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Kelp - Whaler's Cove, Point Lobos

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 4 June 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

I am drawn to patterns which show up in nature, and when out with my camera, I am constantly on the lookout for the patterns of our natural world. While hiking along the trail which rims Whaler's Cove in the Point Lobos Reserve in Carmel, I noticed this lovely pattern in the kelp. Sea otters frequent Whaler's Cove, where they wrap themselves up in the kelp leaves and float about for hours, feeding, caring for their young, and, I think, just generally relaxing! To get this image, I put on my polarizer and turned it until the kelp stood out against the water, giving a good contrast the kelp bed and the water.

NIKON D90 1/80 second F/8.0 ISO 800 255 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Very nice pattern!

4 Jun 2010 5:07am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is SO wonderful! I am really drawn to patterns too, and this is exquisite!

4 Jun 2010 1:56pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Wonderful patterns Barbara.

4 Jun 2010 6:08pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Beautiful !

4 Jun 2010 7:20pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

This is really gorgeous, Barbara. Colors and pattern is so effective. Well done.

4 Jun 2010 9:35pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

This is gorgeous, Barbara. The background color is the perfect complement to the golden kelp.

5 Jun 2010 2:47am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

well spotted out in the water - the composition is wonderful and the weaving lines are fantastic! there is a great golden glow to the kelp as well!

6 Jun 2010 12:17am

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Great colors and patterns of nature! Good eye!

7 Jun 2010 5:27am

Dutch from Chicagoland, United States

I really like the abstract in this!

10 Jun 2010 5:26pm

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

yes, a wonderful ambiiguity between abstract and real

11 Jun 2010 4:31am

1/80 second
ISO 800
255 mm (35mm equiv.)