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Challenge: Puzzle Macro IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Location: My Marine Fish Tank
Date: Feb 19, 2011
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Feb 19, 2011

This is a Button Polyp Coral in my Reef Aquarium. It's a "Night time" shot so it's lit by the bluey/purple moonlights on the tank and the Polyps are in the process of going to sleep and so that's why some are closed and others partially open.

Wow!!! A ribbon! Wasn't expecting that at all, that's two in a row now and I have the full set :0)

Ok, so this was taken with my Sigma 105mm f/2.8 Macro lens that I haven't seen for a couple of years as I lent it to my Brother in Law and then to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Simms to play with. I got it back off him just to shoot for this challenge so it was worth popping over for it!

PP was very basic, needed quite a crop as these are very small (around half a centimetre a polyp) and obviously with the aquarium glass I couldn't get any closer to the coral. Then boost the contrast, blacks, bit of fill light, clarity, slight increase in vibrance, Vignette. Then out to CS3 for a levels, sharpen, border, save for web

Here is a shot with the Polyps awake
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It's a Green Button Polyp of the Zoanthid family, so technically not a Sea Anemone or an LPS coral.

Thanks Again!!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 158
Avg (all users): 6.7214
Avg (commenters): 7.2903
Avg (participants): 6.7571
Avg (non-participants): 6.6857
Views since voting: 10240
Views during voting: 336
Votes: 140
Comments: 56
Favorites: 4 (view)


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03/02/2011 10:59:34 PM
Nice going. Love the colors. Congrats.
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03/02/2011 08:24:00 PM
Congrats, it's great.
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03/01/2011 01:34:35 AM
Pretty cool I really like it. I have some brown buttons but they don't look like this.
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02/28/2011 08:45:44 PM
Amazing shot, well done!
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02/28/2011 06:51:40 PM
They are the coolest things ! Nice image !
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02/28/2011 12:56:23 PM
Congrats ,lovely image.
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02/28/2011 10:40:27 AM
Beautiful! Congrats!
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02/28/2011 08:26:19 AM
Congrats!!
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02/28/2011 07:58:02 AM
Originally posted by vawendy:

oooh.... I don't know... I like the polyps awake, as well!! Congrats on a great red!


I like them awake too but I thought the mix of the closed and half open Polyps fit the puzzle aspect a little better. Thanks for the comments :0)
02/28/2011 07:08:39 AM
Obviously due to my special brand of fairy dust I sprinkled on your lens.. Great finish mate - interesting to see that 1st and 2nd place were similar photos. Well done.

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Message edited by author 2011-02-28 07:09:52.
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02/28/2011 07:06:20 AM
oooh.... I don't know... I like the polyps awake, as well!! Congrats on a great red!
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02/28/2011 12:59:09 AM
Gorgeous. Congrats on the ribbon!
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02/28/2011 12:57:39 AM
Love the colors...congrats on our ribbon!
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02/28/2011 12:44:57 AM
Great shot, I gave it a 10! Congrats on the ribbon!
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02/28/2011 12:34:45 AM
love the neon, great shot!
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02/28/2011 12:27:28 AM
not bad...two ribbons in a row...mind you a few months a part...but who's counting...Congrats!!
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02/28/2011 12:10:39 AM
Congrats. Beautiful lighting and detail.
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02/28/2011 12:07:55 AM
Lots to explore in your image, very worthy placement!
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02/28/2011 12:04:20 AM
Congratulations! Nice shot. I actually thought that this one was going to turn out to be Kelli's.
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02/28/2011 12:03:12 AM
Love the lighting and details..Congrats!
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02/28/2011 12:02:44 AM
Congrats! Very nice shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/27/2011 11:32:59 PM
Corral?
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02/27/2011 11:22:23 PM
A coffee clatch on the bottom of the sea.
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02/27/2011 06:00:24 PM
nice.....tropical saltwater aquarium
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02/27/2011 04:27:00 PM
Wow, this is great! One of the best in the challenge so far
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02/27/2011 01:16:39 PM
Looks like a cluster of sea anemones glowing under ultraviolet light. Mysterious but calm effect.
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02/26/2011 09:13:23 PM
Marine invertebrates? Very pretty colors.
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02/26/2011 03:33:53 PM
So neat. Is it a sea anemone? It's super cool!
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02/26/2011 12:35:17 AM
If I could spell it, I would take a guess! Beautiful shot of an enemy! ;)
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02/26/2011 12:08:59 AM
tropical ananomae in fish tank?
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02/25/2011 10:56:34 PM
Sea coral?
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02/25/2011 03:34:53 PM
coral polyps/sea creatures
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02/25/2011 12:05:39 AM
Super, love this
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02/24/2011 07:11:34 PM
Sea life, maybe corral
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02/24/2011 12:14:27 PM
great shot...looks like something aquatic...9
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02/23/2011 09:49:41 PM
looks like some sort of sea life
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02/23/2011 08:35:42 PM
Guess: underwater life
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02/23/2011 01:30:09 PM
mmm, some sort of marine polyp, great colours.
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02/23/2011 11:01:53 AM
This looks like that sea creature whose name is made up of an unknown order of A's, E's, M's, N's and O's. How did you get the one on the lower right to smile? This is a cool image - 8
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02/22/2011 09:38:27 PM
anemone
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02/22/2011 09:15:48 PM
Coral
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02/22/2011 08:13:07 PM
Very cool. Not sure what this is, but it looks like some type of aquatic animal. (voting later)
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02/22/2011 03:10:19 PM
What it is. Nice surreal effect.
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02/22/2011 02:30:00 PM
LPS Coral
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02/22/2011 11:58:30 AM
Awww, you and your anenomes.. beautiful colors.
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02/22/2011 08:25:31 AM
Sea anemones in an aquarium? Anyway, a cool shot!
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02/22/2011 06:29:33 AM
Maybe part of a sponge?
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02/21/2011 10:25:53 PM
amoeba
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02/21/2011 05:37:07 PM
You've been to the aquarium too! LOL!
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02/21/2011 04:07:32 PM
Oh that's beautiful! I's say some sort of sea anemone.
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02/21/2011 01:27:19 PM
This is so cool! Some sort of sea creature.
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02/21/2011 12:44:23 PM
sea anenomes
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02/21/2011 09:12:05 AM
Sea creature
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02/21/2011 01:56:31 AM
Surreal colors.
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02/21/2011 12:42:39 AM
Anemones in an aquarium? Nice pic with gorgeous colour.
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02/21/2011 12:33:33 AM
It's lovely, but it would not seem very puzzling. Looks like sea anemones or some such critter, viewed with a black light. of course, I could be wrong :-)
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