Third at Wetpixel


Third at Wetpixel
 



The theme for Wetpixel's Picture of the Week competition #283 was macro, and my image came in third among the 88 contestants from all over the world.

The image was shot close to Kristiansand on the Norwegian south coast just three weeks ago, and pictures the sea angel Clione limacina. These little ophistobranch seaslugs grow to about an inch in legth, and sometimes occur pelagically in such numbers that they make up suitable meals even for whales.

I used a Nikon D200 in a Nexus housing, with twin Inon Z-240 strobes. The subject was very hard to shoot, mid-water at 4-5 meters depth. We had some waves and a slight current, and the little thing kept swimming and swimming.

The camera settings were 1/80, f13 and ISO 100. I used a Nikkor 60 mm lens.
 
Wetpixel user comments

Eventually patience paid off, and resulted in comments like these on Wetpixel:

"Difficult subject; the clarity is fabulous. Neat to see one from the other side of the world."

"Beautiful shot, how big is it?"


» Buy this image or other Clione limacina images: Click here

The competition this week was pretty stiff, with 88 images entered from all over the world. When the theme is as broad as macro, there are plenty of potential winners every time.

Below are the three winning images, courtesy of Wetpixel.com:



» Read more and view all the participating images at Wetpixel
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