Photo of the Week #139
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.
July 8, 2012: Underside of a southern stingray at Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey.