Under the Sea(water)

The Columbus Zoo has a very nice aquarium which I happened to walk into this day.  It was crowded in there so I did a lot of waiting to get shots only to have them turn out not so hot as there were reflections of the other visitor in the glass.  There were so many other brilliant fish and the manatees that I wanted to get photos of too.  Oh well….sometimes you win sometimes you get to do it again.

Not quite the same as being underwater with them but for those of us who cannot dive (Hi Indah!) – it’s nice to see.


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  1. #1 by Raymond on March 19, 2015 - 3:31 am

    Nice picture. I love turtles 🙂

  2. #3 by Angela G. on March 19, 2015 - 4:53 am

    These are some lovely shots! Great job! 🙂

  3. #5 by Mjollnir MacAlba on March 19, 2015 - 5:13 am

    I remember taking about 400 shots at the aquarium here and about 30 were usable. Not so easy is it? These are nice shots though so well done you 🙂

    • #6 by imagesbytdashfield on March 19, 2015 - 10:26 am

      It takes time, technique and patience…and hopefully not a bunch of folks hanging around you getting in the way 😉

  4. #9 by Indah Susanti on March 19, 2015 - 7:25 am

    Really nice shots Teri! It’s not easy to take pictures in zoo’s aquarium – usually the lighting could be quite minimum (that’s my experience) and you took awesome pics – plus they have turtle!!

    Thank you so much for the mention 🙂 Have a fantastic day!

    • #10 by imagesbytdashfield on March 19, 2015 - 10:25 am

      You know I was thrilled when I saw they had a turtle 🙂 You are right about that lighting it was a bit dim in there.

  5. #11 by Lignum Draco on March 19, 2015 - 7:32 am

    These have turned out rather well. Did you put your lens up to the glass? Would a polarising filter help?

    • #12 by imagesbytdashfield on March 19, 2015 - 10:49 am

      I keep my lens hood on especially for times like this and get close to putting it on the glass. I didn’t have a polarizing filter on but I’d imagine that could help. Mostly it’s about positioning yourself to make sure you’re getting a good clear(ish) shot and then wait for your subject to come by.

  6. #13 by marcus dilano on March 19, 2015 - 8:46 am

    Yeah these are very good Teri..I have the same questions as Draco.

    • #14 by imagesbytdashfield on March 19, 2015 - 10:50 am

      Shooting through glass at something that isn’t moving vs things moving takes some effort and planning. Although with the ray I was right there when he swooped up. See above reply for more detail 🙂

  7. #15 by milfordstreet on March 19, 2015 - 11:23 am

    Great shots…your patience paid off.

    • #16 by imagesbytdashfield on March 19, 2015 - 11:32 am

      Thanks. I really wanted to get the manatee but everyone crowded up to the glass for that one.

  8. #17 by seaangel4444 on March 19, 2015 - 12:09 pm

    Excellent shots, Teri! There is something about sea turtles! Encountered one while snorkeling in Maui; I had to literally swim backwards so as not to run into this dear creature! Cher xo

    • #18 by imagesbytdashfield on March 19, 2015 - 4:22 pm

      Way cool! I had something similar happen when snorking in Barbados. One just swooped right in front of me and it was amazing! Love turtles!!!

      • #19 by seaangel4444 on March 19, 2015 - 5:03 pm

        Oh wow, did you? That is really cool! I love turtles, too!!

      • #20 by imagesbytdashfield on March 19, 2015 - 5:05 pm

        I have had pet turtles, have toy turtles, turtle statues, even tattoos 🙂

      • #21 by seaangel4444 on March 19, 2015 - 5:08 pm

        That’s awesome, Teri! There is something so wise about turtles!

      • #22 by imagesbytdashfield on March 19, 2015 - 5:11 pm

        They carry the world upon their backs. Google that legend 😉

      • #23 by seaangel4444 on March 19, 2015 - 5:15 pm

        Oh I will; thanks! I had never heard that before! Makes sense, though!

  9. #24 by Ambienteubv's blog on November 15, 2015 - 10:08 am

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