Jellyfish in the American Southwest? Yes indeed, at New Mexico, Albuquerque's Aquarium.
In my youth my main outdoor activity was to body-surf the SoCal beaches. And my number one fear was not sharks, nor drowning, but these guys. For the jellyfish sting is painful and can be multiple.
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adidas5nb (2863) 2013-10-27 20:55
wooow.! all i can say is F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C!!
saxo042 (33878) 2013-10-28 1:46
My first impression was that you had been scuba diving;) A very interesting view in any case with very attractive forms and colours. I like the tight cropping too!
Noel_Byrne (13234) 2013-10-28 2:10
I hate to admit something so strange, but I cannot see a jellyfish now without instantly thinking of the Jellyfish song from the Simpsons, sang in the style of Frank Sinatra!
This is a cool capture, and I am glad to see this from an aquaririum, it would take a braver man than me to get this close to take this in the sea. I agree with you, as a chold swimming in the sea, my mortal fear was stepping on one of these things, as our beaches are sometimes covered with them. Sometimes, you would feel them slither by your leg as you waded through the seaweed zone, and get a shiver.
Beautiful capture of these amazing alien like creatures, the light illuminating the scene makes the water beautifully blue, and the golden tones of the water stand out beautifully. Very nicely shot.
thanks as always
Miguel82 (14376) 2013-10-28 11:27
This is a good image of aquarium Ray, so big jellyfishes an amazing living creature to observe, you managed well with the glass, high resolution, nice colors and framing, yes dry fruits are good for health, I like also, I bought some peanuts to the vendors on the photo, all the best, warm regards
EstudioChispa (1694) 2013-10-28 12:10
Yep -- little ropes of pure fire, huh? But so completely amazing and -- as you have shown here -- beautiful. The detail you have captured is remarkable, from the gradations of color in their tops to their frilly skirts -- well captured, Ray!
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-10-28 12:23
Ray, a great shot even from the Aquarium window...I was never able to take a marine shot like this from the real ocean..but I was diving along with them...
you didn't notice but my last post was dedicated to you..
all the best
delpeoples (48576) 2013-10-28 21:17
I can see why you'd be concerned about swimming with these fellas. They are exquisitely beautiful, but I wouldn't want a cuddle from one of them. I love the contrast of cobalt blue and yellow tones. The textures of the jellyfish have been captured beautifully along with that subtle light play. A stunning photo and an entertaining note.
Have a great day
ikeharel (43903) 2013-10-29 4:53
Stunning close-up on the Geli-fishs, ray.
Photojob done inside the aquarium was immaculate, no glass reflection and beautiful colors collected. I imagine the water-tank is illuminted, the favorable light enhanced details on.
eldancer1 (20728) 2013-10-30 9:36
Yes, jellyfish in New Mexico?! I used to live in Albuquerque, in fact my ex still lives there. That was when the city was small with about 250,000 people. Now it looks like the development has reached the foot of Sandia mountains. I like the lighting from above and good details considering. Well done, tfs.
mcmtanyel (5173) 2013-11-03 19:51
An excellent capture of these critters. I am impressed by the sharpness of the photo. Usually, at aquarium levels of illumination, I cannot get these guys without motion blur. My hat off!
rigoletto (32746) 2013-11-05 6:27
very beautiful photo of the two jellies. you made good use of the light which shows all their orange translucency. narrow composition is perfect to keep all the necessary details to the minute.