2nd Place Mirrorless Behavior Ocean Art 2016 Lynn Wu
2nd Place Mirrorless Behavior
Lynn won a Symbiosis SS-2 Strobe with built-in 2,000 lumen video light from I-Torch
The story: Pistol shrimp and goby are two sea creatures that form symbiotic relationship to survive. The pistol shrimp is an excellent cave builder, but has poor eyesight. The goby uses the shrimp's burrow for protection from predators, it also acts as "eyes" for the pistol shrimp. The first time that I closed to them, goby swung tail for several times, reminded the pistol shrimp to stay in cave, so I couldn’t shoot the picture they appeared together. I must let them know that I was not threatening, therefore I watched for long time nearby, it took me one tank of time. The next dive, I still selected to shoot them, so I firstly adjusted my flash strobe and snoot angle, thought about the picture that I wanted to show, and then was waiting for long. I slowed down my action, and breathed gently, let goby and pistol shrimp couldn’t hide in the cave. Pistol shrimp went in and out of cave diligently lifted stones, but did not appear in fixed direction, while goby did security work continually. When pistol shrimp lifted out stone and appeared at the angle what I wanted, I shot this single picture. I was very happy I could completely show the symbiotic relationship between them.
Location: Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia
Camera: Olympus E-PL5 and Olympus 60mm Macro Lens (F8, 1/250, ISO 200) with Inon Z240 Strobe.