First place at Wetpixel

The theme for Wetpixel's Picture of the Week competition #277 was nudibranchs, and the sea hare Aplysia punctata above was awarded first place in the competition.

The Linacia clavigera is one of the most common nudibranch species in Norwegian waters.

By Christian Skauge   Published: Mar 30, 2009

The image was shot in Bukkøysundet north of Bergen on the norwegian west coast, and is one of my oldest digital images.

I used an Olympus c-5050 zoom on semi-automatic setting to shoot the image. The settings determined by the camera was f8, 1/100 and ISO 100.

Like I wrote on my Wetpixel comment; sometimes you get lucky: The sea hare was going about it's business climbing up a kelp frond, when it suddenly seemed to become aware of my prescence.

It turned towards me and looked straight into the camera for a brief moment, before proceeding up the kelp.

A total of 117 images were entered in the competition.

My second entry, a small Limacia clavigera (also on a kelp frond) was awarded 10th place by my peers.

Here are the three winning images, courtesy of Wetpixel:

The Wetpixel Picture of the Week contest is open for anyone, and attracts participants from all over the world.

It is both fun and a good learning experience to take part, not to mention trying to guess which images will do well and not.

Each competition is open for entries for one week, and voting takes place the following week.

Please click to visit Wetpixel to read more and view all the participating images:



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