Honorable Mention Macro Ocean Art 2018 Shane Gross

Honorable Mention Macro

Shane Gross

Regina, Canada




The Story: It was the first dive of a 12-day liveaboard through Flores and Alor, Indonesia. I took a few images at the end of the dive not knowing what the animal was. Back on board even the dive guides weren't sure and they know their stuff. It wasn't in any of the fish ID books. So, I asked if I could dive the same site again with a different lens and they were kind enough to say yes. It allowed me the time to experiment. When I got home I found out what kind of fish it was (Juvenile rigid shrimpfish) and I feel very privileged to have the encounter. 

Location:  Flores, Indonesia 

Equipment Used:  Nikon D500 Camera, Aquatica Housing, Nikkor 105mm Macro Lens, Sea & Sea YS-250 PRO Strobe

Settings: F20, 1/250 sec, ISO 320


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