Underwater world of stars by Celeste Mookherjee

Many varieties of jellies are on display at the Aquarium of the Pacific (Long Beach, California, USA), and none are easy photographic subjects thanks to the complications of low light, reflections on tank surfaces, and creature movement. Of course none of that deters me from stopping at every tank on every visit and trying yet again. I had pretty good luck on this visit with the North Pacific sea nettles, of which this is one of my better captures. (Uncropped image processed in Imagenomic Noiseware, slight exposure adjustment and a bit of sharpening in Topaz Detail.) (Olympus E-5 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/5.6, 1/40 sec., ISO 3200, aquarium tank lighting, handheld)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 2 years ago

  • AnnetteHoll
    AnnetteHollover 2 years ago

    this is one awesome capture Celeste, very well done, I am totally amazed at the colour of this jellyfish !

  • You are so quick, Annette, thank you for the great comment and fave! The color has a lot to do with the tank lighting, and a lot of it is luck when it comes to where the jellyfish is in the tank in relation to the light. I was firing away in burst mode and so have an entire series of this one jellyfish as it powered its way up though the tank. They are amazing creatures to behold.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 2 years ago

    Beautifully captured.

  • Thank you, Julie! You are also very quick, and I appreciate your comment and fave!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Thank you very much, Ann!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 2 years ago

    amazing picture xx

  • Thank you very much, Lynn! They are fascinating creatures.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesover 2 years ago

    Wow beautiful !

  • Thanks very much, so glad you like it!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 2 years ago

    awesome capture

  • Thank you very much, Angel!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • annieclarke
    annieclarkeover 2 years ago

    Fantastic capture!

  • Many thanks, Annmarie! They are fantastic creatures, and I always enjoy photographing them.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonover 2 years ago

    With all those obstacles and you pulled out a stunning image!! Of course you did! You always do! This is wonderful!!

  • Thanks very much, Kristi, but you give me too much credit. You only see my better images and none of those when I didn’t manage a really good one. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 2 years ago

    this is beautiful Celeste! almost like a creature from another world ;)

  • It really is a different world. Thanks for the wonderful comment, Manon!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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