Back to S.E.A. Aquarium again. The first two trips was meant as a recce to find out what are available and where they are located. This time, I’m back to focus on the jelly fishes. I’m aware of the poor lighting, so this time, I brought my fast lens with me, the 50mm F/2.0 macro lens.
Before heading to see the jelly fishes, I decided to have some fun with my fisheye lens, probably my favorite now.
Shipwreck at the Strait of Karimata & Java Sea zone
Now back to the jelly fishes. I always like watching jelly fishes swimming around the water. They never failed to mesmerize me.
Jelly fishes at the Ocean Journey zone
After trying for a quite sometime. I continue to find shooting jelly fish (or any moving creatures at SEA Aquarium) a big challenge. The poor lighting limits the shutter speed and getting a sharp focus very very difficult. In the end, I had to do manual focus for one location and wait for a jelly fish to swim to that location to get a good shot. Thus even if I can get a well focused shot, the composition sucks.
After having enough shots at jelly fishes ( I can still see swimming jelly fishes even if I close my eyes), I head for the exit. Taking a few shots here and there but none came out well enough for my liking. One that turns out satisfactory, just satisfactory (far from being called a keeper in photographer’s jargon) was the shot of a Lionfish.
Lionfish at South China Sea zone
And one shot of the sharks right at the exit turn out ok, though the clipped fin ruined the composition. I’ll concentrate on these one day.