Your Favourite Shot of 2007
Posted 19 December 2007 - 06:39 AM
I know that Eric has already run a similar thread for his Sport Diver Images Column, but I thought it was still worth reviving this Wetpixel tradition (see the 2005 and 2006 editions), considering the Sport Diver submission is now closed.
The rules here are slightly different and pretty simple. This should be your favourite (not necessarily best) underwater photo taken during 2007. And you can only post one image. Although I should add that rule breaking has become something of a tradition too!
Feel free to post why you like it and the kit you used, but it is not essential.
Alex (looking forward to seeing more great images)
Posted 19 December 2007 - 07:46 AM
I found this scorpion fish tucked under the Gubal Barge on the first night dive of 2007.
It was shot using the standard lens of the DX 8000G and a single YS-25 as I was attempting (successfully I think) 'Rembrant' style, directional lighting. I like the strong contrast between the light and shadow and the way detail has been emphasised. The bonus, for me, is the 'human' quality of the fish's gaze.
I liked this one so much, I used it for my avatar...
Edited by Timmoranuk, 19 December 2007 - 09:48 AM.
· INON Z-240s & Sea & Sea YS-250 Pros
· SmallHD DP4 monitor & NA-DP4. Fisheye Aquavolt 3500s & 7000s
· Zen DP-100, DP-200 & DP-230
Posted 19 December 2007 - 08:13 AM
Here's mine. Nikon D200, Aquatica housing, 16mm 3.5 (old manual focus version), Ikelite DS125:
Manual exposure and focus, f11 @ 1/100
This was shot on my last Shearwater trip and demonstrates a newly discovered (at least they said it was) cleaning behavior where the lemon sharks either swim or lay on the bottom with their mouths wide open so the small rmoras can enter.
Nikon D200, Aquatica AD200
Posted 19 December 2007 - 08:28 AM
Taken in the South Australia. With Nikon D80 + 60mm macro. 2 x Inon Z240s.
Having finished by book on coral reefs it was time for new adventures - so I bought my first drysuit, learned to use it and during the second half of the year started to explore temperate waters.
As well as squeezing my drysuit into my luggage for Australia - I also managed a second camera system without going overweight. This guy and many of his friends were in just 3m of water - so after shooting the D2X for a while I got out, walked back to car changed camera and carried on. Made it all worthwhile!
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Posted 19 December 2007 - 10:18 AM
But I have been in the pool a bit.
Here is my favorite pool shot (with clothes on) in the last few months.
Posted 19 December 2007 - 02:07 PM
Feeding Whaleshark: Mogote, La Paz - Baja California, Mexico
Seacam for Canon 1ds Mark II, 15mm FE, 17-40mm, 100mm Macro
Posted 19 December 2007 - 05:32 PM
Nikon D800, Subal Housing, Sigma 15 FE, Nikkor 17-35,105 VR Micro, 2x YS-350, ULCS arms, LMI Sola 800 Photo, Macromate
Posted 19 December 2007 - 05:57 PM
This shot was taken in Carmel, California.
Edited by chilipino, 19 December 2007 - 05:58 PM.
Canon 20D housed in a Subal C20
Canon 100 mm macro, 10-22 mm EFS
Posted 19 December 2007 - 07:20 PM
Here's one of my favorite sea-lion pix from November:
Shot on FF w/ the Canon 24L
Dual Ikelite Strobes
Photo site - www.reefpix.org
Posted 19 December 2007 - 07:21 PM
Note the blurs at the nose and fins; re-suspended sediment around anal fin.
Merry Christmas and Happy 2008!
PS - the colors are much duller when looking at them after posting on wetpixel; Image OK with a jpeg viewing SW not used to create posted shot. ???
Thomas C. Kline, Jr., Ph. D.
Oceanography & Limnology
Canon EOS-1Ds MkII and MkIII 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 19 December 2007 - 07:51 PM
[Forgot to add: Subal/d200/16mm]
But, my fav pic is here (I won't post two cause that would be "cheating"..... )
Winter the dolphin
Edited by seagrant, 19 December 2007 - 10:46 PM.
d300/Subal/ULCS/Sea & Sea 110s/16;12-24;60;105vr;Tokina 10-17
Posted 19 December 2007 - 11:59 PM
FOR WHAT IS MINE WILL KNOW MY FACE
Canon7D, Nauticam housing, mini and large dome, canon 100mm, canon 60mm, 10-17 tokina, macro ports, extensions, two inon Z240
Posted 20 December 2007 - 12:30 AM
Posted 20 December 2007 - 12:46 AM
here is my favourite ... for sure not my best shot this year, but definately my favourite. i just loved the moment, when i found this 3m guitarshark together with 3 juveniles just infront of our hotel jetty ...
EOS 7D / Nauticam