2nd Place Macro Sarah Vasend

2nd Place Macro

Sarah Vasend

"Social Distancing Ladybug Style"


The Story: This was my first time diving Komodo and I had heard great things, but I was most excited for this subject which Komodo has in abundance. I took advantage of the green water and poor visibility that we experienced by shooting macro almost exclusively and it did not disappoint. I took several images of this crinoid and this was my favorite. This was the last trip I took before the world shut down. One week after I got back we went into lockdown so the memory of it is bittersweet. 

The Subject: Ladybug Amphipod on a red crinoid 

Location:  Komodo, Indonesia 

Equipment Used: Sony A7R II, Nauticam Housing, Sony 90mm Macro Lens, Sea & Sea YS-D1 Strobes, SMC-1 Wet Lens

Camera Settings: F7.1, 1/125 sec, ISO 100


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