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p_eileenbaltz Platinum
 
p_eileenbaltz April 02, 2014
OUTSTANDING!!! Congratulations on being chosen a finalist.:) Good luck.
mikemalak
 
mikemalak April 02, 2014
Nice shot Terry
ArtQ
 
ArtQ April 03, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award.
byrondylanhart
 
byrondylanhart April 03, 2014
great shot, a truly magnificent beast there!
ybuhac
 
ybuhac April 04, 2014
Awesome
KatieMcKinneyPhotography
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography December 31, 2014
Wow what a capture! And its such a clear crisp underwater shot, well done!
thepixelpoet
 
thepixelpoet December 31, 2014
He looks so happy! :D Great photo!
andrewfoster
 
andrewfoster January 14, 2015
Simply Fantastic shot!
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography January 27, 2015
great!
ETLEM
 
ETLEM January 31, 2015
Majestic!
Witmar
 
Witmar June 04, 2016
what a fantastic shot!!!
RobynC
 
RobynC May 18, 2018
Wow it looks like it’s coming to eat you, I hope the shot was worth it LOL. Seriously great shot!
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Behind The Lens

Location
This was captured just off the coast of the famous Isla Guadalupe, an island park preserve governed by Mexico.
Time
I believe this was late morning; I was interested in getting just ambient light, since at that time I didn't like the look of strobe fire and the water was so clear and bright it was relatively easy to expose. We had three young sharks that hung around that day, so portrait opportunities were relatively abundant (compared to other dive trips; many sharks actively avoid humans unless baited, which has issues).
Lighting
(notes above)
Equipment
I had just purchased my first housing setup: Nikon D70, Nikkor 12-24mm lens w/diopter, Ikelite housing & dome, and a single Sea & Sea YS90 strobe (not used here). (I later added a necessary second strobe, and then upgraded to a D300 in an Aquatica housing.)
Inspiration
I have been fascinated with sharks my entire life, and white sharks in particular held a singular mystique. When I first learned I could get in clear water with them, with a near 100% probability of sightings, I immediately jumped at the chance.
Editing
Unfortunately I did several Photoshop masks (color refining, sharpening, contrast), as I was truly a novice at this point and didn't have "my technique" down. I got much better through the years, and did very little processing on subsequent images.
In my camera bag
Traveling for sharks almost always requires extra baggage (& fees!). I have a large Pelican case that contains my housing & strobes, and the multitude of needed parts & bits, including a backup camera body & lenses; I carry my main camera in a backpack for dry land shots.
Feedback
Digital makes it easier to get good exposure (sometimes it feels like cheating)... but for bright, shallow water, standard settings for sunny conditions are a good starting point. Going even slightly deeper (20+ft) will require slower shutters or wider apertures, as water gets "dark" very quickly.

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