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#1 njcfm

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 01:23 PM

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already cleaned up most of the backscatter and made some basic adjustments.. wishing I had my macro lens on instead of my wide angle but overall i'm happy with the results.

opinions/suggestions are welcome.
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#2 Alastair

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:02 PM

Which lens and setup were you using...

Nice Nudi.... your strobe positioning could have helped with reducing the backscatter - unless it was just one of those days....
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:53 AM

I kinda like this shot. I've seen and taken tons of Nudi closeups but seeing the background in full color and focus gives a different, and in my view, pleasing effect. I would try making a vertical out of it to see if that works. The right side is particulary uninteresting. Also, I might carefully remove or shorten the stick directly in front of the nudi. It appears that something is preventing a clear view of the lungs in back. That might become objectional in a vertical.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:44 PM

the shot was taken in the sound here, any wind and visibility goes down quickly.. the entire dive there was a ton of particles in the water column not much I could have done to get rid of the back scatter in the shot without doing it in post.

the gear used is a canon 40d, tokina 10-17mm, and 2 sea&sea 110a. Should have been using my 100mm macro but I had heard rays and even sharks made it into the sound so I figured i'd go wide angle. I'll look into cropping it differently and see what I can come up with.

thanks for the suggestions.
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#5 Alastair

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:25 PM

agree with Tom R1 a vertical would have been nice...
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#6 TomR1

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:14 AM

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:45 PM

Yes! I like the vertical. Very cool nudi. Macro woulda been nice, but I think it's pretty good. Where'd you see this little guy?
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:06 AM

It appears that something is preventing a clear view of the lungs in back.


You can't see the lungs for the gills...

... they're nudibranchs, not nudipneusts!

#9 njcfm

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:12 PM

Yes! I like the vertical. Very cool nudi. Macro woulda been nice, but I think it's pretty good. Where'd you see this little guy?


in Bermuda, I live here so I dive around the island quite a bit.

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Edited by njcfm, 27 December 2012 - 06:25 PM.

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