Your ONE best shot of 2005
Posted 05 December 2005 - 09:36 AM
There rules are simple. You can only enter one image ! And you must have taken it underwater during 2005.
Hopefully we will see some great stuff from loads of members.
p.s. it is not easy to choose!
Posted 05 December 2005 - 09:43 AM
"Diver and spawning hamlets"
This image was one of the hardest I have taken this year. I really wanted a shot that showed what it was like to watch fish spawning, but considering how rare photos of the behaviours are, it was never going to be an easy task to get a shot with both the behaviour and a correctly positioned model. Furthermore the spawning occurs at dusk so there is no ambient light to help light the model. I lit this picture with two flashes: one on low power aimed at the fish in the foreground and one on high power aimed at the diver. This image is unlikely to feature in many other people’s favourites from my pix. But it is my personal favourite. This image features Giles "digitallywet" as the voyeur and was taken in April at Sunset House Reef, Grand Cayman.
Nikon D2X + 28-70mm @ 48mm, Subal housing. 1/80th @ F5. 2x Subtronic Alpha flashes.
Posted 05 December 2005 - 10:11 AM
"Prime Real Estate"
Taken on September 12 at the Pearl Islands, Pacific Panama.
Nikon D2x + 105mm. 1/200 @ f25. Ikelite 200 and 100a.
This was my first choice because it was an extremelly difficult shot, and I was very pleased with the final result. I spent about 50 minutes trying to get this shot, it was very shallow, a lot of current and surge, and all the other 20 shots of the same subject are out of focus because of the surge.
Luiz Rocha - www.luizrocha.com
Nikon D800, Aquatica AD800, Ikelite strobes.
Posted 05 December 2005 - 10:48 AM
This one was taken in August at the dropoff in Tulamben, Bali Idonesia. My first pygmey seahorse. I was using a Sigma 150mm lens + 500D and Macromate. It was just such a tough shot to get, and was taken literally one minute before going into deco...
Dual Ikelite Strobes
Photo site - www.reefpix.org
Posted 05 December 2005 - 11:10 AM
Taken in Raja Ampat in March -- 50mm lens, f6.3, 1/100th
Canon 5DMkII in Aquatica, 1DsMkII in Seacam, G9 in OEM...Inon Z240's...too many lenses
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damned fool about it." WC Fields
Posted 05 December 2005 - 11:15 AM
But, since this is such an expensive hobby, I'll go with the shot with the best ROI...
Turks & Caicos, D2x w/ 105mm-2x TC & Woody's diopter.
Nikon D2X. Subal ND2. 2 Inon Z220S
Posted 05 December 2005 - 01:00 PM
Nikon D100, Aquatica Housing, Ikelite DS125 strobes, Nikon 12-24mm at 20mm
Nikon D200 and D100 in Aquatica housings. nikkor 10.5, 20, 12-24. Ikelite DS 125s (2) and Ultralight arms.
Posted 05 December 2005 - 01:34 PM
Blog and Photo Archive/Portfolio Site www.mikeveitchblog.com
Learn underwater photography in Indonesia or Join me on a trip www.underwatertribe.com
Posted 05 December 2005 - 04:50 PM
Anyway I have pick one that I think its shows best what is freediving for me.
It's not a extrem sport, not eather competitions or recordevents.
Its about be one with the sea be like a mammal.
The freediver is Alex Molchanov. He is follow the competition that take place some meters in front of him.
He is not staying on the surface like most of the other freedivers but just laying under water and watching.
Blue Hole - Dahab - Red Sea, November 2005, D70s - 10,5mm - Magic filter.
Posted 05 December 2005 - 08:27 PM
Thomas C. Kline, Jr., Ph. D.
Oceanography & Limnology
Canon Eos-1Ds MkII and Nikon D1X, D2X, D2H cameras. Lens focal lengths ranging from 8 to 180mm for UW use. Seacam housings and remote control gear. Seacam 150D and 250D, Sea&Sea YS250, and Inon Z220 strobes.
Posted 05 December 2005 - 10:57 PM
Lembeh Strait - August 23rd 2005
F22 @ 1/125
Nikon D2X - Subal Housing
Lens:70-180mm, 12-24mm, 17-55mm & 10.5mm
Strobes: SB800 Inon Z220 x 2
Posted 05 December 2005 - 10:58 PM
This is definitely not my best shot of the year, but it is probably my favorite. Much has to do with how many failed mandarinfish dives I've been on... To finally get something...
To date, an older story by Phil Slosberg best captures my long, long quest:
The Great Mandarinfish Hunt
Those who have been on the hunt, wil understand.
Posted 05 December 2005 - 11:47 PM
From Tachai Island, Thailand, D2X , 10.5mm, F16, 1/100 November 2005.
D2X, dual Ikelite DS 125 strobes with manual EV controllers, 10.5mm, 12-24mm, 18-70mm, 60mm macro and macro 70-180mm. Subal housing