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troporobo

Member Since 23 Jul 2010
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In Topic: "Exchange" - Nembrotha chamberlaini nudibranchs mating

Yesterday, 04:00 AM

Nick, that is fantastic footage!  Thanks a lot for posting it.

 

Coincidentally, I shot this pair two weeks ago, also at Twin Rocks in Anilao.  I have yet to observe mating, but like to think that these two were engaging in a little courtship prior to the deed:

 

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In Topic: Some Fiji pics from the Rainbow Reef area

Yesterday, 03:30 AM

Damn, I wish I understood how you got the beautiful navy blue water as background in the shot of the whip coral goby.  I swear, all of mine are very close to the same settings but the background is always black as night regardless of depth.  Must experiment . . . .

 

BTW, the shot of the two fire gobies is very special.  Great symmetry and DOF control.  Really well done on that one.


In Topic: new website

07 February 2016 - 02:47 PM

Hey Albert, thanks for featuring my photos on the front page and biology section!  

 

(you might want to update the link in your last post though, it directs to SImpleSite, not your page)


In Topic: Against all odds

06 February 2016 - 04:55 PM

To take pics of models, you're going to have to be able to stay put, not be in motion.  You wait for them to pose, not the other way round. So practice being able to exhale, sink, and hold for a couple of minutes. 


In Topic: Think Tank Camera Backpacks - which?

05 February 2016 - 08:03 PM

Though I'd like to be, I'm not a Think Tank owner (they're not available where I live).  One thing I have learned about carrying gear is to always buy a bigger size than I think I will need.  Gear collections evolve and expand, and its always nice to have the space to carry other other stuff when you need to do so, such as longer lenses and speed lights when on land or outerwear and a snack when hiking.

 

FWIW, I have nearly the same setup as you, and have been using a Case Logic SLR backpack for the past couple of years.  The one i use will fit everything you list, but it will be tight, and they do have larger models. I find their stuff to be well made (mine has survived a lot of trips in boats and small planes and a safari in South Africa). They are also about half the price of the TT backpacks.