We got a new seastar in our seawater aquarium - the tube feet are a beautiful orange colour.

For the filming, the seastar was half submerged in a shallow dish with seawater so that its surface would stay wet. The tube feet quickly retract when the seastar is touched and then slowly reemerge.

Technical details

A quick test of the Raynox DCR-150 macro lens together with the Panasonic 100-300.

For the key light, I used an old overhead projector and moved it very close.

I had to close down the aperture quite a lot, to get a deeper DOF.

Video settings: Natural profile, -5, -5, -5, -5, ETC mode
f11-f16, 1/125sec, 1600ISO

Shot in 1080p, 60fps slowed down to 24fps in Virtualdub.
Graded and edited in Davinci Resolve 10 lite.

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