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Mucky Secrets - Prologue - The Marine Creatures of the Lembeh Strait

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#1 Nick Hope

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 02:00 AM

I've been working on a 90-minute documentary called "Mucky Secrets", about Lembeh Strait critters. I still have some way to go before finishing it, but here's a prologue I made in advance of the full release. I really tried to show the personalities of the animals, which isn't easy when they only have about 3 seconds each. Feedback welcome!

 



#2 SwiftFF5

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 03:14 AM

As usual, wonderful images.  Very impressive, and I'm sure that the documentary will do the subjects justice.  Thanks for sharing.  Could you share what camera and lens combination that you were using?  I'm impressed at the depth of field that you're getting with these macro subjects.


Edited by SwiftFF5, 10 October 2013 - 03:15 AM.

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#3 Nick Hope

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 03:42 AM

Thanks SwiftFF5! This was shot with a Sony HVR-Z1P HDV camera with a Century Optics +3.5 diopter in a Light & Motion Bluefin HD housing with Light & Motion halogen lights. i.e. An antique camera.



#4 FanchGadjo

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 05:16 AM

Nice work ! It madly makes me want to go to Lembeh for macro shooting.



#5 johnspierce

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 01:18 PM

Spectacular.  Made my day much better, thank you.

 

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 01:44 PM

Feedback?  Bravo!  Well done!  More...?


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#7 troporobo

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 04:43 PM

Wow, you've got many wonderful images in this.  I love the opening sequence of closeup eyeballs.  My favorite sequence might be the razorfish though, it has a 3D feel to the way they emerge from and fade into the black background.  Very well done, thanks for posting



#8 Alison Perkins

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 05:18 PM

Fantastic!

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 05:58 PM

Really great Nick! Thanks for posting it.

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#10 Nick Hope

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 07:57 PM

Thanks guys.



#11 chad.smavatkul

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 08:43 PM

So nice. I just got back from Lembeh 2 days ago. Amazing dives!

#12 Pete L

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 10:59 PM

Excellent stuff Nick, well done.


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Posted 11 October 2013 - 05:44 AM

Beautiful imagery.
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Posted 11 October 2013 - 06:11 PM

Excellent.

 

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:50 PM

Superb stuff Nick - very well done


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Posted 14 October 2013 - 05:52 PM

Great work.

Every time that I see one of these great videos, I kick myself for not getting rid of my DSLR and buying a video rig.

Well done.





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