N is for Nautilus

Not so fanciful today, took a shell from our bathroom and walked down to a local cove near my home and set up a shot for todays alphabet.
The Nautilus is not native to our coast, mainly found in the Indo-Pacific, I found the shell in a charity shop.

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LOVE this! You got me right at the heart of my happy place. Fav'd! =)
posted March 7th, 2010  
WOW!!!
posted March 7th, 2010  
if this is where you live... i'm jealous! great shot
posted March 7th, 2010  
It is a wonderful shot!
posted March 7th, 2010  
I would love to have a local cove !
posted March 7th, 2010  
beautiful! I once saw live nautili (?) at the Denver Zoo. I was amazed because they live so deep in the ocean. I wondered if the tank had to be specially pressurized. Their eyes look like wintermint life savers ...
posted March 7th, 2010  
that's so not even fair that you live near a place this beautiful. I am jealous :) this shot is really pretty btw.
posted March 7th, 2010  
Well set!
posted March 7th, 2010  
I agree...I wish I had a cove like this that was short walking distance from my home! Great shot!
posted March 7th, 2010  
I love the way this turned out, especially with the depth of field you used.
posted March 7th, 2010  
thanks everyone, it really is a beautiful spot. I spent a lot of my childhood here, long summer holidays with packed lunches, fishing from the rocks, diving for flatties, body surfing in the late summer when the waves get bigger. Was trying to add a link to Google maps without success, if anyone is interested, please do a search on Google maps for Church Ope Cove Portland
posted March 7th, 2010  
It's a great place, but I really can't handle the amount of steps that lead down to it. Lovely shot!
posted March 7th, 2010  
the color is so vibrant! i just love your photos, no matter what subject you come up with!
posted March 7th, 2010  
This is so great! Love that the colors of the shell are so bright and strong - and then there is the more sombre greys and the blues of the background. Great shot!
posted March 7th, 2010  
Great bright colors on the nautilus. Cool shot.
posted March 7th, 2010  
You write as beautifully as you photograph! This is anotheer charmer!
posted March 7th, 2010  
beautiful lighting!!!! Gorgeous shot.
posted March 8th, 2010  
What a mesmerizing shot! Absolutely gorgeous.
posted March 8th, 2010  
Wow, lovely!
posted March 8th, 2010  
Stunning photo. And yes, what a beautiful location.
posted March 8th, 2010  
This photo's gorgeous. Really like the detail on the shell. And the rest of your photos are really interesting... will be following to see more.
posted March 8th, 2010  
lovely shot..
posted March 9th, 2010  
Wow this is beautiful!
posted January 9th, 2011  
lovely photo.
posted July 10th, 2012  
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