The Scary Golden Dorado

The Weekly Picture : 2

The image was taken in April 2012 close to the town of Ita Ibaté in the State of Corrientes/North Argentina and shows a double digit kilogram Golden Dorado and it’s impressive display of teeth.

People who are familiar with my work know that I am very meticulous about underwater splitshot with available light. Capturing an exciting fishing scene both from the angler’s and fish’s perspective is what makes a splitshot so attractive for viewers. From a photographers point of view, one is not only combining two elements but also two very different light situations.

The murky and yellowish water of Rio Paranà makes it difficult to expose both the underwater- and shore action perfectly. Especially with a moving target. Although my portfolio contains composed stills and scenic sunset landscapes my core competence is action.

Fishing is a sport, I want knuckle busting, tail walking, rod breaking, water exploding action – this is what fishing is all about.

My setup for this image:

  • Custom Made Underwaterhousing by Easy Dive
  • Canon 5D MK II + 15mm f/2.8 fisheye @ f/8
  • 1/320 – ISO 1250 – WB: Manual – Mode: Manual
  • RAW Image – Post Process: Photoshop + Viveza II

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