1st Place Compact Macro Kathrin Landgraf-Kluge

1st Place Compact Macro

Kathrin Landgraf-Kluge

 "Party Time"


Kathrin Landgraf-Kluge won a  Freeway Longhaul 75 Carryall Duffel Bag


The Story: : I took this photo during my first diving holiday in Egypt last year. I had just gotten a new camera before that I wanted to test there. I didn't know what to expect and I was hoping for some tiny underwater critters, which are my favourites. It was at the end of a dive at the house reef and we were just heading to the exit when a diver from another group grabbed me and showed me this gathering of Idiomysis shrimps. I had seen solitary Idiomysis shrimps before but I had never seen anything comparable to this. An 'Idiomysis shrimp party' with hundreds of them staying together in one place. Unbelievable! The biggest challenge in taking this photo was to get them into focus because they were supertiny with a size of less than 3mm each, and they were moving together like a small swarm of bees.

Location:  Egypt, Makadi Bay

Equipment Used: Canon G7X Mark IIII, Dual Sea & Sea YS-D2 Strobes , 5+ and 15+ Macro Lenses 

 Camera Settings: F11, 1/100 sec, ISO 160


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