Favourite Image Of 2012
Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:53 AM
Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:02 AM
Last week in the Maldives.
But I also like very much this one taken last June during Alex's workshop in the Red Sea.
Edited by Bigeye Bubblefish, 27 December 2012 - 09:03 AM.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:54 PM
Alex the slow shutter Jacks is just amazing, love it.
It is extremely hard to pick a favourite but this is the one I came up with Silver Lustre. It is special for me as the model is my beautiful girlfriend.
Edited by MATT S, 27 December 2012 - 03:56 PM.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:49 AM
I met this male ribbon moray at the begin and end of every dive at a housreef northern of Tulamben this oktober and made so about 50 shots. Hope it,s not blind now.
That explains the shell-shocked appearance in November, then! Not blind, but still dazed...
... more later, Photoshop permitting!
Edited by tdpriest, 31 December 2012 - 04:52 AM.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:56 AM
Great pictures everyone...have a great and safe 2013
Edited by bfdc, 31 December 2012 - 06:54 PM.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:37 AM
Two favorite pictures, one for its esthetics and the other for capturing an amazing moment.
Happy New Year!
Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:52 PM
Mine really marks a creative idea that I have had for a long time, that finally came (almost) to fruition.
Wishing everyone great shooting for 2013!
Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:58 PM
001_adj_DSC4808 mandarin fish by edpdiver, on Flickr
and second is a "reefy" shot from the British Virgin Islands
01_adj_DSC_0189 prototypical British Virgin Islands reefscape shot by edpdiver, on Flickr
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Nauticam NA-D7000V housing, Two Inon Z240 strobes
Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:47 PM
and there's many reasons also to dive in Philippinas , like jacks and turtles from Balicasan island
Both pictures have been taken with Olympus OMD-EM5 , and Panasonic 8mm fisheye .
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:07 PM
School of Jacks, Phillipines (Nauticam D7000 Tokina 10-17, Zen 100 dome):
School of Jacks by Jack Connick, on Flickr
Rush Hour, Fiji (Nauticam D800, 105VR+Fit +5 diopter):
Rush Hour by Jack Connick, on Flickr
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:51 PM
Edited by John Bantin, 02 January 2013 - 02:57 PM.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:01 PM
Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:44 PM
The first is of a Goliath Grouper in Jupiter, FL and the second of my wife in the Chac Mool Cenote.
Happy New Year
Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:31 AM
This year, after 20 years of diving open circuit, I got certified to dive on a closed-circuit rebreather. My class was at the beginning of July, and I had to put aside my camera for a while afterwards so I could become comfortable with new buoyancy and other skills. The first day I took my camera back out, I was pretty nervous; I could hardly shoot for constantly checking my pO2. That dive day coincided with what we in Southern California see as a nearly annual event - an influx of jellyfish that come in briefly, then disappear. This year's jelly was a pretty uncommon one, the black sea nettle. (I had only seen one of these before, years ago, and it was pretty beaten up.) Seeing tens of them in the water column on this day was incredible. We brought some friends out to shoot them 2 days later, and the vis and jelly numbers had dropped precipitously.
This image was my favorite of the year because it was the first real encounter I'd had with these creatures...and most of all because it was my first day getting used to diving a rebreather with my camera in hand. I didn't take many photos, but because there weren't a bunch of exhalation bubbles, I got a few keepers anyways.
Here's to great diving and successful shooting in 2013!!
Edited by vetdiver, 03 January 2013 - 07:32 AM.
Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:08 AM
The location will be very familiar to anyone who knows Tonga's Vava'u Island Group. I like the image because its shot in a place I snorkel with my groups on many occasions every whale season... and I try to do a new and different view each time I'm in there...
Canon EOS 5DMKii
EF 8-15mm f4 L Fisheye
1/30th @ f8
Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:46 AM
Definitely have to get in the water more this year!!!
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