1st Place Blackwater Steven Kovacs

1st Place Blackwater

Steven Kovacs



Steven Kovacs won a 14 night dive package at White Sands Beach Resort in Lembeh


The Story: Occasionally during a blackwater dive, flying fish can be found cruising along the surface with their reflections visible.  The challenge of trying to obtain a photograph showing this phenomenon is the movement of the water on the surface that tends to toss divers around, thus making it very difficult to stabilize and frame a picture at the right angle.   Occasionally conditions are just good enough to allow for such pictures. as it was this night when I was also lucky enough to have a curious flying fish swim over to check me out.

Location:  Palm Beach, Florida

Equipment Used: Nikon D500, Nikon 60mm Macro Lens, Ikelite Housing, Dual Ikelite DS160 Strobes

Camera Settings: F29, 1/250 sec, ISO 320


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