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Jelly Dance
Jelly Dance
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Challenge: Free Study 2010-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Pentax K200D
Lens: Pentax SMC P-DA 12-24mm F4.0 ED/AL (IF)
Location: Monterey Bay Aquarium
Date: Apr 3, 2010
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Nature, Water
Date Uploaded: Apr 29, 2010

I could watch these guys for hours.

Handheld at 1/25, then processed in LR with a bit of Topaz in PSE 5. Went back and forth on the sharpening and topaz ... i'm sure some will think its too much, but I like it. I also know that I'm going to get several "too dark" comments but, again, that's kind of my style and what I like. What I don't like is that half moon glare just to the left of the lone jelly in the upper part of the frame. Tried a bunch of different ways to clone it out but just ended up making it look worse or artificial, so said FI and left it in. Hopefully you all won't notice it as much as I do. :)

Statistics
Place: 46 out of 394
Avg (all users): 6.3427
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 6.3942
Avg (non-participants): 6.2051
Views since voting: 859
Views during voting: 215
Votes: 143
Comments: 5
Favorites: 1 (view)


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05/07/2010 09:51:06 PM
WOW!!!!
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05/06/2010 02:51:24 AM
All you need is Marlin & Dory to complete this jelly fish forest ;-)

Fantastic shot. I'm hoping you'll explain more about this photo. The top left 3rd has a bright spot in the tenticles and some sort of reflection that would have been worth removing with such a great photo. It still gets a 9 from me.
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05/04/2010 10:30:03 PM
amazing creatures. there's such beauty in the blue backlight. nice
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05/01/2010 04:32:04 AM
here is a great one,,,,,,,,, like it ,,,, a lot,,,,,,, hell yeaaa,,,,,,
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/01/2010 01:04:44 AM
gross! haha... but nice shot
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