One of the easier shots with the lensball was definitely capturing a school of catfish eels whilst they were feeding.
When they foraged towards my position, I just moved myself in front of them and snapped away!
One of my greatest highlights diving in the Apo Island Marine Sanctuary, was seeing the beautiful, almost untouched coral formations, that entirely canvassed an area, to what seem like as far as the eye could see. •
During my time there, I actually dove in several sites more than once. Despite hearing some divers complain that they thought there was a lack of fish among the same coral in these areas, I was more than happy appreciating the architecture of the underwater forests.
Who else loves photographing corals?
Taken with @getolympus TG5 and dual @seaandseaimaging strobes.
Don't you just hate it when nearly all the fish look the same way except one!!??
I think I could have positioned this shot better, with more detail on the fish rather than on the coral. But I think it still looks decent if you look at the photo as a whole.
Expanding on my knowledge with the Saga Magic Ball Lens.
The Lensball, or Crystal ball, is actually a glass ball often made with K9 glass. Inside the glass ball, the light is bent until it is inverted within the ball. This creates a upside down image, one of the key characteristics of refraction in this glass ball photography. •
The combination of glass ball + Camera body + Macro lens, allows me to fill the photo frame with the ball as well as blurring out the background, like in this shot.
So imagine looking at your LCD screen of an upsidedown image, maintaining your bouyancy whilst waiting for the right moment for the fish to swim into view. Take my word for it, not as easy as taking a selfie. •
1. Photo with edit
2. Original photo without any edit.