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Cap Gris-Nez: Blue mussel farm 4/5

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 11 November 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Cap Gris-Nez: Blue mussel farm

The Blue mussel, Mytilus edulis, is a medium-sized edible marine bivalve mollusc in the family Mytilidae. Mytilus edulis is commonly harvested for food throughout the world, from both wild and farmed sources. Mussels are a staple of many seafood dishes in various cuisines including Spanish (especially Galician), Portuguese, French, Dutch, Belgian and Italian.
During high tide the mussel farm is completely submerged but during low tide the posts to which the nets hang with the young mussels are clearly visible. They provide an excellent photographic subject.

Image: Audinghen (FR) 19/08/2011

Canon EOS 400D 8 seconds F/22.0 ISO 100 10 mm

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Prachtig, rustig beeld

11 Nov 2011 2:59pm

Jaytee from Fresno, California, United States

Love the DOF here!

11 Nov 2011 3:40pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Strange milky sea !
Beautiful b&w !

11 Nov 2011 4:51pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

J'en reviens...j'y suis passé aujourd'hui même...Magnifique région.
Etn une photo techniquement parfaite...

11 Nov 2011 7:18pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


11 Nov 2011 11:49pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

excellent composition with good tonal range and smooth transition between tones - great work!

12 Nov 2011 2:13pm

Canon EOS 400D
8 seconds
ISO 100
10 mm