I photographed these eagle rays off Bora Bora in French Polynesia. I first saw them at distance, materializing out of the void, and dropped down on the sand flat so I could catch them as they flew overhead. With underwater photography you usually want to photograph subjects close, using a flash to add color and overcome the blue shift that happens at depth. This wasn't possible and these rays were way out of my range, but I shot anyway. In PhotoShop I was able to get pretty good results with the RAW image by adjusting the white balance to where it looked natural. The image here is what I saw.
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skellywag (887) 2007-10-29 6:19
Hi, a fantastic shot! The fish have comical looking faces. Colours are beautiful. Regards, Jean
Cavecanem (2825) 2007-10-29 12:45
Hello Ted, tu nous offres une très belle photo sous-marine, la clareté de l'eau est étonnante.
Qu'elle caisson utilises-tu, Ikelite ? Nimar ?
andante (7092) 2007-11-01 8:56
SWEET!!! They look like they are flying. I'd better keep an eye on your presentations. Great captured!
Bjostad (306) 2007-12-30 8:11
Great how we can see the mouth and gills. The two different colors of the water, blue and purplish, is nice and makes it stand out.
pedrocarmo (1295) 2008-02-24 14:11
You were very fortune for had the chance to captured this fantastic photo.
scrubs (229) 2009-03-15 7:02
Nice photo, however, I don't understand why it is in the Micronesia folder as it was taken in Bora Bora ?
- Copyright: Ted Alan Stedman (tAs) (588)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-27
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D200 DSLR, Nikkor 20mm/f2.8
- Exposure: f/11, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Underwater Photography 2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-10-29 6:03
- Favorites: 2 [view]