Shell Cluster

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    Aronson Island, Escanaba, MI. Those ladybugs were moving around. I don't know what kind of shells--are these zebra mussels?

    illustriousbean, sperophotography, and 4 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Runaway Wind 88 months ago | reply

      What a crazy shot! I mean... crazy good!! :-)

    2. hey_mando 88 months ago | reply

      nice work John
      that is a great surreal macro .
      i like the DOF too.
      Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)

    3. Lloyd :) 88 months ago | reply

      Nice macro, John, and yes, those are zebra mussels!

    4. illustriousbean 88 months ago | reply

      That's great!
      Well, not the zebra mussels. Those are bad.
      But the shot is awesome!

    5. smiley518 88 months ago | reply

      It's strange that they're all clumped together like that. Interesting picture!

    6. johndecember 88 months ago | reply

      Thank you! This was a fun shot to take as it was great to be on that beach and discover shells that I never had noticed before.

      @greeneyesmilw : yes, it is strange--the cluster of shells caught my eyes.

      @hey_mando : thank you. I've learned from your shots. Also Adam in the Cream City group gave me a quick lesson on the F stop settings on my camera in Bayview.

      @llicht2000 : thanks for the ID on the zebra mussels. I don't know why they clustered like that. There were several up and down the beach.

      @illustriousbean : thank you. I like ladybugs, so it was neat to see them crawl around doing whatever they would be doing on that cluster.

      @smiley518 : yes, I am not sure why they cluster. They filter water, I think.

      @sperophotography : thank you. Weird + Nice = that is a neat combination and a hallmark of many of the flickr photos I enjoy seeing from others, too.

    7. hollywoodsnoopy 88 months ago | reply

      I really like this one too. The ladybugs add that little extra to an already brilliant shot. Great job!

    8. johndecember 88 months ago | reply

      @hollywoodsnoopy : thank you. The details like the bugs are important, I'm learning that as I take photos.

    9. Neil Weaver Photography 88 months ago | reply

      Great shot. Definitely cool with those ladybugs.

    10. Moonwoven Images 83 months ago | reply

      What cool found sculpture! nice shot!

    11. farlane 70 months ago | reply

      Hey there - we're using this photo on Pandora's Locks: How Invasive Species got into the Great Lakes on Absolute Michigan. Thanks for adding to the Absolute Michigan pool.

      I think that those bugs are actually Japanese ladybird beetles ... another invasive!

    12. johndecember 70 months ago | reply

      @farlane: thanks! Glad to see the article.

    13. farlane 54 months ago | reply

      Hey John - I came back for seconds and am kicking of our Invasive Species Week on Invasive Species in Michigan on Michigan in Pictures!

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