Our old and somewhat decrepit Pomeranian, Caesar, relaxing. He came to us late in life, plagued with heartworm and looking much the worse for wear. We think he spent a lot of time in biker bars when he was younger.
Here's a pair of clown nudibranchs, captured on film about ten meters down at New Zealand's Poor Knights Islands. These animals were about 1 inch long. The head of the nearest one is to the right. It's gills are sucked back into the body (bottom center of the body). They are nestled head-to-tail.
Although you can't quite see it from this angle, these two were exchanging genetic materials through a pair of tubes - one extended from each animal into the other. Fascinating creatures!
Nudibranchs are our favorite undersea wonder. Essentially undersea slugs, the name of these animals refers to their exposed gills. This is a three inch long Tamja that I shot at the Poor Knights Islands in New Zealand. The gills are the flowery protrusions about midway along the body. The head is at the right, with the two feelers sticking up. It is crawling across a frond of seaweed.
This is a composite of three shots: The tree in the backyard of our New Zealand residence (about five years ago), a telephoto of the moon, and a recent shot of my face. Unfortunately I've lost the technical processing details.
Rope on a dock on the Maine coast. Shot on a foggy morning using Canon EOS20D. ISO 400, 1/400 second at f/3.5, with exposure compensation set at +1. 18mm lens.
Processed in Adobe Photoshop CS3. Used levels adjustment layer to set overall exposure, then dodged the upper left corner to lighten it. Next, I used a hue/saturation layer with saturation set to zero, and masked the rope to maintain its original color. I had to clone out a distracting hose further down the dock, and then sharpened using unsharp mask.