Underwater Photography 20/365 “Anthias Portrait”

“Anthias Portrait” Project Picture 20/365

Anthias Portrait-20/365
Nikon D90   Nikkor 60mm   1/200   f/13.0   ISO 200

This Mediterranean Fish is commonly known as Three tails but the scientific name is “Anthias Anthias”,  it has very rich colours so for a moment you can imagine you are in tropical waters, and very rapidly get back to reality when you realize the water temperature is 18 º C🙂

I was trying to get it with a black background, to achieve this, you need the fish to be in the blue, use a high shutter speed, get low and position your strobes one in every side. In this case you have a rock background so it won´t work but I liked the angle of his tail so I kept it.

They live near rocks and usually in a cove.I found this one while diving in the North face of the Benidorm Island, enter the link to read a small description of the dive site, local numbers, etc (is in Spanish).

Below you have a map of the site, although is showing you the eastern part and we usually anchor the boat in the western mooring were you have more rocks and the Island walls are very nice as have been eroded by the sea creating very nice light effects.

El nombre común de este pez  Mediterráneo es Tres colas y el nombre científico es “Anthias Anthias”, tiene unos colores muy vivos así que por un momento puedes imaginar que estás en aguas tropicales,para volver a la realidad cuando te das cuenta que la termperatura del agua es de 18 º C🙂

Mi intención era hacer la foto con un fondo negro, para lograrlo necesitas que el pez esté en el azul, configurar una velocidad del obturador alta, colocarte en un ángulo bajo y posicionar los flashes uno a cada lado del sujeto. En este caso tenía un fondo de roca por lo que no  iba a funcionar, pero me gustó el ángulo de la cola, así que la guardé.

Viven cerca de rocas y por lo general en cuevas.Lo encontré mientras buceaba en la caranorte de la isla de Benidorm, en el enlace hay una pequeña descripción del punto de buceo y números de contacto locales, etc.

Debajo os dejo un mapa del sitio, aunque está mostrando la parte más al Este y por lo general cuando vamos solemos anclar la embarcación en el amarre más al Oeste que tiene más rocas y las paredes de la isla son muy agradables por que han sido erosionadas por los golpes de mar creando unos efectos de luz muy bonitos.

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2 thoughts on “Underwater Photography 20/365 “Anthias Portrait”

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