LOOK: A Thorny Seahorse with the Fractalius Effect

Photographer Dragos Dumitrescu captures the shy mood of a thorny seahorse in the Philippines

Dragos Dumitrescu

Photographer Dragos Dumitrescu captures the shy mood of a thorny seahorse in the Philippines with a special effect.

PHOTOGRAPHER
Dragos Dumitrescu

LOCATION
Dauin, Philippines

ABOUT THE SHOT
Seahorses — everybody loves them! I always try to capture the shy mood of the creature, but I also try to avoid the strobe shining in its eyes; seahorses are extremely sensitive to light. Using a Canon G12 set at f/8, 1/200 sec and ISO 100, and a single Inon S-2000 strobe, I finally got the shot I wanted a few months ago in Dauin, Philippines. Because this is a thorny seahorse, my main goal was to get the yellow edge a bit pointy to enhance the charm of this critter. I started by applying contrast to the original photo before adding a plug-in filter called Fractalius. Charming shape of the shy one, isn’t it?

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