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#1 imp

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 08:15 AM

Hi, just wanna know, what u guys think of my mimic octopus?

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#2 Rocha

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 02:36 PM

Hi! First, welcome to the forum! I have mixed feelings about this shot. I like the expression and the position of the eyes a lot, but I think the out-of-focus tentacles in the foreground are a bit distracting. Still a great shot!

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 03:03 PM

I have a question. Was this taken when the mimic was free swimming? Or did you take it from the top while it moved along the bottom?

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#4 james

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 05:12 PM

Good question, was the octopus harassed in order to take this shot? Usually this is what they look like:

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#5 imp

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 07:24 PM

well, thanks for the welcome.. this mimic was jetting out of it's hole and when it saw me, it jetted upwards towards surface, so i followed it and anticipated it's next move.. which happens to be in a defensive mode.. hence the shot.. about the blurrness.. i feel it creates a bit more depth, giving a bit of bakground and foregroud feel.. well at least i got the eyes.. hehehe.. the mimic was not manhandled and yes it's quite often you do see them on the ground and i guess mine was one of those rare moments. Click click
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#6 james

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 07:45 PM

Great shooting, way to seize the moment imp. The shot has a "coolness" factor, but I would like to see a composition that isn't so tight on the Octo.

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#7 imp

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 07:50 PM

Hi James, would you, pls eloborate on that composition stuffs for me?
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#8 yahsemtough

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 05:20 AM

I have to agree with Rocha. I really like the shot but feel the foreground tenticle is distracting to the shot. It istill is a great shot, I just think that would make it even better.
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Posted 30 November 2005 - 07:29 PM

Kind of a late post but I thought this was really unique, it seem very cropped, I think I would have pulled back the cropping to get more of the Webbing area in. I don't think a non diver would know what this picture is and that hurts it. Seeing more of it would let people know it is an Octopus. I love the foreground tenticle I think it frames the head and lead you to it. Opening up the crop would help frame even more with a tenticle on the right. Very cool pic though. Don't we all have so many really good shots that just seem to miss that elusive something to make it great?
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