Taeniura lymma

Taeniura lymma

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Taeniura lymma (family: Dasyatidae; common name: Bluespotted Stingray)

Photos taken at Saint John point, Red Sea in March 2008. This species does not hide in the sand. Its striking colouration with the blue fluorescent spots and its sheer size make it very easy to be spotted.

Photos by Utkan Ecinci

Shooting Data:

1. Camera: Nikon D200 in a Sea&Sea DX-D200 housing
Lens: Sigma 20 mm f/1.8
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Shutter speed - aperture: 1/80 sec - f/10, Manual mode
Flash: Sea&Sea YS110-TTL
Image: JPEG edited in Photoshop CS4, levels adjusted, sharpening added and resized.

2.  Camera: Nikon D200 in a Sea&Sea DX-D200 housing
Lens: Sigma AF 70mm f/2.8 EX DG MACRO
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Shutter speed - aperture: 1/30 sec - f/11, Manual mode
Flash: Sea&Sea YS110-TTL
Image: JPEG edited in Photoshop CS4, levels adjusted, sharpening added and resized.


 

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