Daily Image - Jun 2011 Archive - sonofjohan
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21 Jun 11. After tiring of working with the anemone I shared yesterday, I walked a few feet, perhaps less then 10, and noticed a very dark red object with white spots over it, so I got down close and found yet another interesting anemone, the likes of which I've never before seen, either in real life or in the books. Probably means I don't get out enough, have the right books, or both. In any event, this critter looked as though it had decorated itself with a lot of broken shell pieces in the form of a necklace. It brought to mind an old joke whose punch line goes along the lines of "what else would you wear with basic red."  While I've seen other marine animals that decorate themselves with materials that help in camouflage, this is the first time I've seen an anemone do it. Of course one could argue that it didn't, and that these pieces of shell just happened to fall on the creature or something/someone else had put them there, but I think this somewhat unlikely based on our being there pretty much ahead of anyone else. Regardless of how they got there, it made for an interesting observation as well as image.  ISO 200; 1/500 sec @ f / 9. 105mm macro lens.

21 Jun 11. After tiring of working with the anemone I shared yesterday, I walked a few feet, perhaps less then 10, and noticed a very dark red object with white spots over it, so I got down close and found yet another interesting anemone, the likes of which I've never before seen, either in real life or in the books. Probably means I don't get out enough, have the right books, or both. In any event, this critter looked as though it had decorated itself with a lot of broken shell pieces in the form of a necklace. It brought to mind an old joke whose punch line goes along the lines of "what else would you wear with basic red." While I've seen other marine animals that decorate themselves with materials that help in camouflage, this is the first time I've seen an anemone do it. Of course one could argue that it didn't, and that these pieces of shell just happened to fall on the creature or something/someone else had put them there, but I think this somewhat unlikely based on our being there pretty much ahead of anyone else. Regardless of how they got there, it made for an interesting observation as well as image. ISO 200; 1/500 sec @ f / 9. 105mm macro lens.

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