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Went on a day trip to Prison Island just off Stone Town, Zanzibar. Relaxing on the beach ect, whilst wandering the shallows came across so many different types of Starfish. This is just one example.

Camera:Canon EOS 5
Lens:70/300 Canon IS lens.
Recording media:Velvia 50 ASA.
Title:Starfish.
Username:rontear rontear
Uploaded:19 Sep 2008 - 8:04 AM
Tags:Incoming tide., Indian ocean, Sea star, Starfish, Wildlife / nature
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Hoffy
Hoffy e2 Member 10257 forum postsHoffy vcard England16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2008 - 8:12 AM

I like this, makes for a good abstract image.

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Chant57
Chant57 e2 Member 8391 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2008 - 8:20 AM

Absolutely love this, great colour contrast, almost abstractesque qualities. Lovely work Ron and well observed.
C

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danbrann
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19 Sep 2008 - 8:25 AM

The water gives it a great subtlety.

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jdenman
jdenman e2 Member 6jdenman vcard Spain5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2008 - 8:31 AM

This is great, cracking composition.
John

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Ray42
Ray42 e2 Member 6Ray42 vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2008 - 9:11 AM

Unusual shot - through water - good picture and nice place to relax too.

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BURNSIE
BURNSIE e2 Member 625 forum postsBURNSIE vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2008 - 9:48 AM

Makes you feel relaxed just looking at the picture.
Burnsie

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jaktis
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19 Sep 2008 - 11:03 AM

Great patterns from the water

Peter

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Neil_Higgins
Neil_Higgins e2 Member 835 forum postsNeil_Higgins vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2008 - 11:06 AM

All about shapes, really like the effect Ron, nice one.

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mrswoolybill
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19 Sep 2008 - 11:26 AM

Reality merging with illusion, love the effect of the ripples and reflections.
Moira

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9199 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2008 - 11:58 AM

Excellent comp. Love how the water adds an abstract mode to tis shot.
Ty

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2008 - 12:39 PM

Effectively caught

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CliveA
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19 Sep 2008 - 12:54 PM

A cracker Ron
Clive

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challicew
challicew e2 Member 6challicew vcard South Africa1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2008 - 2:32 PM

I personally think this is a marvelous shot. The movement of the water over the starfish is so real

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49er
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19 Sep 2008 - 3:34 PM

excellent in so many ways... I think this is a cracker..

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bliba
bliba e2 Member 9bliba vcard Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Sep 2008 - 5:31 PM

unusal but very good ...makes a fine abstract image

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mark1309
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19 Sep 2008 - 7:22 PM

Super shot, Like it,
Mark.

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User_Removed
19 Sep 2008 - 8:10 PM

I do enjoy the movement of the sea & the colour of the starfish. very enjoyable image

di

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exposure
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19 Sep 2008 - 8:43 PM

A Beautiful exposure and detail Ron.
Pauline.

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whiteswan01
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20 Sep 2008 - 12:12 AM

wow excellent like it great fined
Dawn

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MickS
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21 Sep 2008 - 9:21 AM

Watcha Ron,
excellent abstracted image.
best
Mick

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tigertimb
tigertimb e2 Member 740 forum poststigertimb vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2008 - 11:20 PM

Great shot; I love the play of light and the sparkly distortions and reflections
Tim

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 7618 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States43 Constructive Critique Points
22 Sep 2008 - 3:05 PM

Beautifully simple, no distractions and the composition is excellent Ron.
You could put this under Abstracts if you want to add another category.
Anne

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ChristineL
22 Sep 2008 - 5:12 PM

love this, a clever abstract,
Chris.

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CherryMartin
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23 Sep 2008 - 7:24 PM

great capture.

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oppo
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24 Sep 2008 - 12:14 PM

Love the distortion caused by the ripples, and the red stands out well. Original and very good indeed.

Phil

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rontear
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30 Sep 2008 - 11:15 PM

Thank you all and Mick for the award. Ron.

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