Ocean Abstract: Sea Fan Macro

Wordless Wednesday

What: Detail of a Gorgonian sea fan (Acabaria erythrea), with polyps open

Where: I took this macro photo in the Red Sea
near Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

Acabaria erythrea
[Click photo to enlarge.]

My previous Wordless Wednesday posts.

38 comments:

  1. Do you ID jellyfish?
    I found one that I'm calling a Lion's Mane--hope I'm right.
    Appreciate any help you can offer.

    Nina at Nature Remains

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  2. Hi Nina - I'm not a jellyfish expert. I only recognize a few species with certainty. I just looked at the jellyfish pictures on your blog. I don't recognize the species, I'm afraid. FYI, the so-called "Lion's Mane" jellyfish (Cyanea capillata) normally is quite a big critter -- like 5 or 6 feet across -- and they live pretty far north, although they might possibly show up where you are in Washington state. It might be a species in the genus Chrysaora -- but I'm just guessing. (I guess this isn't a whole lot of help.) If you find out for sure what it is, let me know!

    Bobbie

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  3. Happy WW! Nature always provides powerful photos...

    I invite your blog readers to see Anti-Sarah Palin rally up in Alaska on my WW-post this week. Not much coverage of this event in the MSM...

    peace, Villager

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  4. Hi Bobby, you guys sure do get around. I've been to Egypt, from Alexandria to Cairo, but never to the Red Sea It stands to reason the sea life might be red.

    Thanks for peeking in on my little Blue car, most of those cars were black, I've never seen a red one, or a blue/green one either.
    Happy WW! :-)
    ..

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  5. Unbelievable !!! can't find any words ! what a shot !!

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  6. That is indeed a beautiful abstract. It's amazing how so many natural things have such an abstract quality

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  7. Cracking!
    What a prety pattern. Absolutely marvellous.

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  8. Perfect catch for WW! Hope you'll visit my ww post too... Happy WW!

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  9. cool... happy ww! my wordless entries are hereand here

    hope you visit thanx
    http://sweetprettynaughty.blogspot.com
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  10. I'm dying for a chance to do underwater photography. Must have been some experience! :)

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  11. Amazing how perspective changes things. From a distance sea fans always remind me of lace but up close this looks like little white flowers.

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  12. That's a very beautiful shot. Happy WW! :)

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  13. Now that is one amazing work of art of a photo!

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  14. Beautiful! I'd love to see stuff like this firsthand one day. Happy WW! :)

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  15. Nice shot... even though it makes me itchy.

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  16. That's a fantastic shot. What a vivid color.

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  17. wow! great. and I am SO glad to find another science/nature blogger. Looking forward to checking out more of blog: Thur - Tues.

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  18. Wow!! That is SO beautiful. I love the detail. Very cool. :D

    Mine is red today.

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  19. That's pretty awesome. I was wondering what to do today and I think this made up my mind. I think I'll hit the aquarium and beach today. :-D

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  20. Your shots are always beautiful, but I find this one fantastic. I guess I am always attracted to great detail. This has detail and beauty. Fascinating.

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  21. Great photo! Makes me think of Japanese art work, and I sure would like to have that photo on my wall ;-)

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  22. That's awesome! Again- I always love your pictures!

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  23. Beautiful!!! Great shot. Happy WW my friend and thanks for stopping by. Glad you like my makeover...me too:)

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  24. That is so beautiful! I was at Underwater World this Monday and was amazed at the sea life.

    I wonder if the Red Sea is red. haha....

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  25. Hi Bobbie... I was away for a while and haven't been able to stop by.

    What a wonderful sea creature - somehow it looks like a fancy artwork.

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  26. Thank you all for stopping by. We always appreciate your visits and enjoy reading your comments.

    Bobbie

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  27. Stunning shot, Bobbie. I love the contrast with the black background.

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  28. @ a free man - Thanks, Chris. That black background was accomplished by using a very small aperture and artificially lighting the subject with strobes.

    Bobbie

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  29. Hi Ankush - Glad you like it. Thanks for your comment.

    Bobbie

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  30. Fantastic macro abstract Bobbie !!

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