Photographer: © 2014-2016 Dave Waselle · All Rights Reserved.
Crinoid Starfish | Solomon Islands
In the southwest Pacific, it is not that unusual to see Feathered Starfish. They are often a victim of mistaken identity. Because their bodies are usually out of view nestled in coral reefs, a lot of divers think they are a type of coral. They come in just about every combination of color, including black.
This particular starfish was holding onto a thick gorgonian coral branch going through several closing and opening procedures. I had all the patience in the world taking several pictures of this guy. In short, I was bracketing. Bracketing is taking several photos at different camera angles and strobe positions. Again, always fire that strobe to get the true colors out of your subject. Of all the photos, this was my “select”.