Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Like My High Hat & Feathers?


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 pummkin

pummkin

    Clownfish

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 28 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Kuala Lumpur
  • Interests:Photography of course! Writing, travelling, illustrating.....

Posted 19 October 2004 - 12:47 AM

It's such a treat to be greeted by this when I was navigating across a patch of sand in search of reef. Ceratosoma?

If I'm not here, I'm underwater...!
 

Olympus E-M5 looking for a housing!


#2 caveman

caveman

    Sting Ray

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 202 posts

Posted 19 October 2004 - 06:50 AM

Pummkin.... it sounds like you have some residual N. Narcosis ! ( Hat and Feathers )

#3 caveman

caveman

    Sting Ray

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 202 posts

Posted 19 October 2004 - 06:50 AM

Pummkin.... it sounds like you have some residual N. Narcosis ! ( Hat and Feathers ) :)

#4 pummkin

pummkin

    Clownfish

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 28 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Kuala Lumpur
  • Interests:Photography of course! Writing, travelling, illustrating.....

Posted 19 October 2004 - 07:04 AM

Pummkin....  it sounds like you have some residual N. Narcosis ! ( Hat and Feathers )  :D


Hahahahaha! At least I thought that's what they looked like although the more proper term would be mantle & gills...! In this case I'm always narked as I try to photograph things while thinking about what they resemble...! Hahaha! It got your attention.... :wink: !

Can somebody tell me what's the name of this high class dame??? :)

If I'm not here, I'm underwater...!
 

Olympus E-M5 looking for a housing!


#5 Leslie

Leslie

    Worm Girl

  • Critter Expert
  • 1816 posts
  • Location:Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
  • Interests:marine inverts (especially polychaetes), micro- and macrophotography

Posted 19 October 2004 - 08:20 AM

Ceratpsoma tenue - the extra pair of lateral extensions show really nicely on this beast. Nice photo!
Leslie

#6 derway

derway

    Great White

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1136 posts
  • Location:Pasadena CA

Posted 19 October 2004 - 08:56 AM

Leslie, it is such a joy to have your expertise on these kinds of things.

Glad you are here!

Any good uw critter displays at the NHM?

Don
Don Erway
http://picasaweb.google.com/onederway/
http://www.pbase.com/derway

nikon n90s/ikelite housing/twin SS-200 canon G2/ikelite/DS-50/optical TTL slave
sony V3/ikelite/DS-51/Heinrich DA2 slave

#7 Leslie

Leslie

    Worm Girl

  • Critter Expert
  • 1816 posts
  • Location:Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
  • Interests:marine inverts (especially polychaetes), micro- and macrophotography

Posted 19 October 2004 - 10:05 AM

Thanks, Don. Nice of you not to mention the incorrect spelling. It should be Ceratosoma tenue....my cat was on my lap & it's hard to type around her. There are a number of wetpixelians who have impressive knowledge about inverts - Alex, James, Marli, Art, DaveH, etc., and they know a lot more about the living critters. I just know stuff from books.

Unfortunately our marine hall dates back to about 1976 with just a few small updates after that. It''s dominated by local habitat dioramas & fish. On the other hand, you're welcome to come down for a behind-the scenes tour if you're interested.

Cheers, Leslie

#8 Dave H

Dave H

    Wolf Eel

  • Industry
  • PipPip
  • 190 posts
  • Location:Australia

Posted 19 October 2004 - 03:04 PM

very interesting gill colouration, they appear to be pale green which I haven't seen on this species before. Normally they are are red/purple/pink in colour - were you using a strobe?

Here's some other images of Ceratosoma tenue and info on the species:

http://www.scuba-equ...oma_tenue).html

cheers.

#9 pummkin

pummkin

    Clownfish

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 28 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Kuala Lumpur
  • Interests:Photography of course! Writing, travelling, illustrating.....

Posted 19 October 2004 - 10:49 PM

Wow, beautiful variants!

No, no strobes used as the one fired by the built-in only illuminated half of it so I reverted to white balancing. I tend to find the weirdest creatures like there was a small crab on a sea whip which I was trying to shoot in every possible angle & position but it would just run up & down, round & round the whip. Finally, it gave up, jumped off the whip & started to 'spar' at me with both its' claws up in the air!!!! Think Finding Nemo's last part where the crabs were sparring with each other above the drain pipes under the sea!!!!!

If I'm not here, I'm underwater...!
 

Olympus E-M5 looking for a housing!