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A school of Striped Large-Eye Breams (Gnathodentex aureolineatus)


Subject: A school of Striped Large-Eye Breams (Gnathodentex aureolineatus) is facing the soft current on a Mauritian outer reef. These fish, which belong to the family of Emperors (Lethrinidae), are found in small groups and in schools of up to a hundred individuals.

Technique: When filming a wide (angle) scene on a sunny day it is recommended to use an orange-filter instead of video lights. However for this particular subject I chose to use my video lights in order to bring out the silvery mirror-like effect of the Breams’ scales, comparable with a light beam that hits a reflector of a bicycle or car.

All images Copyright 2020 Olivier Van den Broeck and Greet Meulepas for Beyond scuba. All rights reserved.