Extreme Close Up of Dead Man's Figer's
Alcyonium digitatum

f22 @ 1/60s, Kodachrome 25 slide film, ASA:25, Nikonos II w 35mm and 1:1 extension tube, Oceanic flash w aluminum flash reflector


"Alcyonium digitatum," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Alcyonium digitatum or dead man's fingers is a species of soft coral in the Alcyoniidae family. It is found around the coasts of the northern Atlantic Ocean. The polyps feed at various times of the day with their tentacles extended. They are suspension feeders gathering plankton from the water with the help of cilia, and absorbing oxygen at the same time.
Narragansett Bay, Narragansett, Rhode Island
 
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