Monday, November 10, 2008

Blue Monday #7: Moon Jellies


"Moon Jellies I"
NC Aquarium, Pine Knoll Shores, NC - October 2008 (Click to embiggen)

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"Moon Jellies II"
NC Aquarium, Pine Knoll Shores, NC - October 2008 (Click to embiggen)

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"Moon Jellies III"
NC Aquarium, Pine Knoll Shores, NC - October 2008 (Click to embiggen)

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I don't think Moon Jellyfish are actually this color. I suspect they have very little pigmentation of their own (any marine biologists want to weigh in here?), but the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores elected to light the tank this way and it really does give a soothing feel to the display. The one flash lit shot I got of this tank I didn't like at all, so I opted for the ambient light even though it forced me to shoot a shutter speed so slow that blurring was inevitable. For some reason I couldn't get these guys to hold still. Go figure.
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18 comments:

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Mojo
I love the colors of those Moon Jellies! You took some great Blue Monday pictures!
~Ann

Kim said...

These are great pictures! Very soothing and peaceful.
*smiles*
Kim

Coloradolady said...

Cool photos. The colors are amazing. Have a great week.

CC said...

These are great pictures..I love the shades of blue. Happy Blue Monday..

Neabear said...

You got some really cool pictures anyway, even if the darn jellyfish wouldn't stay still. I love the shade of blue you were able to get for these pictures.

Deslilas said...

Fine blue jelly dancers !

Dirk said...

This blue colour gives a very special effect, nice!

Smilingsal said...

That shade of intense blue shows off the jellyfish, while at the same time appears to be the blue sea. Great photos. Happy Blue Monday!

bj said...

WOW...these are just beautiful...that color of blue is stunning.

Mona said...

love the transparent blue!

maybe you couldn't hold them still because they were alive?

Melissa Wertz said...

Very kewl! I love how the blues turned out.

LeenaM said...

Bluest blue really and very beautiful too !

Greetings from Finland to you!

Knitty said...

Very cool pictures! I think they would look great as a desktop background.

Sweetie said...

I don't think that I have ever seen any jelly fish as beautiful as these. The color effect makes them unique. Happy Blue Monday!
Sweetie

Kay said...

Those are great!

I wish I had the time and energy to do more photo memes!

Daryl said...

Fess up, that's really someone's ultrasound, right?

:-Daryl

Lilli & Nevada said...

wow that is amazing place with some great history, would love to come to your world and see this

Catherine said...

Nice blue fishing! Not so easy to capture ..... through the lense!