I uploaded the raw to LR5.3 and clicked the new "auto tone" feature. It increased exp, reduced contrast a little, raised white a little and lowered black a little. I tend to shoot with exposure center weighted so most of the time auto cranks it too much because it's looking at the entire image, but in this case i liked what it did, which was basically brighten the shot. I lost detail in the shell and sand but it brought out the colors of the crab better.What processing did you use on that little crustacean? Amazing colours, love the shades in the background vs his legs, obviously you been doing this a long time, can just imagine how it feels to get shots like this all the time!
Thanks, macro shooting is the easiest type of underwater photography and I don't get to do it as often as I'd like because my wife always takes the macro lens. The GF1 takes great wide shots as well with proper lighting.
This was with only one strobe and I think it would have been better with two. I was at about 140f deep and looking strait up to get the sun burst in the shot. Had to hold my breath for awhile so the bubbles would clear the frame.
Focal length: 7 mm
Shutter speed: 1/160 sec