September 9th, 2011

schools of fish #1

School of painted sweetlips and the diver, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia

Nikon D300 + Nikkor 12-24mm + Pro One Dome Port + Sea&Sea YS-250 x 2 strobes

this image is cropped 3% from right and top, no color correction

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I start "Schools of fish" week with this image of colorful school of painted sweetlips. These bright fish has one annoying behavior pattern - once you approach them from the front they instantly turn their back on you ! So to take this picture I had to employ "assistant" - my brother Alex, helping me to surround school from two sides and make it more difficult for it to decide where to look :-)