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Pass the Jelly

I can hear the groan from here. It’s not easy coming up with post titles you know 🙂

The Monterey Bay Aquarium sits right on the shore of the Pacific Ocean. The aquarium was founded in 1984 and sits on the former site of a sardine cannery in Cannery Row. One of the star attractions is the Jelly Experience. These jelly fish are just mesmerizing to watch as they float up and down in the water.  I set my ISO to 2000 which allowed me to capture these images in such low light. There was a bit of noise but Topaz DeNoise took care of that 🙂

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Monterey Bay Aquarium, California, jelly fish, blue, delicate, fragile

Monterey Bay Aquarium, California, jelly fish, blue, delicate, fragile

Monterey Bay Aquarium, California, jelly fish, blue, delicate, fragile

Monterey Bay Aquarium, California, jelly fish, blue, delicate, fragile

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57 responses

  1. Wonderment. Well done.

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    August 8, 2013 at 8:40 am

  2. Len

    Jellyfish are my favorites to shoot when I visit aquariums and these images show why Edith. Their translucent bodies along with their tentacles make each shot a unique one. Great work with these.

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    August 8, 2013 at 9:19 am

  3. Don’t worry…I thought your post title was cute….I will have some peanut butter with that too please. Photos are great my friend.

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    August 8, 2013 at 9:33 am

  4. Hate jellyfish but love these images. Superb. Cute title too…

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    August 8, 2013 at 9:35 am

  5. Jellyfish are lovely, really….except when they brush up against your leg in the sea. And thank you for the lighting tips, we’re heading to the Geogria Aquarium next week once school begins. Should be quieter and less crowded I hope. Beautiful photos!

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    August 8, 2013 at 10:04 am

    • Thank you Elisa and I agree. They’re beautiful to watch when there’s glass between yourself and them 🙂

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      August 8, 2013 at 10:47 am

  6. I love all the photos – jellyfish are so interesting. The first one really stands out for me.

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    August 8, 2013 at 10:37 am

  7. wow! well done! and the color!

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    August 8, 2013 at 10:44 am

  8. I dove again today. No jellyfish so far. I guess I’m glad to avoid the sting. These are great shots and I’d never have guessed aquarium.

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    August 8, 2013 at 11:31 am

    • Thanks Victor. They’re pretty to look at but you don’t want to get near one.

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      August 8, 2013 at 12:27 pm

  9. Wow, wonderful shots!!!

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    August 8, 2013 at 11:45 am

  10. Spectacular shots Edith!! For some reason they give me a relaxed feeling :).

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    August 8, 2013 at 11:59 am

  11. Edith, these are SO amazing!
    And I love your title too. 🙂

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    August 8, 2013 at 12:04 pm

  12. Tremendous shots of these incredible creatures Edith.

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    August 8, 2013 at 12:56 pm

  13. beautiful images

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    August 8, 2013 at 2:05 pm

  14. I have often thought I should drive down there to see the jellies. Your pictures make that thought even more compelling. Thanks.

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    August 8, 2013 at 2:29 pm

  15. Really nice shots Edith. The jellyfish look great against that blue background.

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    August 8, 2013 at 2:31 pm

  16. Pure delight, Edith!

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    August 8, 2013 at 3:07 pm

  17. Love your title, makes me smile. 😀 I’m in love with your first shot, wow, soooo delicate. It’s beautiful.

    By the way, great work on the badge!

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    August 8, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    • LOL…thanks so much Anne…and thank you for the lesson on making the badge 🙂

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      August 8, 2013 at 11:19 pm

  18. Very nice shots Edith.

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    August 9, 2013 at 4:51 am

  19. These shots look as though you had dawned diving gear, Edith. 🙂
    Very nice.

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    August 9, 2013 at 7:06 am

  20. I really like the jellyfish photographs, but I wonder why they are swimming head down. I assumed, they were always swimming by keeping their head/body above their tentacles.
    well done!

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    August 9, 2013 at 10:43 am

  21. Peter Tellone

    Great shots Edith, I love the Jellyfish Exhibit in Monteray!

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    August 9, 2013 at 3:04 pm

  22. These are absolutely beautiful images. Great colours and such delicate and elegant movements you have captured of the jelly fish. I love them but my favourite is the first one for it’s simple composition and great use of negative space.

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    August 11, 2013 at 9:52 am

    • Thank you so much for your kind comments and feedback Otto. I really appreciate it.

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      August 11, 2013 at 8:15 pm

  23. Edith, these are gorgeous!

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    August 11, 2013 at 8:28 pm

  24. Edith, These are all very cool!!

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    August 12, 2013 at 8:28 am

  25. great shots Edith! I have a few from there from a couple of yrs ago, just love that place, thanks for the memories!

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    August 12, 2013 at 5:57 pm

  26. LB

    I saw lots of these in the Chesapeake Bay this past week … I don’t know how you do what you do! Beautiful!

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    August 13, 2013 at 1:17 pm

  27. Wonderful! Nice colours and very sharp silouettes.
    You got yourself a new follower!
    If you dont mind, visit my photoblogg:
    http://www.bjorntorngren.com
    I am from sweden and i have only been into photography for a year or so…
    I’d love to hear what you think.
    Thanks…

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    August 17, 2013 at 5:40 am

    • Thank you very much for visiting Bjorn and for your kind comments. I visited your site and your images are lovely.

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      August 17, 2013 at 12:40 pm

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