Underwater Photography | Snorkeling Photography

When the system is too basic for shy Coral Rabbitfish

The Fujifilm FinePix F70EXR - an early snorkeling photograph


Coral Rabbitfish
(Siganus corallinus)
Why this setup was just too basic for snorkelling photography/ (snorkeling photography - USA) for these shy fish.
Underwater photography in the Maldives - Vivanta by Taj Coral Reef resort - Hembadhu island.
Fujifilm Finepix F70 EXR - Auto - No flash - F3.3, 1/400 sec, Iso 200, Focal length 5mm

When access to the zoom lever is needed (and another example of poor colour balance)

This photo above shows another reason why this specific model would not be our camera of choice for snorkelling photography.

Rabbitfish are shy.   They keep swimming away, so, the photo was taken with them too far away, 'zoomed' when photo editing hence is blurred.

This could so easily have been a nice shot, despite the shy fish, if the camera was in a bespoke housing to give a lever for just a little bit of zoom.
I've been banging on about white balance so wont do so again, but the colours above are poor.

Compare to the colours on the right.

You've guessed it.   The camera for the shot on the right has white balance = underwater setting.

Access to the zoom lever is an underwater housing must and generally comes with a housing which is made for that specific camera model.

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