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Close up photo documenting life on the coast – snails and algae

August 26th, 2007 · 6 Comments

Close up photo documenting life on the coast - snails and algea
Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera on August 26th, 2007. Click picture for larger view.

I really enjoy walking the coast and observe all the life living amongst the rocks, pebbles, sand and seaweed. My macro lens is a perfect tool to take photos of all this wonderful life.
Here you can see some snails and algae (I think it is gut weed (Ulva intestinalis)). Also notice all the beautiful details and colors in the sand/rocks.

Check out this other macro photo from the coast. It’s of a snail with seaweed as background. Liked the composition on that one.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.8 sec (4/5)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Flash: Flash fired
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm F3.5 Macro
Location: Ånstad (Andørja), Troms in northern Norway

Tags: Algea · Beach · Coast · Macro · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Seaweed · Shore · Snail

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 RennyBA // Aug 26, 2007 at 11:22 pm

    If you have an eye for details, nature can be wonderful. This one was wonderful captured Thomas!

  • 2 CurlyToes // Aug 26, 2007 at 11:26 pm

    I love all those colours in the sand. Wonderful.

  • 3 Lisa McGlaun // Aug 26, 2007 at 11:49 pm

    Thomas,
    What is the shiny thing in the lower right of the photo?

    Thanks for posting this beautiful and intricate shot.

  • 4 Thomas Laupstad // Aug 27, 2007 at 1:42 am

    Lisa:
    I think it’s a piece of a shell covered by algae.

  • 5 BobG // Aug 27, 2007 at 2:54 am

    Nice meld of colors and textures.

  • 6 Rosehaven Cottage // Aug 27, 2007 at 3:19 am

    I love how nature provides its own perfect color compositions. You’ve captured it perfectly here with the redder snail picking up the red pebbles. Great shot! Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage