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Alopias pelagicus

Nakamura, 1935


Alex Tyrrell Monad Shoal, Malapascua, Philippines is one of the few reliable dive spots to regularly see Thresher Sharks. This shot of a Pelagic Thresher (Alopias pelagicus) was taken last September at a depth of 27m at just after 6am, so light levels were quite low and strobes are banned. Thankfully my D7000 arrived a few weeks before the trip letting me shoot at the high ISO's needed. Nikon D7000 in Subal ND7000, Nikon 12-24mm @24mm (+ a little crop) Shutter Priority Mode - Natural Light, f/7.1, 1/60th, ISO 1000 See more images at Dive4photos FB Page

Erik K F Goossens I wonder how this would have come out with a D800 : pics taken on 3200 ISO seem to have no visible difference with lower ISO-Pics... AMAZING SHOT : Congrats !!!

Alex Tyrrell I'm sure the D800 would have been fairly noise free. I still had to remove a bit of noise in LR.

Marylin Batt Beautiful shot Alex Tyrrell the muscular detail ofthe shark stand out beutifully.

Message posted on UWphotographers on 17 Aug 2012
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Chordata (Phylum)
    Vertebrata (Subphylum)
      Gnathostomata (Superclass)
        Pisces (Superclass)
          Elasmobranchii (Class)
            Neoselachii (Subclass)
              Selachii (Infraclass)
                Galeomorphi (Superorder)
                  Lamniformes (Order)
                    Alopiidae (Family)
                      Alopias (Genus)
                        Alopias pelagicus (Species)
Associated Species