2nd Place Marine Life Behavior Ocean Art 2018 Anders Nyberg

Place Marine Life Behavior

Anders Nyberg

Visby, Sweden 

"The Fight"


Anders won a Sea & Sea YS-D2J Strobe


The Story: Me and my dive guide were looking for some Ghost Pipefish and other small critters, so I had prepared my Nikon D500 with a 105 mm macro lens. Swimming around and looking for small stuff, suddenly we saw these two two beautiful male Anthias fighting and spinning around. I was aware of my camera gear would be quite wrong for this to Anthias but I had to try to take some pictures. The hardest part was that I needed to be a bit far from the Anthias because my macro lens, so there was a lack of light from my strobes. Despite that I managed to catch these two anthias fighting by using a long exposure so it has given the image an ethereal glow and energy. Neither me nor the dive guide had seen anything like it and it was a fantastic experience. For post-processing I used white balance, contrast, shadows, clarity, sharpening and dehaze

Location:  Bali, Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia

Equipment Used:  Nikon D500 Camera, Nauticam Housing, Nikon 105mm Macro Lens, Dual Inon Z-240 Strobes

Settings: F35, 1/15 sec, ISO 640


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