Underwater Photography 3/365 “Painted Goby Close Up”

365 days of Underwater Photography, Project Picture 3/365


Since the very first dive I brought my camera with me I realized that something had changed in my way of discovering the underwater world, ¡¡ Instead of watching I was seeing !! .

For example, until that day I had never seen today´s goby, though I have dived so many times in Cala Palmera ,the shore dive I described in recent posts before , and  had lived 400m away from the place during 15 years. And  you can imagine that being a diver and living so close to a dive site you end up diving there a lot.

Now you will understand  what I mean with “I started seeing” that day, and why I can´t dive without my camera anymore.

Desde la primera inmersión que llevé conmigo mi cámara me di cuenta que algo había cambiado en mi forma de descubrir el mundo submarino, ¡¡En lugar de simplemente mirar, estaba viendo!!.

Por ejemplo, hasta ese día nunca había visto el gobio de la fotografía de hoy, a pesar  de haber buceado muchas veces en Cala Palmera ,la inmersión de costa que he descrito en los últimos posts, y haber vivido a 400 m de la cala durante 15 años. Y os podeis imaginar que siendo buceador y viviendo tan cerca terminas buceando mucho allí.

“Painted Goby Close Up”

Painted Goby Close Up-3/365
Nikon D90   Nikkor 60mm   1/125   f/8.0   ISO 200

This Painted Gobies live in stone and sand floors and you will see them in small coves or underneath a rock. If you look at their colors you will understand why even though are very common, their camouflage makes them pass unnoticed. In this picture I wanted to get a frontal portrait  with the eyes completely in focus and the rest blurred ,hence the aperture. they tend to remain calm while you approach them and even if you scare them, they are very curious  and after a few seconds will come back allowing you to take the shot you wanted.

Estos gobios pintados viven en suelos de piedra y arena y los encontrareis en pequeñas cuevas o bajo de una roca. Si mirais sus colores entendereis por qué a pesar de ser muy comunes, su camuflaje los hace pasar desapercibidos. En esta foto que quería conseguir un retrato frontal con los ojos totalmente enfocados y el resto fuera de foco,de ahi la apertura.Tienden a mantenerse en calma mientras te acercas a ellos e incluso si los asustas, son muy curiosos  y después de unos segundos volverán permitiéndote hacer la foto que buscabas.

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