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#1 Fontaine

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 05:38 AM

Hello everyone,

With a lot of good advice from people on this forum I purchased my first DSLR and housing a few weeks ago and have just done a weeks diving in Bali in Tulamben. Ive posted my best shots on Flickr here http://www.flickr.co...57620514074484/.

All shots taken with Canon 500D, 60mm lens, s and s ys-27 strobe.

Here are a couple im most proud of:

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my favorite pic of the trip

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this guy was miniscule


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decorator hermit crabs eyes


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need to look at the ID book


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samurai nudi


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Let me know what you think, any constructive criticism or praise would be greatly appreciated!


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#2 escape

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 05:58 AM

Nice set. Fontaine.
I think #4 is Crinoid clingfish.

#3 RickI

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 07:34 AM

Excellent first effort, nice macro work! Good tight focus and color rendition.

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 08:07 AM

Fantastic shots Fontaine
I especially like the Samurai Nudi nice composition

Tulamben's a special place, where did you stay?

I saw you got some shots of the Liberty's resident 'Cuda, Christian Loader and I dived together there in April and he managed to get him to mouth his domeport, the shot won this weeks POTW comp.
Takes some "bottle" to let those teeth get that close to your face, having said that I watched Christian poo himself an hour later when he was attacked by a Titan Triggerfish on Tulamben Drop Off,
I laughed away 100bar ....... Priceless :angry:

Thankyou for sharing.

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#5 Steve Williams

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 11:12 AM

Congrats on getting the new rig in the water Fontaine! I'm loving the second shot you posted.

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 08:12 PM

amazing shots -I off to bali in few weeks -wow amazing you could get so close with the 60mm -there is hope for me yet !!
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Posted 26 June 2009 - 04:14 AM

Good stuff. Some very nice pics in that lot. Love the low DOF samuri nudi

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 04:16 AM

I really like your style, especially creature "x", which is a clingfish.

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 02:14 PM

really beautiful shots! makes me want to pull out the plastic for that dslr housing!

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 02:30 PM

Great Stuff, especially for a first time DSLR user. Take it you are not new to diving though :nea: Samuri Nudibranch is a great shot.
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Posted 06 July 2009 - 02:47 PM

very nice compositions, well done, esp #1,#5, #6

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 03:08 PM

Samurai Nudi is a great shot, love it.
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Posted 06 July 2009 - 10:51 PM

Very nice pictures!
Some of them could maybe use a little backscatter removal, but thats just my opinion.
Samurai is really a winner!!
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Posted 07 July 2009 - 07:20 AM

Wow, I have a shot of this same subject - from 2005!

http://www.flickr.co...57620514074484/

http://www.reefpix.o...?g2_itemId=7102

http://www.reefpix.o...?g2_itemId=7122


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#15 Fontaine

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 10:36 AM

Fantastic shots Fontaine
I especially like the Samurai Nudi nice composition

Tulamben's a special place, where did you stay?

I saw you got some shots of the Liberty's resident 'Cuda, Christian Loader and I dived together there in April and he managed to get him to mouth his domeport, the shot won this weeks POTW comp.
Takes some "bottle" to let those teeth get that close to your face, having said that I watched Christian poo himself an hour later when he was attacked by a Titan Triggerfish on Tulamben Drop Off,
I laughed away 100bar ....... Priceless :D

Thankyou for sharing.

Nige Wade


We stayed at Scuba Seraya and had a great experience, my wife and I had our own personal dive guide even though there were other diving guests, free baby sitter for our nine month old on last minute demand whenever we wanted to dive, the macro life was pretty amazing and the dive guide was spot on.

I saw that pic of the cuda in the POTW and was like damn why didnt i think of doing that, cant believe its actually the same bloody fish!

Thanks for the comments!


Wow, I have a shot of this same subject - from 2005!

http://www.flickr.co...57620514074484/

http://www.reefpix.o...?g2_itemId=7102

http://www.reefpix.o...?g2_itemId=7122


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Posted 20 August 2009 - 07:35 AM

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I just returned from Komodo and was looking through my photographs...this one totally surprised me, because I was taking a picture of the purple sea squirt, and never saw the green nudibranch until it was up on my monitor. Crazy stuff. I call it the "Accidental Nudi" and have identified it as a Nembrotha Cristata based on similar photos found here on wetpixel.

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