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We regularly post short Marine Wildlife Videos an Photographs with a short explanation regarding the subject and the technique used to capture the image.

All videos are made by Olivier Van den Broeck using Light & Motion video lights

and all photographs are by Greet Meulepas unless stated otherwise.

85. A Cardinal in his pyjamas, the striped Cardinalfish (Apogon angustatus)


Subject: A Cardinal in his pyjamas. While most Cardinalfish species are dressed in red or reddish hues, there are some who display a completely different colour pattern. The Striped Cardinalfish (Apogon angustatus) is one of the many species with dark stripes (in fish markings “stripes” are horizontal lines, while “bars” are the vertical ones). Although sometimes found in small aggregations, this species prefers a solitary existence near crevices and undercuts.

Technique: To paint a near complete picture of a subject, I prefer to start the clip with a close-up, followed by a broader picture, to finally finish with an overall shot that also shows the subject’s surroundings.