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Marjo

Member Since 28 Jan 2004
Offline Last Active Feb 28 2014 06:39 PM
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Need help with fiber snoot technique!

10 February 2014 - 06:24 AM

I built these fibersnoots a while ago and they worked absolutely wonderfully - at the kitchen table. Yesterday I took them out to my favorite macro critter spot to finally give them a whirl. I was all pumped up, fueled by inspiration from watching Keri Wilk's and other beautiful snooted macro images. My setup was a 100mm macro withh a Canon 500D diopter on a Canon 7D. I had set it to manually focus. The stobes were two Ikelite Ds-125 with the fibersnoots. Well, once I hit the water I was also hit with reality that I had no fruitloopin clue how to aim those snoots! I probably poked more blennies than I saw through the viewfinder. Pretty much at no point did I manage to aim the snoots in the right place. Normally cooperative critters fled at the mere sight of me before I even got to settle down to start aiming at them. The only fish that seemed to enjoy the orderal was a 10ft green moray that kept shadowing me, totally using the mayhem to his hunting advantage. I feel discouraged. Can someone who actually has some success with fibersnoots help me with some pointers or point me to some great resources to help me out?


Who is watching Blackfish on CNN tonight?

24 October 2013 - 07:45 PM

The movie Blackfish played on CNN at 9PM EST and on again at midnight/EST. This is an event that is sure tobring topic of keeping marine mammals in captivity into the minds of the mainstream that might not have ever even thought about it. Who is watching? What are your thoughts? Live stream here http://weplaylive.tv/live-news-stream/