Macro Challenges

This week I came across three macro shots that I would have like to spend the entire dive on. First, on a 40 ft spur and groove west of Alligator light, I came across a sailfin blenny. I took around 10 shots but I was with another group of divers that wanted to move on so we did. Later I realized that each shot was slightly out of focus. Frustrating to say the least, I did get an ok shot of a blue cleaner shrimp later. There isn’t as much detail as I would have liked, but it was more in focus. The sailfin blenny isnt even worth posting here.

I would kill for a housing for either of my canon slrs and add a macro lens and it would be way easier, even with manual focus, which I dont even know if it’s possible with slr housings typically. For now I need to work on capturing macro scenes consistently and not relying on luck. Every day I see something the size of a pencil eraser and want to photograph it. Now to just perfect it.

Brian Sevald
Scuba Instructor
Islamorada, Fl

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