North of the island of Koror at Rock Islands is an island with a lake which is since 10.000 years separated from the sea. Small underwater channel exchange fresh water with the sea. As they are separated and have no enemies the Yellyfish lost their poison tentacles and you could swim in the lake ... and we do it :-)
When the sun is behind the clouds hundreds, no thousands of Yellyfishs are coming up to the water surface. You swim like in bubbling bath tub (please have a look to the WS) - it is an impressive feeling to nudge in every motion on them. The sun breaks through the clouds - the process turn around - no yellyfish were seen at the water surface.
These Yellyfish are up to 12 cm great. Sometimes you could see a young Yellyfish under a greater Yellyfish. This isn't a child as our guide told us ... they don't want to swim :-)
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kiwi_explorer (12209) 2007-03-07 4:51
Excellent underwater photography and your writeup is very interesting ... I want to visit this unusual place one day. The dark background really makes these jellyfish standout. Well done ... TFS.
besnard (56219) 2007-03-07 4:56
Elle est très belle cette macro. Le jaune ressort sur le fond foncé et les couleurs sont magnifiques.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
msohl (49) 2007-03-07 4:57
in a first look I thought they are only two.
UnTrained (0) 2007-03-07 5:08
schöne Aufnahme eines Quallenpaares. Prachtvolle Farben und gute Idee, die Hintergrundfarbe rauszunehmen. Die Quallen springen einem förmlich in's Auge.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
Budapestman (82620) 2007-03-07 8:30
This is a very spectacular and interesting photo. I like the particular spectacle and the superb details. Splendid underwater work. Thank you, Nice days
axiotea (21651) 2007-03-07 13:18
Nice close up of these colorful jellyfish nicely standing out on the darker BG, sharp and clear details, an interesting note
Tue (36270) 2007-03-07 15:08
Great photos, this one and the one in the WS. You captured these two yellyfish very well, especially their yellow colour is really nice. The dark background works well too. Good work!
adores (45243) 2007-03-07 18:57
Great photo with fantastic colours. Very well captured!
plimrn (21344) 2007-03-07 20:36
Your photo is one of the most attractive jellyfish photo's I've seen. The detail is phenomenal and it's a really pretty jellyfish. It's a jellyfiish that I've never seen before. I also like the WS very much. I had friends who moved to Palau long ago because it was the most remote place they could find. I've always wanted to go there, is it still remote? HLJ, Pat
lilimih33 (9918) 2007-03-07 21:00
Great shot with beautiful colours and detail!
jafadabret (56501) 2007-03-08 4:45
Achim, ces méduses sont très photogéniques avec leurs formes arrondies et leurs couleurs. Sur le fond sombre elles se détachent parfaitement.
Mikos (4326) 2007-03-08 5:49
What an interesting optical you offer and show us here! I like the movement rules on the entire image, the soft shades, yellow and white basically in high contrast with the environment, darker!
Have a great day!
feather (51130) 2007-03-08 6:19
Amazing shot of the jellyfish; you have managed to show so much detail - in the WS too. As pretty as they are I don't think I would want to be in the water with them :)
Gerrit (51935) 2007-03-08 6:57
fascinating poisonless jelleyfish. Beautiful colours. Perfect pricture.
Buin (42466) 2007-03-08 7:01
Ein wunderschönes uns interessantes Foto! Schärfe und Farben sind hinreißend! Oft sind es wirklich die kleinen Dinge ...
Grüße aus dem sonnigen Siegerland!
zeca (19762) 2007-03-08 8:05
Very nice capture, Achim! The colours are so vivid and the sharpness is nice, showing good details from this interesting yellyfish! Beautiful composition!
jhm (152246) 2007-03-08 8:29
Excellent underwater photography, what an interesting optical you offer and show us here, I like the particular spectacle and the superb details. Very well done!
Have a nice day,
Fis2 (96799) 2007-03-08 10:35
Very intertesting photo. Good copmposition and frame. Super colors. Great work.
evanrizo (456) 2007-03-08 10:36
I did not know that they look so, like this.
They looks very nice! -:) Nice beings! -:)
Hallo Achim you have here a very good made photo.
doubay (674) 2007-03-08 11:05
auch dieses Foto ist große Klasse. Bildausschnitt, Farben und Lichtverhältnisse sind allesamt toll.
syd1946 (18663) 2007-03-08 12:41
Very interesting composition with amazing colours and light!And also very interesting note to explain it.I enjoy this different shot from you!
josepmarin (58357) 2007-03-08 13:53
These jellyfish give a good effect of color to the photo, with the darkest desaturated background, which works as a backdrop and gives very much contrast.
I like the photo of the WS with the original colors, also.
paura (47186) 2007-03-08 17:23
Amazing colors and shapes. Very well done.
chrisnet (22978) 2007-03-09 7:55
Interesting macro with wonderful colors, I can see many details here, good work.
ChrisJ (113273) 2007-03-09 9:17
Good repetition of the circular shapes of the jellyfish. I like the subtle colour contrast between the bright yellow & faint blue. Tfs!
Photo65Net (43120) 2007-03-09 12:38
A nice nature catch.
Your compo is nice, with great colors and graphics.
Stepan (27210) 2007-03-10 1:45
These are strange living "things". Strange shapes, strange colors, strange textures... Incredible subject.
jrzufferey (7305) 2007-03-10 4:45
Hi Achim, Impressionnante image même si je la trouve peu engageante.. Superbe Ciao/jr
PixelTerror (0) 2007-03-10 5:29
brrr it does not look so inviting on that one, especially on the WS !
However I like the close up that allows to see very well the details, it's well framed and the yellow tones glow very nicely in this darkness.
Have a nice week end,
bazal (7900) 2007-03-16 9:14
That's a nice and unusual shot. The colors and apparent textures of these swimming jellyfishes are very interesting and I like the way you managed the light.
Nice document, thanks for sharing.
MLINES (12516) 2007-12-25 11:39
Hi Achim. Amazing bright colours of this jellyfish, such as only seen on National Geographic type articles previously. Excellent clarity and colours along with interesting notes. TFS. Murray.
- Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) (43665)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-25
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Olympus mju 720 SW
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: 2006/09 Palau, Mironesia, Philipp.
- Date Submitted: 2007-03-07 4:44