UPY  British Waters Macro - Third

Arthur Kingdon

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UPY  British Waters Macro - Third
'Northern Prawn' - Arthur Kingdon

This northern prawn was in a crack in the rocks a couple of feet above the sea bed. This allowed me to shoot from below the subject. I have always been fascinated by the eyes of these creatures so I opened up the aperture and concentrated on focussing just on the eyes. This gave a different image to the usual macro shot where maximum depth of field is aimed for.

Judge's comment: Alex Mustard: I am always impressed by images where the photographer transforms an everyday subject into an image of eye-catching beauty. The pinpoint focus, depth of field and particularly the control on lighting, make this a very impressive portrait.

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