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#1 JackConnick



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Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:30 AM

I just went on a 12 day trip to visit Atlantis resorts in Puerto Galera and Dumaguete as well as their Azores liveaboard, spending 3 days diving at each for a total of 30 dives. Most of it was macro, but I got bored and managed a few wide angle shots as well.

All were shot with a Nikon D7000 in a Nauticam NA-D7000 housing and 60mm AF or 105VR AFS macro lens and a +5 diopter -- or a Tokina 10-17 behind a Zen 100mm dome. I thought I'd shoot with the Tokina + Kenko 1.4TC more, but just found it wasn't wide enough, or well-suited for the subjects. I also found the 60mm + diopter was the sharpest and best solution, as it allowed me to get very close to the small critters. I really liked the new Nauticam flip-out diopter lens holder, as it made switching to a more moderate length lens very fast and easy.

The diving and hospitality from Atlantis was great and I highly recommend their operations to all.

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Blue Ringed Octopus #1 by Pixel Letch, on Flickr
The first dive at Dumaguete yielded not one, but two Blue-Ringed Octos!

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White-faced Anemone Shrimp by Pixel Letch, on Flickr
I like the head-on view. This gal was carrying eggs as well.

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Crinnod Shrimp by Pixel Letch, on Flickr
I think this is my favorite of the macro I took. Kind of unusual colors.

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Tomato Anemonefish w/a by Pixel Letch, on Flickr
One attempt with the Tokina 10-17+ Kenko 1.4

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Whale Shark by Pixel Letch, on Flickr
Slurp! We snorkeled with these guys for an hour or so one morning. They were the "tame" ones being fed krill.

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School of Jacks by Pixel Letch, on Flickr
Wall of Jacks. Just thousands of fish...

More on Flickr. Enjoy!


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#2 johnjvv


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Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:25 PM

Jack, I really like the tamato anenome fish! Nice images On flickr as well!


#3 gina


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Posted 07 September 2012 - 03:04 PM

They're all very nice! I especially like the vivid blue on the octopus.


#4 edpdiver


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Posted 08 September 2012 - 04:29 PM

Great shots. I think that the anemonefish shot is my favorite, but they are all excellent.
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#5 pdemaagt


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Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:29 PM

Hi Jack,
some impressively sharpt images here!! Wauw

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 06:40 AM

great shots!

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 07:10 PM

Really nice. I love the Philippines.


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