BLUEBOTTLE, PHYSALIA PHYSALIS
Following strong summer northeast winds, hundreds of bluebottles blow in and are trapped, floating around the bay and sometimes clumping together in huge rafts. After quite a few early mornings and lighting experiments I captured the striking contrast between their blueness and the orange sun rising in the background.
Bushrangers Bay, Shellharbour, New South Wales
Nikon D300s, Nikon 10.5mm F2.8 Fisheye, 1/200, f/22, ISO 100, Inon Z220 Substrobe at ½ power flash, handheld, Aquatica for D300s with Aquatica 8” Acrylic Dome Port water housingby Matthew Smith, New South Wales