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I shot this at the Aquarium in Albuquerque New Mexico.

I shot this at the Aquarium in Albuquerque New Mexico.
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Contest Finalist in The Marine Wildlife Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Underwater Textures Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Deep Blue Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in At The Aquarium Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Underwater Fun Photo Contest
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Anything Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class
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World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class
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World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Marine Wildlife Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Marine Wildlife Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Underwater Textures Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Underwater Textures Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
We Love Animals Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Translucent Photo ContestTop 10 class
Translucent Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Deep Blue Photo ContestTop 10 class
Deep Blue Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
At The Aquarium Photo ContestTop 20 class
Underwater Fun Photo ContestTop 10 class
Splash Of Colors Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Splash Of Colors Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Splash Of Colors Photo ContestTop 20 class
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Water Worlds Photo ContestTop 20 class
Water Worlds Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
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Wildlife Photography Contest by WestcottTop 30 class week 1
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sam58
 
sam58 September 03, 2013
wow, amazing work, and lovely capture !!
BarbaraThurlow
 
BarbaraThurlow November 11, 2013
Excellent!
abrovarnik
 
abrovarnik February 10, 2014
Nice!
rosettephoto
 
rosettephoto February 16, 2014
I do truly love this. It fits the theme "water worlds" as it shows these creatures which are otherworldly. Great capture! Dreamlike!
moremdm PRO+
 
moremdm June 03, 2015
Exceptional capture! Beautiful...
Onthewildsidephotography PRO+
 
Onthewildsidephotography October 06, 2015
Incredible capture! Kudos!
ahmedfouadibraheem
 
ahmedfouadibraheem April 05, 2016
Great.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots April 10, 2016
Beautiful! Congrats.
Gilleroo1 PRO
 
Gilleroo1 April 21, 2016
Superb image
Matthewmartinez123
 
Matthewmartinez123 November 03, 2016
I love it!!
spawn8508
 
spawn8508 May 20, 2018
This is a great shot, please enter it into my challenge.
Jayceephotography PRO+
 
Jayceephotography December 22, 2018
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this shot down in Houston at the Houston Aquarium. We were spending the day with my daughter who was in the process of joining the Coast Guard.
Time
It was in the afternoon and very dark inside, I used my 70-200 mm at 100mm, F stop. 2.8, SS 1/80 post processing done in Nik Software.
Lighting
See below
Equipment
Camera D3, Lens 70-200 Sigma, hand held and manual settings. shot in raw and processed in Nik Software which is my favorite to use. I brought out some detail and used dodge and burn to bring out lighting and the detail extractor.
Inspiration
Jelly fish are amazing creatures. They are graceful, mysterious and mesmerizing to watch swimming.
Editing
Yes Nik Software. I used the detail extractor, lighting and Pro coloring to bring out the natural colors and take out any weird color cast.
In my camera bag
I usually carry my 70-200mm, 24-120mm, 50mm, 85mm and my 35mm. That is it, I also carry reflectors if doing photo shoots with people and someday would love to invest in portable lighting. I am artistic, so when I take photos I love to post process and put my feelings into the photo. Though a shot may come out of the camera wonderful, it may not be what I want it to say, so I love working with filters, and anything that will put my signature on my work.
Feedback
Use your experience, do not be afraid to experiment with lens, flashes and post processing with any program you love. Be unique and do not be afraid to put your artistic twist on your work and make it your own!!

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