Monday, December 12, 2005

Jellyfish 2

This is a shot of a jellyfish from the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California which I took the same day as this other shot. I'm not sure which one I like better but I think this one stands out because of the dramatic lighting and the odd golden glow. It almost looks like there's a spotlight on this specific jellyfish. Also the fact that the jellyfish is not in sharp focus makes it look like ink that's dispersing in the water.

[click photo to enlarge]
Canon 20D, 24-85mm 3.5-4.5, AV f 4.0


Anonymous eterisk said...

There's something very calm and beautiful about them. Nice capture.

2:37 AM  
Blogger Chantal said...

I agree what you told about the focus, nice work.

4:28 AM  
Blogger Emmie said...

oh my goodness what a KIFF shot!

6:30 AM  
Blogger Doris said...

WOW hard to make a choice for best of the 2, but I have to say I really like this one! love the full shot of it, and the Orange/blue contrast. The other one is very sharp and crisp picture, but it doesn't have the same fell to it as this one does. A calm fluid movement.

7:05 AM  
Blogger Hops & Robyn said...

This one is cool- it looks like its floating around in some far off galaxy.

8:56 AM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for all the comments. I think the dramatic lighitng in this one and the background set it apart from the other one.
Just goes to show that a sharp photo is not always the best.

9:42 AM  
Blogger eph2810 said...

Really like the colors in this picture.:)

12:00 PM  
Blogger broccoflower said...

jellyfish scare the crap out of me.

1:43 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments.

Brocco- I guess you're lucky there aren't too many jellyfish in the midwest.

3:00 PM  
Blogger Caryn said...

My vote definitely goes with this one. The colors are better, and the other tentacles give it a ghostly air. But both shots are really nice.

5:32 PM  
Blogger Sidney said...

Quite eerie and... scary. Wouldn't like to meet it while swimming in the sea!

9:50 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks for the comments. I was definetely happy to see this one through glass. I still have one more photo of a jellyfish I saw in the wild (shallow water). I'll try to post that sometime this week.

10:34 PM  
Blogger Mari said...

Sweeeet! Awesome colors!

12:05 PM  
Blogger Ahamed Iqbal said...

Thanks Mari.

7:31 PM  

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