Dreamy Nudibranch

Point Loma Kelp, San Diego, California: Spanish Shawl (Flabellina iodinea) Nudibranch

Point Loma Kelp, San Diego, California: Spanish Shawl (Flabellina iodinea) NudibranchI was all about the wrecks last week with the USS Hogan and Missile Tower photos. But I go where the boats take me, and so this week, it was back to the kelp.

I tagged along on a spearfishing expedition to Point Loma, and after spotting and pointing out  a fantastic halibut who was soon to become a fantastic dinner, I cruised over to the reef to spend some quality time with the nudibranchs.

The kelp forest can be a pretty dreamy place. The light coming through the kelp canopy has an ethereal beauty, and the gentle sway of the kelp stalks in light surge could rock you to sleep.

I wanted to capture that surreal, unearthly quality in this week's nudibranch photos.

I used my Subsee +10 diopter to get really close to these Spanish Shawl nudibranchs for a soft depth of field with creamy bokeh. The shallow focus and bright lighting is a more artsy effect than I usually go for, but I love how it came out!


2 Responses to “Dreamy Nudibranch”

  1. Bailey says:

    That is an amazing shot.

    · June 4, 2014 @ 10:53 am

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