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Portraits of a jelly fish
Posted By: xs400, 10-03-2008, 10:25 AM

Got these shots at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The jelly fish were a challenge for me, hopefully you will like the results. Both shots were 1/15 sec at f/5.6 and iso = 800.
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Cool looking shots......I really like the diagonal lines in the first one.
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Beautiful shots, the first is definitely the nicest composition.
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I love jellyfish... and not just for dinner. These are lovely.

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Nice Frank, nice.
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Excellent Frank well done.
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Thanks for all the kind comments, everyone. I have to say, I really enjoyed shooting the jelly fish. There was not a lot of light to work with, but there was enough. Both of the shots posted above were flipped 180 degrees before posting. The aquariun has the water flow in front of the window such that the jelly fish are always swimming downwards. They do look a little unusual swimming upside down all the time.



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Frank, are you prepared to give us a quick review of the place from a photographers standpoint? You know, crowds, lighting, space.
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Frank, are you prepared to give us a quick review of the place from a photographers standpoint? You know, crowds, lighting, space.
Gary,
I was at the Aquarium on a Tuesday afternoon. The crowds were rather small and I didn't have any trouble getting in close to the windows of the aquarium. The fact that I was there on a weekday, when kids were in school, was probably the reason for such a small number of people being there. As far as lighting, well the lighting is not great and most of my shots were at ISO 400-800 and I was still shooting at f4 to 5.6 and 1/4 to 1/60 sec., with most of my shots were at about 1/20 sec. To help stabilize the camera during some shots, I would put the camera lens right on the glass of the aquarium, but that didn't alway help because the fish were moving in the water.

I was still able to get some good shots, but it was a challenge due to the low light conditions. Taking shots of the otters was especially difficult because they won't sit still - I was there during the otter feeding time and they were in constant motion. I might have had better luck with the otters if they weren't eating and looking for food.

I was using my DA 16-45mm f/4 and I would have liked to have a lens that would shoot f/2.8. After visiting the aquarium, I'm thinking of getting a Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 for situation just like the aquarium.

It was still great to visit the aquarium, but it is definately a challenge for a photographer.

Does that help?
Frank

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Frank, the EXIF info on the 1st & 3rd photos shows that they were shot with a FL of 45mm, with the 2nd photo shot at a FL of 40mm. What about using your A50/F2? The main problem would then be focusing & DOF at larger apertures.

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Frank, the EXIF info on the 1st & 3rd photos shows that they were shot with a FL of 45mm, with the 2nd photo shot at a FL of 40mm. What about using your A50/F2? The main problem would then be focusing & DOF at larger apertures.

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I didn't have my A50/f2 with me at the time. I wish I had. When I went down to Monterey I only had the DA 16-45 and F 35-70.
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Wow, stunning colours!
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Frank,

Those images of Jellyfish are beautiful.

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