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Purple Striped Jelly

Purple Striped Jelly
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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-31
Categories: Cnidarians
Camera: Canon Powershot SX110IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Underwater Wonder World 5, Jellies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-07-31 23:52
Viewed: 4314
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Purple-striped Jelly
Chrysaora (Pelagia) colorata

With a bell of up to 70 cm diameter, usually streaked with a radial pattern of stripes, and long, flowing oral arms, this jelly is quite impressive. The four frilly oral arms have a coiled appearance. Eight marginal tentacles alternate with eight sensory rhopalia. The tentacles are well armed with nematocysts and can produce a relatively painful sting. Although large specimens are typically endowed with very distinct purple pigment patterns, younger individuals have a pale pinkish bell that lacks the dramatic stripes and patterns of adults. Youngsters also have long, thin, dark maroon tentacles that assume a more subdued coloration by adulthood. Young adults can be endowed with truly impressive oral arms, sometimes as long as 4 to 5 meters. Very old individuals often lack the long flowing oral arms and have thickened, pale tentacles.

This photo was taken at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.


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  • Great 
  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-08-01 0:24]

Hi Maynee,
Exceptional capture. It is very difficult to surprise it, congratulations.
have a nice weekend,

  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2009-08-01 1:27]

Hello Manyee,
Looks scary! Great light and DOF. Was it taken in nature or in sea aquarium?
Best wishes and TFS!

Hi Manyee

Stunning and beautiful, an amazing capture. I have tried several aquarium shots with hopeless results, so I commend you on this success. Excellent composition, sharpness, colour and exposure; a great presentation.


Hi Maynee!

A beautiful one, and was probably not easy to capture. Particulary with details and colors like this, it's wonderful from an underwater shot, TFS!

Best regards,

Hi Manyee,
It was great talking to you. Always fun to not only write but actually speak to a fellow photographer. Next must be the actual meeting.

So I guess you invested in scuba gear and went for a dive on the ocean. Just kidding, the aquarium shot is much better because you got good lighting. I love the color contrast with the blue back and the red spots. The transparent body is perfectly captured with wonderful details.

excellent capture of the delicate jellyfish! :-) looks like you were eye to "eye".. or whatever they have with no glass between
you. everything is totally clear and very detailed with the perfect lighting. superb job & best wishes, thor.

  • Great 
  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2009-08-01 5:40]

hi Manyee
voici une image plutôt rare parmis les oiseaux et autres insectes. Superbe rendu colorée, c'est très pur.


  • Great 
  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-08-01 10:14]

Hola Manyee.
Exelente juego de colores en esta imagen. El fondo azul luce de maravilla. Gran calidad en la foto y muy interesante nota.

hello Manyee!
amazing capture with vivid color and details...well composed!!

best sERGIO

hello Manyee
this is a great shot with very good details and good sharpness
beautiful colours and super BG.
greeting lou

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