Thursday, June 14, 2012
Fan Tube Worm
Tube worms are filter feeders, and that's the purpose of these colorful feathery fans. The body of the tube worm remains hidden inside its tube. Coral polyps form the background.
This photo was taken with a Nickonos II underwater camera with extension tube.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Friday, June 1, 2012
Turn Me Loose
Recently, the Google+ international community of photographers learned that one of our number has been diagnosed with lung cancer. As a self-employed, free lance photographer, she has no medical insurance. The G+ photographers community is raising money for her medical bills, both by donating funds directly and by donating images to be sold, with all proceeds from print sales to go to her medical expenses. This is my contribution. Should you like to own a print of this image, go to http://plusonemagazine.smugmug.com/Pages/Charity/23262973_4Sgv4t . The Google + international community of photographers does this kind of thing.
By the way, this is a "macro" photo of the poppy mallow, which grows everywhere in Louisiana. I never noticed the beautiful stages of development of the stamen until I got up close and personal with my camera.