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#61 KarstenMoran

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 10:08 PM

Wow, what great images all around!

Here's something a bit different. This is a split image view of a salt marsh in Three Mile Harbor. Long Island, NY. The image was taken earlier this summer with a Nikon D100 and sigma 24mm 1.8 lens housed in an Ikelite Housing (Thanks again Glen). f6.3 1/160sec. Converted from RAW in Adobe Lightroom.

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#62 mrbubbles

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 07:50 AM

_OSC0030_copywb.jpg My 3rd fav is from channel islands. My first time photographing in a dry suit. I dove for thr first two days cameraless, until I got the confidence to take my "monster" d2x/aquatica inon strobes/10.5

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 10:04 AM

A cuttle fish I Shot in Manila Channel near Sabang beach.

Nikon D200 105mm, Subal, Dule Ike 125 ULCS arms

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Some Nudies I shot in Manila channel (same dive)

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And here is a nice little Blue ring I also saw while I was in Sabang
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#64 Hamish Morrison

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 10:39 AM

OK, Here's 3 of my favourites from this year.

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Friendly manta
Revillagigedos: Canon 20D & 10-22mm, Inon 220/240
The giant mantas of Socorro are always pleased to see divers.

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Scalloped hammerhead
Galapagos: Canon 5D & 17-40mm, Inon 220/240
The shoals of hammerheads never cease to amaze.

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Whale shark
Galapagos: Canon 5D & 17-40mm, Inon 220/240
This was the first really big one I'd seen.

Edited by Hamish Morrison, 27 September 2007 - 10:56 AM.

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 01:10 PM

Here are three of my favorites:

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caption: Dos Ojos cenote
location: near Playa del Carmen Mexico
gear: Nikon D100 in Light&Motion Titan housing, 12-24mm lens
description: Divers entering the cenote with entrance behind them.

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caption: Juvenile Trunkfish
location: Bari Reef, Bonaire
gear: Nikon D100 in Light&Motion Titan housing, 60mm lens, single YS120 strobe
description: Very tiny juvenile trunkfish floating over reef

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caption: Kukulcan cenote
location: near Playa del Carmen Mexico
gear: Nikon D100 in Light&Motion Titan housing, 12-24mm lens, twin YS120 strobes
description: Divers near the exit of cenote with exit behind them.
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#66 Lionfish43

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 09:16 PM

Here are a couple of shots that I like. I can't decide on a third so here are my two favorites.
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Lemon Shark and the Shearwater
Northern Bahamas
Nikon D200, 16mm lens, Aquatica housing, Ikelite strobes
I wanted to capture some of the enviroment along with a strong portrait so I staked out this little ledge with the fan and soft corals and waited until one of the Lemon Sharks swam into my scene.

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Wild Dolphins
Northern Bahamas
Nikon D200, 10.5mm FE lens, Aquatica housing, available light
I got this shot on my very last attempt when I was almost completely physically exhausted. This group swam up and passed me, only inches away. A high ISO (640) and manually pre-focusing my lens allowed me to get the shot
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#67 Michel Braunstein

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 10:19 PM

Hello there,

I'd like to add the attached pic, which could be better than the one I've already previously uploaded.

Michel

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 04:55 AM

I am at a loss at to which picture to choose :)

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 11:38 AM

A lot of great photos entries, congratulations everyone !

Here is three of my shots from year 2007:

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School of jacks and diver
Dirty Rock, Cocos Island
Canon EOS 350d + EF-S 10-22mm, Sea&Sea housing, Sea&Sea YS-110 strobe
Capturing scale of big school of jack fish with help of diver

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School of hammerhead sharks and diver
Alcyone, Cocos Island
Canon EOS 350d + EF-S 10-22mm, Sea&Sea housing
shot telling exciting story about diving with school of scalloped hammerheads at Cocos Island

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Close-up shot of scalloped hammerhead shark
Dirty Rock, Cocos Island
Canon EOS 350d+ EF-S 10-22mm, Sea&Sea housing, YS-110 strobe
Rare close encounter with scalloped hammerhead shark. Really love expression on it's face !

#70 WashDCLady

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 09:38 PM

Bonaire April 2007
Canon 350D
10/22 lens
Ikelite housing
Ikelite DS125 single strobe (can ya believe that!)

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 09:43 PM

BVI
Moon Jelly at surface, dive boat in background
natural light
canon 400D Ikelite housing

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#72 WashDCLady

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 09:52 PM

Batfish, GBR
Jan 2007 Mike Ball Live aboard..

Canon 350d
Ikelite housing Ikelite Strobe
Loads of enthusiasum!!

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#73 scubafotos

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 07:45 AM

Great shots from all of you. Hope the three of mine will make up the match.

All three were shot with a Nikon F80 in a Subal housing, using 2 Subtronic strobes and the 105mm macro lens, except the manta trio of course which was shot with ambient light and 20mm wide angle. Slides were scanned with Nikon Cool Scan IV ED.

Grouper and mantas shot on the Maldives in April 2007.

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Hawkfish shot on Red Sea Safari St. Johns in August 2007.

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Cheers and great dives for all of you!

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#74 MichaelG

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 08:51 AM

Here are mine!

1. Anemonefish nestled in closing anemone
Maldives July 2007
Canon 20D with 17-40mm lens at 40mm in Ikelite housing with single DS125 substrobe
Shot taken on gentle drift dive along reef wall

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2. Moray eels contemplating a snack
Maldives July 2007
Canon 20D with 10-22mm lens at 22mm with Magic Filter in Ikelite housing
Shot taken in shallow water on reef top

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3. Schooling slate sweetlip
Great Barrier Reef January 2007
Canon 20D with 60mm lens in Ikelite housing with single DS125 substrobe
It took quite a while before these nervous fish allowed me to drift in close enough to take this shot

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 02:20 PM

Hi all,

I am new to this forum. A lot of good shots on this topic! Here are my favorite 3 pictures:

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Pufferfish eye
La Paz, Mexico, September 2007
Nikon D100 with Nikkor 60mm and SB-600 in Subal Housing


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Seahorse
La Paz, Mexico, September 2007
Nikon D100 with Nikkor 60mm and SB-600 in Subal Housing


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Spotted Morray Eel
La Paz, Mexico, September 2007
Nikon D100 with Nikkor 60mm and SB-600 in Subal Housing
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#76 Tom_Kline

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 11:08 PM

My three best underwater shots of salmon taken thus far in 2007:

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1. Caption: Migrating pink and chum salmon
2. Location: Alaska
3. Gear: Nikon D2X in Seacam housing fitted with Seacam remote release, 10.5mm lens, ULCS arm mounted Inon strobe positioned above the surface as fill flash
4. Description of the scene of where and how shot was made: Housed camera was placed near edge of a tidal stream at low tide in which many salmon were migrating up to spawning grounds. The majority are pink salmon; the salmon in the upper right is a female chum salmon. Location where shot was taken is about 10km south of photographer’s domicile.

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1. Caption: Mature female, male, and jack sockeye salmon
2. Location: Alaska
3. Gear: Nikon D1X in Seacam housing with a remote release cord rigged through a spare flash socket, 10.5 mm lens, ULCS arm mounted Inon strobe positioned above the surface as fill flash
4. Description of the scene of where and how shot was made: Housed camera was placed in a pool in a shallow wooded stream in which mature sockeye salmon were courting (about 3m upstream of where shot #3 was taken on same day). Location where shot was taken is about 10km north of photographer’s domicile.

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1. Caption: Mature sockeye salmon with one male exhibiting gaping behavior
2. Location: Alaska
3. Gear: Nikon D2X in Seacam housing fitted with Seacam remote release, 14mm lens, ULCS arm mounted Inon strobe positioned above the surface as fill flash
4. Description of the scene of where and how shot was made: Housed camera was placed in a pool in a shallow wooded stream in which mature sockeye salmon were courting (about 3m downstream of where shot #2 was taken on same day). Location where shot was taken is about 10km north of photographer’s domicile.

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 12:25 AM

Man there has been some great pics posted so far.
How can you compete with that. :D

I'm glad I stuck to moving pictures as I don't think I would of made the same amount of $$$ that I have out of video if I was doing stills. :)
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Posted 01 October 2007 - 09:30 AM

I'm seriously lovin it !!!!

The hammerheads and diver (patsOn) fantastic..Me want coco's :D

Larry's dolphins...WOW !!!!

And...and ...and...

KUDO's to everyone so far...

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 06:49 PM

Wow, some truly amazing shots posted here. I don't even come within the same galaxy of comparison, but since I just baptized a new camera system, I figure I'll play anyway.

The first photos I've ever posted to Wetpixel ... don't be too mean to me! :D

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Goby in a Bottle, Lembeh Strait, Indonesia
Canon 5D in Subal housing, 100mm macro, single Inon Z240 strobe
I was getting ready to ascend from a nice long dive when I saw this little one poke its head out of the neck of the bottle. I dropped down, shot a single frame, and got lucky with the focus and strobe positioning.

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Coleman Shrimp, Lembeh Strait, Indonesia
Canon 5D in Subal housing, 100mm macro, single Inon Z240 strobe
It was my last dive in the Strait, and we were looking for harlequin shrimp. Instead the dive guide banged his tank and pointed these out to me. Silly me, I was disappointed because they weren't harlequin shrimp, but now I'm glad I stayed with them as long as I did!

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Bearded Fireworm on a Sponge, Cozumel, Mexico
Canon 5D in Subal housing, 50mm macro, Inon Z240 and D180 strobes
With lots of particulate matter in the water column and severely reduced viz, we weren't having much luck spotting anything on this dive, so when I saw the bearded fireworm, I decided to spend some time with it. It's not an unusual creature, but I like how the image turned out graphically.

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 11:44 AM

Hi everybody,
just thought I'd share the joys of cold water diving with you (although not as cold as Alaska, I guess...).
These are all made in a place called Grevelingenmeer, located in the southwest of The Netherlands. From left to right:

Nr 1 is Grevelingen, anemones. Location called Dreischor. Nikon 801s (yeahyeah) in Subal housing, Sigma 14mm, f8 @ 1/30', Sea&Sea YS 350 strobe at 1/4 power. Made in shallow water about -6 mtr, anemones appear to have climbed up a stone to find a good spot for fishing.

Nr 2 is Grevelingen, sunny day. Same situation as nr. 1, slightly deeper. Same film (Fuji Velvia 100 Asa), note how the weather topside influences the colour of the water. Settings f22 @ 1/30', YS 350 at 1/2 power.

Nr 3 is Eye contact. The lobster left his protection to take a good look at me instead of the other way around. (How is it that we are never afraid of anything when there is a camera between us and the wildlife?) Same camera and housing, Nikon 60 mm macro, f22 @ 1/125'

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