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Fluorescing Giant Green Anemones


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#1 Neil Fisher

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 09:32 PM

Took a few shots of the anemones in the tide pools of Pacific Rim National Park. All of these photos are right out of the camera, with only a tad of sharpening applied. Also, these were taken through the surface of the water... no housing here :(
 
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Pink-Tipped Anemone (Anthopleura elegantissima)
 
 
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Pink-Tipped Anemones. In this shot you can see some of the rock weeds have a very subtle red fluorescence.
 
 
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Giant Green Anemone (Anthopleura xanthogrammica) Personally I really like this shot and might make a wrap out of it.
 
 
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Giant Green Anemone. The previous shots were all taken around midnight. However, while exploring the tide pools during the day I came across one of the largest green anemones i'd ever seen and tried to reveal its fluorescence... and it worked!
 
 
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This is the same individual as above, but only under white light.
 

 



#2 Kelpfish

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 04:46 AM

That's very cool.  Was it just luminescence (available light) that lit the subject? If so how did you shoot it? Seems like you'd need very high ISO and/or very slow shutter speeds, which would promote motion blur.

 

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#3 MATT S

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 03:31 PM

Number three is really cool.


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