Free Wallpaper from fluorescence session

By Marcin Smok 10 years ago3 Comments


 A few days ago I had an opportunity to visit one of Manhattan Reefs members- Richie Karagozler- and to photograph his awesome 450g mixed reef tank. I made myself a goal that I would leave with at least few good fluorescence shots so I could make another free wallpaper for Blog readers. Here’s how it ended up:

You can download them by clicking on the images; they will automatically load a high resolution version of the image. From that you can right-click and choose “Save As…” to download the wallpaper.

First is a Hammer/Anchor Coral (Euphyllia ancora). It is a Large Polyped Stony Coral that has characteristic kidney-shaped polyps that extend in all directions.

Click for wallpaperThe second image is an all-time favorite Chalice Coral (Echinophyllia spp.). Chalices are one of the best-colored group of corals and their fluorescence spectrum doesn’t disappoint either.

Click to download wallpaper


  Corals, Eye Candy, Photography

 Marcin Smok

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Marcin Smok is a reefer, photographer, traveler, SCUBA diver and avid DIY-er. He has been keeping freshwater fish tanks since he was 9 years old and saltwater tanks for the past 10 years. Check his photography site at and follow his Facebook profile


  • Aquatic Life Direct says:

    Hi Marcin… how did you take those shots? Special lens?

  • Marcin Smok says:

    Special filter for my lens and for the flashes. I have to tweak the exposure to the point where the image is underexposed but the fluorescence parts get overexposed with flash (by changing flash exposure settings). That makes a nice fluorescence shot.

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