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This is a very close up image of a Feather Star,taken in Alor,Indonesia.They feed by trapping small Planktonic organisms,which are transported in mucous stings down the arms& along ciliated food grooves to the mouth.Often seen on Gorgonian fans.
© All images copyright MattTworkowski 2008

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  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 6 years ago

    wow, that amazes me Matt… it’s a similar process to how the villi in our stomachs work….to obtain the goodness from the food we eat, really is fascinating to see something like this so close up!

  • Thanks as always Karin :-)

    – MattTworkowski

  • PhotoDream Art
    PhotoDream Artabout 6 years ago

    I wonder what the mouth looks like:)) Love the light and colours here..nature..especially underwater…is simply breathtaking !

  • Going back to Indonesia next year Jacky,will be sure to get a photo of a mouth just for you :-),thanks for your comment & appreciation for life underwater

    – MattTworkowski

  • redrosedigital
    redrosedigitalabout 6 years ago

    Certainly is an “Abstract from Nature” – quite striking!

  • alneaimi
    alneaimiabout 6 years ago

    one word ……….WOW

  • Marcus Grant IPA
    Marcus Grant IPAabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful Macro Matt

  • Virginia N. Fred
    Virginia N. Fredabout 6 years ago

    NIce image interesting it is

  • Leanne Robson
    Leanne Robsonabout 6 years ago

    This is……..WOW!!!. Love the light and shadow, the colour….everything about this. wonderful shot Matt

  • Thanks so much Dharna

    – MattTworkowski

  • LindaMcCarthy
    LindaMcCarthyabout 6 years ago

    Perfect lighting. Stunning!

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