Macro

The weather has been horrible lately, with three storms coming in straight after each other. On the upside this means that there is good potential for beachcombing, but alas, the one beach on the North Coast we checked was as clean as a whistle, just sand! So here are some photos from a few weeks back when the weather was good better. On top a Spotted Kaleidoscope Jellyfish (Haliclystus octoradiatus), about 15 mm across, on some Irish Moss seaweed. Please see this site for more information on these beauties; there are several species in our rockpools, but you have to develop a bit of an eye for them! Some other pics below: Blue-rayed Limpets (Patella pellucida) on kelp and a Thicklipped Dogwhelk (Tritia incrassata (when I was young Nassarius incrassatus…). Still need a lot of practice with the strobe, these shots I was very happy with, but most were way off the mark somehow. Looking forward to spring!

2 thoughts on “Macro

  1. Great pics. the Haliclystus is superb.. Have you told us in your blog about the lighting etc kit you us? iI so reference please. Do you have to remove some for microscope viewing? My efforts bear no comparison!

    • Thanks Paula!
      This was shot ‘in situ’. I use an Olympus mirrorless camera with a 60mm macro lens in an underwaterhousing with a strobe (underwaterflash). Also, I take lots of photos until I get it right! cheers Mick

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