Sunday, July 10, 2011

My Very First I Heart Macro Sunday

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I've always wanted to participate but kept forgetting the date, or remembered the date but didn't have anything interesting to show you!

This week I have a close-up from my trip with Zack to the National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD.  Both of us adore the jellyfish exhibit and I did my best to capture shots of the these gorgeous creatures through the thick glass.

These jellyfish lie on the sea floor upside down -- and they're just amazing.  I could have stood there and stared at them for hours.


Yup, it's a bit fuzzy, but it was incredibly difficult to get a clear shot through the glass that has a slight build-up of salt.  Now I'm inspired to make a charm bracelet in a monochromatic color just like this.

Please enjoy the rest of the lovely macro shots at Lori Plyer's blog, Studio Waterstone, by clicking here.


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Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She's also a contributor to Art Bead Scene.  She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party.

21 comments:

  1. behind glass jellyfish are pretty awesome. I would not want to meet them out in the water :-)
    A color palette like this would be stunning!

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  2. Yeah Lori!! That's a wonderful shot, I bet it was very tough in that situation but it tured out beautiful. I'm with you the colors are gorgeous!!

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  3. Love jellyfish - our local aquarium has a dark room with a tank full of glowy jellys 0- they are so mesmerizing!

    It reminds me of labradorite for some reason!

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  4. Great shot! Underwater creatures are so fascinating and I too could watch them for hours. It's almost like they're performing a ballet. Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  5. Love the bright yellow with just a hint of turquoise - gives me some ideas also! Way to go on a first macro :-)

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  6. I love the picture, Lori, and see why you could watch for hours. Also loving the aqua color I'm seeing.

    Thanks for joining up!

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  7. Lori, I love the jellyfish, your photo is beautiful!
    The jellies at Adventure Aquarium, I can watch them for hours!

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  8. That's a great shot Lori through the glass even. The colors and textures are wonderful. So glad you remembered to join us!

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  9. So very pretty. Delicate textures. Soft colors. Lovely!

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  10. welcome to the fun! i love jellyfish, they are my favs at aquariums (and sea horses too).

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  11. Jellyfish are so fascinating. I could watch them for hours too.

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  12. It has been years since I was able to visit an aquarium so thanks for sharing. I have been playing with this color pallate today with my washers. Wonderful shot!!

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  13. Lori, I am so glad you could join the fun of Macro Shot Sunday :) I love the shots of those jelly fish, the colors and textures are awesome!!!

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  14. jelly fish are so cool. I can see why you'd want to watch them for hours. They are so fluid and peaceful, like other water creatures. very nice.

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  15. Very nice, I can't add any more deadlines to my week but love seeing all these great macro shots. We have a really cool exhibit here in Vegas of jelly fish in a dark room with special lighting. They looked like aliens from a sci fi movie to me- fascinating but yours are more beautiful!

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  16. Now what a picture is that or what?! You have a wonderful Macro picture Lori..I Love it! Some fine day which is someday I want to try my hand at a jellyfish Lampwork bead! But that far away!

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  17. Congrats on your first Macro Sunday, Lori! And what a COOL shot! I know you'll always remember your special Aquarium day with Zack with many great photos like this to look back on. :-)

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  18. Stunning! Great shot!

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  19. Wow - I would have never known that it was jellyfish if you had not said it! Wonderful inspiration.

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  20. Love this shot and how watching these jelly fish inspired you in your next jewelry making projects!

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  21. Love your pics! I too went on a trip, up through two states visiting family. Such times are great memory treasures!!

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