Jacic
Jacic

Turtle Contrast



Green Sea Turtle diving off Indonesia

Green Sea Turtle diving off Indonesia
Read less

Views

815

Likes

Awards

Featured
Peer Award
ARUNASPINIGIS Natedoggnms aliceforrallies DEBOLINA_MOITRA Isshin Evgeniylord Lowrider21 +44
Superb Composition
Laser5 paulcorpus HGrasser eduardushakov suezyg2345 andreestevez Dcrisp +19
Top Choice
Gabriel_Lycosa shadenzarraq Tshepiso purdieblues Piratevos Onthewildsidephotography Mish55 +17
Absolute Masterpiece
coxcraig cirilmonteiro Bossy icemanphotos kellyweston Team4sta rakeshtatia +10
Outstanding Creativity
SherranAndersen fotosnapper Tara_Diepenhorst StuckInMotionPhotography cassieking davidmoallic BruceTighe +7
All Star
rickmcfadden lablue Eich mahamilton diannebunn capeyork
Magnificent Capture
embas JacquesH60 amyjohuffer p_eileenbaltz
Love it
ShellyRwanda
Superior Skill
elissatitle

Top ClassTM

Monochrome Masters ProjectTop 10 class
Monochrome Masters ProjectTop 30 class week 1
A World In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class
Wildlife Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 class
Wildlife Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Water Photo Contest 2017Top 10 class
Water Photo Contest 2017Top 10 class week 1
Isolating The Subject Photo ContestTop 10 class
All Things Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class
All Things Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
I Love Photography Photo ContestTop 20 class
I Love Photography Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Our Natural World Photo ContestTop 10 class
Our Natural World Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 32Top 10 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 32Top 10 class week 2
Covers Photo Contest Vol 32Top 10 class week 1
Deep Blue Photo ContestTop 20 class
Deep Blue Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Rule Of Seconds Photo ContestTop 20 class
Awesomeness In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class
Awesomeness In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Awesomeness In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Black And White Compositions Photo ContestTop 10 class
Black And White Compositions Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Emerging From Shadows Photo ContestTop 10 class
Emerging From Shadows Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Black And White Compositions Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Black and White In HDR Photo ContestTop 20 class
Black and White In HDR Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Black and White In HDR Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Wildlife in Black And White Photo ContestTop 30 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 21Top 30 class
Wildlife in Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Wildlife in Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1

Categories


4 Comments | Report
tarynputinta
 
tarynputinta July 16, 2015
I love that this is in Black and White!
Jacic
Jacic July 16, 2015
Thank you :)
Robb PRO
 
Robb September 04, 2015
magnificent, most alluring
Tkatrob
 
Tkatrob March 27, 2016
Beautiful shot.........would like to see lighting on face a tad more.........Love B&W
Jacic
Jacic March 27, 2016
Thanks Tkatrob :)
BBBimagemediastudios
 
BBBimagemediastudios July 04, 2018
Creative choice of B/W strong tones well done
Jacic
Jacic July 08, 2018
Thank you!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken on scuba on a coral wall dive in Bunaken, Indonesia.
Time
It was in the middle of the day with the sun shining brightly down from above.
Lighting
The lighting was natural. No strobes were used for this shot. The water was amazingly clear as the turtles cruised past not far from us.
Equipment
Canon s90 camera in a canon underwater case.
Inspiration
The diving in North Sulawesi was amazing, from beautiful towering coral walls, to hidden critters in the black volcanic sands. I've always loved turtles though, the way they almost fly underwater. Finning along with seemingly little effort and gliding right past unconcerned. I guess i was trying to capture that feeling of flight through water, just the turtle with no busy backgrounds to distract from it.
Editing
This photo was taken in colour, but with the contrast I thought is would look nice in black and white.
In my camera bag
My underwater kit is generally fairly light. Most commonly now I'm using a canon s120 in an underwater case with or without my inon strobe.
Feedback
Sometimes with large animal underwater photography, there's an element of luck. Seeing the animal you're looking for, having it come close enough and also getting clear enough water to capture it successfully. Where ever possible, whenever I'm out in the ocean I try to have a camera with me, you never know what may happen along! If looking for turtles, going somewhere where they're frequently found and used to divers is obviously going to help a lot, ask the locals for advice on where to go.

See more amazing photos, follow Jacic