NEMO ON A PURPLE ANEMONE

NEMO ON A PURPLE ANEMONE

Amed, Bali, Indonesia

THE STORY

The best way to get likes on the social media with underwater shots is through Nemos. Everybody loves them and they’re easy to shoot. My recommendations are: Beware of the false nemos (the black and white ones), specially if you don’t have gloves – they bite! As they are everywyere in Indo-Pacific, choose them for the anemone they live on – you want a colourful contrasty one – and for the location: not so much surge, not too deep, no current, good visibility. These will be the ones you’ll see more often while diving, so shoot them only in perfect conditions, where there’s not anything else to.

THE TECHNIQUE

Not much is envolved. Use a 105mm if you can, to get a bit of extra distance. Take some time to observe the colony – they usually repeat their movements so frame and wait for one to do the same you’ve seen him doing before. Lower the focusing light, if needed. Switch colony if you find a particular shy and uncooperative one. Don’t push your luck – set everything in advance and aproach later.

DIVE MADE WITH PLOUF DIVING

NIKON D7200, NIKON 105MM F/2.8 VR G MICRO, 1/250, F/16, ISO 100

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