Ocean Art 2023 - 3rd Place Compact Behavior

3rd Place Compact Behavior

Andrea Michelutti

"Kiss me"



Andrea Michelutti won a dive cruise with the winner's location of choice and 50% off for their companion from S.M.Y. Ondina!


The Story: 

This image isn't stacked; I was able to photograph the two fish close together, which is unusual for this species. I approached them gently and slowly to avoid frightening them, ensuring they maintained their position. The image was achieved by using a snoot to backlight the subjects from an appropriate distance and angle. The resulting elliptical light, which passed through the bodies of the subjects, created the desired atmosphere. The seemingly affectionate behavior of the fish adds a unique touch to the photo.


Puerto Galera, Mindoro, Philippines

Equipment Used: 

Camera Settings: 

  • Aperture: F11
  • Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec
  • ISO: 100



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