Ocean Art 2022 - Honorable Mention Compact Behavior

Honorable Mention Compact Behavior

Sofia K. Tenggrono

"Guarding the Future"


The Story: Usually this tiny Goby is shy, but not this one which was stubbornly guarding its eggs. It was making sure its future offspring were safe while keeping a vigilant watch of me over its eggs. The position I found wasn't ideal. It was a muck dive with many distractions nearby, so I decided to use snoot to accentuate this behavior and eliminate background diversions. Very slowly, so as not to startle the fish, I shifted my position to get a symmetrical center composition, making the main focus on the goby and its eggs at the center stage.

Location: North Sulawesi, Lembeh, Indonesia.

Equipment Used: Olympus TG-6, Olympus PT-059, Mini Gear Snoot Torch, Nauticam CMC-01

Camera Settings: ISO 100, F6.3, 1/200 sec


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