the beach today by gozoinklings

the beach today

... was covered with fingerprints !

i had two pictures on PP this morning & i don't care how many discussions there are about the fairness/randomness/fallibility of this page, it made my Monday special - thanks so much for your huge support with comments/favs & advice :o)

every day our beach offers some unexpected gift - today these strange transparent mollusc-like skins - anyone know what they are ?
Is it a fish scale?
June 10th, 2013  
Lovely closeup shot, is this a shell fish or a jelly fish?
June 10th, 2013  
@gamelee @genesis_one they look like a mussel has shed its skin - and exactly like someone has shed their fingertips - still looking myself to find out exacly what they are
June 10th, 2013  
Jo
How strange. And congraluations:))
June 10th, 2013  
@joluise thanks a lot :o) still not sure what these are exactly
June 10th, 2013  
Well done! No idea what this might but it looks amazing.
June 10th, 2013  
2 PPs!!!!! Amazing - good for you! You deserve that - even if your photos weren't fabulous, which they are, you are always so supportive of others on this site!
June 11th, 2013  
I do. I grew up in Vancouver, Canada. My grandfather built a sailboat when I was a kid. I was always at the beach. And this is simply an incredible shot!
June 11th, 2013  
How unusual, it doesn't seem real- looks like it is almost floating over the sand. I like the way the water's edge is picking up the white from the shell. It has helped build the undulating movement of sand and sea and shell
June 11th, 2013  
I have no idea what that could be. It's not man made ?
June 11th, 2013  
Interesting find! Does look like fingerprints. Very cool shot. Congrats on the double PP!!
June 11th, 2013  
That's quite amazing, no idea what it is though sorry. Congrats on the PP too, fully deserved.
June 11th, 2013  
Yippee that is superb to have two pics on PP - well done you :-))))
June 11th, 2013  
Beautiful shot. congratulations.
June 11th, 2013  
@pam1 thanks pam - it was really blustery yesterday and these were scattered all over the beach - its rock but does look quite sandy and this one was stuck to the rock so i could get a snap while the others were whirling around in the wind!
June 11th, 2013  
@bardejov closest thing to natural plastic i have ever seen - maybe some kind of cartilage - will let you know when i find out :o0
June 11th, 2013  
Jo
Two on the PP well done you. This is very unusual never seen anything like it before, beautifully shot. Am around for a chat if you are?
June 11th, 2013  
@jo13 now - nowish :o)
June 11th, 2013  
Very strange indeed. Mother Nature is full of surprises... we just have to have our cameras ready!
Nice capture!
Congrats on 2 PP's!
June 11th, 2013  
Jo
@gozoinklings Bummer....I was here for a while, just didn't see your response, tomorrow?
June 11th, 2013  
There are always unusual things to find on the beach and this is very interesting indeed. Great find and great capture.
June 11th, 2013  
@jo13 let's try tomorrow but at around 2.45 ?
June 11th, 2013  
Jo
@gozoinklings Cool, not sure of plans, but if in, would love to chat.
June 11th, 2013  
An interesting find, looks like fingerprints, I have no idea what it might be.
Both of your shots on PP was well deserved because I liked them a lot. The discussion about fairness of the PP appears every once in a while. I don't know how it works, but the shots are always great and its like winning in the lottery, you know you'll never win because the changes are very low, but its still thilling to get there
June 11th, 2013  
Beautiful shot
June 11th, 2013  
@khirsch thanks Karin ... I had just caught up on a massive amount of commenting on other people's pics so may have attracted monkeys attention by all that activity:0) Leah found the name for these ... velella! I posted another shot! Thanks for tip about Nikon. Think I'll get d3100 as is relatively cheap and probably better to learn on than d5100 ... unless u think better to invest in d5100 now. Is it much more complex do u know? Don't worry if u don't :0)
June 11th, 2013  
They look like glass. Great shot and big congrats on your two pp's.
June 12th, 2013  
Viewed this large and love the detail! Great texture and tones! Really love the image! FAV
June 12th, 2013  
What a strange thing....nature is so clever....beautifully captured :)
June 13th, 2013  
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