Having a propulsor mechanism to move around, this sea medusa have gracious movements, which, together with their velveted colors, make these animals have a special place in our imaginary.
This particular specie, as you can see, have some bright points in the umbel that are micro-algae agregations which live in simbiosis with the medusa and give the animal a gracious look.
I toke this one in "Oceanário" at the "Parque das Nações" in Lisbon. As it was a very dark ambient, in order to see those bright guys moving around, i had to set speed at 1\15, even with iso=400, or else í would get a very dark picture, and so i think it looks a little blured but i was unable to increase speed and freeze the medusa movement.
In PS i increased contrast to 6 level.
Responding to "Sarastro": the only thing i changed was contrast, as explaned above. But this is not the medusa natural color i think; i think they puted a ultraviolet light source (or a kind one) on this aquarium.
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sarastro (590) 2003-12-01 11:15
Very nice picture of this beautiful but primitive animal.
Did you have some flourescent lightsource or have you modified the colours in PS?
Jeppe (18654) 2003-12-01 12:16
Interesting shot - Never seen such animal before
femkevdh (2633) 2003-12-01 14:10
Wow! great result Marco! Just the right speed. IMHO it doesn't matter that it's not completely sharp, the colors make it all right!
flip89 (3410) 2003-12-01 17:24
It's an alien floating in space. Eerie, mysterious and ghostly. Beautiful capture. The details are amazing. Is this the Portugues Man of War?
I ran out of themes but someone should make one. There are three other jellyfish captures in TrekEarth that I know of: here, here and here.
joseelias (0) 2003-12-02 16:54
Foto com composição interessante com um bom espaço negativo que centra toda a atenção na medusa. O ruido existente no negro penso que pode ser facilmente corrigido com o Neat Image.
dsidwell (9783) 2003-12-03 17:55
This one seems more focused to me. I like the composition again with the animal in the upper right "third." it works well here.
- Copyright: Marco Neves (Eagle78) (1933)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-11-30
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/15 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Jellys: alien forms on Earth!, Jelly babies [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-12-01 10:52
- Favorites: 1 [view]