Location: Seraya, Bali, Indonesia

UserCamera: Canon PowerShot A620
Location: Bali
Strobe: Inon D2000
Taxonomy: Sea Shells
EXIFCamera model: Canon PowerShot A620
Date: 07 January 2007
Time: 14:12:41
Exposure Time: 1/250
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure Bias: 0.00
Focal Length: 7.3 mm
Exposure Mode: Manual exposure
Metering Mode: Pattern
White Balance: Manual white balance
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS Windows

Score: 4.73 (22 votes)

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21 Responses to “Phenacovolva rosea”

  1. Carl Gennaro says:

    I like this one.. A LOT.. Mysterious and it is looking at me..

  2. Erwin Kodiat says:

    Thanks Carl, yesterday I was in Seraya with Hengky trying my new strobe with my Canon A620. This one was quite big, even though it is only 1 cm (half inch) length

  3. Yuji Law says:

    Very Nice lighting…Fantastic!!

  4. Erwin Kodiat says:

    Thanks Yuj

  5. Indra Swari says:

    Hmmmm… yg gini ini yg katanya ga dapet apa2… Pindah aliran ovulid? hehehe
    Great lighting… Nicely done.

  6. Mia Aristanti says:

    Great pics… what’s an ovulid btw?

  7. Erwin Kodiat says:

    Mia, here the explanation as I copied from Seaslugforum.net

    The ovulids (Family Ovulidae) are cowry shaped snails with large colourful mantles which usually completely cover the shell. In many ways they have evolved defensive strategies which mirror those found in the nudibranchs. They have bright colourful bodies and retain noxious chemicals from their food. These chemicals are stored in their skin where they can protect the snail from fish predation. In the photo above, the only part of the shell that is visible is the white region at the front (left side of photo) of the animal. The black tube (also at the front) is the siphon which directs water into the mantle cavity inside the shell. If you look at the base of the head tentacle (below the siphon) there is a black swelling which is the left eye. One easy way to separate snails from slugs is to look for their eyes. If they are raised from the skin like this then they are a snail. If the eyes are embedded in the skin they are an opisthobranch. Externally they look very like the Cowries (Cypraeidae).

  8. Chrysanthy Carlane says:

    I like the colour, lighting, the contrast between the object and dark background.
    The angle is good, too, like the ovulid is begging…
    hehehe… ngaco gak sih?

  9. Erwin Kodiat says:

    Thanks all :)

  10. Monica Hutadjulu says:

    win.. jadi ada mata-nya kan?

  11. Erwin Kodiat says:

    Iyah ternyata, gue lagi tanya ke Bill Rudman tapi belum dijawab

  12. Monica Hutadjulu says:

    senengnya diving dan sharing di forum sama erwin ya gini ini
    full of info :) gak kayak hengky, yang ada guyon ae.. :P

  13. Erwin Kodiat says:

    Lho gue juga guyon, Mon :D
    Cuman guyonannya serius … lho ?!?

  14. Ahmad Zaki says:

    Wow nice! You have any more pics from another angle? Taken at what depth?

  15. Erwin Kodiat says:

    Got it from another angle but this one is the most proper one :)
    Not so deep, it is around 10 meters if I’m not mistaken

  16. Ali Handisanjaya says:

    wow win sae pisan euy

  17. Winda Kesuma says:

    cuakeppp…makin jago loe win

  18. Erwin Kodiat says:

    Thanks Ling … mana foto2 loe kok kagak pernah upload?

  19. Mulyadi Setiono says:

    ini foto loe yg plg gua suka

  20. Winda Kesuma says:

    Ini juga baru reset password. Makanya nongol lagi. Lupa password dulu =))

  21. Acuan says:

    Winda, kok lu jadinya sekarang manggil Erwin cuakep sih? bikin cemburu aja HAHAHAA..

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