Monday, July 5, 2010

Phalaenopsis Orchids

Phalaenopsis Orchids

Photograph of variegated phalaenopsis orchids, arranged in cascading bouquets.

Phalaenopsis Orchids

Phalaenopsis Orchids

Variegated  phalaenopsis orchids of canary yellow, with deep pink tiger stripes.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Clam, Coral, and Anemones


This is an aquarium shot of a coral-reef section, with a live clam (open), coral, and anemones. The color-scheme is monochromatic, with pale pink tones overall. Please attribute D.K. Pritchett with the photograph. A link to Southern Muse, or to this blog, would be appreciated. No other caption is necessary.

Leopard Shark or Zebra Shark


Leopard Shark (or Zebra Shark): This is a snapshot of two sharks, in a nice tan and gray, almost monotone color scheme. This photo particularly shows a graceful interaction between the two sharks, which makes for a good composition. I'm not completely certain of the species. I looked at leopard sharks, zebra sharks, and nurse sharks when making the identification. Please attribute the original photograph to D.K. Pritchett. A link to Southern Muse would be appreciated, but is not required. You may edit or enhance the photo in any way that you like.

Bowmouth Guitarfish


Although this bowmouth guitarfish, or shark ray, is pictured in near-silhouette lighting, the strange, almost eerie eyes and mouth are slightly visible in the face. The back-lighting adds drama and interest. Feel free to edit and enhance the photograph in any way that you want. The fish could be lightened, while the backlit background could be darkened if needed. This fish is also known as a bowmouth wedgefish.
Please attribute photograph to D.K. Pritchett. A link to this blog or to Southern Muse would be appreciated. No other caption or description is necessary. This photograph was taken at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Beluga Whale


Beluga whale, up close and personal! The original digital photo-file is rather grainy. It will not enlarge well and is presented as is for your use. Feel free to edit or enhance the photograph in any way necessary to improve it. Please attribute the original photograph to D.K. Pritchett. A gratuitous link to Southern Muse would be appreciated, but is not required.

Egyptian Mummy Case


The digital photo file of this Egyptian mummy case is grainy due to the poor lighting conditions in the museum and the fact that no flash was used to take the picture. It is presented as is. Feel free to enhance the photo in any way necessary to improve it. Attribute the photo to D.K. Pritchett. A gratuitous link to Southern Muse (southernmuse.com) would be appreciated, but is not required ~ nor is any further caption on the photo. The original mummy case is on display at the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.