Eye-Liner by Norbert Probst


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With size of 50cm the Hieroglypyc Hawkfish (Cirrhitus rivulatus) is the largest species of the Hawkfish family. Remarkable:The beautiful eyes.
Cousin Rock Island, Galapagos Archipelago, Ecuador, Pacific Ocean.

Canon EOS 50-E, 2.8/100mm Makro, Subal housing, 1/125s, f 16, Subtronic amphibian flash, TTL

1153 Views, 26.05.2012

April 2012 on cover of plongee, a french diving magazine: http://www.plongee-mag.net/

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Passionated, professional photographer since 1992 with worldwide publications in magazines, newspapers, calendars, prospects, advertising, internet and on products.
I am located in Nuremberg, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany, and my heart beats for marine wildlife.

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  • George Kypreos
    George Kypreosalmost 5 years ago

    great capture !!

  • Thank you George. I like your work too!

    – Norbert Probst

  • Shelley Warbrooke
    Shelley Warbrookealmost 5 years ago

    This is just breathtaking Norbert. The golden and white tones against the otherwordly eye, almost seems trapped in a bubble of space. Amazing!

  • Thank you Shelly. This photo is one of my favorites too.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyalmost 5 years ago

    I hope you got the Hawkfish to sign a release form to have its image posted on the internet.

  • No, I didn’t. But I promised to make him famous :-)

    – Norbert Probst

  • kemal91
    kemal91almost 5 years ago

    Cool shot, great detail. :)

  • Thank you.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Ellen Cotton
    Ellen Cottonalmost 5 years ago

    !!!!!! Amazing macro!!!!!!!

  • Thank you. I like close ups. But I have to do more scenery’s for the magazines.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Claire Walsh
    Claire Walshalmost 5 years ago

    The underwater world certainly is amazing. Fantastic image.

  • Thank you. Yes, that’s true.

    – Norbert Probst

  • aabzimaging
    aabzimagingalmost 5 years ago

    Love your work Norbert! The rainbow reflection in his eye tops this shot!

  • Thank you. Sometimes you need some luck.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Patricia Howitt
    Patricia Howittalmost 5 years ago

    The colors and tones in this are wonderful, let alone the whole concept and the 3 dimensional quality of the eye – just great!

  • Thank you Patricia. It was a lucky moment, that I could go this close.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Marcus Grant IPA
    Marcus Grant IPAalmost 5 years ago

    Outstanding, superb clarity.

  • Thank you Markus. I am happy with that.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Dinni H
    Dinni Halmost 5 years ago

    brilliant shot! lovely colors!

  • Thank you Dinni. I try hard.

    – Norbert Probst

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