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Nemertean Worm, Tubulanus rhabdotus, eating a Feather Duster

23 October 2013 - 03:45 PM

Here is some interesting behavior from southeast Florida (USA).   A Nemertean worm attacked and ate a feather duster..... in spite of the feather duster trying to withdraw into its tube.  I have more images of the sequence of events.

Another worm from Florida for Leslie

23 October 2013 - 03:41 PM

Here is another weird worm from southeast Florida (USA) for ID help.


It was small and thin, on a bottle, about 2 inches long.  Has a very funny-looking "middle".


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DESPERATELY Seeking Original, Smaller, SubSee Diopter(s)

27 August 2013 - 03:42 AM

The Setup:

I'm shooting with a unique configuration. Nikon D300S, Nauticam Housing, and Athena Ring Flash. I know, Athena!. I have two of these, for backup, and both have made multiple trips, and spent months and months on the tech table in their country of origin. I would like to use the SubSee Diopters, both powers.


The Problem:

1) Adding a SubSee to the front of the ring flash creates a shadow zone. In order to light my subject, I have to move back. This reduces the effect of the magnification.

2) There is a space between the end of the port and the SubSee. This also reduces the effect of the magnification.

The combination of the effects makes the overall gain of the SubSee negligible, almost not worth the effort.


The Solution:

Using an original, smaller size, SubSee would allow it to sit in the recess in the middle of the ring flash. This would almost completely eliminate the shadow factor and allow the SubSee to rest against the port. Magnification would work as designed.


The Plea:

There does not seem to be any of the original SubSees available, anywhere! I am hoping that someone here has one sitting around that they are not really using, just hanging onto, and would come to the aid of a damsel in distress. Or, someone who is using one mounted on a flip-bracket would consider converting to the new SubSee and appropriate bracket. We can discuss terms.


The Begging:

Please, please, please, please.


Thank you for your consideration,


Linda I

Weird worm from Florida for Leslie

21 August 2013 - 08:42 AM

Here is a weird worm I found on a night dive in southeast Florida (USA).  Anyone know what it is?   Thanks for the ID help!


WTB: Old-style ReefNet Subsee Diopter/Magnifier +5

10 March 2013 - 05:59 PM

I am looking for the old-style diopter that is smaller diameter than the new ones.  It does NOT have the 67mm threads, those are the new ones.


If you have one you would be interested in selling, please PM me with details.