20 minutes deco-stop needed to take this photo,
thx for looking, and thx for your comment.
Lembeh, Nudi Falls.

UserCamera: Canon PowerShot S80
Location: North Sulawesi
Strobe: Built-in Flash
Taxonomy: Fish
EXIFCamera model: Canon PowerShot S80
Date: 15 June 2006
Time: 14:44:15
Exposure Time: 1/60
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure Bias: -3/3 stop
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
Exposure Mode: Manual exposure
Metering Mode: Spot
White Balance: Manual white balance
Software: Adobe Photoshop 7.0

Score: 4.16 (19 votes)

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11 Responses to “Another Lonely Pigmy”

  1. Carl Gennaro says:

    good job

  2. Acuan Teharmin says:

    Holy cow! I meant Excellent photo!
    I think the framing helps a lot too!
    CIAMIK!!! No brainer for the points….

  3. Hengky Dotulong says:

    Bagus .. bagus..
    Pasti mikir, kog nggak dari dulu ajah beli digital, yah?
    Ha…. ha…

  4. Imran Ahmad says:

    Nice try, if only you had the eyes in focus.. the camera was metering more on the body.Shd have waited a bit more for him to turn abit. If not u can try to have another diver infront to make it turn towards you.

  5. Kaufik Anril says:

    Thx Imran,

    but I still have no idea how to do spot metering
    precisely on its eye using Pocket Digital Camera, Even the spot box appear 3x larger than pigmy’s body :)

    Hope someday will use DSLR + 105mm macro lense to shoot
    this one…


  6. Carl Gennaro says:

    1/2 or 1 more F stop smaller you would not have to worry about focus as much, F32 or 22 if you can. I really wonder how small your camera can go. Macro , set it to the smallest and leave it. Still a great shot. Best Pigmy I have ever seen. And I am old.

  7. Kaufik Anril says:

    Hi Carl,

    Unfortunately, The smallest apperture is F8 ….
    And I always try to use F8 for all photos to maintain sharpness, but still, pocket cam has very limited ability
    compare to DSLR like nikon D70.

    Thx for your comment…. really appreciate…:)

  8. Carl Gennaro says:

    yea figured that but for F8 this is amazing. You have good eyes. Trade your eye site for my D100..:)

  9. Tom F. Chandra says:

    Pygmy seahorse is a shy creature I guess

  10. Budi Ramadi Jerry says:

    Perfectly isolated from the background… cool…
    difficult object since there are red dots surrounded by bright skin… Everytime I look at this, I always want to have another shot! :)

  11. Erwin Kodiat says:

    Dashyat, man!

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