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Welcome, Anna!

Welcome, Anna!
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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: 2008-01-06
Categories: Cnidarians
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): JellyFish, Underwater Wonder World 3, Dedications at TrekNature Part Three, Dedications I have received, Jellies [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-09 0:16
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture is dedicated to Anna Eksteen, aka Miss Piggy, to welcome her to our TN family.
This is going to be so much fun, Anna!

Mediterranean Jelly
Cotylorhiza tuberculata

Cotylorhiza tuberculata is a species of jellyfish, also known as the Mediterranean jelly or fried egg jellyfish. It is commonly found in the Mediterranean Sea, Aegean Sea and Adriatic Sea. Capable of growing as large as 35cm in diameter, the Mediterranean jelly, unlike many others of its species, is capable of autonomous movement without relying on the current.

This shot was taken at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.


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To Miss_Piggy: Hello : )manyee 1 01-09 23:22
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Hi Manyee,
Amazing photo with excelletn black BG. I liked especieaalu purple parts on manibrium. Daos it dnagerous for people in the sea?
est wishes

Hi Manyee, what an exceptionally good image of the jellyfish - it looks really attractive, with that beautiful purple colour and sharp (and soft) details.

Great shot, and a lovely welcome to Anna - Loot's BETTER half...


Hi Manyee,
You've captured a beautiful Cotylorhiza specimen in a finely executed shot, however it looks a little pale, the ones we have here in the Aegean are more colorful. Maybe being raised in an aquarium paled its colors. TFS.

Hi Manyee,
good idea to dedicate this wonderful medusa to Anna, the newcomer. Well done, this difficult aquarium shot.
Not a good idea, to think that your grandson is cuter than you!
My best regards to you, Manyee,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-01-09 9:13]

Hi Manyee.
I have met such creatures a lot in Black see. I do not say that they are wonderful for contact but for looking they are really great. Excellent sharp and coloured image of the jellyfish. The dedication is so touching. Well done and kind regards.

Hi Manyee,
Wow! This one looks real interesting, the top half looks like cauliflower and the bottom looks like an upturned mushroom. A very nice image to greet a newcomer to treknature. I hope you had a wonderful New Years start. Take care. :)

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2008-01-09 11:53]

Hi Manyee,
There are not so many jelly fish around here so it caught my eye and then I saw it was yours.
Good presentation with the dark background. good use of light.
TFS (I 've sent you and e-mail before)

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-01-09 17:29]
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Hi ManYee

I'm not saying this on behalf of Anna (who will still come around to this one, but she's not well right now due to a terrible toothache - she'll see the dentist tomorrow), but I just want to thank you for this wonderful gesture. I do appreciate it heaps and I know she was very chuffed when she saw it.

Another brilliant "aquatography" shot from you. As far as I could tell it was done without a flash which increased the complication levels threefold. Normally these creatures are kept in rather dimly lit tanks with soft fluorescent lights to bring out their colours, but that is not very conducive to photography. To complicate matters even further, these jellies have a slow rhythmic or continuous pulsating movement and under the low light conditions it is very difficult to get a nice clear shot. You did excellent work with the exposure levels, the details are as sharp as can be, and the colours are fabulous showing an inner glow radiating from the animal.

Very well done and TFS.

Hallo Manyee
Thank you so to a great extent for making the journey on Trek Nature much more excited by dedicating a posting of this Mediterranean Jelly to me. This was a huge surprise and totally unexpected. It is a lovely gesture and much appreciated. I am sure you knew that purple is my favourite colour and that is why you chose this jelly with its purple parts on the edges to spoil me. The photography of this jellyfish is excellent and one can see you are an old hand to these kind of photos. You have a portfolio jam packed with a variety of super photos. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

Ps. I am sure Iíll enjoy every moment and that my knowledge about nature and everything involved will grow daily. I cannot expect less with some talented people like yourself to guide me the way.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-01-09 23:16]

Hi Manyee,
I will be back.

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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-01-10 15:44]

Hi Manyee,

Beautiful composition of this jellyfish. Love the black background, it makes such a great contrast with the soft and pastels colours of the cotylorhiza. Very well done!


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-03-24 3:04]

hello manyee
nice gift to Anna
its foreign and different species for me
i like BG, lighting, colours, details and note

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