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Opal of the Southern Seas

Opal of the Southern Seas
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Copyright: Martyn Peck (Travelcam) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 792 W: 72 N: 1163] (10272)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-01 0:52
Viewed: 1572
Points: 18
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~ Opal of the Southern Seas ~

The Paua (syn. Haliotis Iris) is a type of abalone mollusc. It is endemic to the seas around New Zealand and lives on seaweed between 1 and 10 meters depth. The shells of the Paua are very attractive, displaying iridescent colours ranging from green to pink/purple and shades of blue. The colours resemble those of opal gems.

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Arty Marty, well captured and presented, colours are natural, detail is excellent

Original presentación...saludos

hello Martyn . nice shot ...good colors... its inspiring me to make model with those shells with opal colors...thx for the info in the not.
thanks for sharing ..... regards...Harout.

Hello Martyn,
Interesting animal and eye cathing opal colors
I loved your different style of frame.
Selahattin E

Mosy popular ash tray in New Zealand I think.

Lovely rich colours, nice idea.

Hi Martyn

i like you POV with this shot lovely colours and clear image well done.


hi martyn, amazing colors and textures, very sharp image too, looks almost abstract, we certainly do not get shells like this in vancouver!

  • Great 
  • karith Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1037 W: 55 N: 1262] (7891)
  • [2009-08-02 22:41]

Abalone shells have always appealed to me, and this shot features the beautiful iridescent colors nicely. I especially like how the sheen of the inner shell draws attention and holds it in the image. Good work!

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-08-04 18:29]

dear Martyn,
mysterious shining colors,
and tasteful shapes of the shell.
this shot shows us why the pearl becomes shining like that,
and the fantastic power of the shell living on the deep bottom of the ocean.
in Japan, people use these shining shells to decorate lots of crafted objects from ancient.
anyway graceful colors is wonderful,
thank you,

Unbelievable photo...! Exquisite!


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