薄荷虾-2009国家地理全球摄影大赛自然类大奖

自然类大奖:薄荷虾—美国《国家地理》全球摄影大赛获奖作品
薄荷虾威廉姆·戈德温(William Goodwin)美国(United States)

作品说明:
博耐尔马盖特海湾,75英尺(约23米)的水下,薄荷虾潜伏于花瓶状海绵体中。摄影师利用HID电筒在水下照亮了景物的轮廓,小心翼翼的调整浮力,一方面避免被摄体被打搅,另一方面则尽可能的接近主体,捕捉到了这一精彩瞬间。

This peppermint shrimp is spending the day in a branching vase sponge about 75 feet deep in Bonaire’s Margate Bay. Lighting was achieved with an HID torch shining on the outside of the sponge. The photographer, working upside down, had to carefully control buoyancy while approaching as close as possible, taking care not to touch the sponge with camera or light and to avoid disturbing the shrimp or the sponge.

评委点评:
国家地理摄影师马克·泰森(Mark Thiessen)被“管状海绵领入了它的世界。”国家地理杂志编辑达伦?史密斯表示赞同:“这张照片将观众带到了另一个世界,技术上完美无缺。薄荷虾身在一个螺旋形框架内,将我们也吸引了进去,光线和颜色差异增强了画面的层次。”玛丽亚·斯登泽尔则进一步补充道,“我对摄影师深入水下、悉心调整浮力并且为达要领不遗余力表示钦佩。背光、色彩和质感,以及半透明的虾,是多么令人印象深刻。”

National Geographic staff photographer Mark Thiessen “was drawn into its world by the circular shape of the sponge.” National Geographic design editor Darren Smith agrees: “This image transports the viewer to another world. The technical execution is flawless, the spiraling composition frames the shrimp and draws us in, and the lighting and varied colors add dimension.” Adds freelance photojournalist Maria Stenzel: “I admire the photographer who can work underwater, control his buoyancy, and hang upside down to get this intimate, macro view of a shrimp. The back lighting, the colors and textures, and the magnificent translucent shrimp are gorgeous.”