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UPY 2017 British Waters Compact - Runner Up
'John Dory in the weed' - Paula Bailey
I am always trying to capture fish and with the relatively slow focusing of the S95 and no strobe it can be quite a challenge. However John Dorys move a little bit slower than some fish and this one was playing hide and seek with me for quite a while in the weed, giving me quite a few opportunities to get that elusive fish portrait . Apart from that they are such a fantastic subject with their attractive and distinctive shape, just seeing one of these amazing fish can completely make a dive.
Judge's comment: Peter Rowlands: I thinks it's fair to say that the John Dory is one of the most charismatic fish in British water. Distinctly marked and shaped they make great subjects but they are usually uncooperative preferring to show their tail than their face. Using the kelp to frame this fish has really lifted it as an image and the built in flash has provided just the right amount of illumination.
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