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SwissInOz

Member Since 07 Aug 2008
Offline Last Active Dec 15 2009 10:40 AM
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G'day from Sydney

05 September 2008 - 08:33 PM

G'day everyone,

Finally getting more into underwater photography there is no way around Wetpixel - looking forward to sharing information and gathering advice!
I learned diving in the lakes of Switzerland, having done around 200 dives there and at other (nicely warm) places before relocating to Sydney, Australia, on a contract for 2 years. I definitely enjoy the diving down here - not even in winter it is necessary to have a dry suit or a thermos bottle of hot water to warm the wet suit and body before the dive! Diving in Sydney is excellent - and I didn't even get much into boat diving yet as the shore dives are truly fantastic! The most memorable experience I made happened only a few weeks ago, when my buddy Matt and me were close to be swam over by a humpback whale (see flickr...)

After snapping around with a Sony DSC-P200 P&S for a few years I finally bought myself a Canon G9 with Ikelite housing and Inon Z240 strobe. I am just getting used to the new possibilities and especially the handling of the strobe. Any criticism and comments on my pictures are therefore most appreciated!

Ok, enough of me... I usually post my better shots on my flickr page (including the ones taken with the old camera). I recently also set up a thumbnail gallery of my underwater shots with the G9.

Nice to meet you all!
Roland

Behavior ID of nudibranch (Pteraeolidia ianthina)

07 August 2008 - 03:31 PM

I am a newbie on this forum...kick me out if this is not the thread for this sort of questions...seemed most appropriate to me...

The two pictures of the nudibranch (Pteraeolidia ianthina) were taken within a minute. Can someone tell me what it is doing on the right hand picture? What is this white bit at the tip of the arrow? An idea I heard so far: inverting the stomach like other species?

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