Underwater Life

I love the sea. I also love marine life, and I would absolutely love to take photos of it. But, the nearest reef is in Eilat (the southest city in Israel), which is 4 hours away from me. Also, I do not own any underwater photography equipment, plus I’ve already heard some horror stories of underwater cases that didn’t quite do their job.

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Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm, 1/60s, f/5.6, ISO 2000 @ 105mm

But, I had a rare chance to take some shots of fish, at a small aquarium. My CPL filter (which I got from my friends and colleagues from the IDF back when I finished my service) came in handy – shotting though glass can be difficult due to reflections. Flash is harmful to fish, so I had to use rather high ISO and slow shutter speed. The CPL filter also made the image darker.

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Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm, 1/60s, f/5.6, ISO 2000 @ 85mm

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Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm, 1/60s, f/5.3, ISO 2000 @ 80mm

High quality images will be avaliable soon on my flickr account. I’ve set myself another goal – go to an oceanarium to take photos. 🙂

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Ivan Pilov says:

    Small aquarium, did you mean the one in Eilat?

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    1. zer0distance says:

      Nope, this was taken in Moscow, in a tiny aquarium inside a store 🙂

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