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Rangiroa & Fakarava - Dec 2011


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#1 mcliffy2

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:00 AM

It has taken forever for me to get around to going through these. This trip was probably my favorite that I've ever done (upstaging even Palau). The big stuff, currents, and general scenery above and below was just amazing. As usual, constructive comments and criticism are welcome :P

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:45 PM

I find the lighting across the face of the shark in the 1st and last photo to be very pleasing. Love the lighting of the ray shot.
They all give a nice feel of being there.
Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:49 AM

that third shot sent a shiver down my spine in a good way :P

#4 mcliffy2

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:02 PM

Thanks guys.

re: the third shot -- every dive in Fakarava was very sharky. On an "OK" dive you might "only" see 10-15 sharks here and there. On a great dive in Fakarava, you can easily see 300+ sharks. believe it or not, I actually photoshopped out 4 or 5 sharks in the third picture that were in odd positions compositionally...getting 50+ sharks to all pose at once is challenging :P

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 02:42 AM

Thanks guys.

re: the third shot -- every dive in Fakarava was very sharky. On an "OK" dive you might "only" see 10-15 sharks here and there. On a great dive in Fakarava, you can easily see 300+ sharks. believe it or not, I actually photoshopped out 4 or 5 sharks in the third picture that were in odd positions compositionally...getting 50+ sharks to all pose at once is challenging :P


wauw....another place I need to visit :-)))

#6 mcliffy2

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:19 AM

A few more:

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:04 PM

Great shots! Love the grouper image.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:05 PM

Great shots! Love the grouper image.

Lee


Thanks much. Looking at it on the monitor of my work computer, it looks a bit dark....going to need to suck it up and calibrate my screen at some point.