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ocean 06



Picture 6 of my ocean series.
Taken mostly in 2005.
I'm quite new to underwater-photography, so take it easy on me... :D
But please feel free to comment!

This species is called Crown Jellyfish.

Other photos from that trip:

To be seen in my underwater gallery…

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Image details
Image size
533x800px 413.02 KB
Canon EOS 20D
Shutter Speed
1/80 second
Focal Length
39 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Aug 19, 2005, 3:57:25 PM
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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

For a novice in underwater photography, this is truly an awe-inspiring shot. The gradient of light to dark for the background while giving me the impression of having been done in a studio, know that such an unearthly beauty as this jellyfish is, had to have been taken in the warmer climes nearer to the equator; which is why the water is so crystal clear and a great choice of backdrop.

The photographer has caught in this single shot, not only the incredible diversity of life here on this planet, but also sparks for this Mad Scientist, a feeling of a picture taken of a creature not of this Earth.

I count myself lucky to have come across this picture almost 3 years later, and am surprised this hadn't gotten nominated for a daily deviation.