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I’m almost ready to commit to a more reliable external flash. This would be major money and more to try to keep dry and safe. My on-camera flash is helpful. It certainly works during a night dive. I can get very sharp images in available light. There is a definite boost to the color when flash is in play. My question? How do fish see? You may notice the fish eye bulge to the lens of the eye. And the pupil is dilated to catch all available light. But is the color spectrum of the fish eye the same as mine. In other words are colors drab and muted underwater or are the fish perceiving the bright brilliant riot of color I capture in the flash image? Help! I need a fish translator. I suppose it would not help to ask if some fish are colorblind.


3 responses

  1. Are these pics of two different fish? They look similar but the colors are cool in first pic and warm in second. Hmmm. Lovely as always.

    January 28, 2015 at 9:00 am

    • It’s the same fish with different light. Natural vs flash has a totally different mood. But what do the fish actually see? There’s the interesting question to answer.

      January 28, 2015 at 9:32 am

  2. Oh ya, I didn’t grasp that first read through. I know my dad changed the fly to different colors when fishing for trout, I think depending on the depth her perceived them to be at. Wish I had been paying more attention now, but really I was young and only interested in casting and catching. Sorry, I am no help to you. 🙂

    January 28, 2015 at 10:59 am

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