Ocean Art 2022 - 1st Place Compact Macro

1st Place Compact Macro

Eunhee Cho

"E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial"


Eunhee Cho won a 7 night dive package for two people at the Three P Beach Resort!


The Story: I considered filming for a short time without strengthening the light because the sea squirt, which does not like the heat, narrows the entrance right away when I start filming. Also, shrimp are sensitive to sea squirts' movements, so I tried to film calmly without rushing. From the moment I found the shrimp in the sea squirt until just before the sea squirt entrance was closed, this cute little shrimp kept an eye on me without much movement. It was as if this shrimp understood my mind to take pictures while being pressed for time, and I thought of E.T., the big-eyed alien in the movie I saw as a child. It was a lucky day when a small sea creature was considerate of me and I was able to shoot. So, macro is "a small but great world."

Location: Dauin, Negros Oriental, Philippines 

Equipment Used: Olympus TG-6 Camera, Olympus PT-059 Housing, Weefine SmartFocus 1000FR, INON UCL-67 M67 Close Up Lens

Camera Settings: ISO 100, F3.9, 1/500 sec


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