1st Place Compact Wide Angle Ocean Art 2019 Talia Greis

1st Place Compact Wide Angle

Talia Greis



Talia won a 5 nights diving package for one in Lembeh Straits at the Solitude Lembeh Resort!


Story Behind the Shot:  I had never seen or even heard of this magnificent king of camouflage prior to taking it's shot, as it's a rare sighting that requires an equal balance of luck and persistence. The yellow crested weedfish can be found deep amongst the kelp gardens of Shelly Beach, and is so similar in appearance to it's environment, that finding one requires active investigation. It's movements sway like the seaweed it buries itself in, it's colour almost identical, making it the ultimate master of disguise. The only way to capture this moment was to hang back, remain still, and wait for the perfect moment it decided to surface and analyse my presence. 

Location: Shelly Beach, Sydney, Australia

Equipment Used:  Sony RX100 V Camera, Dual Sea & Sea YS-D2 strobes, Nauitcam RX100 V housing

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


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