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Sea sparkle

Taking a stroll along a beach on a warm evening you could be lucky enough to witness this strange, but wonderful phenomenon. It is caused by dinoflagellate which use bioluminescence to avoid predators. With a new generation of cameras available featuring good noise reduction capabilities it has become easier than ever before to capture this spectacular natural event. This summer we had some lovely, warm days here in The Netherlands, creating the perfect conditions to see the Sea Sparkle. After many nights on the beach I came home with only a handful of good results, but it was worth every minute! Canon EOS 5D Mark lll, Focal length 21mm, 10 sec at F2.8, ISO 4000.
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