1st Place Compact Wide Angle Ocean Art 2018 Melody Chuang

1st Place Compact Wide Angle

Melody Chuang

Taipei, Taiwan

"Dancing Jellyfish"


Melody won a Sea & Sea YS-D2J Strobe


The Story: This is my first time to meet jellyfish in Taiwan NorthEast Coast for shore dive! When I did night dive in 2018 summer time, I saw this beautiful jellyfish dancing in the dark! I followed her for a while and took many shots when she transformed into different shape. Suddenly, my diving buddy who is also my husband, Stan Chen, was so creative and used his torch to make the backlight for this unique jellyfish. In order to make good shots, we followed her over 1 mile and against the current. When we finished the dive, it’s already sunrise time at 5:30 am but we made it! We got the beautiful pose for the dancing jellyfish with an unique spotlight!

Location:  North-East Coast, Taiwan 

Equipment Used:  Olympus TG5 Camera, Inon UFL-M150 ZM80, Dual Inon Z-240 Strobe

Settings: F6.3, 1/200 sec, ISO 200


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