This is possibly the start of a short series. Pictures taken on New Yearís Day on a trip to the beach during a very low tide with my nephews and bro. Tom (my bro) brought the kids there to explore the exposed rocks for interesting marine life.
My mum was up at the park totally in her element amongst the plants and foresty part of the nature reserve. My dad, Tom, the kids and I were down at the beach in our boots mooching around.
At one point, I saw Tom showing my dad something stringy. I went up to them and it was an octopusís tentacle. Say 25cm long. Tom reckoned the octopus mustíve released it in a tussle. I asked Tom to place it on a rock so I could photograph it. Surprise surprise, right? Is there anything I DONíT photograph??Öhahaha.
Anywho, was quite pleased with how this turned out when I came back and viewed it on the computer. So I thought Iíd share it with you all. Hope this doesnít make anyoneís skin crawl. I myself think itís rather pretty. And donít worryÖif Iím not wrong, octopi donít feel much when they jettison their tentacles. Kinda like house lizards and their tails.
PS After cropping and resizing, I increased shadow 20%, sharpened, and increased contrast 10% to get this final image.
Close-up and macro
Wildlife and nature
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