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UPY 2017 Portrait - Third
'Hypnotic' - Dragos Dumitrescu
Pygmy seahorses are some of the most shy beings I've ever met. The strobes and strong light are not to their liking and most of the time they just turn away. My goal was to use as less light as possible so I've built my own snoot in order to accomplish that. It creates a "needle" of light. Not bothered by flashes or torches, this pygmy looked straight into the camera offering me one of the most rewarding hypnotic portraits I have ever shot.
Judge's comment: Martin Edge: This is one of the best pygmy shots I have judged in recent years. Simply excellent.
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