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A Seahorse Loy

Member Since 11 Sep 2008
Offline Last Active Dec 01 2009 08:19 PM
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I'm getting there...

03 February 2009 - 02:35 AM

Hi there,

I've been lurking and reading on here for a while, and I finally have the nerve to post some of my shots to share. I upgraded from a 5060 Oly P&S to a Canon 450d in an Ikelite housing with 8" dome late last year and I must say there is a little more to this DSLR thing than I thought. Lots to think about but I have learnt one thing. Do not take a brand new camera and housing away on holiday and try to learn how to use it there.

I was using the 18-55mm lens I got with the camera for a couple of weeks in Fiji and then got myself a 17-70mm back here in Oz. Check out a few of my shots. I'm really new at all this SLR stuff so any comments would be appreciated.

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This was under Mornington pier without a working strobe (it's been back to Ikelite for some repairs, I get it back soon).
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This was a tiny tiny mollusc my wife Helen found on our 1st 17-70mm dive. I think she was out to test me and the new lens' capability to get small things in focus.
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A very cool Fiji phyllidia nudi. I'm really happy with this one because after like 12 dives I finally got the hang of how to use the autofocus properly not just guessing.
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My 2nd favourite shot from our shark dives in Beqa.
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My favourite shot from our shark dives. He swam right up to us.
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And finally what's a Fiji trip without a blue ribbon eel.

I have a bunch of other stuff at http://www.flickr.co...se_photography/ if you are interested.
Hope you liked them. I'll try and post some more local stuff real soon.

Brad

I can see writing on my phot

04 October 2008 - 12:17 AM

Hi all. I have a really specific problem with a photo I took during the week that I hope you can give me some hints with. I recently took the plunge and did the dSLR thing after shooting with my trusty Oly 5060 for absolutlely yonks. Only reason I upgraded was that it decided to completely die on me at the same time my housing broke.

I went a 450d with an Ikelite housing and I have an 8" dome. The problem is with this photo.

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I hope it is clear but aong the bottom you can see the writing on the end of the lens as a reflection. Even though the sun is blown out (I was only in 2.5m of water) I kind of like the shot myself. But how can you minimize or bertter yet eliminate the writing reflection. Any suggestions would be welcome.

thanks

Brad
(edit: can't spell)