Uploaded: April 22, 2003


This jellyfish was photographed just a fraction of a second before the wave covered it. I was fortunate this time since only 4 frames were required to obtain the effect I wanted (in the past I had to take dozens of pictures). No PS burning was used; the colors and shades are natural. The shutter speed of 1/475 sec did not stop the motion of the water; spot metering. Thanks for looking.


Robert Mann level-classic April 22, 2003

Wow! This is great, Victor...the water looks in motion. Excellent timing: your patience paid off! Rob #31873

Debbie S. May 26, 2019

OOOOOH! I love these kind of shots!! Very graphis and simple and yet captured at that critical split second!! Nice work Victor and congratulations!! #101417

Mette Vendelboe Allison May 26, 2019

Very cool and good. Congrats and good luck! #102315

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