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Scyphozoan


Scyphozoan
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Copyright: randy lafferty (cherokeechief) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 4 N: 43] (142)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-30
Categories: Cnidarians
Camera: sony dsc p-52
Exposure: f/3.8, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): JellyFish, Oklahoma Aquarium [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-01 13:38
Viewed: 5560
Points: 14
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Oklahoma Aquarium

from Wikipedia:
Jellyfish are marine invertebrates belonging to the Scyphozoan class, and in turn the phylum Cnidaria. The body of an adult jellyfish is composed of a bell-shaped, jellylike substance enclosing its internal structure, from which the creature's tentacles suspend. Each tentacle is covered with stinging cells (cnidocytes) that can stun or kill other animals: most jellyfish use them to secure prey or as a defense mechanism. Others, such as Rhizostomae, do not have tentacles at all. To compensate for its lack of basic sensory organs and a brain, the jellyfish exploits its nervous system and rhopalia to perceive stimuli, such as light or odor, and orchestrate expedient responses. In its adult form, it is composed of 94-98% water and can be found in every pelagic area of the world.
Most jellyfish are passive drifters that feed on small fish and zooplankton that become caught in their tentacles. Jellyfish have an incomplete digestive system, meaning that the same orifice is used for both food intake and waste expulsion.
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Hi Randy

Very nice shot. Excellent light, great depth of colour. Nice work. :-)

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-06-01 13:58]

Hi Randy, nice and cleare photo. Good notice about it. TFS
Majran

Hello randy

very intresting shot, i can feel ocean, i love it. Very nice use of flash. great.
well done

TFS
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timone

Hi Randy,

Aren't jellyfish just fantastic? The shapes, colors and grace of movement is so stunning. Thanks for posting such a nice one.

Evelynn : )

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-06-19 3:27]

Wow Randy, this blue Jellyfish looks good. Amazing shapes and colours, and you nshow it very well, TFS
Janice

Hi randy ,

A very well captured pic of this jelly , The details on this worth watching with such a wonderfull note along with it.

Tfs

Pawan

Very well composed, sharp and interesting.
How do you flash on a subject without light reflection on the aquarium glass? I feel quite ignorant. I do wonder how this is possible.
TFS

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