This Tallfin Batfish, Platax teira, was hovering in mid-water, but initially moved away if I approached closer than a meter. I waited patiently, and the fish eventually relaxed, allowing me close enough to take this tightly framed portrait at the zoom?s 180mm position. Thailand, Gulf of Thailand, Sail Rock. Nikon F100 in Seacam housing, Nikkor 70-180mm Macro Zoom lens, twin Ikelite 200 strobes, Ultra Light arms, Fujichrome Velvia 50 film. f-11, 1/60 sec.
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