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#1 Bobu

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 07:19 AM

In August I went for two weeks to Palau. I mainly wanted to shoot at the Jellyfish, were I spent 4 days.
You can find a trip report on my website wild-places-com.

I used two different cameras on this trip: a Nikon 1 AW1 with the kit zoom lens and my Nikon D800E in a Seacam underwater housing with the Superdome and the Zeiss 21mm lens and the Sigma 15mm fisheye lens.

The images I got from the AW1 were surprisingly good. The dynamic range and high iso performance of the AW1 is (as expected) clearly not as good as the D800E but with enough light the difference between the D800 images and the AW1 images is very small, which says a lot about the quality of this little camera. I will not hesitate to just take the AW1 on some future underwater photography trips, especially if there are some serious constraints regarding size and weight of my equipment.

Here are some images from my trip to Palau. C&C  welcome.

Boris



#1 (Nikon D800E, Sigma 15mm FE, f/11):

14942863864_fa53240e28_o.jpgPalau_05_DSC2019 by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#2 (Nikon 1 AW1, 11-27.5mm @11mm, f/5.6):

15539903636_6c59a6d71b_o.jpgPalau_06_DSC1091 by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#3 (Nikon 1 AW1, 11-27.5mm @11mm, f/5.6):

15560942321_201f4f1df8_o.jpgPalau_07_DSC1196 by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#4 (Nikon 1 AW1, 11-27.5mm @11mm, f/5.6):

15377475378_8ee86377ff_o.jpgPalau_08_DSC1237 by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#5 (Nikon 1 AW1, 11-27.5mm @11mm, f/5.6):

15564447792_3b49c8c93f_o.jpgPalau_09_DSC1310 by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#6 (Nikon 1 AW1, 11-27.5mm @11mm, f/5.6):

15377968010_b97e2f449e_o.jpgPalau_10_DSC1322 by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#7 (Nikon 1 AW1, 11-27.5mm @11mm, f/5.6):

14942855184_77f6a59e78_o.jpgPalau_11_DSC1353 by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#8 (Nikon 1 AW1, 11-27.5mm @22.6mm, f/5.6):

15376986329_cc38c9c6d9_o.jpgPalau_12_DSC1376 by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#9 (Nikon 1 AW1, 11-27.5mm @11mm, f/5.6):

14942852594_2113d9462b_o.jpgPalau_13_DSC1420 by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#10 (Nikon D800E, Sigma 15mm FE, f/11):

14943426703_72cf6f6079_o.jpgPalau_14_DSC2099 by Wild_Places, on Flickr
 


Edited by Bobu, 18 October 2014 - 07:20 AM.


#2 Bobu

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 07:23 AM

And some more images from Palau:

 

#11 (Nikon D800E, Sigma 15mm FE, f/11):

15539891826_6e8d078e16_o.jpgPalau_15_DSC2911 by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#12 (Nikon D800E, Sigma 15mm FE, f/16):

15377960780_ba7bda52d4_o.jpgPalau_16_DSC3096 by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#13 (Nikon D800E, Sigma 15mm FE, f/16):

15376981409_7f94dfce42_o.jpgPalau_17_DSC3104 by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#14 (Nikon D800E, Sigma 15mm FE, f/16):

14942847734_8ccaf5fdb9_o.jpgPalau_18_DSC3281 by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#15 (Nikon D800E, Sigma 15mm FE, f/16):

14942846494_88c40f2036_o.jpgPalau_19_DSC3302 by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#16 (Nikon D800E, Sigma 15mm FE, f/11):

15539886816_1f8c3e7ef1_o.jpgPalau_20_DSC3331 by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#17 (Nikon D800E, Sigma 15mm FE, f/11):

14942844024_8886698327_o.jpgPalau_21_DSC3372 by Wild_Places, on Flickr



#3 Bobu

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 07:25 AM

Some images from the Jellyfish Lake:

 

#18 (Nikon D800E, Sigma 15mm FE, f/11):

15539884386_8aba7d6ec7_o.jpgPalau_22_DSC2558 by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#19 (Nikon D800E, Zeiss 21mm FE, f/16):

15564432742_80fa26b7d5_o.jpgPalau_23_DSC0710 by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#20 (Nikon D800E, Zeiss 21mm FE, f/11):

15564432122_fedc941482_o.jpgJellyfish Lake by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#21 (Nikon D800E, Zeiss 21mm FE, f/16):

15564431612_3d43569cd5_o.jpgJellyfish Lake by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#22 (Nikon D800E, Zeiss 21mm FE, f/11):

15539881966_2f750aacc1_o.jpgPalau_26_DSC0716 by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#23 (Nikon D800E, Zeiss 21mm FE, f/16):

14942839884_7de039b7fc_o.jpgPalau_27_DSC0802 by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#24 (Nikon D800E, Zeiss 21mm FE, f/16):

15377950270_b70e5e63c8_o.jpgPalau_28_DSC0836 by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#25 (Nikon D800E, Zeiss 21mm FE, f/11):

15563592325_90b996ef18_o.jpgPalau_29_DSC0891 by Wild_Places, on Flickr

#26 (Nikon D800E, Zeiss 21mm FE, f/11):

15563591575_e92b1637d2_o.jpgJellyfish Lake by Wild_Places, on Flickr



#4 GrtDay

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 05:52 PM

Stellar photos.  Thanks for sharing!


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#5 Bobu

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Posted 04 November 2014 - 12:36 PM

Thanks!



#6 TK1979

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 03:32 AM

beautiful pix! Just came back from there myself! What an amazing destination.

 

Posted my results using 5dIII and raw video. I want to go back asap :-)

 

thanks for sharing!



#7 Bobu

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 10:02 AM

Thanks Tarek!

 

I will definitely make another trip to Palau in the next years. It's an awesome place, both underwater and above the water.  And I just watched your video: really great, especially the combination of underwater and drone footage.

 

Boris


Edited by Bobu, 12 November 2015 - 10:02 AM.


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Posted 19 November 2015 - 06:09 PM

Awesome light! great shots.



#9 Bobu

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 11:35 AM

Thanks tnfadventures!







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