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Baby Blue



This is a Baby Blue Shark that we found off the coast of San Diego - he was 1m long

This is a Baby Blue Shark that we found off the coast of San Diego - he was 1m long
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redwriter PRO
 
redwriter May 29, 2015
Great capture. Nice work. - Jake
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PennySlacke November 06, 2015
Stunning capture! Beautiful light, outstanding photography.
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PennySlacke November 06, 2015
My favourite of your shots here!
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sweetpea72 February 14, 2016
Amazing shot!
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birgitpruess February 14, 2016
Nice reflection of light
MLundberg1
 
MLundberg1 February 27, 2016
Brilliant shot!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken just off the coast of San Diego - USA
Time
Early afternoon - not long after midday
Lighting
This is all ambient light. The sun was high in the sky, there were no clouds and the shark was near the waters surface which is why the light is so spectacular
Equipment
Camera - Sony rx100 mk2 in a Nauticam underwater housing
Inspiration
We were out looking for sharks to swim with and photograph the whole day. This was our best interaction
Editing
This is practically straight out of the camera. I adjusted the exposure and highlights down and bumped up the clarity a tiny bit, that's all
In my camera bag
Canon 5d mk3, 8-15mm fish eye, 24-70 f4, 70-200 f2.8 and my Aquatica underwater housing if I'm in the sea
Feedback
Its all about being in the right place at the right time. This required a boat and a captain / guide that had a lot of knowledge about sharks and the local waters. Once you got that it's mainly down to luck to see if the Sharks turn up. With regards to camera settings I shoot on full manual ensuring that I have a fast enough shutter speed to capture the movement of the shark. To be honest I shot this at 1/200 which was a bit too slow. I should really have been up at 1/350 or 1/500 which is why you can see the movement in his snout. This was shot at around midday when the sun was high and I was above the shark so the lighting looks good. If you are shooting when the sun is low in the sky try to get the sun behind you and then it will light up the side of the animal you are facing

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