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Up, Up and Away

Seeing Louis' sea anemone the other day prompted me to go find this jelly fish from when Nicholas and I went to the Georgia Aquarium just before Christmas.  I'm forever fascinated by how these creatures have their own phosphorescence, naturally!

The Georgia Aquarium opened here in Atlanta in November of 2005 and "is billed as the "world's largest aquarium" with more than 8 million US gallons (30,000 m³; 30,000,000 liters) of marine and fresh water, and more than 100,000 animals of 500 different species." 

This pic seemed appropriate today since tomorrow Donica and I will be flying back to Hannover, Germany!
Up, up and away!



Up, Up and Away

Seeing Louis' sea anemone the other day prompted me to go find this jelly fish from when Nicholas and I went to the Georgia Aquarium just before Christmas.  I'm forever fascinated by how these creatures have their own phosphorescence, naturally!

The Georgia Aquarium opened here in Atlanta in November of 2005 and "is billed as the "world's largest aquarium" with more than 8 million US gallons (30,000 m³; 30,000,000 liters) of marine and fresh water, and more than 100,000 animals of 500 different species." 

This pic seemed appropriate today since tomorrow Donica and I will be flying back to Hannover, Germany!
Up, up and away!



comments (18)

Fantastic one, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Josie. You would love this aquarium!!!
Safe flight, Ginnie!
About the photo, is wonderful! The colors and the sharpness and the flowy effect of the tentacles, wich gets enhanced by the angle...

PS: you are in my buddies list!
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Because of your comment, I now see that Buddies is up. Now I just need to figure out how to use it and yes, you, too, will be on mine. Thank you much for your encouragement and support.
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 28 Jan 2007, 08:21
Very nice photo Ginnie, just be careful with saturation, there are halos appearing around the top part of the jellyfish and the tentacles. Composition is great, as is the overall effectiveness of the shot. Have a safe trip and at least we will be back almost in the same time zone again soon!! Warmest wishes, Neil.-x-
Ginnie Hart: Okay, Herr Neil. I'll pay attention to your word to the wise re saturation. I don't see the halos but that doesn't mean they're not there. I did use the Noise Reduction software and wonder if some of that around the tentacles is related to that? Hmmm. Anyway, as always, I appreciate your comments. Thanks for your travel wishes.
Hey Ginnie! It's been a while....
Neil, must have like a 21" screen or something, because those halos are hardly visible to me. I like this, just that I actually think your crop could have been more judicious.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Psychodudu, it's been awhile. Thanks for coming back. smile Now I wonder what you mean about the crop being more judicious? I always want to pay attention to suggestions!
Very impressive Ginnie !
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Zeb.
Stunning! The colour and sharpness although it's an aquarium. Great shot!
Ginnie Hart: I felt very lucky, Julischka, to get a clear shot through the glass, yes. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I always appreciate a new visitor.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 28 Jan 2007, 13:22
What a surprise! I've never seen a shot like this in your collection. The colors are glorious. Thanks, it makes me happy! grin

Travel well tomorrow!

BTW, I just realized while on another Shutterchance site yesterday that the spam code is always letters from the word "shutterchance." wink I'm a bit slow.
Ginnie Hart: I had totally forgotten about this, Ruth, until I saw Louis' post the other day. It kinda surprised me as well. smile Thank you kindly.

What you just realized about the SC code makes sense. HA. You're a step ahead of me in figuring that out! Cool.
  • Louis
  • 28 Jan 2007, 16:09
Brilliant colours and reflection in the tubes - what you refer to as phosphoresence (which ever way it is called in different countries). The halos referred to by Neil seem to me to be the result of sharpening - it shows where the tentacles cross on the left and some other places.

It does in my mind not deter a lot from a very nice pic. Travel safely you 2.
Ginnie Hart: It may be sharpening, Louis. You and Neil would know. Thanks for your help...and encouragement.

Thanks for your travel wishes.
I agree with Loius here, it does not deter from a very nice shot. As was pointed out to me the other day details like that will not win any competitions but who cares with those colours and the fact it's shot through glass. Well done you and welcome back to Europe !
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your encouragement as well, Johnny. Sometimes I guess we should leave well-enough alone and not try to make it better. Sometimes it just makes it worse. UGH!
Amazing shot Ginnie. Very beatiful
Ginnie Hart: Thank, Gustav. I was just thinking of you today--how did you know?? smile
  • Dotun
  • 28 Jan 2007, 18:13
nice one....now u know the next time I am in Georgia, I am going straigth to the aquarium.
Ginnie Hart: You will LOVE this aquarium, Dotun. Be sure to bring your camera. smile
Impressive! Colour & light are spot on.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Dave!
  • Ellie
  • 28 Jan 2007, 23:07
Oh Ginnie, I so adore jellyfish pictures smile I've seen some by Neil Schneider recently, did you notice them?

I think the colours are absolutely glorious, the detail superb and as for haloes, sorry, I can't see anything of it on my screen.

Safe journey tomorrow, and wear something warm! wink
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Are you a "glutton" for them? (HA. Couldn't resist.) No, I haven't seen Neil S's pics/site so I'd be grateful if you'd point me in the right direction. Thanks again for your lovely encouragement.

And thanks for your travel wishes. We'll be leaving the house for the airport in approximately 5 hours. Last night it supposedly got down to 19°F/-7°C here in Atlanta, which is almost unheard of. Right now it's warmer than that in Hannover (45°F/7°C)!
  • Madretz
  • Bay Area
  • 31 Jan 2007, 22:51
Look at all these amazing photos I've been missing! I need to catch up!
Ginnie Hart: Oh, Mad. You're a swwetheart!
wow - incredible! I love this capture. Just stunning.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, ET. It's one of my favorite creatures at the aquarium!
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 21 Feb 2008, 17:27
Ontzettend geweldige foto, ik vind het blauw erg mooi, het oranje van de kwal prachtig, love this one....
Ginnie Hart: Jouw woorden zijn zeer vriendelijk (kind is what I mean)! Dank je wel, mijn vriend!
I love the clarity and detail in this photo
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Brad, for backtracking to this. Thank you.
This is so beautiful.. Somehow I missed seeing the link in your comment smile
Ginnie Hart: Man! This was from so long ago, Pravin. I wonder what it would look like today with my new camera and different processing! That was over 2 years ago! smile

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