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Positively aglow

by Clare Wilders

Every Friday, Darren invites someone to become ‘Guest Editor’ for the day to choose and discuss three or four images that have not been previously published on the website.  Today’s Guest Editor is Clare Wilders, a diving instructor who has been living and working in Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt for the last five years.  Clare created and runs the DiveBunnie website for women scuba divers.

This little fellow is positively aglow. The lighting here is truly glorious, and has caught that translucent effect of the underwater world perfectly. Even the anenome appears luminescent here too, with the tips glowing like tiny glow-balls framing the clown fish’s face. The surrounding darkness feels quite cosy, as though we have caught our fish on the brink of turning in for the night, just about to nestle up into his anenome and drift off to sleep.

I like the tiny pinprick of a highlight in his eye, a tiny glint before he decides to dart forward and attack the camera no doubt. Clown fish are extremely territorial about their host anenomes, and will launch at anyone or anything that ventures too close to their home. I guess if he really is ready to tuck in to bed, he is probably thinking  “Who is that turning up at this time of night??”

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