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#21 ornate_wrasse

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 12:39 PM

Very impressive Alex! Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 01:11 PM

That dome must hold close to a gallon of water before the housing would flood :D.

Where did you find this monster dome? Acrylic?

Dome envy.

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 01:32 PM

Wow - great image, Alex! I think you should dub that thing "Megalodome"! :D

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 01:38 AM

Congratulations Alex! but not necessarily for the composite picture but for always trying to innovate images and equipment!
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Posted 14 June 2010 - 05:06 AM

No problem Alex, I trust you. Shame the dome port obscures the beautiful housing behind it though :)
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Posted 14 June 2010 - 06:58 AM

Spectacular (as always), Alex!

Thanks for your continued inspiration and ingenuity.

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 09:38 AM

Fantastic images, Alex... Love the split shot. :)

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 12:17 PM

Did you have to weight the dome to get it level? Is that what the metal bracket is for? It must generate alot of force on the port mount, don't think an ike housing would manage something of that size...

Lovely shot!
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Posted 14 June 2010 - 12:27 PM

Thanks for the stress test on the Nauticam port lock mechanism... :-)

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 03:01 PM

Did you have to weight the dome to get it level? Is that what the metal bracket is for? It must generate alot of force on the port mount, don't think an ike housing would manage something of that size...

Lovely shot!


It be easy to minimize the stress on the port by a port support bracket that attaches to the bottom of the housing (or handle bar) and takes the weight of the port. The weight of the (stainless) bracket would also assist in buoyancy and dome positioning in the water. This could work on an Ike easily. Let me find such a dome and DIY one for my Ike. I would worry about a sun shade / dome protector though... :)

I forgot to praise the shot....it is always the results that count. As said earlier: Wow!



Just for fun, a quick google search on "large dome" found this link

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Who is going to try that 34" diameter dome? :P


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Edited by fotoscubo714, 14 June 2010 - 04:43 PM.

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 01:21 PM

Is the dome your old trifle bowl Alex. :)

Good luck with trying to get the image you are after.

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 02:37 PM

Geesh, those'll hold some cereal....
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Posted 19 June 2010 - 10:32 AM

Very nice concept Alex! I have to ask - is the apparent tilt of the shoreline a fisheye effect (left side closer than right side)?
Do you have any shots of the basking shark with its dorsal protruding out of the water? Or, with a view through open gill slits?

Very cool!! :notworthy: , a species that has been found in our waters as well, but rarely seen.

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Posted 20 June 2010 - 05:24 AM

Beautiful pictures as usual Alex!
Your dome is scary though :notworthy: