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This Ochre Statfish, or sometimes called Sea Star awaits incomimg tide. The Ochre Starfish has a radial symmetry with a good-sized middle disk with five stout arms. The upper side of the disk has white spines in a pentagonal pattern and the wingspan is between 10 and 18 inches.
The Ochre Starfish feeds primarily on mussels, chitons and limpets. In turn it is preyed upon by Sea Otters and Sea Gulls. It has an average life span of between 4 and 6 years. The Ochre Starfish has no known practical use for humans.
Taken on Cobble Beach , Yaquina Head Natural Area, below the Yaquina Head Lighthouse Oregon.
Camera Model Name-Olympus SP590UZ
Shooting Date/Time
5/17/2009 13:35:00 5/17/2009 13:35:00
Tv(Shutter Speed) 1/320Sec.
Av(Aperture Value) F3.5
ISO Speed 64
Focal Length 4.6 mm
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I live in Bend Oregon and love fishing, hiking, spending time with my lovely family, and I try to always have my cameras with me. My mission is to photograph all of the amazing scenery in Central Oregon and other parts of the state along with other things that catch my eye.

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Comments

  • Roka
    Rokaabout 5 years ago

    Great shot, Joe. Perfect color and contrast! He/she looks a bit sleepy.

  • Hi Roka, thanks for the comment always appreciated. He did not have to wait long the tide was moving fast.

    – Joe Powell

  • Adam Gormley
    Adam Gormleyabout 5 years ago

    Great find and capture Joe, love the contrasting colours!

  • Thanks Adam truly appreciate your comment. this is a great place to visit

    – Joe Powell

  • aussiedi
    aussiediabout 5 years ago

    Great capture Joe,

    Di

  • Thanks Di, always appreciate your comments.

    – Joe Powell

  • CarrieAnn
    CarrieAnnalmost 5 years ago

    Nice Capture – The star appears to be posing for you :D

  • Thanks Carrie very much appreciate the comment. LOL he did seem to be.

    – Joe Powell

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