*Anthozoa is a class within the phylum Cnidariathat includes the corals and sea anemones
This is just a drive-by posting. I have been travelling for the past few days (I am currently sitting in the Ottawa, Ontario airport) and haven’t had the opportunity to upload anything. I’ll have something more substantial (about some cool caterpillars) posted once I get back to Vancouver—hopefully tomorrow.
In the meantime I wanted to get a least a new photo up, even if there isn’t much of a story to go with it. The picture above is another that I recently had scanned and digitized from a Fujichrome 50 slide. It is a close-up photo of the beautiful markings in between the tentacles of a fish-eating sea anemone (Urticina piscivora). This photo has always made me think of the candies my grandmother used to sometimes give me.
There isn’t much to say about taking or editing this picture. The anemone was photographed in a public aquarium over 20 years ago. Editing the scanned image just involved removing noise with Noiseware and tweaking the contrast with Photoshop Elements 8.0. I also increased the colour saturation to ensure it matched the original slide.
Stay tuned for a longer blog about caterpillars…coming soon to a screen near you!
The technical stuff:
Camera: Olympus OM-4 SLR
Lens: Zuiko 50mm F1.8 lens + 12mm extension tube
Settings: F16 @ 1/60 sec
Lighting: Vivitar 283 with vari-power module
Film: Fujichrome 50 ASA