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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Marine Life
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Aeolidacea: Aeolidina: Aeolids: Eolids, Gastropods: Gastropoda, Invertebrates, Marine Life, Mollusks: Mollusca, Nudibranchs: Nudibranchia, Phestilla sp., Sea Slugs: Opisthobranchs: Ophisthobranchia: Opisthobranchia, Tergipedidae, egg, eggs, indonesia2011, reproduction, spawning
Photo Info

Dimensions5184 x 3456
Original file size29.2 MB
Image typeTIFF
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken18-Nov-11 15:25
Date modified23-Apr-12 01:01
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length100 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/250 at f/13
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 160
Metering modePattern
echeng111118_152510

echeng111118_152510

This was an incredible find. These three sea slugs are Phestilla sp.—the first anyone in our group had ever seen. They are almost perfectly camouflaged on the coral upon which they sit, and are laying egg spirals as they move. Only the strobe light at an angle makes them pop out enough from the background to be noticed. Photo taken at Hot Rocks in Sangeang, Indonesia.