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clam mantle

I'm an extremely slow diver and when I have my camera, I cover very little distance. On the lookout for special patterns and structures, I meticulously scan my environment. This is a macro shot of the mantle of a clam. The visible mantle surfaces of clams have different colour patterns due to the presence of the zooxanthellae in their circulatory system. These colour patterns may help to warn or confuse potential predators.

TAGS: Macro, Ocean, Philippines

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© Silvie De Burie.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 02.2017
Total Views: 14
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 17, 2017, 10:31 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 550D
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/200
Aperture: f18
ISO: ISO200
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