This week the Wildlife Photogrpaher of the Year was announced with an exhibition of the top entries opening at London’s own Natural History Museum. My entry from the Maldives resorts would be Marco Care’s anemone Fish picture (above). Marco is not an itinerant pro dropping in to the locale to pick up some dazzling shots, but a regular member of the Constance Halaveli resort staff. Like most of the pieces that make it to the competition shortlist, Marco’s picture was the product of countless dives experimenting with different filters and settings. And of course waiting for that magic moment when Nemo’s cousin stares you right in the eye.
I find that fish develop a sixth sense for that moment when I have set aperture, shutterspeed and focus because just when I press the button to take the picture they turn tail! I have taken some great pictures of half fishes, fish tails and empty space! Thank goodness for digital photography and the ability it gives to view your pictures as you take them, delete them and try again!
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