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A small shell found on the beach…about the size of a little finger nail. Any ideas?

Pentax K200D: sigma 50mm F Macro
1/3200 sec: f2.8: spot metering: ISO 100

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Clare, a photographic artist, lives on the Mid North Coast of NSW. She sees the world both vast and microscopic through the eyes of her Pentax cameras. This is her passion. This is her life!

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  • Suellen Cook
    Suellen Cookover 4 years ago

    Hi Clare, this is a superb image, I just love it immensely, you have photographed this so wonderfully. The shell is an Annelid worm casing, probably a Polychaete called Spirobid. Commonly known as spiral worms.

  • Suellen Cook
    Suellen Cookover 4 years ago

    No I’m wrong, its a Mollusc called Spirula spirula or Ram’s Horn, and belongs to the cephalopod family (same as cuttlefish and octupus etc) they live in deep tropical waters and when the animal dies the shells float to the surface and get washed ashore, found all over Australia from NT to Tassie…still love the image just as much though!!!

  • thank you Suellen.
    I’m an ‘Aries’ so I guess it’s my shell :)

    – Clare Colins

  • Suellen Cook
    Suellen Cookover 4 years ago

    of course, how appropriate

  • Hege Nolan
    Hege Nolanover 4 years ago



  • thank you very much Hege,

    – Clare Colins

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 4 years ago

    Lovely shot!! . . .

  • Thank you Hugh :)

    – Clare Colins

  • DragonFlyer
    DragonFlyerover 4 years ago

    Well my friend – whatever the shell actually is – it’s a superb capture! Perfect focus and lighting…. Big congratulations :)))
    K x

  • Thanks for the lovely comments…you make me smile :)

    – Clare Colins

  • Bryan Freeman
    Bryan Freemanover 4 years ago

    Beautiful shell and well captured.

  • Thank you very much Bryan,

    – Clare Colins

  • wendys-designs
    wendys-designsover 4 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Cheers Wendy

    – Clare Colins

  • Vince Russell
    Vince Russellover 4 years ago

    Very nice, Clare. I love the black background and the subtle reflection. Well done.

  • thank you very much for your comments Vince,

    – Clare Colins

  • Jon Staniland
    Jon Stanilandover 4 years ago

    So very good! Simple and effective, great job!

  • Many thanks indeed Jon,

    – Clare Colins

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