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Cratena nudibranch_Casteldaccia Sea_Sicily_Oct 2023
Parablennius zvonimiri( Bavosa cervina)_2023
( Canon100, 1/200, f8,iso100)
Flabellina affinis_2023
(Canon100, 1/250,f14,iso100)
Flabellina affinis_2023
Ugo Bassi wreck, lying at 90 meters depth in Sardinia.
It was a cargo steamship that while navigating from Civitavecchia destination Cagliari, was spotted and attacked by the British submarine Severn and after getting torpedoed sank the 28-JUN-41.
Pair of Cratena nudibranchs_2023
(Canon100, 1/200,f/20,iso160)
Parablennius p. usually live in shallow waters, spending their time with body in ravines and head alert &curious to observe the environment. For this reason they are excellent shooting subjects for macro uw photos.
(Canon 100,1/200,f13,iso100)
Peperoncino fish ( Trypterigion tripteronotus)_2023
Cratena peregrina nudibranch _Sicilian Sea_Oct 2023
(Canon 100,1/250,f16,iso100)
A Flabellina Affinis nudibranch stands up tall as if roaring for the camera. Macro lenses can create such radical perspectives with these little subjects! Taken in September 2023
(Canon 100,1/200,f14,iso160)
An individual of Lamprohaminoea ovalis photographed at ~15 mt depth_ La Formica dive site_Casteldaccia,Sicily_2023
Cratena nudibranch while eating.Its flashy coloration is aposematic, i.e. it warns predators of the intrinsic poisonousness if by chance an inexperienced fish were to eat it would spit it out due to the terrible taste.
(Canon100, 1/250,f16,iso10...
réflexion !
Plafond d'or
Two Cratena are quietly feeding on hydroids in the sea of Casteldaccia. See the open mouth flanked by the oral tentacles. Notice the vertical orientation of the mouth that is the most common configuration in all sea slugs.(Canon100,1/200,f20,i.160)
If you were to count all the shades of white, purple, orange, yellow, blue and pink contained in a Mediterranean Flabellina I think one page (in small print) would not be enough! Sept_2023 (Canon100, 1/200,f13,iso100)
Cratena nudibranch_2023
A Felimare nudi emerges from a seaweed called Padina pavonica. _Not everyone knows that an active ingredient is extracted from P. pavonica & used in cosmetics for skin moisturize . Natura always reserves surprises!_2023
Flabellinae are often found perched in precarious positions. But by waiting a bit you can often find the right angle to see them almost entirely, as in this photo.Sept_2023
Nudis are usually on top of something. This has climbed onto a hydroid twig. I don't worry if body is out of focus. Indeed, the photo can be even more beautiful the more the body is blurred, as long as the head is clear.
Cratena nudibranchs_August 2023
(Canon100, 1/200,f20,iso160)
Le temps des Muses
An Elysia timida nudibranch close up. In the background a tube-shaped hermit crab, also very small, whose carapace does not exceed 10 mm in length, with a white & red,the eye stalks very long & black eyes_
August 2023.
Felimare tricolor close up. Here I've cropped the shot a bit. Let's say about 30%-40% of the image while still making sure I kept the head with rhinophores quite in focus_August 2023
Couple of Cratenas_August 2023
(Canon100, 1/200,f20,iso200)
I usually find this type of Flabellina where there is a hidden current, however it prefers to shelter in creeks. Once found it is pleasant to shot when it opens its cerata upwards as in this photo taken ~15 mt deep_2023
A pair of Cratena peregrina nudibranchs crawls across the seafloor near Casteldaccia, Sicily.
Photo taken in August 2023
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