This entry was posted on July 14, 2016 by Lemony. It was filed under Lines, Macro, Sea Urchin and was tagged with abstract, Lines, macro, Nature Photography, Panasonic Lumix G5, Photography, Sand Dollar, Sea Urchin.
I have been unable to comment on your last two posts (each says ‘comments closed’) … the one with the image of the Moon Snail, and the one with the image of the Sea Urchin. I am glad to see that comments have been reopened for this beautiful image of a Heart Urchin. Each of these appeals in a number of ways. Certainly each has tremendous photographic appear and second, and as you may know, I taught Zoology for nearly 30 years and I look upon each of these animals as a very close acquaintance. I was glad to see each of them. You did a wonderful job at capturing the exquisite form of each. Rounded, precise, smooth, beautiful, and each (counter-intuitively, perhaps) without (conscious) design. Also, I thought it interesting to note that each was inorganic … that is, the nonliving part of the animal that produced it. All are calcium skeletons within which the animal lives. I particularly liked the ball-and-socket joints of the Heart Urchin, the many pores which allow tubed feet to pass through the skeleton of the Sea Urchin, and the logarithmic whorls of the moon snail. All were a treat. Many thanks.
July 14, 2016 at 10:29 am
Thank you, Dave. Wonderful to read and learn from your words and to know you enjoyed these images. 🙂
July 15, 2016 at 9:59 am
I love this.. is it kitchen roll ?
July 14, 2016 at 1:10 pm
🙂 Thank you, Helen. It is a type of sea urchin (shot from a steep angle from below) that I think some refer to as a “sand dollar” in the U.S., or as Dave of Pairodox Farms has identified it a “Heart Urchin”.
July 15, 2016 at 10:04 am
How interesting… much more interesting than the paper Kitchen roll that I thought it was 😉
July 15, 2016 at 10:24 am
July 14, 2016 at 4:44 pm
Thank you, Tony!
July 15, 2016 at 10:05 am
Wow, I love visiting your worlds, Lemony. I like how this one switches between hard and soft. I can imagine walking it.
July 16, 2016 at 3:23 am
Thank you, Richard. I love the thought of walking here.
July 23, 2016 at 9:42 am
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