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I love the texture and shape of this natural sponge found at a shop in Tarpon Springs, Florida. It reminds me of a sea anemone being swept sideways by the ocean current, AND (thanks Rebecca) the Bloomin’ Onion from Outback Restaurant.

Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D

FEATURED in Impressionist & Abstract Photography, Oct. 10, 2011
FEATURED in Forgotten Florida, May 12, 2011

From VISITFLORIDA.COM
Tarpon Springs was incorporated in 1887, largely by Greek immigrants who developed the region’s sponge-diving industry. The atmosphere is still heavily Greek, as evidenced by shops and eateries along the docks, and downtown boasts antiques stores and galleries.

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sponge, tarpon springs, sponges, natural sponge

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • Susana Weber
    Susana Weberabout 3 years ago

    Oh my! I saw that right away in the top feed. Bery cool. I thought it was baked goods… baguettes!! :-)

  • Yes, it does look like baguettes, doesn’t it! My first thought was sea anemones moving in the ocean current. Natural sponges can be so amazing looking!

    – AuntDot

  • NatureGreeting Cards ©ccwri
    NatureGreeting...about 3 years ago

    Well this sure brings back memories Dot :)) Its been ages since I have been there! Such a neat place to visit, nice macro :)x Carolyn

  • Thanks so much, Carolyn!

    – AuntDot

  • NatureGreeting Cards ©ccwri
    NatureGreeting...about 3 years ago

    Ohhhhhh I forgot to mention all the really WONDERFUL food, LOL!!!!!!!

  • Yes, we had a nice Greek meal there at Hellas. I’d go back again just for that! LOL

    – AuntDot

  • NatureGreeting Cards ©ccwri
    NatureGreeting...about 3 years ago

    I am curious, does your page show how many people clicked LIKE for facebook???

  • I’m not on Facebook, Carolyn, so my work isn’t up there.

    – AuntDot

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you, Ray!

    – AuntDot

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTabout 3 years ago

    great shot and detail

  • Thank you, Sylvia!

    – AuntDot

  • NatureGreeting Cards ©ccwri
    NatureGreeting...about 3 years ago

    LOL! I was talking about your FB button just above your name on this page ;)) right by the tweet botton top right :)

  • It just has f in a square and the word “like” next to it, but how would people on FB “like” it if it weren’t on FB (which it is not). Hence, no number. I guess that’s what you mean, or am I missing something?

    – AuntDot

  • NatureGreeting Cards ©ccwri
    NatureGreeting...about 3 years ago

    I wish I was close enough to go back!!!!!!!

  • NatureGreeting Cards ©ccwri
    NatureGreeting...about 3 years ago

    Bmail coming :)xx

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 3 years ago

    Works so well as a macro!! Great thinking and creativity!

  • Thanks very much, Cee!

    – AuntDot

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