Tuesday, February 9, 2010

STARBURST

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Things end up in a reef from god knows where.
This starfish, one of many, is presently footing it across an expanse of little light galaxies, a background created from a large anemone.
Click on this image to see the little star on the background, of a larger setting.
My girls brought me a pleasant surprise tonight, themselves, bearing birthday gifts.
They are all three amazing

8 comments:

AndiF said...

Well if they brought birthday presents, then I deduce that I should say "Belated happy birthday wishes to you. Many you have many more filled with wonderful surprises ... and presents". :)

That picture is quite the gift to all of us. I'm almost sorry to see it context because I so much like its mystery and wonder. But no matter, it's a fine and fascinating photo.

Beth said...

Happy Birthday, 'head! What a wonderful gift. And thank you for yet another beautiful picture. I hope today brings many more pleasant surprises on your special day!

RiaD said...

Happy Birthday Head!
big hugs to you
♥~

olivia said...

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday
Happy birthdayyyyyyyyyy
Happy birthday to you.

:)

What a treat to find the starfish - although, not if it will upset the ecosystem ...? That makes for a really eye-catching shot against the anemone.

Knucklehead said...

AndiF,
The girls were a day early, so your wishes are right on time.
Sorry about the context.

Knucklehead said...

Beth, nice wishes, Thanks.

Knucklehead said...

RiaD,
Thank you.
The hugs are cool to.

Knucklehead said...

Olivia,
Thanks for the singing wish.
No it will not upset anything.
I have hundreds of them.
I do have another pest that I`ll be treating, by getting Peppermint Shrimp to eat them.
Aptasia, an exotic sounding name for a girlfriend, but commonly called Glass Anemone.

The starfish are really a harmless bunch, but can also be controlled with Harlequin Shrimp, which feed exclusively on them.
These shrimp are so beautiful though, & I`d hate to have them come in & eat all the starfish then starve to death once they`re done.
The Peppermint shrimp don`t need the Aptasia to survive, so I don`t have any qualms about using them.
Luckily, one of my clients gave me $400.00 in gift cards to Vivid Aquarium, so I can go splurge.