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vanveelen

Member Since 25 Feb 2008
Offline Last Active Jun 11 2008 12:10 PM
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Critters in Ras Mohamed Park

23 March 2008 - 01:33 AM

Recently camped overnight in Ras Mohamed Park and got some nice shots.
Used an E300 with oly 50mm lens and sigma 105mm lens.

Fragile discodorid
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Bulbous hydatina
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Juvenile lined wrasse
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Squat lobster on soft coral - look very similiar to the crinoid squat lobster
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Lionfish yawning
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"Muck diving" in Nabq Park

08 March 2008 - 09:26 PM

Spend a wonderful day in Nabq Park, Sinai, Egypt. Used an Olympus E300, sigma 105mm lens, FL20 and DS 50 strobes.

First time to see for me maybe Balanophyllia sp.?
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White banded cleaner shrimp
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Gorgonian gobies
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Durban dancing shrimps
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Peppered moray
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Finaly put on my 14mm with wide angle adapter and snorkeled in the mangroves
to get this snowflake moray.
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Ras Mohamed Park

02 March 2008 - 09:54 PM

Did a shore dive at the campsite in Marsa Bareika, Ras Mohamed Park.
Used a sigma 105mm lens, DS50 and olympus fl20 strobes for the photos.

Fire glossodorid
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Yellow lip chelidonura
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Juvenile "Red tooth triggerfish"?
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Lionfish close up
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Problem with ikelite ds125

02 March 2008 - 08:28 AM

I am using an ikelite DS125 with slave sensor.

Strobe worked fine on last dive.
I recharged the battery back and now the strobe
doesn't fire. The modeling light is working fine, fuel gauge
shows full power, but strobe ready light doesn't go on
and strobe doesn't fire.
I did not drop the strobe or flood it.

The strobe ready light blinks for a mili second when I switch it
from "strobe on" to "strobe on with model light".
I don't hear the strobe charging up either.

Has anybody had the same or similiar problem and know how to
solve the problem without sending it back to ikelite?

I have already used the modeling light to enable me to recharge
the battery pack, changed the slave sensor (I have a ds 50 as well),
connected a single ikelite cord to the strobe as well and short the wires
as per the manual description but no luck...

Any help will be appreciated

Cheers

Nikki van Veelen

Seagrass movement...

27 February 2008 - 08:09 AM

Whenever I dive on reefs with seagrass, one always see the seagrass moving from side to side in the swell.

However when you take photos using flash etc you loose this. In the two images below I used an olympus
e300 with no strobes 14mm-45mm lens and 0.25 adapter in a pt-e01 housing.
I used a very slow shutter 1 second and F22 on both. I did almost no editing except for color balance
and cropping on the 2nd image.

Photography is very subjective - so did the result below bring the "movement factor" into the shot
or does it just look like a blurr....?

Thanks for your opinion - good or bad.

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