1st Place Mirrorless Behavior Ocean Art 2018 Fabrice Dudenhofer

1st Place Mirrorless Behavior

Fabrice Dudenhofer

Marseille, France

"My Babies"


Fabrice won a 7 night liveaboard trip to Solomon Islands with Bilikiki Cruises


The Story: I have been fortunate enough to have a Japanese guide who showed me a couple of clownfishes with their baby eggs. I never had the chance to shoot this type of interaction before so  it was a big challenge for me. The adults swam endlessly around the eggs in order to oxygen them. Because of their endless movements it was difficult to get the perfect moment. To achieve the perfect shot I needed patience and a big part of luck. The guide and I stayed more than half an hour and I took more than 50 photos. I really wanted to show how some parent fishes cared for their babies. 

In this regard these clown fishes are not so different from us.

Location:  Amami Oshima Island, Japan

Equipment Used:  Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, Isotta Housing, Olympus 60mm Macro Lens, Dual Retra Strobes

Settings: F22, 1/250 sec, ISO 100


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