Photographer's Note

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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Additional Photos by Marco Neves (Eagle78) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 428 W: 23 N: 382] (1933)
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