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#363393 Does anyone know what type of critter this might be?

Posted by bmorescuba on 19 July 2015 - 07:03 PM

I'm thinking Tritonia diomedea.


More info: http://www.seaslugfo...t/find/tritdiom

#363267 Toplit Rhinophores

Posted by bmorescuba on 15 July 2015 - 10:01 AM

Of all the pics from my recent trip, this one stands out to me as the most interesting. I was trying out my new Nauticam Compact Macro Converter (CMC). Man, you sure do have to get close with that thing! At least when it's paired with the Oly 60mm macro. We were at Frederiksted Pier, St. Croix, USVI and found this dorid Nudibranch on the sand. I took some normal macro shots, then got down real close head on with the CMC. I had to rotate the strobe above and pointing down in order to light it at all, since the subject is almost touching the CMC. Since this Nudi has a translucent body, it basically illuminated the body from within and this is the shot I got:




For reference, this was the Nudi, not sure of species yet:




I'm very pleased with the effect, even though I had no intention of doing that. Hopefully I didn't stress the little guy pumping so much light through his body. 


Olympus OMD-EM10, 60mm macro lens, CMC, Nauticam Housing, 1xYS-D1 strobe

#362789 EM-10 First Outing

Posted by bmorescuba on 30 June 2015 - 06:09 PM


Nauticam Housing

2x Sea & Sea YS-D1 strobes


Blue Heron Bridge. Riviera Beach, FL, USA.


Mainly shot the 60mm macro lens, but also put the 14-42 kit lens on for some shots of the divers on our trip. 


Full gallery here:




It was my first time with the new EM10 setup and overall i'm quite pleased. I think, after years of trying, I might actually be starting to get close enough to these macro subjects. Of course, switching from an APS-C 60mm macro to a m43 60mm macro gave me a little boost, too.


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#361632 what s that

Posted by bmorescuba on 30 May 2015 - 04:25 AM

Come on, somebody! I went through every image I could find of tunicates and none fit. I'm really intrigued - someone must know!

#358106 For sale: Canon 5D Mk2/Aquatica housing/9" dome/lenses & accessories

Posted by bmorescuba on 20 February 2015 - 07:15 AM

I can't afford to be in on the purchase, but I wanted to tell you that your videos are awesome! Besides the footage, great job editing, too.

#352191 Final IDs from Kauai (frog, dragon, drupe)

Posted by bmorescuba on 01 September 2014 - 05:21 PM

A little confirmation from my recent trip to Kauai before I post to Flickr. I've gone as far as I can with my Hoover books and Keoki Stender's website.



Sheraton Caverns dive site, 10m deep, ~15-20cm in length

I have: Warty Frogfish (Antennarius maculatus) but Warty is supposedly not common in Hawaii??



Pyramid at the Point dive site (Niihau/Lehua), 20m deep, ~5cm in length

Pretty sure the shell on the left is Textile Cone Shell (Conus textile) but the snail on the right - some kind of Drupe??



Tunnels Shore Dive site, 2-3m deep in sand, ~2-3cm in length

I have Female Longtail Dragonet (Callionymus decoratus). Not sure. I only have this butt-shot, sadly


Thanks for any input

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