Inner Space Meets Outer Space

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  1. Tony Britton

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    When I last visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, Califronia, my primary interest was jellyfish. I wanted to create the effect of an image you might see in astrophotography similar to photographs of deep space nebulae, for example. I waited for this jellyfish to move into good light.

    By using a relatively fast shutter speed of 1/500 and "negative" exposure compensation, the jellyfish remained well-lit while the area surrounding the jellyfish darkened. The particles floating within the tank took on the appearance of "stars" and the lovely patch of blue is due to the color of a wall within the display. Photographed with my Canon SX50 HS.

    Tony
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    WoW!!!!!!:eek::D:D
     
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    Another fantastic photo, Tony!

    I have a pic of the pink jellyfish somewhere from the aquarium ....just taken with my iphone and thankfully I don't even know where it is because compared to yours it's embarrassing. :)

    Love the Monterey Bay Aquarium, my daughter was a member when the boys were small and we went almost every Saturday or Sunday.
     
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    @Tony Britton

    You have confirmed my question elsewhere, here. Wonderful photo, look mat all those stars!
    Frank
     
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    Great Photo! Where no Jellyfish has gone before!;)
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  6. Tony Britton

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    Thank, Holly!

    Tony
     
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    The picture is great - I love aquariums and could watch the fish for hours, mesmerising they are
    We also watch underwater wildlife on TV docus - stunning to watch these creatures go about their business
    What a wonderful world it really is :)
     
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    Hi Chrissy,

    The aquarium never ceases to amaze me. I enjoy taking photos like the one I've posted here especially because while the image can convey a certain sense of solitude, the fact is, I was surrounded by a sea of people just as eager as I was to view and photograph this gorgeous jellyfish.

    Bye for now,

    Tony
     
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    Yes, there is a sea of people there. I think my favorite exhibits are the jellyfish and the big tank that holds all the different fish and a few sharks.

    Love that ugly sun fish.
     
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    Hi Patsy,
    It truly is an endlessly fascinating world. We're all so very fortunate. There's a remarkable, stately elegance about these lovely jellyfish.

    Tony
     
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    There is - but also the other marvels of under sea world, elegant, fascinating and beautiful :)
     
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    It must be an interesting discussion as to how they decide which species to include per exhibit let alone maintain the exhibit. Lots of thought and work, to be sure!

    Tony
     
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    Agreed! Endless!

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    Thanks, Frank!

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    Exactly! Thanks for including this wonderful GIF.

    Tony
     
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