Pink sea star

Celeste Mookherjee

Long Beach, United States

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The pink sea star, or short-spined sea star, is a large starfish native to the Pacific Northwest. This one was clinging to a tank wall at an aquarium, giving me a good opportunity to capture its fascinating underside. Lest you think I had it too easy capturing a stationary creature, note that all those small pink appendages were constantly in motion! I had a little more light in this tank than some others and was able to shoot at ISO 1600. That resulted in some noise, and so I post-processed in Imagenomic’s Noiseware. The image is otherwise as shot (not cropped, only minimal color correction and sharpening). (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/4, 1/100 sec., ISO 1600, aquarium tank lighting, handheld)

Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (August 2012)

Top 10 in “Animals with red or pink” challenge in Absolute Clarity group (October 2015)
Top 10 (2nd Place) in “Pink Animals March” challenge in In the Pink group (March 2014)
Top 10 (2nd Place) in “No Flowers for January” in In the Pink group (January 2014)

Featured in In the Pink (17 January 2016)
Featured in Pretty in Pink (30 November 2013)
Featured in Bicolor Beauties (8 September 2012)

I am a Getty Images Contributor. This image is available for license at Getty Images

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