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Pacific Nettle

By gajewski  
Tonight we were at a special event at the Aquarium of the Pacific here in Long Beach, California.
The lights in the lobby were down low and likewise the light in all of the aquariums was very low -- simulating night in the ocean.
This is one of the jelly fish known as a Pacific Nettle. It's sting is similar to a bee sting.

Tags: Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 8:12AM
love the colours and tones walter brilliant comp a cracker nice one Wink

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
7 Mar 2013 8:36AM
A fantastic capture, Walter, very beautiful, but I really don't like jellyfish Sad Carol
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 9:58AM
Might sting.... But isn't it beautiful
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
7 Mar 2013 10:28AM
good job it didn't get you Smile
Know what, this one could to with a passage in the clean program... It is lovely.. Would be worth a watercolour treatment (make it saltwater) , too.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
7 Mar 2013 12:53PM
A nicely worked image Walter, good colours and well worked in the low light
Regards Richard
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
7 Mar 2013 1:27PM
Excellent crop, Walter, and the colours look good. Nicely captured in difficult conditions.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
7 Mar 2013 2:03PM
Totally enviable!

The colors and shapes of these creatures fascinates-- You are getting really good with low light images!
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
7 Mar 2013 2:29PM
Tiny transparent Mediterranean versions of this has rather long tentacles and their touch on the skin vein-like swellings that burn you at least for six or seven hours. I have had sot so many shots of them when skin diving or swimming, Walter. This is great and very colourful, you captured it well.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
7 Mar 2013 4:52PM
Those complementary yellow and purple tones really make this one pop Walter. Soft and subdued and impressive at ISO 6400!

marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 5:23PM
This is a fabulous shot Walter, in low light and behind glass, this must have been a nightmare to capture, and capture it you did, very, very well magical!
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2013 7:19PM
An underwater work of art Walter...

Regards Nathan Grin
milky 14 Wales
7 Mar 2013 9:54PM
Excellent capture beautiful colours---MilkyWink
8 Mar 2013 4:49AM
beautiful image! We don't have any up here in Ontario.
Smile Brenda

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