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#1 Chasin' Tales

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 02:57 PM

We went out to the beach today to get some more practice with the camera.  We dove the Park East snorkel reef off Pensacola Beach.  It was good.  Saw a few turtles and octopi and managed to snap a few pics. 

 

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The vis was poor with lots of algae in the water.  It was good to get out and play with the camera a bit more. 



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Posted 22 August 2014 - 12:52 AM

Coming along nicely!

 

The eyes look a bit soft: how are you focussing? I use (on Nikon cameras) continuous AF with a bias to focus rather than shutter release and shift the focus point to suit the image. With fish, that's almost always best over the eyes.



#3 Chasin' Tales

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 06:30 AM

Thanks Tim!

We had problems focusing the entire dive. Due to all the poor vis/matter floating in the water, in order to get the camera to focus on the desired subject, I had to get so close I thought I was going to knock the poor fish out with the housing. Of course, this ended up leading to us getting better pics. Lesson learned. The focusing was still not a pain and something that needs some help. I need to check the settings in the camera and continue to practice.

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 06:56 AM

I had to get so close I thought I was going to knock the poor fish out with the housing. 

 

Some days you just have to dive...

 

... although I have friends who think those days are for super-macro, with teleconverters, wet diopters and eyes crossed from peering at the skeleton shrimp on the hydroids!







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