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Copyright: Ted Alan Stedman (talan2) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 18] (126)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-27
Categories: Fish
Camera: Nikon D200
Exposure: f/11, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Underwater Wonder World 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-01-24 7:00
Viewed: 4588
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Saw these eagle rays at a distance, materializing out of the void, and dropped down to get a shot of them above me. Quite a beautiful, majestic sight. They were beyond the working distance of my twin strobes but luckily the visibility was excellent, and the white sand bottom and relatively shallow 40-foot depth all increased illumination. Did some basic white balance PP is about it.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-01-24 7:05]

Hi Ted,

A very nice capture,we dont get to see that much on TN,nice colors with good details,tfs


Hi Ted
Welcome to TrekNature!
Wow this is really quite the view of these three rays. The water is crystal clear and shows them off in nice detail and colour. Nice composition and good lighting. Well done.
TFS Janice

Hello Ted,
I was reading your intro and I'm sure you'll find this as good as before. I was with TE and TL before joining in TN.

Welcome to TN with this beautiful debut of the eagle rays. Well chosen title complementing the beautiful composition. Not many underwater shot here - well done!!


Hi Ted
welcome to TN
great capture with just perfect compo and great colours

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  • Leace Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 61] (292)
  • [2008-01-24 10:45]

They look like they're flying in the air.
Indeed an interesting perspective and not something we see everyday.


Hello Ted,
This is amazing shot by you. It appears as if they are flying in the sky against blue sky. Cheers for great capture.

What an eyecatching photo!
Great subject, and the sand on the bottom has not only provided uplighting, but added some landscape to the shot as well. Now it looks like these creatures are flying in the air over the land!
Really excellent work!

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