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#1 Oceanshutter

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 10:05 AM

Hello all:

 

I was in the Philippines this last month, and had the good fortune of being able to film an extremely rare nudibranch.  The Kalinga Ornata!  To my knowledge, this is the only video of the nudibranch in a natural and behavioral standpoint.  Even Roger Steene hasn't seen this nudibranch yet!

 

After reviewing my footage that evening, I noticed that I caught it eating a Brittle Star.  With it's translucent body, you can see the star moving around in the body.  I didn't know it was feeding when I was shooting it.  So that was a pleasant surprise!

 

I am sorry for all the junk in the water.  It was a very silty dive site, and being a night dive, my lights were attracting all sorts of critters.

 

Let me know what you think of the video, and if you have ever seen this nudi before either video or photo.

 

Thanks,

 

Dustin

 

 

 

 


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#2 rramaley

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:06 PM

Very nice!!  I love how you can see the brittle star through the nudi!!



#3 the_dragon_no1

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 03:50 PM

Dont see video on phone :-/ link? Sendt fra Samsung Galaxy S2, via Tapatalk forum app.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 04:18 PM

Great footage, thanks for sharing. The only additional shot I would have liked to see is a wider angle at the beginning to establish the environment and give a sense of scale of the nudi. 

 

Where exactly did you find this one?  I'm in Anilao roughly every other weekend



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 06:47 PM

Great footage, thanks for sharing. The only additional shot I would have liked to see is a wider angle at the beginning to establish the environment and give a sense of scale of the nudi. 

 

Where exactly did you find this one?  I'm in Anilao roughly every other weekend

 

The environment is just sand and silt.....not too exciting.

But thanks for watching it.


Edited by deeznutz78, 29 March 2013 - 06:50 PM.

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#6 Oceanshutter

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 06:51 PM

Dont see video on phone :-/ link? Sendt fra Samsung Galaxy S2, via Tapatalk forum app.

 

I tried to post the link, but it just embeds it.  With these new forums, I don't know how to post a link......Anyone have instructions?

 

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#7 jrosenf

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:01 PM

Your footage of it eating the brittle star is terrific!  A good place to view additional photos is at Nudipixel and you can find details about the species at Slug Site.



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Posted 30 March 2013 - 12:59 AM

Superb action - well done.


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#9 Oceanshutter

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 08:24 PM

Correction on my earlier post.  I was just notified, that Roger Steene has in fact, seen this Nudi.  I was told he saw it a couple years ago.  My misunderstanding.  I now do believe Roger Steene has seen everything!!   :notworthy:

 

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#10 gee13

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 04:21 PM

Nope Roger hasnt seen everything. I can vouch for that :blum:

 

Nice footage btw good detail. Those night 'insects' aka bloodworms and crustaceans attracted to focus light sure brings back testing memories for me.







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