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ocean 07 by Zyklotrop ocean 07 by Zyklotrop
Picture 7 of my ocean series.
Taken mostly in 2005.
I'm quite new to underwater-photography, so take it easy on me... :D
But please feel free to comment!

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This species is called Crown Jellyfish.

Other photos from that trip:
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To be seen in my underwater gallery [link]

Donate dA points? Klick here: [link]

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:iconnature-as-is:
Nature-as-is Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: Your amazing image has been featured here: [link]
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
This is amazing.
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Starfire4 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
!D:
:D
good photo
GOOD WORK!
(y)
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:iconravnka:
Ravnka Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011   Photographer
Wow! 0_0
So clear, amazing job :heart:
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:iconbasca666:
basca666 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011   Photographer
Awesome capture.
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:iconsky00reed:
sky00reed Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Thanks for showing us the beauty of underwater life.
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:iconsublimelove4life:
sublimelove4life Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Feature here : [link]
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:iconspaz-studios:
Spaz-studios Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Student General Artist
so many wonderful and strange creatures that we share this planet with. wonderful photography here :o
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OLSandersPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
Beautiful !
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:iconayaki-sakura:
Ayaki-Sakura Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
Whoa!!! That's so cool!
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:iconzyklotrop:
Zyklotrop Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
:D
Thanks!
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:iconayaki-sakura:
Ayaki-Sakura Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Welcome~
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:iconarourallis:
arourallis Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
Its so odd, I can honestly say I've never heard of this species. Its really pretty though :heart:
I somehow came up with the name 'jellemoniefish' before reading the comment XD
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:iconzyklotrop:
Zyklotrop Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
:D
AS i said it took a long time to find out it's name. I used to call it "Latexfish". :lol:
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arourallis Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
Its hard to find the name of species you've never seen before, especially if it is a particularly varied group of animals. The one vice of every nature photographer XD
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Hedgepig13 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
I love the lighting! And the fish in the corner is great
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:iconzyklotrop:
Zyklotrop Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
:)
Thanks! :thanks:
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Sesh-Fairy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010   Photographer
Hello, you've been featured in my Journal here:[link] & my news article here:[link] showcasing around 80 magical deviations. (please :+favlove: the article so more can see it).

Well done.

:heart: Stef
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:iconzyklotrop:
Zyklotrop Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
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dark-prince-fr Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
how does your submarine equipment cost you ?
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Zyklotrop Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Really depends on what you get. If you've got a digicam of one of the better known manufacturers, like e.g. Canon or Olympus, you can buy wetboxes for relatively low prices. If you hav a DSLR it'll cost you more. Some companies, like Olympus, sell wetboxes for their DSLRs. Those are mostly made of plastic and not really cheap. The best and most expensive wetboxes you can buy are custommade ones of companies that specialise on wetboxes. Those are mainly made of alluminum or carbon fibre and cost up to €3000,-.
You'll also have to buy at least one submersible flash and those are also quite expensive. All in all I'd say you'll have to invest between €2500,- to €3000,- to be well equiped. Underwater photography is quite expensive.
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dark-prince-fr Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
Ok Thx and I imagine it takes some time before being able to produce nice shot ?
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Zyklotrop Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yes! First of all you'll have to become both a skilled diver and a skilled photographer. If you can't keep a neutral buoyancy without concentrating on it or kicking your legs, then it's no use to start trying to take photos. Same aplies to your camera, you have to know it and what you're doing. No use trying to figure out stuff while under the surface. Once you've managed to be a skilled diver and photographer, the last step will be to know about the "objekts", e.g. fish. Know where to look for them at what time and how they behave, then how you should behave to get close enough to take a good photo. :-)
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dark-prince-fr Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
Ok thx a lot for all the advise :)
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Zyklotrop Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
You're welcome. :wave:
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bubble-bath13 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome picture! looks amazing
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:iconzyklotrop:
Zyklotrop Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Artsee1 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow! Just amazing. The clarity is perfect! And these little guys are not an easy capture. Great job!
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Zyklotrop Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot!
Actually they are not very hard to capture since they are not highly mobile and you can tell where they are going and "chase" them. Also they don't react that much to your presence.
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Artsee1 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Maybe I just need to practice the "chase". At any rate... really great photo.
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SeikaKitsune Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thats so cool! Possibly one of my new fave animals! XD
What type of jelly fish is it? (if its even a jelly fish... ;;XD )
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Zyklotrop Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
When I took the trip there was a mass spawning of this species at a reef. There were thousands. I was able to shoot a whole buch of photos. Take a look at my gallery for more. ;-)
Since there isn't much of a database on the internet or a book that I know about, it took a while for me to find out its name. It's called Crownjellyfish. Quite obvious. :D
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SeikaKitsune Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Heheh ohh I see. :XD:
I'll go take a look :D
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marphey Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Awesome!
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:iconzyklotrop:
Zyklotrop Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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serel Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
An absolutely fantastic shot! You've been featured: Inside the Ocean and Under the Sea.
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Zyklotrop Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Sorry for the late reply. Thank you very much! :wave:
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aiyoshi Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
Amazing !
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:iconzyklotrop:
Zyklotrop Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :)
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Tide-Of-Warm-Blood Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
Did you know that Jellyfish don't have brains?
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:iconzyklotrop:
Zyklotrop Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
That's propably why he didn't reply when I said "well what do you think?".
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Tide-Of-Warm-Blood Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
No, I'm serious. They don't have an actual brain. (I'm a science freak)
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staceylala Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful.
Would you mind if I featured this piece on my photography blog?
Here@ [link]
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:iconzyklotrop:
Zyklotrop Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Nah, feel free to. I don't mind a bit of propaganda. :D
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:iconstaceylala:
staceylala Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah cool, thank you :)
I thought I'd ask anyways :P
:D
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Baller25 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
wow is tat some kind of jellyfish?
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Astridyl Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very nice. I was wondering if I would be able to use this picture in a book a friend and I am publishing about the ocean. Your work will be credited to you with your name in the book by the picture. It's a coffee table book, exibiting many pictures of the ocean as well as any writing (ie. quotes, facts, short stories, poems, lyrics). Please let me know, or if you know anyone who would like to submitt something into the book.
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Zyklotrop Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
Would you tell me more about it? How many are you going to publish and where? Size, pages. Is it meant to be for children or adults? You can also send a message if this is not supposed to go public.
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Astridyl Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll copy and paste what is in my journal because I have to leave for class now.

A friend and I are publishing a book on water and the ocean. It is a coffee table book involving various quotes, short stories, facts, songs, etc. We are looking for submissions from anyone who wants their work published. Just keep the pieces somewhat short. We are looking for any written work as well as any drawings, paintings or pictures that you've done. Please pass the message to friends and family. If you could send me the work via message on DA, that would be great. If it is a piece of art and not writing, message me and I will give you an email that it can be sent to. The picture sizes are 7X7. If you have something larger, we can scale it down, but we can't use anything smaller that that. Your work will be credited to you. Your name will be published in the book along with your work. Thank you very much for your help. Our deadline is in two weeks.
If we recieve more submissions than we need, then the best will selected. I will notify everyone whos work will be published.

The book is meant to be for all ages.

We are starting off with publishing 20 or so and seeing how they will sell. We have a grant for the project, so we have to run a trial frist. It is being published in Rhode Island, but we can send the book via mail if you would like one. The only down side is you have to pay for it. I have to pay for a copy of the book as well, as does my friend that is publishing it with me. I can send you what is in the book via message when it is done though.

There will be about 80 pages.
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July 27, 2006
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Canon
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Canon EOS 20D
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1/80 second
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F/7.1
Focal Length
39 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Aug 19, 2005, 3:57:21 PM
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