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Underwater Photo Contest Entry

Taken by: Roland Bach

"SPRING CLEAN" :) by Roland Bach

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Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2012- (3/28/2012 9:40:00 AM)
Category: Macro - Close-Up
location: Balearic Sea Spain
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message this message is importantBeautiful shot. The lighting takes a commmon shot and makes it truly outstanding. You know you have a great shot when other photographers think "Oh man, I wish I took that shot!"
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message Hi Roland,
I totally agree laugh
This is a very hot shot.
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message Haha, I think very often the same when I look to some photographers portfolio. Thank you very much Patrick and Christian for the vote. I'm happy that you like this photo.
Best, Roland
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message Wow !!! Roland goes for the dark backgrounds !!! Was that a nightdive shot ??? ( using your own words ) However : With a close view, not that background makes the photo...the great exposure & sharpness does !! "Doing it while shooting" it....here you proof it, Roland smile

great shot !


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message Thank you very much Rico. No, it wasn't a nightdive. As Mediterranean diver you know very well that it's no way to shot a moray eel while a shrimp is cleaning the mouth with an attractive background like blue water. Always the colored rocks disturb and gives a bad contrast to the dark moray. So, sometimes a black background helps to make the subject attractive and when you play with lighting, you can bring some drama to the pic. Ok ok, finally I have to write, in a very few moments a dark background is not always the worst. wink
Best, Roland
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message Hi Roland! did you snoot? cheers, Dan
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message Hi Dan, yes it was a self made snoot. Looks like a trunk from a baby elephant, but works. laugh
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message Brilliant grin - tried also selfmade snoots, but didn't work!
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message Maybe I can help you. Get in contact with me if you need help.
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message thanks Roland! i will get in touch with you grin cheers
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