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#1 paolobl65

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:07 AM

I came back again to Triton Bay last January 2018 .

It was my second time there ( first time you can read here :   http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=60852  )

The place is still wonderful above and below the water .

What is changed from my first time ?
Now Garuda fly from Jakarta to Kaimana so it is easy ( and reliable ) to get there .
The resort has two more bungalow ( now 6 ) anyway the atmosphere is still intimate and friendly .
There is one more boat ( now 3 ) so group are still maximun 4 divers per DM .
Bungalow , food , great beach , amazing landscape ... all as my past trip .

 

 

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the resort house reef :

 

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Triton Bay area is one of the best place for pigmy sea horse , and this time finally I saw the Satomy Pigmy .
As small as pontoy ( 1 cm ) , live in the seaweed and often move from one point to another .

Have a look at these two photos and see the kind of arm on the back he use to balance himself during is Flying ! Fantastic creature !
 
 
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Again many other pigmy and macro subject . Usually the afternoon dive ( 3 ° dive ) was macro oriented . The guide are very good spotter for elusive and mimetic critters .

Here some pigmy denise :

 

 

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can you see the second pigmy ??

 

and a very small hairy shrimp :

 

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Edited by paolobl65, 16 April 2018 - 11:08 AM.


#2 paolobl65

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:36 AM

The two morning dives ware mostly dedicated to reef and fish . So go for wide angle photography !

Visibility was very good the first week , so we could appreciate the untouched reef and the great fish life of this area .
Sadly No whale shark in the period I was there .

Hoping can give you an idea how beautiful is diving in Triton Bay here are some shots .
 
 
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If you like to see more photos , here are the links to my Flickr macro and wide angle gallery about Triton Bay  
macro :  https://www.flickr.c...157664633106908
wide :  https://www.flickr.c...157668927318229


Definetely .... I have to came back again to Triton Bay .... and again .... and again !!
Wish all my best to everybody
Paolo Isgro

Edited by paolobl65, 16 April 2018 - 11:53 AM.


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 06:17 PM

Very nice! Love your split shots, especially the last one. What lens are you using for wide angle?



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:27 PM

Very nice! Love your split shots, especially the last one. What lens are you using for wide angle?

 

thank you !

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:07 PM

Very nice shots and the report makes hungry to go there ;-))

Thanks,
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 03:36 AM

So, I guess you like it there?  Just kidding, nice work.


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 04:10 AM

Beautiful photos!

 

I have a technical question, regarding WA: did you ever use the Tokina 10-17mm with the same camera/dome and can say how the image quality is compared to the Canon 8-15mm fisheye?

 

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 11:31 AM

Beautiful photos!

 

I have a technical question, regarding WA: did you ever use the Tokina 10-17mm with the same camera/dome and can say how the image quality is compared to the Canon 8-15mm fisheye?

 

Wolfgang

 

thanks Wolfang .

 

I didn't made any side by side  test comparision with Canon 8-15  and  Tokina 10-17  ( I have also it  and I used  in my first trip to Triton Bay )  , but I can say Canon is a little bit sharper   and  has  much much less cromatic aberration .  

Hope this help .


Edited by paolobl65, 17 April 2018 - 11:33 AM.


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 09:03 AM

Thank you Paolo. This is very interesting for me. When I look at the WA photos from the first trip, I also have the impression they are less sharp...

 

Wolfgang