I spent a little time messing around with back lighting and macro practice on a Red Gorgonian. I positioned my strobe as far in front of my camera as I could, aiming it back towards the lens. I then was able to position the camera in front of this gorgonian covered in polyps with the strobe now behind it. This configuration created the dark centers and nice bright flower looking polyps along the edges.
Later, I wanted to see just how close I could get, and tried taking several shots of a bat star’s skin. I was impressed to see the detail, and the different colors that make up its skin. The rough looking orange section and the transparent purple bits. The photo isn’t amazing, but I love seeing these creatures super closer!