Yansu Junk, divemaster at Matahari Tulamben Dive Resort, has shared a photo of three Shaun the Sheep nudibranchs on the Wetpixel Facebook page that has turned out to be very popular. Here Yansu shares with us how he got the shot and the settings he used.
“I’ve had a lot of opportunities to photograph this nudi, but I only want to share it when there are some together. This is the last time I took a photograph of one, during mating season. Here are the steps I took to photograph these creatures: First I wanted all three of these nudis staring into the face of my camera. It took time as well, because it is a very rare natural moment. I took this picture in the afternoon. This type of nudibranch lives in water at a depth of about 20-25 meters. These creatures are super tiny, so it was soo hard to get their faces really sharp.”
Common name : Shaun the Sheep nudibranch
Scientifific name : Costasiella sp.
Date taken : 09 December 2015
Location : Tulamben Bali, Indonesia
Divesite : Segara Tulamben, Bali
Camera : Canon Powershot S110
Diopter : Aquako IV & Aquako II
Strobe : 1x Sea&Sea Ys01
Setting : 1/250 sec F7.1 ISO 100
Find the photograph here.