Throwback Thursday is a social media phenomenon, where users post an old image of themselves. Rather than subject you to countless images of an even younger me, I have decided that each Thursday I am going to subject you to an older image of mine, and how the image came about.
This little blenny was one of the first subjects I turned to when I got a macro wet lens for my underwater camera setup.
Why a blenny? As long as I didn’t totally invade his (or her!) personal space, it allowed me to make a nice close approach, and by staying very still between shots, it became quite inquisitive and would approach the lens quite closely. He may well have seen his own reaction, and being quite territorial decided to see who the ‘other’ blenny was.
Shot using my first underwater camera setup, an Olympus C5000Z in the Oly housing, with a single epoque strobe, and my recently added macro wet lens.
The biggest improvement to make to this, would be having both eyes visible, and the head looking directly into the camera. This would have given the image much more impact.
As a beginner underwater photographer, I was very pleased with how it turned out anyway, learning to use additional wet lenses (both wide angle and macro) really opened up many more options for my underwater photos.
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