Mite on Nudi Action
By Des Paroz
Taken at a dive site called "BOTCH" (Bottom Of The CHannel), which lies in the channel between Uepi Island and the adjacent island. This nudibranch (Phyllidia varicosa) was quite photogenic, being colourful and lying on a colourful background. I must admit I didn't notice the parasites on it until I downloaded the images to my laptop after the dive. The nudi is quite large, and with my single strobe positioned over the top, there was some shadow detail under the mantle. Some basic HDR tone mapping has brought the shadow detail out quite nicely (IMHO), and also given the colours a natural pop.