This week’s photo of the week is a juvenile Slender Filefish. I spotted two of these filefish in a gorgonian soft coral. The one in the photo is approximately 1 1/2 inches in length and was doing a phenomenal job evading my camera lens. The fish were very tricky to shoot because they were hiding in the shadows and their bodies are very reflective – so trying to position the strobes to light up the fish without blowing out their reflective bodies was a challenge. My fish finally moved to the front of the gorgonian and I was able to fire off this winning shot.
Equipment and settings: Nikon D850 / 60mm / INON 330Z strobes / f13/ 1/200h / ISO 200.
Location: Director’s Bay, Curaçao