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Comments (15)

Derek Holzapfel on November 16, 2010

Red Flabellina (Flabellina triophina), this is a fairy small Nudibranch, about 2-3cm long. Do you know that Nudibranch have "rasp" like mouths that drill holes into clams for feeding?

~ Denise Cottin ~ on November 17, 2010

Wow! I did not know that! Thanks for sharing and mapping.

~cheers~

Laurel211 on November 18, 2010

Wonderful photography, beautiful creatures.

Closed on November 25, 2010

OOO it sure is pretty! I'd like earrings like that =D Not so sure about the rasp and drilling, kind of scares me haha. BIG like and YS* from me!!!

Really enjoying your gallery, it's fanastic!

=) GG

Derek Holzapfel on November 25, 2010

Thanks GG, that makes my day.

Closed on November 25, 2010

You're quite welcome! =)

P.S. It's fantastic too!

Nawitka on November 25, 2010

This is really a fantastic photo! Gold star for this. I can't even imagine how difficult these macro shots must be in the dark underwater.

Alexandru Ioan on November 25, 2010

Amazing picture, I like it!

Kind regards, Alex.

Derek Holzapfel on November 25, 2010

Thanks Alex and Nawitka. The hardest part about underwater photography here is the silt and particulate. As soon as the bottom is stirred up all the silt becomes a cloud and then no pictures can be taken.

Martin Bring on December 6, 2010

Hello NatureDiver. My younger brother has been diving at God's Pocket recently. He says there's not an inch of rock underwater that is not teaming with life. Too bad it's so damned cold. He could stay down longer. Nice Nudibranch. ;-) + like

Derek Holzapfel on December 6, 2010

Your brother is absolutely correct. There is life upon life upon life. That is what makes diving here so fantastic. A little cold is a small price to pay. Actually it is the cold water that supports the vast biodiversity. regards Derek

© Jotaerre on December 21, 2010

Woww, Excelent picture and work! Like plus! Good Luck from Malaga, Spain Jotaerre

Renáta Kuss on January 15, 2011

Sensational photo! :) {L+YS}

Buts Yuri on January 15, 2011

Excellent shot ! LIKE! Greetings from Ukraine,Yuri.

Annie Griffon on June 6, 2011

Marvellous!!! like!!!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 16, 2010
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    by Derek Holzapfel
    • Camera: OLYMPUS CORPORATION C8080WZ
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 23.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.031
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • Flash fired

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