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Jelly Dance  [168/365] | by Lab2112
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Jelly Dance [168/365]

For perhaps the first time ever, I used the camera-produced JPEG instead of the RAW image. The RAW version had greater dynamic range and practically no noise, but it was bland no matter how I post-processed it.


In contrast, despite the fact that the JPEG has a hugely visible noise pattern and the dynamic range has far less latitude, I found the overall effect to be much more captivating for this particular subject. All I did was just moderately boost color saturation -- and that was it. Funny how these things work out sometimes.


By the way, these jellyfish are from the same display that was in this photo as well.


New York Aquarium, Brooklyn, New York.

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Taken on June 17, 2007