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#41 MikeVeitch

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 02:38 AM

Hi Pam, thanks for the feedback, glad you are enjoying the show :unsure: haha, yes, the D90 is a great camera, it may not be the latest or greatest but it can take the same photos as any other camera and with enough quality for commercial use as well.
For the hand thing. Basically, i take the left strobe off the camera and hold it by the front with my fingers covering the element and some gaps between my fingers. It takes a lot of adjusting and obviously a subject such as a nudibranch that doesn't move much as it takes a few photos to get the positioning correct. The reasoning for me doing it is the fact that YS120 strobes only have half and full power, no other settings, sometimes i have to do that if i am trying to shoot with open fstops. However, i also do it to create different lighting like that last nudi ;)

Tongue Parasite
Always freaky yet quite fascinating. Not a great pic but it shows the parasite quite well, always gives me the shivers. The vast majority of Anemonefish in Lembeh and indeed north Sulawesi have these parasites.
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 12:16 AM

White Eyed Moray
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1/250 at f20
One YS 120 strobe with Snoot handheld on the left side

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 02:12 AM

Snoot
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A snoot too far?

A one-eyed white-eye?

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 02:50 AM

And some fine modeling work here..
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Posted 10 August 2010 - 11:11 AM

Dare we ask... which one are you trying to cuddle with?

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 03:15 AM

Dave... haha.. erm..

On a different subject :D

Here is a Sawblade shrimp
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Posted 11 August 2010 - 06:49 AM

Great Moray shot!
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Posted 11 August 2010 - 07:03 PM

Mike -- great idea. Photos are excellent. Gives me the urge to go back out there.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 05:32 AM

Sorry for the delay :D was actually having a life for once for a few days.. haha

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 06:37 AM

Sorry for the delay :) was actually having a life for once for a few days.. haha

Drunk Catfish



Having a life for a few days, then posting a Drunk Catfish photo? You know you are not supposed to feed marine life and going bar hopping with them on the days you are remiss posting the POTD is also probably a no-no :D

Good stuff Mike, looking forward to seeing more shots of the day....

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 08:47 AM

That moray shot is very cool Mike.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 11:42 AM

[quote name='MikeVeitch' date='Aug 6 2010, 05:38 AM' post='257652']
For the hand thing. Basically, i take the left strobe off the camera and hold it by the front with my fingers covering the element and some gaps between my fingers. It takes a lot of adjusting and obviously a subject such as a nudibranch that doesn't move much as it takes a few photos to get the positioning correct. The reasoning for me doing it is the fact that YS120 strobes only have half and full power, no other settings, sometimes i have to do that if i am trying to shoot with open fstops. However, i also do it to create different lighting like that last nudi :D


Mike - Thanks for the info. Going to Bonaire in a few weeks - will try playing with the strobe to see what kind of effects I can create with it. Keep up the show from Lembeh.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 06:01 AM

Went golfing again today :D

Beauty and the Beast, or just Beast :)
Pair of Stonefish
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 04:03 AM

Another Nudi
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 07:43 PM

Cool shot of the stonefish Mike. Enjoying your posts!

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 04:29 AM

Sweepers in a Cave
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Posted 18 August 2010 - 06:47 AM

Love the post, keep it up!

Stonefish shot is great... Loving the 10.5mm and TC shots.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 06:51 AM

I love this thread, Mike! Great to see the pics and more importantly the settings and techniques you've used to create the effects. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 10:30 AM

Thanks for the post. I just love "sweepers in caves" shots. Not certain why.. just lov'em.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 10:35 AM

I really like the perspective of Beauty and the Beast, much nice than the flat images people take of these with the 60mm.

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