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Turtle having a rest on the reef in the Ningaloo Marine Park, WA, Australia

Turtle having a rest on the reef in the Ningaloo Marine Park, WA, Australia
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arizonadkins Premium
 
arizonadkins September 14, 2014
Wonderful capture...under water and thru glass is not easy and this looks perfect
JulianGwilson
JulianGwilson September 14, 2014
Thanks! Especially with reef sharks around :)
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gailforbes November 03, 2014
Beautiful shot
JulianGwilson
JulianGwilson November 03, 2014
Thanks ;)
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wispychrysalis December 09, 2014
Nice!!!!!
JulianGwilson
JulianGwilson December 10, 2014
;)

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at the Ningaloo Marine Park near Exmouth, WA, Australia during a free wild snorkling.
Time
It was early in the morning just after having breakfast surrounding by kangaroos and emus.
Lighting
In my case not deep underwater the better you have sunlight the better you can see but if you want to see more wildlife you need to get up early!
Equipment
I used my old Canon G12 + waterproof housing case and a weight to keep the camera not floating on the surface and be able to free dive easily.
Inspiration
When I was swimming, the current was very strong so I had to take a close up to get the turtle clear and sharp, also the reef sharks didn't help at all, there were 5-6 swimming around me, bit of adrenalin!!
Editing
I just added a bit of colors as I forgot my red filter underwater.
In my camera bag
I usually carry my Canon 7D with 3 lenses: canon macro 100mm, canon 17-55mm and a tokina 11-16mm. I always have my tripod with me and sometimes a remote and flash + 2 X filters (polarizer, ND). I exchanged my Canon G12 for a GoPro3, lighter and easier underwater.
Feedback
Turtle are pretty hard to photograph as they are moving all the times and don't like to be disturb. I will have only one advice: let the animals come to you, don't disturb them and don't chase them, if you get lucky she will come to you or having a rest and let you get close to them.

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