, stems, leaves, and enclosed reproductive structures like flowers and cones. Because all the parts of a seaweed are in contact with the water, they are able to take up fluids, nutrients, and gases directly from the water, and do not need an internal conducting system. Like true plants, seaweeds are photosynthetic; they convert energy from sunlight into the materials needed for growth. Within their cells seaweeds have the green pigment chlorophyll, which absorbs the sunlight they need for photosynthesis. Chlorophyll is also responsible for the green colouration of many seaweeds. In addition to chlorophyll some seaweeds contain other light absorbing pigments. These pigments can be red, blue, brown, or golden, and are responsible for the beautiful colouration of red and brown algae.


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Nice almost abstract image. I like the contrasts of colour and texture.

Hey Manyee,

WOW what a wonderful splash of color. Manyee this is really a wonderful composision. Thanks

Hello Manyee,
What beautiful colours! You made a very interesting photograph. I like much the different tone of blue from the veins of the rocks. The algae also have very contrasted colours.
TFS, cordially,

N'ayant pas tout de suite vu ce que représentait cette photo, je ne m'y était pas arrêté. Quelle erreur! C'est très original et la composition est belle. Merci Manyee

Hi Manyee. Interesting subject well seen. Good colours. Regards, Rob

What in interesting composition, and I imagine a decomposition too? I can just imagin the smell. :) Well done, Manyee. TFS.

Another interesting shot Manyee, Great colors and details. I like the comp. with the rock running diagonally here. Well done!
P.S. Think I'll go have a chefs salad for lunch now..Though it may not be quite as colorful, it should taste better! ;-)

hi there... the lines on the rock show movement and help to bring the seaweed out. Beautiful colors and great compositon :-)

  • Great 
  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-08-05 17:57]

Hi Manyee,
Nice composition.
I love the clours and textures you have captured.
WEll done.

  • Great 
  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-06 7:28]

Hi Manyee!
Personal assessment of the photo: great. Very well seen scene. An excellent composition.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Have a good weekend!

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