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The Ghost
The Ghost
Blue Moon

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM
Location: Cal Academy of Sciences, SF, CA
Date: Jul 28, 2009
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2009

Macro of a Moon Jellyfish

I'm a bit nervous entering this. I'm not sure how well it will be perceived. It looks a bit busy but I think I did what I could with the composition. My last Jellyfish entry didn't do so well, but that was mostly because it wasn't sharp enough. While the DOF is pretty shallow here, I think there is something more to focus on. At first I was just going to enter an abstract macro of the tentacles {or whatever it is that jellyfish have). I hope people see/like the "ghost." Originally I thought it looked more like an angel but then I saw in the circle there was a little round mouth like a ghost would have. Good Luck to me but not hoping for a miracle.

Place: 331 out of 419
Avg (all users): 5.2177
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.2432
Avg (non-participants): 5.1389
Views since voting: 546
Views during voting: 234
Votes: 147
Comments: 2
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08/11/2009 05:49:52 PM
Your title really made me stop and look at this one. I have a better appreciation of the ghostly glow. Love the soft light.
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08/01/2009 06:14:22 PM
This is a very interesting photo. I'm guessing Jellyfish, but I love the abstract feel. Very well done
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