The digital era is the rock pooler's best friend, no more considering which shot to take due to cost we run off hundreds of pictures in the desperate hope one will be in focus. In the marine environment that is often the problem- Focus.
Due to the small size of the creatures, awkward positions and the glare of the sun on the camera and water getting a good image is very difficult. Carole who has provided most of the images on the site has taken thousands of pictures, and a significant percentage of these are unusable. So how do you maximise the shot?
Photography is fun, it helps you to identify, gives something to do on a wet evening when you try to identify all you have found, and allows you to share. Even better still the zoom helps with dodgy eyesight allowing you to see details via the LCD monitor before you take a pic.
Finally, remember we love taking selfies, animals aren’t fused about being famous, they prefer to stay alive. If it might cause any harm to the animals or the environment just put the camera away, the connection is the important bit the picture is the bonus – if it is in focus that is.
Best tip I can give is to carry a spare battery and SD card.
If you love photography please talk to Carole Fellows about Flickr.