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Coastwatch Magazine and ME!
Published on Thursday, February 10, 2011 by

Last summer schools of jellyfish seemed to take over Corolla and all of the Outer Banks.  We are used to seeing the typical clear moon jellies, but for at least a month we encountered jellyfish of all colors.  One afternoon I took out my cell phone and snapped a few shots of some beautiful copper colored jellyfish.  That night I posted them on my Outer Banks blog.

A few months later I was surprised to get an email from Coastwatch Magazine, asking if they could use one of my jellyfish pictures.  I was more than happy to oblige, appreciating the good work they do for the coast.

I have just now received copies of the magazine and can’t believe how beautiful the picture turned out!  I took this jellyfish picture blindly with my cell phone.  The sunlight overhead blacked out my screen, making it impossible to set up a good shot.


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That was the mature writer describing the magazine shot above.  THIS is the REAL me upon opening the magazine and seeing my name in print:

“NO WAY!  WOW!  Check it OUT!  It’s Beautiful! COOL!  I’m PUBLISHED!  WOOO HOOOOO!”

I was probably jumping up and down while I said this.

I am not ashamed.

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  • That is awesome! What great achievement. And it is an amazing photo. I can see why they would want to use it.

  • Way to go. You rock. It’s great to be recognized for great work and that photograph is awesome. Well deserved praise.

    Have a terrific day. 🙂

  • wow, Wow, WOW!!!
    That is so way cool!!!
    A big congratulations to you!

    BTW, are we fellow North Carolinians!?

  • Mishelle

    Oh wow!! What a great picture of a jellyfish!!! Holy cow it’s published too!! Wicked!!

  • Congrads on getting published and thank you for checking out my blog! That really is a great picture.

  • Wow! What a beautiful picture. Mine never look that way. Congratulations and don’t forget to celebrate!

  • OMG OMG OMG OMG That’s soooo cool! Good for you, girly! xoxo

  • That picture is stunning and congratulations on being published!

    That was the mature blogger writing. And now for the real me:

    SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE!! OMG OMG!! *jumping up and down* You RULE!! 🙂

  • That is SO exciting – And, great shots too!!

  • Oh, that looks like fun. Did you get some shoes?

    I have no idea where the shoe part came from. It was in the box when I got here and I am the only one in the house. Strange.

    The shots are beautiful, this is really exciting. Congratulations!

    • What were you drinking when you wrote that comment about shoes?

  • Maryidarren

    YAY! for being “asked” before someone takes your photographs! 🙂 Congratulations as well.

    • You know, I had not thought of that. How many people have already stolen those pix, I wonder, just like they steal EVERY picture on the web! I am VERY lucky they didn’t just take, huh? Now, if only summer would come so I can hit the beach again!

  • Nice!

    • Stephanie, I love the picture on your facebook account… it ROCKS!

  • Tfteenchef

    Wow! Great picture!

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