Algal Art #1

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Comments (18)

Bedri Akçay on May 20, 2010
  • Very nice photo

  • Greetings, / Bedri

Maja Weidemueller on May 20, 2010

Precious corals, borrowed their colour from dawn....

*goran on May 20, 2010

Yes it is! BO

Ian Stehbens on May 20, 2010

Thank you Goran, Maja and Bedri.

The recent storms had deepened the waves, breaking free great quantities of kelp and a variety of other algae. I loved the contrast between the green of the macro-kelp and the soft pinks of the articulated coralline algae.

Thanks for your appreciation, imagery and nomination.

Kind regards,


Norrel on May 21, 2010

Good detail, Ian. There's beauty in the smallest things. Even in algae.

Ian Stehbens on May 21, 2010

Norrel, I most often regard photography as "receiving", rather then "taking", and this moment is just another example of that sense and of the joy that comes with it.

Now please work hard in the office today, my friend - not too much time out on the patio, or looking at your old building, or working on Panoramio! ;))

Thanks for your appreciative visit. Have a great day.


M and R on May 21, 2010

Love it. R

Ian Stehbens on May 21, 2010

I am sure you do, Robyn. Could make a wonderful table arrangement for 18 Dec!

bdeh on May 22, 2010

Very good shot and good of you that you saw it Ian. Greetings Berend

Ian Stehbens on May 22, 2010

Thanks Berend. There evidently had been some wild storms at sea for there was many tonnes of kelp and algal debris on the beach.

Best regards,


Theolfa on May 23, 2010

It's a beautiful still life, Ian! I love the colour combination, the light and shadow, the textures, and the over all balance. BoP and ☆


KelvinRose on May 23, 2010

That is very nice, Ian.

Ian Stehbens on May 24, 2010

Brisbane to Regina Greetings.

Your artist's appreciation of images is always very well received here, Theolfa. And the praise is well received too - thanks for the BoP nomination and selection as a favourite.


Ghiocela on May 26, 2010

Beautiful and interesting detail, dear Ian! Very artistic image!! Best wishes, Simona

Ian Stehbens on May 26, 2010

Thank you, Simona. Hope you receive this image as a personal gift, dear friend.


Ghiocela on May 26, 2010

:) Thanks,..thanks! Lovely gift! Have a beautiful day, dear Ian! Simona

Hazel Coetzee on May 26, 2010

Chunky earrings to go with the coral satin and white beads in the thumbnail photo just above this one, Ian...??

At this rate Mother Nature has provided us with a most exquisite outfit to wear to the Winter Beach Ball. And won't we look grand..!!!

Warmest wishes, Hazel

Ian Stehbens on May 26, 2010

And we danced all night! And didn't worry about the golden slipper for we were barefoot on a golden beach!

Thankyou, Hazel for your colourful delight and your magical descriptions.



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