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Sea Dragons

Another pic from our Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta:

I was so excited to get a halfway decent shot of this Leafy Sea Dragon (Phycodurus esques) that I don't even care that it's not in total focus (the center one, folks).  I took it using my monopod.  When I tried adding a watercolor filter in Photoshop, it looked almost the same, so I left it as is.

If you want to read some fun facts about this amazing creature, click here.  It's found in the southeastern Indian Ocean in southern Australia and the southern part of Western Australia.



Sea Dragons

Another pic from our Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta:

I was so excited to get a halfway decent shot of this Leafy Sea Dragon (Phycodurus esques) that I don't even care that it's not in total focus (the center one, folks).  I took it using my monopod.  When I tried adding a watercolor filter in Photoshop, it looked almost the same, so I left it as is.

If you want to read some fun facts about this amazing creature, click here.  It's found in the southeastern Indian Ocean in southern Australia and the southern part of Western Australia.



comments (20)

really amazing creatures you have here !
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Dafredo. Thanks for your comment.
For once I don't really care about a shot being in or out of focus, love the colours and I mostly love learning new things so thank you smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Johnny, for being on the same page with me about the focus. It's a shame but right now, I don't care. smile Maybe another day I'll go back and get a better pic.
  • Clint
  • 12 Feb 2007, 02:00
Too bad it isn't in focus. Interesting subject nonetheless. Weird looking plants as well.
Ginnie Hart: For me it's like another world, Clint. I'm in awe of it! Thanks for your comment
  • alex
  • united states
  • 12 Feb 2007, 04:47
wow, that is amazing...and i agree, the colors make up for the lack of focus. thanks for showing me something new! alex
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Alex. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
nice sharpness
Ginnie Hart: Well, Chantal, I'm not sure of the sharpness but it is truly colorful--another world, as I keep saying. Thanks for your comment.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 12 Feb 2007, 11:22
What an amazing creature. I had no idea such a thing existed. He's gorgeous, nice colors definitely.
Ginnie Hart: Can you believe it, Ruth?! The first time I saw it was at the Chattanooga Aquarium a few years back. It makes you wonder what other treasures there are out in the Universe that we haven't a clue about!!!
  • Dotun
  • 12 Feb 2007, 13:12
Good morning Ginnie, this is beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: Aww. Thanks, Dotun.
great colors here!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Nicola.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 12 Feb 2007, 14:12
i love the movement here ginnie. they are amazing little suckers. very nice
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Nev. Yes, very amazing. They really take my breath away. They're so graceful.
Lovely picture and it is very interesting to learn about these strange critters. I think I may have to go diving in the Indian Ocean when I get the chance.
Ginnie Hart: They're very graceful, Martin, and kinda ethereal, if you ask me. I wonder if you would see them if you dove where they were?? That would be so cool!
Great picture Ginnie, fantastic colors in this shot.
I like it blurry
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Magnus. Thanks.
  • julischka
  • Germany, near Frankfurt am Main
  • 12 Feb 2007, 16:55
Wow, amazing. I know it's difficult to get decent aquarium shots. Well done!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Julia. It's especially hard when there are so many people milling around and bumping into you!
photo magnifique
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, O-P!
Beautiful colours. I want to go to aquarium too......sorry for acting like a child smile I've seen some pics of children standing in front of big tanks of water - I would love to try that sometime....
Ginnie Hart: Whenever you go to an aquarium like this, Aksel, you can be one big kid! There's one tank that is 2-3 stories high and you CAN sit on the floor in front of it--all day long. They also have a section of stadium seats a bit farther back where you can watch it like a movie!
  • Louis
  • 12 Feb 2007, 19:28
Crazy oz type creatures. Tch, this is crazy but since i know so absolutely nothing about these dragons, this is the one picture on shutter that i wish was a movie. Just so that i can see how this thing moves.
Ginnie Hart: It does a lot of wiggling and gliding around, Louis, very gracefully. Just amazing! I wish for you to see it for yourself some day!
Thanks Ginn. I feel like you are helping all your adopted shutterchance children to expand their minds, hearts and souls. You are our education conscience! This is lovely and my daughter now wants a whole aquarium full of these wonderful creations...lol!
Ginnie Hart: HA! You and your daughter have just made my day, Andrew! Seriously! smile
Wow - I like that very much ! : Bravo !!
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thank you very much, Zeb.
  • chris p
  • the Isle of Wight
  • 12 Feb 2007, 22:43
Love the colours Ginnie, well captured again smile
Ginnie Hart: As always, thanks, Mr. Chris! smile
  • madretz
  • SF Bay Area
  • 16 Feb 2007, 05:38
These creatures are so cool. Ethereal. I saw them several years ago at the Monterey Bay Aquarium but couldn't get a clear photo of them.
Ginnie Hart: Yes they are, Mad. So graceful. You're a sweetheart to backtrack to this one. Thank you.
  • jonny4
  • jonny9
  • 22 Feb 2007, 14:31
jonny3
Ginnie Hart: Too many Jonny's. I'm confused. smile

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