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#1 Matt Sullivan

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 06:28 AM

Just got back from a week of diving at Blue Heron Bridge. I decided to try to take more supermacro shots this trip instead of the traditional macro i usually shoot when im there. I was somewhat successful, and the few below are my favorites. Lost my camera, 100mm macro and housing though to a huge flood :'(



a few more. the last shot of the mantis isnt supermacro but its one of my favorites from the trip



Let me know what you guys think! :) Matt

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 06:36 AM

Hi Matt,

Thanks for sharing your images.  I hadn't seen them on your Flickr page yet.  What are you using to get the super macro with your 100mm?   Can you share what happened to flood the camera?  Sorry for the loss, hope it was insured.

 

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#3 Matt Sullivan

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 06:56 AM

Steve, i hate new flickr so im really debating whether or not to keep posting shots there. I used the Subsee +10 for all of these except the mantis which was just the 100mm. And of course, i had nothing insured :( lesson learned i guess, and an expensive one at that haha. The o-ring popped out of the groove 20 or so minutes into the dive. im not sure how it happened because i checked when i first entered the water and nothing was out of place and then i started to notice the camera feeling heavier and heavier (we werent finding anything so i hadnt bothered turning it on) and then when i finally looked down at it because it felt like i was holding several bowling balls the entire housing was full of water



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:52 PM

Matt,

 

Nice pics. I like the mantis as well.  What housing were you using when the flood occurred?

 

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 02:28 AM

Beutiful pictures. Liked the third and the sixst the most.



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Posted 01 June 2013 - 04:33 AM

Man I have wanted to get down to the Blue Heron for years now but I always get side tracked.  Now I am determined to drive down to it this summer! Sucks about the flood though :/



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Posted 01 June 2013 - 05:52 AM

thanks guys!

 

Joe, i was using the ikelite 7D housing. Chuck, definitely get down there, it is an awesome site



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Posted 01 June 2013 - 06:10 AM

Matt,

 

If you think you did everything right on o-ring set up I'd reach out to Ikelite (if you haven't already).  They are usually very good at troubleshooting potential design problems.

 

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 01:53 AM

Great shots Matt, sorry to hear about your flood though.

 

That first Blenny portrait is fantastic and I love the Stargazer mouth detail.

 

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 04:47 PM

Great shots. The wife and I are planning on hitting BHB next month, we are in Tampa so it is just a few hours away.

I too have the Ikelite 7d housing. Were you using the modular or the flat port with your 100?

I'm thinking of buying the subsee +10 but haven't pulled the trigger on it yet.

 

Thanks for sharing the pictures

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 11:06 AM

thanks! i used the Ikelite flat port 5508.46 with the canon 100mm ef IS macro. get the subsee, its awesome. i have the +5 and +10 and i take the +10 on every dive



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 07:47 AM

The blenny's face is a special image. I've only visited BHB once (witnesses will say that I had a hard time having left my weights in Jim Abernethy's store...), and I was blown away.

 

Shear Water 2010 003 Blue Heron Bridge muck dive.jpg

 

I sympathise with losing all that gear: the only comfort I can give is to say that my insurance paid so little, and then wanted so much as a new premium that it's not a big deal to do without it!

 

 



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 08:23 AM

The blenny's face is a special image. I've only visited BHB once (witnesses will say that I had a hard time having left my weights in Jim Abernethy's store...), and I was blown away.

 

attachicon.gifShear Water 2010 003 Blue Heron Bridge muck dive.jpg

 

I sympathise with losing all that gear: the only comfort I can give is to say that my insurance paid so little, and then wanted so much as a new premium that it's not a big deal to do without it!

 

 

 

thanks! that blenny shot was my favorite shot of the trip. my dad did that once, left his weights up on shore. He didnt see very much that dive... But BHB is spectacular, definitely go when you can actually get under the surface ;) The only plus of flooding all that stuff is that i had an excuse to upgrade haha