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Slick Swimmers

Slick Swimmers
Photograph by David Doubilet

In an eerie water ballet silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) dart in and out of a feeding area at dusk in the Jardines de la Reina (Gardens of the Queen) off southeast Cuba. Named for their smooth hides, silkies are large, swift, and, some say, dangerous to humans because of their bulk.



Camera: Nikon F4 with Nexus housing
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 20mm f/2.8 AFP Nikkor
Speed and F-Stop: 1/8 @ f/16
Weather Conditions: Calm
Time of Day: 5 p.m.
Lighting Techniques: 2 YS200 Sea & Sea strobes

Special Equipment or Comments:
I balanced my light with the evening light.


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