Tim, I apologize for the mistake on your name. And I am not annoyed, just trying to have some fun. My comment saying I was sorry if you find these shots "flat and unappealing" was simply what I thought was a somewhat humorous reference to your own comment concerning the pictures I used to illustrate the versatility of the 70-180mm Micro-nikkor zoom which were shot on a single dive only to show Valeria what that lens was capable of.
In your post on Valeria's thread, you had written, "At the risk of sounding as if I'm flaming Fred, I feel that the flexibility is a curse: there is a flatness to the images that he's posted that suggests using the zoom as an alternative to getting the very best angle on the subject.)
And all five of the shots I've posted from the Komodo cruise were also taken with zoom lenses. Curses, zoomed again!
Joe, I think your shot of the bat ray digging in the sand to capture prey is a really good shot. And nice lighting, too. Its a great looking fish. A bit like a stealth bomber. Thanks for sharing it with us. Trying for a good behavioral shot is one of the things I like to do most with my own UW photography. But getting a really nice reef scene that captures a special mood runs a close second. Your profile says "industry" but isn't specific. If you are going to be at DEMA this year I'd really enjoy meeting you. I'd love to talk with you about diving in California. I've done only a few dives there and those were almost 30 years ago.
Edited by divegypsy, 12 August 2013 - 05:24 AM.