I have been trying for some time to get a decent image of a box fish. They usually keep their distance and show me their tail at every opportunity.This guy was kind enough to pose for me and swim into an area of negative space. I Shot this on a Canon 5dmkii, 100mm macro in an Ikelite housing with 2x ds160s and a subsee +5. The 5dmkii has an antiquated auto focus system and is frustrating to use at times, well at least for me anyway. I edited it in light room. This was my 5th dive with this camera previously using a compact canon G12. Of the 5 times I have dived with this set up this is the first time I got an image I am pleased with, and was beginning to get frustrated. I was having issues with sharpness but am beginning to think the dirty water I dive in plays some role in that. The dive was in a river with very low viz with a lot of suspended particulate due to river floor profiling being completed by a tug boat nearby.
Looking for constructive criticism on lighting/composition and post processing. Settings were from memory iso 100 f13 1/200
Thanks for your replys.
Edited by Chris Kippax, 27 May 2018 - 01:27 AM.