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San Francisco Bay Aquarium

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 24 April 2014 in Animal & Insect.

At the San Francisco Bay Aquarium, Saturday March 29, 2014. These beautiful Jellyfish were amazing to watch.

Apple iPhone 5s 1/20 second F/2.2 ISO 320 30 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Although painful and sometimes deadly they are incredibly beautiful to watch with their grace moving through the water, lovely composition Denny

24 Apr 2014 7:04am

@Doug: Hi Doug - thank you so ver much! It was fun and amazing to see this display. I hope you have been well :-)

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Stunning ! Did you get these magnificent colours only with the phone or through a special post treatment?

24 Apr 2014 7:49am

@Gérard Beullac: Hi Gerard, Thank you very much ! I actually did not make any direct hanged to the saturation. I DID edit the image in my NIK Software package by adjusting shadows , noise, clarity , contrast and definition so I think those factors assisted the colour scheme perhaps but this is really what it looked like in the tank that these creatures were in. It was a really striking thing to see. Thanks so much ;-)

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States


24 Apr 2014 12:46pm

@Ralph Jones: Thanks so much Ralph - Hope you have been well..I'm not around much anymore (apologies to the Duke)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

What a stunning shot Denny! The colours and detail are excellent! Definitely worth a spotlight selection! 5-stars!! Bravo! ;-)

24 Apr 2014 2:24pm

@Eric Cousineau: Hi Eric - Thank you sir - a flattering comment - much appreciated :-0

ursulakatariina from Uusikaupunki, Finland

Wow, this is a stunning shot Denny! Absolutely beautiful.

24 Apr 2014 4:43pm

@ursulakatariina: Hi Ursulakatariina! Thank you so much :-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous capture. I love those colors.

24 Apr 2014 8:57pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks so much, Steve- those colors were just amazing at the aquarium. They had this display really set up nicely.

Jim Wilson from Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States

Really nice! Great colors and composition. I love photographing jellyfish when I go to the aquarium, but I don't know that I have one to match this. Good work!

24 Apr 2014 10:15pm

@Jim Wilson: Hi Jim - Thank you so much;-). As I mentioned toGersed, I really did not do much to the image from a specifically saturating standpoint. As we walked through the aquarium we rounded a corner into a room with mid-sized displays and here these guys were ... It blew my mind. I think they must have had blue panels inside to enhance that color and the lights really did a great job but this was pretty much how it looked for real . I loved it. It is a smallish aquarium at Fisherman's Wharf but very cool ! Thanks again ... Very much;-)

LauraS from Chico, United States

Nicely captured, Denny. Beautiful light and movement and color.

25 Apr 2014 12:35am

@LauraS: Hey Laura - Thank you so much :-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wow! This is fantastic Denny! Gorgeous color! 5*s!

25 Apr 2014 12:35am

@Elaine Hancock: Thanks Elaine! Much appreciated = I don't know how much credit I can take - the display itself was totally cool. But I am proud to say that this is pretty much exactly what the tank looked like - it knocked my socks off how colorful and striking it was. Take care- I LOVE those DC Cherry Blossom Images!! BTW <3

k@ from Paris, France

Light is awesome and rare in such circumstances, seems like light bulbs floating, excellent composition !

25 Apr 2014 4:03am

@k@: Thank you so much , dear pal - I am ashamed to have been so long away from visiting you..trying to "get back," Meanwhile I thank you and thank you again...I love your descriptions - there were Exactly like light bulbs! Exactly :-) Thanks so much with a big for sure :-)

L'angevine from Angers, France

d'intéressantes couleurs

25 Apr 2014 1:30pm

@L'angevine: Hi L'angevine :-) I hope you are doing well...Thank you so much for your comment. All my best wishes to you :-)

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

the jellyfish look amazing in their golden colours, especially set aside the blue of the water! fantastic capture!

25 Apr 2014 2:51pm

@DarkElf: Thank you so much, DarkElf - it was amaziing to see in person, too :-)

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

Superb work! Enjoyed thoroughly!

25 Apr 2014 5:08pm

@mohkum: Thank you very much mohkum :-)

joyce from United States

What a great capture!!! They look so primitive, and are, and so other planet-like. Our marvelous sea life. I would have to travel far to see sea life living up here. Our offering to the world is dinosaur bones. :-}

27 Apr 2014 1:10pm

franz from Baden, Austria

most excellent, sir! the blue is eye-popping ... ;-)

12 May 2014 5:34pm

Apple iPhone 5s
1/20 second
ISO 320
30 mm (35mm equiv.)