Free Wallpaper from fluorescence session

by | Dec 9, 2011 | Uncategorized | 3 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


  • Marcin Smok

    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


  1. Aquatic Life Direct

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

  2. Marcin Smok

    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.

    • Aquatic Life Direct

      where can i get a filter like this? I would love to start trying to take pics like that!


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