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Another Up and Away

When I showed this pic of a jelly fish back on January 28, Psychodudu from Norway wished I had been a bit more "judicious" with my crop.  When I asked him what he meant, he said he wanted to see more of the tentacles (I think). 

So, does this work better? Regardless, the first one is when the jelly fish is puffed out and this one when puffed in.  Different strokes for different folks.  An amazing navigation aparatus! 

(But I think it has split hairs!)



Another Up and Away

When I showed this pic of a jelly fish back on January 28, Psychodudu from Norway wished I had been a bit more "judicious" with my crop.  When I asked him what he meant, he said he wanted to see more of the tentacles (I think). 

So, does this work better? Regardless, the first one is when the jelly fish is puffed out and this one when puffed in.  Different strokes for different folks.  An amazing navigation aparatus! 

(But I think it has split hairs!)



comments (29)

this shot has a very poetic feeling ! I prefer this one! I can picture this shot with a saying underneath like "The tragedy in life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach."
Ginnie Hart: Wow, Dafredo. That is a very inspirational quote to go with this pic. Thank you!
Ginnie! This is great, the delicate power of a jelly fish is really something to behold. This could be a heat-seeking missile heading straight for the hull of a ship!! I love it.
Ginnie Hart: Well, thanks to you, Andrew, you got your wish. smile
  • Clint
  • 13 Feb 2007, 01:38
I love jellyfish. They are wondrous organisms . Quite interesting that something so strange would have evolved (or been created whichever your preference).
Ginnie Hart: I think someone had/has a tremendous sense of humor, either way! smile
  • alex
  • 13 Feb 2007, 01:46
i really like this one, too, ginnie. well done!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Alex. You're a sweetheart.
I like these aquarium shots. Do you use a polatization filter to shoot through the glass? These pictures don't really look like there is anything between you and the jellyfish.
Ginnie Hart: No filters yet, Martin, in my possession. Maybe some day! I think I was lucky or maybe they keep the glass very clean? The aquarium is only 15 months old. I was actually surprised myself! Maybe it's my camera?
I thought it was a kite in the sky at first. It really is a fascinating creature. Great capture.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Now that's an idea, Karen, to make jelly-fish kites! smile Thanks.
Both shots are amazing Ginnie, while the first one has great color and detail, this one has the sense of movement - gud work smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Thomas. Thank you.
  • Paco
  • Barcelona
  • 13 Feb 2007, 07:24
Really amazing!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Paco, for stopping by and commenting.
Amazing! Have you increased the saturation of the photo?
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Kedar. I did add just a touch of saturation but hardly any at all--just for the pinkish hue of the jelly fish's body.
I love it when there are different pictures of the same, and I don't have to choose! If I had to, I would choose the other one. But I don't have to, so I won't, and I'll treasure both: one in my heart and one in my soul wink
Ginnie Hart: Awww. With heart (Hart) and soul, you are full of jelly fish(es). smile How very sweet of you, Samira.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 13 Feb 2007, 10:45
Like Samira I like them both for different reasons. This one for the more complete view. And it DOES look like a missile. The other I like for the detail of the "head". So beautiful!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much, dear sister! I always value your comments.
  • chris p
  • the Isle of Wight
  • 13 Feb 2007, 11:06
I must get to an aquarium - soon! Another cracking shot Ginnie, well done. Chris
Ginnie Hart: Oh dear! I can just see YOUR pics if you go, Chris. Jaw-dropping, for sure! Thanks for your kindness.
very good one, great composition and color.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Chantal.
The colours in this are amazing - great shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Bernie.
  • jelb
  • France
  • 13 Feb 2007, 13:48
Bonjour,
Well done..Very beautiful..Bravo!
Ginnie Hart: A big MERCI, Jelb! smile
  • julischka
  • Germany, near Frankfurt am Main
  • 13 Feb 2007, 17:22
Gorgeous! I love the English word "Jelly fish". The German word "Qualle" doesn't express the beauty you show us here.
Ginnie Hart: You just taught me something new, Julia. I didn't know that was the German word. Thanks. smile
Gorgeous
Ginnie Hart: Thanks!!
ginnie they are both different yet very beautiful shots. i love the vibrant blue. you have captured them very well through the glass too. wow!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Genevieve. As I told Martin, I think I was lucky or maybe they keep the glass very clean? The aquarium is only 15 months old. I was actually surprised myself! Maybe it's my camera?
  • Louis
  • 13 Feb 2007, 19:47
Nah, i think it is a hair you dropped on your lens.

Another great jelly thing.
Ginnie Hart: HA. I can argue with you about that, Louis, because we ladies know split ends! smile
  • Ellie
  • 13 Feb 2007, 21:13
Oh, that's beautiful. I just love to see jellyfish and pictures of them too, they're such magical creatures, amazing how they get around.

I like the colour and the angle of this picture, along with the detail of the tentacles everything works well together. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank a million, Ellie. You and I are definitely on the same page when it comes to these marvelous creatures!
Ginnie, it's a wonderful shot !!
smile
Ginnie Hart: You're so kind, Zeb. Thanks.
another pic with wonderful colors...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Nicola!
  • Abi
  • 13 Feb 2007, 22:51
al i see is pain..
Ginnie Hart: Hmmm. Does that mean you've had a "close encounter" with a jelly fish before, Abi? I have heard that their stings CAN be very painful.
  • dotun
  • 13 Feb 2007, 23:03
impressive shot, I like.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Dotun.
wow ! Great shot smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Nicolas. Thanks.
  • Mia
  • 14 Feb 2007, 03:10
Looove the crop! Simple, yet very effective. Good capture of the moment. Where is it?
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Mia. Thanks. This was taken at out Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, which opened in November of 2005 (just 15 months young!). It's the world's largest aquarium, supposedly.
  • La Manola
  • Miami, United States
  • 14 Feb 2007, 09:43
This photo reminded me why I am a scientist. (Or at least why I try to become one!) It's because I LOVE to see cool pictures.

Usually neurons under a microscope have these hairy structures, and seeing this jelly fish so perfectly photographed made me want to go back to the lab and take more pics.

So, Thank you, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Wow, Manola. That makes it all totally worth it. Thanks for these kind words.
I went back to your other, older pic of the jelly fish to find out wich pic is the "best". To me the angles and the overall impression makes it a draw...They are both very beautiful in their own perspective. It's like you have tried to capture two very different things about the jelly fish, I might be wrong but that's not so important, or first time smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Aksel, to backtrack. Thanks. I like how you said it's a draw between the 2 pics because they really are different. Your words are so very kind.
  • Brad
  • 13 Mar 2007, 20:26
thanks for the comments on my photo it's was one of my first action shot that I took

also like to just say how much I like this photo of the jelly fish, looks like it's flying through the air.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Brad. Thanks for backtracking to find this. smile

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