2013 Digital Open Colour

2013 Digital Open Colour: Gold Medal
Irene Callaghan, APSNZ

Octopus

Octopus by Irene Callaghan, APSNZ

A Fishy Tale.

A day fishing at Plimmerton beach brought an unexpected bonus when I pulled in a beautiful octopus.  I placed it in a bucket for the photo and grabbed my canon 30D and Tamron macro lens. F20 and 1/60th gave me enough depth of field to grab the shot while trying to restrain it with my other hand.  It was quick to take advantage of its freedom and raced for the shelter of the water. I was sad to see it go but I have a lasting memento of this enchanting creature.