Weekly Photo Challenge – Ambience


Christmas Tree Worms

To me, ambience means light, sound, texture, and I loved the light in this macro shot of Christmas tree worms on the reefs of Belize.  You may recognize the structure of these little critters from the scene in Avatar where Jake is walking through the jungle and touching the large plants, which immediately recoil into a tube. When they feel even the slightest pressure change in the water, that’s exactly what these creatures do. Turns out, James Cameron is a scuba diver and that scene was inspired by what he witnessed in real life on the reefs of our beautiful planet!

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24 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Ambience

  1. Wonderful shot as always, Cathy.


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  2. Patricia Austin says:

    This post gave me shivers of delight. Just been chatting to Marian after her session with you and it sounds as though it went really well. It sounds as though it has made a substantial shift for her. Much love dear friend Patricia xxx 💕🌹

    Sent from my iPad


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  3. Brigitte says:

    The color of these are divine, Cathy! (and is your shot) Happy weekend, my friend.

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  5. Amy says:

    I agree, it means lights, sounds, textures… This is a perfect take on, and it’s so beautiful! Welcome back , Cathy. 🙂

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  6. aFrankAngle says:

    Stunning captured and a great choice for the theme.

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  7. Maysa Rose says:

    Such a great photo!! I love how it captures each little detail… So interesting! 🙂 I look forward to reading more of your blog!

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  8. And she’s baaaaack! LOVE this, Cathy. The color, the spectacular form, and the way you’ve framed it–– the whole thing is magic.

    So glad I got to spend up close and personal time with you, still feeling the Force, but in the interim, I adore your work. This one is very special. xo

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Hey, Dawn! Thank you so much. I so enjoyed our time together at New Year’s! Thank you for joining us! And I hope your visit is going well. I want to hear about the march when you get back. In the meantime enjoy your family!


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  9. seabluelee says:

    The classification of “worm” seems highly inappropriate for such elegant and beautiful creatures! Gorgeous photo, Cathy! I’ve missed seeing your photos here.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thank you Leon! I know, they really don’t evoke a feeling of “worm” do they, but worms they are! They are one of my favorite subject to photography on the reef and interestingly, most divers swim right by them as they’re quite common.

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  10. susielindau says:

    So gorgeous! We live in an amazing world.


  11. Wow, the things you can see scuba diving. Since that activity isn’t in my foreseeable future, I enjoy coming here to see your great shots. Cool info on Cameron too. Thanks Cathy! Hugs, Gina


  12. bikerchick57 says:

    Cathy, I realized today you haven’t blogged in many months. I hope all is well and that you are simply keeping busy and having fun.


  13. Cathy Ulrich says:

    Hi Mary! Yes, I have for the most part stopped blogging. But all is going well. I’m just busy doing other things that feed my soul. Like you, I’m an avid cyclist and I bought a new road bike this summer! And I have revived one of my favorite pastimes – weaving – this year. I decided that with all the things going on in the world, I needed to do some things to calm myself and make a point to enjoy life to its fullest as much a possible. I really enjoyed your post about the bike trail in Wisconsin. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and touch base!



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