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Photo of the Week #139

July 9, 2012

This week’s photo is Exhibit A in why the latest digital camera sensor technology makes the impossible possible. Have you ever tried to snap crisp photos of exotic underwater creatures through thick glass in a dimly lit aquarium? I certainly have, and the results were usually disappointing. But with Canon’s latest marvel, the 5D Mark III camera, I was able to grab this incredibly detailed, noise-free image of a stingray as it swam past me. Of course, it helped that the camera was paired with my reliable and ultra-fast 35mm f1.4 lens. I usually say that a good photographer can create quality images with any camera, but in this case, the cutting-edge technology really made the difference.

Photo tech specs: Canon 5D Mark III camera, 35mm f1.4 lens @ f1.6, 1/500th, ISO 2500.

Underside of a southern stingray at Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey

July 8, 2012: Underside of a southern stingray at Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Sasha permalink
    July 9, 2012 5:51 pm

    Fantastic photo!!!

  2. Mike permalink
    July 11, 2012 1:24 pm

    So that’s what it is! When I saw the thumbnail, I thought it was a baseball mitt, and was wondering why that would be challenging to photograph. Anyway, it’s a beautiful picture!

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