Honorable Mention Supermacro Ocean Art 2018 Iyad Suleyman

Honorable Mention Supermacro

Iyad Suleyman

Simferopol, Ukraine

"Brooks Sea Urchin Shrimp"




The Story: I’ve found this beautiful shrimp on a sea urchin while diving in Anilao. This creature is a commensal shrimp that lives in association with the sea urchin and takes advantage of its host when it moves on the substratum to collect its food, and also takes benefit of the potential food which can hang onto the sea urchin. This shrimp was tiny (less than 1 cm), so I used a powerful wet diopter to take it’s portrait and to fill the frame avoiding any cropping in post-processing. The Brooks sea urchin shrimp was moving slightly up and down on the sea urchin, so I was waiting for the right moment to take a shot, when the subject was exactly in focus. I was trying to capture the finest details and patterns of its body.

Location:  Anilao, Philippines

Equipment Used:  Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens, Noodilab Mobi 3.8 Diopter, Dual Inon Z-240 Strobes

Settings: F13, 1/200 sec, ISO 100


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