UPY 2017 Macro - Highly Commended

Fábio Freitas

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UPY 2017 Macro - Highly Commended
'Backlight Shrimp' - Fábio Freitas

Shrimps are challenging objects to photograph, we have to portray their beautiful colors and shape, and especially focus on the eyes. In the late afternoon, I was diving in my favorite dive site in Bonaire called “ Something Special ” when I saw this shrimp underneath the rock in a perfect position to make a backlighting technique, using continuous lighting. Immediately I turned off my strobes and asked my buddy to put the lighting behind the shrimp, he was too smart putting the light exactly where I want to. I took only 4 pictures, and the shrimp vanished. It is very important to know the techniques and mainly to know how to use them, so we can, in some special situation, get different pictures than usual.

Judge's comment: Martin Edge: Such delicate lighting as resulted in a frame within a frame. Precise exposure was the key to this.

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