TOP WATER WALKING – HALCO SLIDOG 105 CORAL TROUT
When I started shooting all the new Halco lures and colours I was asked to feature the new Slidog 105 as a surface walking image. Easy I thought but I didn’t know that it’s a heavy fast sinking stickbait, all the other stickbaits I’ve shot like this are floaters! Creating a floating lure “walking” through water surface is a bit tricky but change that to a super heavy stickbait and then it becomes a real change. The Halco Slidog 105 is heavy, as soon as it hits the water it sinks that quick that it’s easy to miss the shot. A lot of trial runs on getting the right lure speed and angle helped get the lure walking through the meniscus. Freezing the action and bubble trail is up to the flash system to freeze the action and your trigger finger on the remote.
For this I used a long tank, three light setup, black reflector and all the lights off in the studio, only relying on the modelling light on the Godox AD600 Pro for some visual light. Triggering the shot took the collaboration of a Godox X-Pro, Nikon WR-10 and a Miops Trigger…. Elaborate but it works every time once you set the delay timing right.
|Lens:||NIKKOR PC-E Micro Nikkor 45mm f2.8D ED with FTZ adapter.|
|Notes:||Trigger: Godox XPro N AND NIKON WR-10|
|Lighting||Flash: Godox AD600 PRO with standard reflector, 2 x Godox AD300 Pro with standard reflector. Trigger: Godox XPro N and Nikon WR-10|