No, this is not a flower, but an animal. Flowers don’t have a mouth ;-)
Portrait of a Gracile Cup Coral (Dendrophyllia gracilis), which is about 2,5 cm (about 1 inch) in size. Taken at Kasai Village, Moalboal, Philippines.

Olympus E-3, 50mm macro lens, 1,4x teleconverter, close up lens.

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“Cup Coral Portrait” is part of the “Red & Blue Underwater” Calendar 2012:

Henry Jager is a passionate underwater and wildlife photographer with an incredible sense for an unexpected view on the subjects.

Due to his outstanding portfolio, Henry Jager has been awarded Grand Master of underwaterphotography by the world’s largest and one of the most prestigious contest at www.underwaterphotography.com

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Comments

  • Todd Krebs
    Todd Krebsabout 3 years ago

    Wow, great color! Wonderful closeup!

  • George Borovskis
    George Borovskisabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful macro! Love the colours and texture!

  • Henry Jager
    Henry Jagerabout 3 years ago

    Thanks, Todd and George :-)
    I’m glad you like it!

  • Stephen Colquitt
    Stephen Colquittabout 3 years ago

    Lovely colours and structure

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful work… Congratulations on your feature August 19th 2011!

    You can now enter this image in our August Featured Members Challenge
    Good Luck

  • Thank you :-)

    – Henry Jager

  • Sunshinesmile83
    Sunshinesmile83about 3 years ago

    LOVE!! :o) Even if it does have a mouth and reminds me of Seymour!

  • Kable
    Kableabout 3 years ago

    OH WOW!!!! this is incredible..what an image,,,fantastic!!

  • Henry Jager
    Henry Jagerabout 3 years ago

    Thank you all for loving and featuring my photo :)

  • su2anne
    su2anneabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you :-)

    – Henry Jager

  • laureen warrington
    laureen warrin...about 3 years ago

    Incredible!

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