Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Photo published on Smithsonian on-line article


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 edpdiver

edpdiver

    Sting Ray

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 264 posts
  • Location:Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:24 AM

One of my pictures was published on the Smithsonian Institution's website. The title of the article was

 

   Surprising Science: The Ten Best Ocean Stories of 2012

 

and the picture that they included was the one shown below.

 

3706256557_a98ab377d1_z.jpg

 

- Erwin


Erwin Poliakoff, Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA
Nikon D7000, Tokina 10-17 zoom, Nikkor 60mm, 85mm, 105mm macros
Nauticam NA-D7000V housing, Two Inon Z240 strobes

http://www.flickr.co...poliakoff/sets/

#2 Damo

Damo

    Manta Ray

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 451 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ireland
  • Interests:Getting close to underwater aliens- and pulling the camera trigger

Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:50 AM

Now THAT'S  a bait ball.

 

Congratulations Erwin!

 

:-)


Nikon D200- Sea and Sea DX-D200, YS-90 Auto/Duo strobes: Nikon 60mm/105mm macro : Sigma 10-20mm wide, now also with added Tokina 10-17mm power.

'All animals are equal, tho' some animals are more equal than others.'-Comrade Napoleon

'If wishes were fishes, we'd all cast nets'- Gurney Halleck

Visit My Flickr Website

#3 Steve Williams

Steve Williams

    Humpback Whale

  • Moderator
  • 3051 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tucson, Arizona
  • Interests:Protecting our Ocean, Environmental Education,
    Having fun and Living Well

Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:48 PM

Awesome buddy, I'm curious, did they ask before they used it?

 

It really is a great image!

 

Cheers,

Steve


The Fin Foundation
HSWImages.com        My Images on Flikr

Canon 5D Mk III, 7D & 40D, 60mm, 100mm, 17-40L, Tokina 10-17, Nauticam 7D, Sea & Sea MDX-40D YS-250's ULCS arms, Lightroom


#4 edpdiver

edpdiver

    Sting Ray

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 264 posts
  • Location:Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:05 PM

Thanks Damo. You too, Steve.

 

@Steve, yes they asked before they used it. I have been a member of the Smithsonian for 25-30 years, so I was particularly pleased!


Erwin Poliakoff, Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA
Nikon D7000, Tokina 10-17 zoom, Nikkor 60mm, 85mm, 105mm macros
Nauticam NA-D7000V housing, Two Inon Z240 strobes

http://www.flickr.co...poliakoff/sets/

#5 Steve Williams

Steve Williams

    Humpback Whale

  • Moderator
  • 3051 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tucson, Arizona
  • Interests:Protecting our Ocean, Environmental Education,
    Having fun and Living Well

Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:31 PM

 I was particularly pleased!

 

You should be partner.   Want to tell us about the circumstances around the making the image?

 

Steve


The Fin Foundation
HSWImages.com        My Images on Flikr

Canon 5D Mk III, 7D & 40D, 60mm, 100mm, 17-40L, Tokina 10-17, Nauticam 7D, Sea & Sea MDX-40D YS-250's ULCS arms, Lightroom


#6 DiverPam

DiverPam

    Eagle Ray

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 383 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Tennessee

Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:13 PM

Erwin - Congrats!! Awesome bait ball shot.   Well done and well deserved.

 

Pam


Nikon D90 in Aquatica Housing, Tokina 10-17mm, 60mm macro, 105mm macro, Sigma 17-70mm, + Ikelite DS 161 and DS-125 strobe combo  www.flickr.com/photos/pammurph/

The Fin Foundation


#7 JackConnick

JackConnick

    Orca

  • Industry
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1247 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Seattle, WA
  • Interests:Sailing, diving, women, cats

Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:44 PM

Congrats, nice shot!


Jack Connick
Optical Ocean Sales.com Sea & Sea, Olympus, Ikelite, Athena, Zen, Fix, Nauticam, Aquatica, Seacam, Gates, 10Bar, Light & Motion, iTorch/I-DAS & Fantasea Line - Cameras, Housings, Strobes, Arms, Trays & Accessories
Blog & Gallery: Optical Ocean Sales Blog
Flickr Gallerys: Optical Ocean on Flickr


#8 edpdiver

edpdiver

    Sting Ray

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 264 posts
  • Location:Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:23 PM

Jack, Pam, and Steve, thanks so much.

 

Steve, this photo was from a trip to Moalboal in 2009. The sardines would school around Pescador Island, and sometimes they would be so thick that they would block out the sun. They made for an amazing assortment of photographic opportunities. When this particular photo was taken, I was diving with my wife and son. My son was the one who spotted this sardine planet (a fact that he reminds me of frequently).

 

Just to give another example of how the sardines would play with light, here is another example from a more recent trip to Moalboal.

 

5898485681_0086ce3bc1_z.jpg

 

There were really some amazing effects. I have heard that the sardines have largely migrated away from this location. Fortunately, the rest of the diving scenery is sufficiently spectacular that it is well worth returning to even without the sardines!


Erwin Poliakoff, Baton Rouge, Louisiana USA
Nikon D7000, Tokina 10-17 zoom, Nikkor 60mm, 85mm, 105mm macros
Nauticam NA-D7000V housing, Two Inon Z240 strobes

http://www.flickr.co...poliakoff/sets/

#9 tobyone

tobyone

    Triggerfish

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 33 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Orleans

Posted 11 March 2013 - 12:26 PM

Great photo, congrats.



#10 the_dragon_no1

the_dragon_no1

    Lionfish

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 67 posts

Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:50 PM

Awsome!! Sendt fra Samsung Galaxy S2, via Tapatalk forum app.

#11 pndldy

pndldy

    Triggerfish

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 30 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:IL
  • Interests:Scuba, travel and photography

Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:43 PM

wonderful pic!!!
Nikon D4, D800, D90