Friday, February 25, 2011

Soft Coral Crab


Soft Coral Crab Hoplophyrs oatesii

Night diving in Cebu’s Moalboal can be a hit with Tons of critters that inhabit the shoreline wall. This large Soft Coral Crab is making her home on this soft coral animal. Almost impossible to tell the difference between the two unless scrutinized.  Soft side lighting helped to make the soft coral glow nicely and also helped with the detail on the crab’s carapace. When shooting a subject with this much contrast it helps to underexpose just a tad then to overexpose. The reflective nature of the carapace can be really tough to shoot.


Camera: D300s
Lens: Nikon 60mm
Strobe: single ys250pro
Guide-Jamie

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