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BartB

Member Since 23 Aug 2008
Offline Last Active Jun 17 2009 04:39 AM
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Photographing schools of fish

18 February 2009 - 06:19 AM

[attachment=11206:Ericende...oolklein.jpg]One of the coolest things you can see while diving is big schools of fish. The movement, the glimmer, the choreography. There's single animals that look more impressive, but the sight of thousands of little fish acting as one big unit never bores me. It's truly great.

What's not so great, however, are my pictures of it. I press the button and on my little screen, I see all the magic has disappeared. I've tried different aperture settings, shutter times, whatever; it just doesn't work. Which really sucks because according to Google, any idiot can do a great school picture but me.

How do you take a picture of a school of fish that doesn't suck? I've included an example to show what I mean; I know the diver below isn't completely in the phot, but even if I polish him away in PS, the picture is still bad.

What animal is this?

13 February 2009 - 03:11 AM

Posted Image Okay, I know this is not a very interesting picture, but I would still like to know what the animal is. I found this during a night dive at The Alternatives in Egypt, at about 10 m depth. It did not appear to move in any way. I posted it on a Dutch scuba diving board, and nobody seems to know. Guesses so far include:
- A holothurian, with the body buried in the sand (my best guess)
- Upside down jellyfish
- Soft coral
- Anemone

Who can help?