Feather Star

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Came across a few of these beautiful Feather Stars a couple of days ago while diving off Bridges Beach. Had not seen any in 15 years. Always a thrill to see.

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Comments (11)

Laurel211 on May 15, 2013

Wow....feathers growing in the ocean, amazing.

Guizel J.c on May 19, 2013

Very beautiful picture and composition

YS & LIKE

Cheers-J.C

els f-two on May 26, 2013

amazing!!! YSL for this beautiful creature.. for me a thrill to see too:) wonderful that you are able to see this with your own eyes, bye, Els

©junebug on June 27, 2013

WOW! The Feather Star is absolutely beautiful! The variety and beauty of the creatures living in the sea is amazing and fascinating! If not for your wonderful photos I wouldn't even know they exist!:) Thanks for showing us this beauty, Derek! Best wishes, Anne

Derek Holzapfel on June 28, 2013

Thanks for your kind comments Anne, Alles Gute, Derek

Martin Bring on August 4, 2013

Striking photo Derek. I was wondering what you use to illuminate your underwater world?

YSL

Congrats,

Marty

Derek Holzapfel on August 6, 2013

Thanks Marty; I have rigged a couple of led lights on an arm attached to the tray with the camera, over the camera there is a underwater strobe triggered by a fiber optic cable, and I hand hold a 15 watt HID light. Lots of fun gear to mess around with. Hope you are enjoying this hot, dry, West coast summer. Cheers Derek

Laurel211 on September 2, 2013

Wow, these sea creatures are really beautiful. Did you see the video of all the whales seen from Galiano Island. Apparently about 60 of them. Very exciting for those who witnessed it. whales

Derek Holzapfel on September 2, 2013

Thanks Laurel, I heard about the superpod, but had not yet seen the video. The resident Orcas have been out in the open ocean more this summer filling themselves with fish. Take care, Derek

Mircea_RAICU on December 9, 2013

Very well taken , LIKE !
Best wishes , Mircea R.


Rita Eberle-Wessner on January 30, 2014

It looks wonderful!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 12, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Derek Holzapfel
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. XZ-1
    • Taken on 2013/04/27 12:19:08
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 9.87mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • Flash fired

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