Underwater Photography 66/365 Spiral Tube Worm

“Spiral Tube Worm” Project Picture 66/365

Nikon D90   Nikkor 60 mm   1/80   f/10.0   ISO 200

Today I have found this picture while searching for a picture to publish, it is one of those that you see on the computer a couple of times and you neither delete it nor process it, you know you like it but for some reason you don’t feel like publishing it that day,but I was looking at it again now and decided that today it is the day.

It is a tube worm “spirographis spallanzani”, although it looks like a plant but it is actually an animal, specifically an annelid, these animals are formed by a tube body fixed normally to a rock and these “plumes” used for breathing and feeding.

You have to approach them very carefully and do touch them or make any quick movement as otherwise they will hide inside the tube immediately. I found this one at a depth of arround 8 meters and what made me take the shot was actually the background colours that were very nice and blurring them a bit I knew will make a good picture.

Photographically speaking this animals are a nice capture because of their patterns and bright plumes and if you are looking for an abstract it is definitely one of the best subject you can get.

He dado con esta imagen mientras repasaba mi biblioteca, es una de esas que miras en varias ocasiones pero ni la borras ni la procesas, sabes que te gusta, pero por alguna razón no sientes que es el momento de publicarla, hoy mirandola de nuevo y he decido que era el día.

Se trata de un gusano de tubo o espirógrafo “spirographis Spallanzani”, a pesar de que parezca una planta,es en realidad un animal, específicamente un anélido, estos animales están formados por un cuerpo en forma de tubo que se fija normalmente a una roca y estas “plumas” que usan para respirar y la alimentarse.

Hay que acercarse a ellos con mucho cuidado y no intentar tocarlos ni hacer ningún movimiento rápido, ya que de lo contrario se esconderán en el interior del tubo inmediatamente. Me encontré con este a una profundidad de alrededor de 8 metros y lo que me hizo tomar la foto fue en realidad el color de fondo que era muy agradable y sabia que desenfocándolo iba a quedar bien.

Fotográficamente hablando, estos animales son buenos sujetos debido a sus patrones y el brillo de sus plumas,y  si estás buscando un abstracto son uno de los mejores animales que puedes conseguir.

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