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Starfish Gathering

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 15 July 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The final shot of the recent low tide excursion.

"Photography is like a meditation for me. It is such a concentrated moment." Stephanie Torbert

NIKON D700 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 400 60 mm (35mm equiv.)

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

These are starfish? great!

15 Jul 2009 5:03am

@Yvonne Simons: Thanks, Yvonne.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Treasures of the ocean. Such beautiful creatures so full of colour!
Lovely shot Jack!

15 Jul 2009 5:03am

@bluechameleon: Thanks, Sharon. They are indeed beautiful.

Dulcie from Danville, United States

Amazing colors and rich textures. I expect to see them moving!

15 Jul 2009 6:15am

@Dulcie: Thank you.

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

The Caspian Sea is clear, therefore, whether it? Is this the bottom? it is a beautiful image, I've never seen so many sea stars!!

15 Jul 2009 7:03am

@Mathilde Collot: It was an amazing day for tidepooling.

Matt from Gainesville, United States

That's a pretty amazing, very sharp image. I like the loose composition and saturated colors especially.

15 Jul 2009 7:10am

@Matt: Thanks, Matt.

oncho from granada, Spain

Variedad no se si de especies o de edades pero en cualquier caso muy buena foto de colores

15 Jul 2009 7:20am

Stunner from Kingston, Jamaica

I wonder what the meeting is about :) Nice capture.

15 Jul 2009 7:58am

@Stunner: They are having a discussion about these weird two-legged creatures all over the place today.

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

Very beautiful ! like a special texture , colors are superb and composition too !

15 Jul 2009 8:54am

@Marie-Hélène Ammor: Merci, Marie.

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Vivid! I love the textures and colors.

15 Jul 2009 9:07am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

They have the most amazing colours!

15 Jul 2009 10:33am

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

They are very textured looking and great colors that I wouldn't have expected. Nicely captured.

15 Jul 2009 10:36am

@jeff (aka dogilicious): Thanks, Jeff.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

This is such a feast for the eyes. As everyone else is saying....colours and textures!! Wonderful. Great series.

15 Jul 2009 10:42am

@MrsAmber: Thanks, Kate.

Veronelle from Lens, France

very nice marine-flower composition

15 Jul 2009 10:50am

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

nice vivid image and well composed...

15 Jul 2009 11:44am

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

wow this shot is so detailed

15 Jul 2009 12:28pm

@Luca Bobbiesi: Thank you.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Wow, what a terrific capture here....the colors and textures are superb.......Wonderful ending to this gorgeous series.....

15 Jul 2009 1:35pm

@Susan: Thanks, Susan.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

What a naturally beautiful mosaic! Such a great eye you have!

15 Jul 2009 1:39pm

@Tracy: Thanks, Tracy.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada I've never seen so many and so lovely, bravo Jack :)

15 Jul 2009 1:52pm

@Lorraine: Thanks, Lorraine.

zOOm from Paris, France

That's so sharp Jack and a great rendering on colors as well. Well done.

15 Jul 2009 1:58pm

@zOOm: Merci, Flo.

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Jack, an incredibly colorful scene - like the others I am amazed at the quantity of color and light! Great work on these images!

15 Jul 2009 2:11pm

@Scott Schilling: Thanks, Scott.

MARIANA from waterloo, Canada

Great image . Sharpness with details is amazing !

15 Jul 2009 2:50pm

@MARIANA: Thank you, Mariana.

Don from spokane, United States

This is a fine capture of the rich color and detail of these starfish. A top flight image.

15 Jul 2009 3:18pm

@Don: Thanks, Don.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

fantastic photo navy, jack!

15 Jul 2009 3:21pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old Pembroke dock boy,Wales), Germany

Wonderful colours !!

15 Jul 2009 3:24pm

mo.langel from Switzerland

Magnifique fond de mer, ça me rappelle les Maldives! Très belles couleurs!

15 Jul 2009 3:51pm

@mo.langel: Merci, Mo.

khadi from New Delhi, India

Marvelous -- simply amazing colours and details.

15 Jul 2009 4:10pm

@khadi: Thank you.

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States


15 Jul 2009 4:36pm

zOOm from Paris, France

Love your title by the way ! :-)))
Do you thing they go to disco ?

15 Jul 2009 4:48pm

@zOOm: Of course they do!

Helma from Tehran, Iran

Great captured !
lovely and vivid shot .. tnx

15 Jul 2009 5:46pm

@Helma: Thank you.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

It is incredible what you can find in low tide! A real aquarium ! great colors and texture !

15 Jul 2009 6:17pm

@Anna.C: Merci, Anna. It was a wonderful day.

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India


15 Jul 2009 7:28pm

Irene from Les Coteaux, France

Merveilles aquatiques !

15 Jul 2009 7:49pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

Beautifully colored creatures, aren't they? Wonderful capture.

15 Jul 2009 8:26pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

wow , what a nice shot, wonderful capture

15 Jul 2009 8:45pm

LauraS from United States

How sweet! Nice shot.

15 Jul 2009 9:43pm

Claudia from Illinois, United States

What a gorgeous shot. Even though their colors are gorgeous, they are still almost camoflouged. What an amazing thing to see and better yet, to capture on film! Love it!

15 Jul 2009 10:00pm

Emboy from Huntington Beach, United States

where's Patrick and Spongebob? LOL

15 Jul 2009 10:41pm

Pradeep from Chennai, India

Beautiful shot...very nice. Awesome colors :)

16 Jul 2009 1:25am

@Pradeep: Thank you.

Brian Chen from Seattle, United States

Boy does that look like fun to come across in a tide pool.

16 Jul 2009 2:47am

@Brian Chen: Great fun.

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

just beautiful stars!!! a lovely tide pool you have chosen here -- so much detail and so much life!! happy creatures!

16 Jul 2009 3:11am

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks, dj.

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

They are so beautiful and so many ... lovely photo, very rich in color and detail.

16 Jul 2009 3:22am

@Monique: Thank you, Monique

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Great shot Jack. You are so fortunate to be able to see such splendors in the sea and seaside. Thank you for sharing.

16 Jul 2009 3:27am

@Lee: Thanks, Lee.

elizabeth from portland, oregon, United States

they are beautiful!

16 Jul 2009 3:49am

@elizabeth: Thank you, Elizabeth.

Barbara from Florida, United States

The textures and rich colors are stunning. What is interesting is how they gather together. Appropriately titled. One thought is how many have ever seen starfish in their natural environment like this, rather than dried in perfect shape in a gift shop.
Excellent shot, Jack.

16 Jul 2009 4:40am

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb. I think that I mentioned somewhere that a group from our photo guild is going to the southern Oregon Coast for four days in August. That will include lighthouses and other coastal delights.

Tammy-Cricket from somewhere out there, United States

These colors are just amazing to me. Very nice.

16 Jul 2009 5:16am

@Tammy-Cricket: Thanks, Tammy.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Cool shot.

16 Jul 2009 4:10pm

Mags from Paris, France

Nice colors :)

16 Jul 2009 6:27pm

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

I especailly like the colors and textures in this image.

18 Jul 2009 12:30am

shallowregret from Kongsberg, Norway

great shot, what strange creatures

19 Jul 2009 4:37pm

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

I'm trying to catch up so this is a late comment, but I had to stop and say how much I love this shot. The lighting is sublime. I love star fish but have never seen them grouped like this - at least not outside of an aquarium. Wonderful image.

22 Jul 2009 10:50am

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

a great image of nature. so much colour, texture and lots of interest.

8 Aug 2009 3:02pm

@Diane Schuller: Thanks, Diane. It was a fun time.