Triplefin on Guard

Triplefin on guard

I don’t know triplefins. I mean I cannot recognise their species. What I know is they are everywhere. They are tiny. They are curious and not afraid of divers. They are a great macro subject. It seems the best strategy is not to follow them, but wait with the camera ready for a picture. If you stop moving on a rocky bottom for a while, they appear and get close. If you wish you can fit a couple of them into one picture. They disappear on sudden movements, but come back quickly.

I created this picture in Browns Bay (Auckland) on that small flat rocky reef under the cliff on the right side of the beach. If the visibility is bad and it’s not the season for nudibranches, triplefins are the easiest subject to find and to photograph (really?).