Photo Info

Dimensions1200 x 857
Original file size184 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken20-Dec-14 06:28
Date modified28-Oct-15 19:09
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D300S
Focal length15 mm
Focal length (35mm)22 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/320 at f/20
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 320
Metering modeCenter-weighted average
Digital zoom1x
A Shock of Blue

A Shock of Blue

Despite their potentially dangerous sting, the bluebottle cnidaria is an amazingly beautiful creature. I wanted to demonstrate this with careful lighting and composition. The blue of the zooid colonies underneath these animals ignites with glorious translucent blue in my underwater camera flashes, I thought this would look magnificent in front of a glowing orange sky. After many early mornings I eventually got my shot.

All Limited Edition prints are made on fine art matte paper with a 1 inch (2.5cm) white signature border around and hand signed and numbered by Matty Smith. All editions are limited to 100 prints of each size only, numbered in ascending order and come complete with a certificate of authenticity.