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Strawberry Anemone

Strawberry Anemone
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Anna Eksteen (Miss_Piggy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2285 W: 5 N: 5300] (18714)
Género: Animals
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2011-10-12
Categorias: Cnidarians
Câmara: Sony Cybershot DSC HX1, Sony G lens 20x Optical zoom, Digital ISO 400
Exposição: f/2.8, 1/30 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Data de Submissão: 2012-08-07 10:13
Visto: 3447
Pontos: 40
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
Strawberry Anemone / Corynactis annulata

During our Cape Province holiday in October 2011, we visited the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town. This was a camera-friendly venture and I enjoyed the time we spend in the aquarium, as there was not only fish but also lots of other different types of marine life we could photograph. These Strawberry Anemones was really lovely and I did not only took pleasure in capturing them but also just looking at them for their beauty. This is a 1st for Trek Nature.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Subclass: Hexacorallia
Order: Corallimorpharia
Family: Corallimorphidae
Genus: Corynactis
Species: C.annulata

Corynactis annulata, the strawberry anemone, is a bright pink colonial entozoan similar in body form to sea anemones and scleractinian stony corals. Unlike the true sea anemones, this species is a colonial animal of the order Corallimorpharia.

This species is found around the southern African coast from Port Nolloth to Mossel Bay, intertidally to 35 metres (115ft). It is also known from the inaccessible Archipelago in the southern Atlantic Ocean.

The strawberry anemone is a very distinctive small bright pink anemone having white knobs on the ends of its tentacle tips. It grows to a diameter of 1 centimetre. Green and reddish colour morphs are also known.

It occurs in clusters and sheets on rocky reefs and wrecks. It feeds on small planktonic organisms. Source

I hope you enjoyed looking at this photo as much as I took pleasure in taking it.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5099 W: 166 N: 13042] (48618)
  • [2012-08-07 10:36]

Hello Anna,
What a splendid colourful photo. Great sharpness and DOF. Great choice of composition.
On a rainy day I visited this aquarium in Capetown long time ago.

Ciao Anna.
Splendida immagine di questo fondale ,con una miriade di colori ben definiti, eccellente la nitidezza e la ottima composizione molto bella.
Ciao Marco.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-08-07 11:41]

Hello Anna.
Lovely colorful composition. Details are beautifl and clear. Very nice.
Best regards Siggi

Hallo Anna,
Congratulations on this first on TrekNature and what a worthy entry it is! Just beautiful to view with all its wealth of detail and variety. Very well done indeed. Best wishes.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6179 W: 89 N: 15296] (64038)
  • [2012-08-07 15:08]

Hi Anna,the undersea world are always fascinating me,but not the TN people as i know.A magnificent pic whit spectacular details and colors,not easy a result like this,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Anna

The color tones are very beautiful, photo shot
with beautiful light, great details and contrast, TFS


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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2012-08-08 2:55]

Hi Anna,
beautiful photo of this anemone, amazing colors & details, very interesting ! Thanks !

Hi Anna,
what a nice animals and plants. Incredible. Beautiful composition. Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 816 W: 0 N: 2394] (10510)
  • [2012-08-08 7:54]

Hallo Anna,
A fantastic composition ..
Focus, POV, colors and composition very nice.
Best wishes,

Hello Anna,
A great capture with fine coloration, details & composition. Well done & presented. TFS & best wishes!


Hello Anna,
Excellent photography, excellent sharpness, POV, BG and colors
compliments and thanks for sharing
Hello Vanni

Ciao Anna, beautiful composition with fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Anna
Beautiful photo with wonderful colors and good sharpness.

What beauties nature has in store for us, even under water, Anna!
You have brought us face-to-face with one of them here in this sumptuous feast for eyes. And 'Strawberry' is the right name for them!
This TN shrunk miserably to barely 20 to 30 postings each day gets a sudden spurt of life through pictures such as this one.
Small mercies!
Warm regards.

Hallo Anna,
Congratulations with this first for TN. What a splendid composition of coral plants with the Strawberry Anemones standing out wrt sharpness, detail and beautiful colour. Good contrast between the fore ground and back ground. Well done and thanks for sharing.
Best regards,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-08-12 0:45]

Hi Anna,
Beautiful piece of submarine world. Nice colours,
excellent detail and perfectly sharp photo.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Anna
Many thanks for the nice comments you give
And you have here a very nice colored composition of the see
very nice shot
thanks greeting lou

A feast for the eye with all the various colors and life forms Anna, I like it!
Great idea to make the Strawberry Anemone the focal of your comp, they sure do steal the show :)
Be well,

hello Anna,
yes you are correct, it is not only the pleasure to take picture of this beautiful creature but also to look. thank you for sharing this nice picture.
it is a true to nature colour and sharp picture.
best wishes.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2739 W: 280 N: 4918] (19857)
  • [2012-09-08 14:48]

Hello Anna,
It is not often we get to view sea creatures with all their beautiful colors and unique appearances, so hats off to you for posting this attractive shot. The Strawberry anemone is certainly a gorgeous creature and captured very nicely by your camera. Well done!!

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