UPY 2017 British Waters Macro - Commended

Robert Bailey

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UPY 2017 British Waters Macro - Commended
'Hippolyte prideauxiana' - Robert Bailey

I was inspired by talk of this shrimp being common, but not often photographed. After speaking with Jason Gregory, someone who possesses a commanding knowledge of marine biology in the UK, I managed to track down several of these very tiny crustaceans. Exceedingly small it was only possible to make a shot like this using a Nauticam SMC super macro lens.

Judge's comment: Alex Mustard: A rare critter well photographed with pleasing angle and symmetry in the crinoid background.

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