Friday, 16 March 2012

Sea Shells On The Seashore

A selection of my collection of seashells found along the Aegean Coast of Turkey.

Unknown.  This unusual shell is about 4 inches long and 2 inches wide at the widest point.  I have yet to find out what it is, anybody have any suggestions?

 All Images Copyright 2000-2011 Janice Parr

This photo was taken using the Canon EOS 1000D - Shutter Speed 1/64 sec - Macro Mode - f/5.6 - ISO 400 - Focal Length 55mm.

All Images Copyright 2000-2011 Janice Parr

This photo was taken using the Canon EOS 1000D - Shutter Speed 1/64 sec - Macro Mode - f/5.6 - ISO 400 - Focal Length 55mm.

A Tun Shell.  These shells are very strong considering how light and thin they are.  They snail that lives in them is actually larger than the shell itself.  The name Tun Shell means cask shell or wine jar.  This one is just slightly smaller than a tennis ball.

All Images Copyright 2000-2011 Janice Parr

This photo was taken using the Canon EOS 1000D - Shutter Speed 1/64 sec - Macro Mode - f/5.6 - ISO 400 - Focal Length 55mm.

Starfish, ok not technically a sea shell but none the less an interesting addition to the collection and yes unfortunately it was dead.

 All Images Copyright 2000-2011 Janice Parr

This photo was taken using the Canon EOS 1000D - Shutter Speed 1/64 sec - Macro Mode - f/5.6 - ISO 400 - Focal Length 55mm.

All of the above shells and starfish had been washed up after a particularly stormy night and were much larger than the shells I normally find along this stretch of coastline.

Lilac Sea Urchin.  This is a very small example of the Sea Urchin, only about the size of a large marble, but they are so pretty with their colourings and texture.

 All Images Copyright 2000-2011 Janice Parr

This photo was taken using the Canon EOS 1000D - Shutter Speed 1/64 sec - Macro Mode - f/5.6 - ISO 400 - Focal Length 54mm.

 All Images Copyright 2000-2011 Janice Parr

This photo was taken using the Canon EOS 1000D - Shutter Speed 1/64 sec - Macro Mode - f/5 - ISO 400 - Focal Length 40mm.

Turnip Sea Shell.  It is about the size of a golf ball and the shell is very thick.

All Images Copyright 2000-2011 Janice Parr

This photo was taken using the Canon EOS 1000D - in RAW - Shutter Speed 1.0 sec - Aperture Priority Mode - f/18 - ISO 100 - Focal Length 55mm.

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