4th Place Mirrorless Macro Ocean Art 2016 Bert de Wit

4th Place Mirrorless Macro

Bert de Wit

"Gold Ribbon"


Bert  won a $100 gift certificate from Bluewater Photo or Bluewater Travel



The story:  We have been diving this side multiple times over a few day period because it is very quiet and had lots of macro subjects.  I found this Ribbon eel on the end of a dive in around 10 meters of water.  He was quite curious and stayed half out of his living hole for long periods and came close to the camera repeatedly.  The next day we returned to this site but there was a strong current so I went to the ribbon eel  where I could avoid the current and took my time to get this photo the way I imagined  it.  I composed the photo and let the eel do the moving around.  I used a wide aperture for the bokeh effect which works so well with these beautifull colours.

Location:  Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia

Camera:  Olympus EM1 and Olympus 60mm Macro Lens (F3.5, 1/320, ISO 200) with Nauticam Housing and Dual Sea & Sea YS-110a Strobe.



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