UPY 2017 Portrait - Runner Up

Guglielmo Cicerchia

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UPY 2017 Portrait - Runner Up
'Big Red' - Guglielmo Cicerchia

During the dive I found a fishing net in which many fish were trapped still alive. They were struggling to get free. Using a slow shutter speed and zooming during the exposure I wanted to emphasize the attempt to break free from the fishing net.

Judge's comment: Alex Mustard: Portraits don't have to be cute or quirky. This one tugs the heartstrings, as the scorpionfish strains against the net. The long exposure and zoom really adds to the drama of the scene.

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