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Angels Amongst Us

A week ago today I took our houseguest to our Georgia Aquarium to see what's billed as the world's largest aquarium, right here at our back door.  We can never go too often, so it was a chance for me to take more pics.

In the River Scout section are the angelfish, which never cease to amaze me. 

This is the start of a series of pics taken at our Georgia Aquarium here in Atlanta.


Angels Amongst Us

A week ago today I took our houseguest to our Georgia Aquarium to see what's billed as the world's largest aquarium, right here at our back door.  We can never go too often, so it was a chance for me to take more pics.

In the River Scout section are the angelfish, which never cease to amaze me. 

This is the start of a series of pics taken at our Georgia Aquarium here in Atlanta.


comments (25)

Can't wait for the rest of the series. Hope you had a really good weekend ginnie. smile
Ginnie Hart: I did have a great weekend, even though Donica-less (today she's in Basel). I do hope you like the series as much as I enjoy this aquarium, Johnny! smile
  • Robs
  • 26 Mar 2007, 00:48
Ginnie, if you said you were scuba diving, I would have believed you! Great picture, very nice subject as well wink
Ginnie Hart: I have snorkeled before, Rob, but never scuba-dived. Once I snorkeled in St. Croix and was saying the entire time, "Omigod, Omigod, Omigod!!!" It's a whole other world down there!
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 26 Mar 2007, 05:18
I continue to be amazed at the dramatic light and colors you manage to capture through the glass!
Ginnie Hart: This aquarium is constantly cleaning the glass, so we'll lucky! Thanks, Martin.
Great capture Ginnie. I'm sure you have many more of this aquatic shots - Waiting to see all of those smile
Ginnie Hart: I hope you're not disappointed, Thomas, throughout the week. I find that these sea creatures are quite captivating, so if I can get a halfway decent shot, I'm a happy chappy!
Wow!!! Nice capture Ginnie. I am sure you had a great time out there. smile
Ginnie Hart: This was my 4th visit to this aquarium, Sarthak, and I enjoy it every time!
That's absolute beauty !!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Shakara. Thank you.
This poor guy looks like he's really been in the wars! I hope they get looked after properly there..?
Ginnie Hart: Are you serious, Andrew? I'm very impressed with how this aquarium is taking care of their specimens. We're constantly hearing about anything new that happens on our local news. Every little detail. And there are guides standing in every exhibit to help out with questions. There was one fish we thought was dead this day, so we asked about it. The guide explained how this big fish does this (plays dead) for 20 minutes at a time and then goes off on its merry way. No sooner spoken, that's exactly what the fish did. smile
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 26 Mar 2007, 11:07
It must be great to wander around and see all the sea life at eye level and not have to glub, glub, glub. There can't be too many of these aquariums around. The colors are so vivid, and now I'm going to just stare at my screen.
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Ruth, at the glub, glub, glub. You gave me quite the chuckle. smile

I feel it's a real privilege every time we go to this aquarium. We get the annual pass just so we can go as often as possible. When you come down again, we'll have to make sure we go!
  • Dotun
  • 26 Mar 2007, 14:04
lovely colors in this shot
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Dotun.
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • 26 Mar 2007, 14:28
A seriously good photograph taken in far than ideal conditions Gramma Ginn, you have got this type of photography well worked out. Now, where's my goldfish bowl!!LOL Kindest regards, Neil.-x-
Ginnie Hart: This was a pretty large angelfish, Neil, but I do think I've seen a smaller version in home aquariums before. Thanks for your kind comment.
I like the colours and all the other fish in the background - looking forward to more of this, I think I have told you before...I would love to go to a aquarium to take some pics....
Ginnie Hart: I wish for you an aquarium to go to, Aksel. smile Do you have one near where you live, I wonder?
toujours dans le merveilleux, jusqu'au plus profond des océans!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, O-P. Thanks.
Ginnie,
I love this picture. I fully intend to visit the aquarium if I'm in the area...can't wait to see more of the aquarium through your eyes and lens!
~Kay
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Kay. You'd love it here.
I've had such disappointments in aquariums, 'cause things always look beautiful to my eyes and then when I see the photos I took, they are too dark or too bright or too fuzzy or with a gigantic reflection of some person on the glass...
I'm happy to see what a great job you did here Ginnie; the subject is pretty and the photo came out great. Was the fish this yellowish color?
Ginnie Hart: You are very kind, Samira. I threw away many more pics than I kept, you can be sure of that! I was glad for the few that did seem to come out okay. Yes, the fish was this color. I added just a tad of saturation to enhance it, though.
Ah! I'm really looking forward to see this although I had a peek on your other blog. I like the title of today's pic and the pic itself of course. wink
Ginnie Hart: Well, I did give myself away there, for sure, Julia. smile But the pics are quite different to me here because they're so much bigger, as you know. Thank you for your anticipation. I sure hope you're not disappointed. smile
Nice tropical fish with terrific colous. Well done Ginnie, not easy to capture this kind of picture !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you so much, Florence.
I love aquariums
we had a big one when i was a kid
smile
Ginnie Hart: I bet you did, Magnus. They can be so entertaining! smile
Oh so lovely Ginnie. I like the colors !
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Roland. Thanks.
  • chris p
  • where the clocks change to summer!
  • 26 Mar 2007, 21:45
Hey Ginnie's back with the fishes smile looking forward to some more of these.
Ginnie Hart: Yup. She's BAAAAAack! smile These are so fun.
  • Ellie
  • 26 Mar 2007, 22:11
OK Ginnie, so what did you do to get this picture? The last time we went to an aquarium it was only too obvious that my pictures were taken through thick perspex and with a slow shutterspeed. Have you invested in a tripod?

I think I agree with Drew, the fins do look a bit tattered, that's the amount of detail you've captured .. wonderful!
Ginnie Hart: You're so kind, Ellie. Actually, I didn't even take my monopod this trip, so I was very lucky. They really do keep the glass clean here (especially on the inside of the bigger cases). I even once saw them cleaning the kelp! In this case, I just did my normal point and shoot, right up against the glass. No slower shutter speed except for what the camera did automatically on its own.

The thing about the fins is so funny to me because I thought that was just the way they came. grin
  • Mia
  • 27 Mar 2007, 00:57
I would have thought you went scuba diving there Ginnie! We had angel fish when we were young (although they didn't survive too long...). They were so beautiful... this a lovely capture. I like the DOf with the fish in the back, weeds etc
Ginnie Hart: So glad you like this, Mia. This angel fish was a lot bigger than I remembered them in home aquariums. But you gotta love them! Thanks.
A very nice capture. It's so difficult through glass.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Red Pen.
Beautiful! Reminds me of Vancouver Aquarium!
Ginnie Hart: I bet yours is a great aquarium, too, Jen! Go and take some pics for us. smile
Thanks for these shots. Reminds me it's been far too long since I've been to the aquarium in Mystic CT. Thanks for sharing. this is a lovely, serene capture. Did you use a filter on this one?
Ginnie Hart: No, Josie, there's no filter on this one. I really don't use filters, except the watercolor one, and only rarely. Of course, that can always change. smile
Wonderful shot, this fish is beautiful smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sir Zeb!

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