November 22nd, 2011

coral gardens week #2

Gorgonian fan, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia

Nikon D300 + Nikkor 10.5mm + Pro One Dome Port + Sea&Sea YS-250 x 2 strobes

this image is not cropped, slight exposure correction in Adobe Lightroom

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Continuing colorful week of coral gardens with this lush gorgonian fan. Raja Ampat has several hundred species of gorgonians, and each fan is small universe on it's own populated by countless living organisms. It's fun to take wide angle picture of it with fisheye on one dive and explore world of crustaceans and small fish with macro lens on other. Some photographers would spend whole dive, especially at night, hanging just to the single site like this :-)