Crimson Tidepool


I had been trying to capture images of these waratah anemones for several weeks but hadn’t had the perfect day. On this particular day the morning mist created a beautiful sun halo, and, as I took this shot, a gull flew right through the Sun’s orb. 

Port Kembla Beach, Wollongong, New South Wales 

Nikon D300s, Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8 fisheye, 1/320, f/22, ISO 200, Inon Z220 Substrobe 1/4 power, Inon 1/2 stop diffuser, handheld

by Matthew Smith, New South Wales