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Old Mar 30, 2010, 8:38 PM   #1
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Took this image of a West Coast Sea Nettle at the Newport Aquarium (Newport, Kentucky) this past weekend. Nikon D300s with Nikon 12-24mm f/4 with lens pressed up against the glass! ISO 1600, 1/16th of a second exposure at f/4.

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It is kinda out spacey looking, but as a diver, I try my best to avoid these guys.
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My wife was stung by a Jelly while in the Atlantic Ocean in South Carolina. It was very painful as she described it and caused some bruising which lasted for several days. Glad to be able to see them in an aquarium setting. I hear that the sting of the Box Jelly Fish (in the waters of Australia) can be fatal !!
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Jehan, very awesome picture!!!! I love salt-water aquariums!

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Outstanding shot!
Love the colors too.
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My wife was stung by a Jelly while in the Atlantic Ocean in South Carolina. It was very painful as she described it and caused some bruising which lasted for several days. Glad to be able to see them in an aquarium setting. I hear that the sting of the Box Jelly Fish (in the waters of Australia) can be fatal !!
There are 2 kinds of box jelly off of australia, the bigger one is super painful, the little one that you can not see is even worst, and it make the big one look like nothing in pain level. And if not treated quickly it is fatal. The small one has a higher percentage of fatality.
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Thanks GW and Ned: I was surprised to get such a sharp image with only an f/4 opening under such low lght conditions. I had thought about taking my 50mm f/1.4, but the 12-24 wide angle provided the close up shot that I was looking for.

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the bad this is that the little one is so small that it is barely visible to the human eye, and can swim through all the jelly fish nets the surround the beaches in Australia. The life guard well sting suites a troll the waters with a fine net during the beach season to try to keep the stings incidents down.
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Not too shabby! I've been threatening/promising myself to get up there and look around. We're headed the other way this weekend... Gatlinburg.
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