Pattern Recognition

by Dhamaka

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"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"........ Albert Einstein


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"When you're standing on a comfortable rug, you have to expect it to be pulled from under your feet sometimes"
........ Ben Moor
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This is my personal blog, not a venue for saleable images. In fact, because it's here that I share things that are important to me with the members of the moblog community, photo quality's not my priority. Events, occasions, achievements, thoughts, trips and experiments - you'll find them all here. Contact me for the development version of my photo portfolio, for a selection of saleable images or visit my dance photography blog or my website for cuttings. And remember that all photos remain my copyright unless I've specifically said otherwise.

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"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle I no longer despair for the future of the human race"
........ H G Wells

"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better"
........ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Luck favours the prepared mind"
........ Louis Pasteur

"Never to get lost is not to live, not to know how to get lost brings you to destruction, and somewhere in the terra incognita in between lies a life of discovery."
........ Rebecca Solnit

"Give, give, give -- what is the point of having experience, knowledge or talent if I don't give it away? Of having stories if I don't tell them to others? Of having wealth if I don't share it? I don't intend to be cremated with any of it! It is in giving that I connect with others, with the world and with the divine."
........ Isabel Allende

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs - ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
........ Harold Thurman Whitman

"The real voyage of discovery consists not of seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes...."
........ Marcel Proust

"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.. you have no such accurate remembrance of a country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle...."
........ Ernest Hemingway

"Ambition leads me not only father than any other man has been before me, but as far as I think it is possible for man to go."
........ James Cook

"The grand show is enternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapour is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls."
........ John Muir

"The bicycle is the most civilised conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart."
........ Iris Murdoch

"Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling. If you can't feel what you're looking at, then you're never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your picture...."
........ Don McCullin












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The fundamental element and special glory of popular literature. A thought that snores in words that smoke. All that is mortal of a departed truth. A jelly-fish withering on the shore of the sea of thought. A desiccated epigram


..... Ambrose Bierce

Twiglet says:

I love jelly fish!

24th Jan 2009, 16:26

These are fabulous.

24th Jan 2009, 16:29

crickson says:

Stunning shots - and these animals are so hard to get good pictures of. Excellent stuff.

24th Jan 2009, 16:57

Spiderbaby says:

No platitudes here, that's for sure. Those jelly fish look fully hydrated to me and long may they remain so :)
They're so hypnotic to watch - gorgeous shots.

24th Jan 2009, 17:09

Dhamaka says:

Thank you very much Twiglet, TiliaAmericana, Crickson and Spiderbaby. There are 3 types here - the largest in #5 were about 8-12cm in diameter, the mid-sized I think had a diameter of between 3 and 5 cm and the frilly ones in #3 were a maximum of 1-2cm in length when fully extended and maybe 0.5cm in diameter

Crickson - I have to admit that even though the room was darker, low light tango shots are a lot more difficult

24th Jan 2009, 17:21

MaggieD says:

I agree with Spiderbaby, I find jelly fish very hypnotic .... I was on a school trip to a sea life centre once and noticed that one of the more disruptive of the children was absolutely fascinated by the jelly fish .......

.... ace set of pics ....

24th Jan 2009, 17:50

Dhamaka says:

:)
thank you Maggie

24th Jan 2009, 18:01

shitake says:

Absolutely fantastic! :)

25th Jan 2009, 03:26

Dhamaka says:

thank you!

25th Jan 2009, 17:33

shitake says:

:)

25th Jan 2009, 17:46

Wendle says:

These are gorgeous. Kind of hypnotic...

26th Jan 2009, 15:40

Dhamaka says:

Thank you Wendle - I wish I had had more time to take images in the night aquaria... they were all stunning

26th Jan 2009, 18:55

W O W ! ! !

30th Jan 2009, 16:45