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#1 Shoreliner11

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 01:59 PM

I'm here in Moorea doing some research and have had a couple chances to take my new housing and strobe out. Here are a couple of shots from my two outings. These are my first shots with a dslr in an underwater housing and it is definitely a learning process. These were all taken while snorkeling but hopefully I'll have a chance to take it out while diving so I can snap more than a couple shots on a dive down. I've also included a pic from the bungalow we're staying in at the research station.

Valentini puffer
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Damsels over porites rus
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Polychaete in porites lobata
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nudi
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clown and anemone
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View from bungalow
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Edited by Shoreliner11, 26 January 2010 - 02:23 PM.

Topside: Canon 40d 60mm f2.8, Sigma 10-20, Canon 70-200 f4L, Lee GND Filters
UW: Ikelite 40d housing, ds125, 10in/5in ike arms.

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 02:15 AM

Nice start. maybe you should try to shot from under the subject (freediving).
Is it a view from the GUMP?

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 09:05 AM

Nice start. maybe you should try to shot from under the subject (freediving).
Is it a view from the GUMP?


I'm going to be trying just that this morning. I am at gump station and staying in the bungalow with the best view :island:. Lucky me.
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Posted 27 January 2010 - 11:53 AM

Ahhh how I just love Moorea. Such an amazing place. Will you still be there in the late summer/early fall for the humpbacks?
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Posted 27 January 2010 - 12:26 PM

Ahhh how I just love Moorea. Such an amazing place. Will you still be there in the late summer/early fall for the humpbacks?


Unfortunately no. I'll be making my way to Taiwan for a month in mid march to do some other lab/fieldwork which will be coming out of winter to early spring. Then again for a couple months in June/July. Should be an interesting experience nonetheless.
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Posted 27 January 2010 - 03:53 PM

Some from today. I'm definitely noticing my # of decent shots (actually achieving focus point) is maybe 1 in 15...hopefully its better when I have a tank strapped to my back.

cushion star closeup
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small scorpionfish in porites colony
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boxfish
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Edited by Shoreliner11, 27 January 2010 - 05:07 PM.

Topside: Canon 40d 60mm f2.8, Sigma 10-20, Canon 70-200 f4L, Lee GND Filters
UW: Ikelite 40d housing, ds125, 10in/5in ike arms.

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 04:34 AM

great!

I did some research on the ambon damselfish which are very similar to the damsels you've shown but yellow. When I saw that photo it brought back all sorts of horror images of sitting still for an hour or two filming them everyday for a month!!!!

Keep it up!

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 07:02 AM

When I saw that photo it brought back all sorts of horror images of sitting still for an hour or two filming them everyday for a month!!!!
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