UPY 2017 British Waters Macro - Highly Commended

Trevor Rees

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UPY 2017 British Waters Macro - Highly Commended
'The eyes have it' - Trevor Rees

I've tried many times to photograph these long clawed squat lobsters (Munida rugosa). For this individual I was diving in the Sound of Mull on Scotland's west coast. They are a common subject but finding a cooperative one was the key to this shot - so that I could inch slowly forward and get an intimate, closely framed head on composition. A tightly snooted single strobe gave the lighting I wanted to show off the striking red colour and large eyes of these attractive crustaceans.

Judge's comment: Alex Mustard: A very striking composition that captures the detail and colour of this subject perfectly. You really connect with those big eyes.

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