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Nick Hope

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In Topic: Mating Rhinopias

10 June 2015 - 10:52 PM

Gerry Allen's answer included this:


"Looks like those are most likely male & female of a single species, so most interesting for sure. If this is the case the earlier name would be the valid one."


Rhinopias frondosa was described in 1892, and Rhinopias eschmeyeri in 1977, so R. frondosa would presumably be the valid name.

In Topic: Mating Rhinopias

08 June 2015 - 11:33 PM

Thanks Steffan. I'll send an email to Gerry Allen, and also to Teresa Zubi, who has info on this at http://www.starfish..../rhinopias.html. Will put on a couple of groups/forums too, and see what people say.


Where was it shot?

In Topic: Mating Rhinopias

08 June 2015 - 09:25 PM

Amazing, and a really exciting observation! Never seen this behaviour before and I'm sure this will be of great interest to ichthyologists. Rhinopias eschmeyeri (paddle flap scorpionfish) and Rhinopias frondosa (weedy scorpionfish) are still accepted as different species, but some have speculated that they are 2 different morphotypes of the same species, as they are so often seen in the same locality. I'm no scientist, but your footage appears to prove that. Do you mind if I share this around to some fishy scientists and groups?

In Topic: GH4 - Nauticam Macro Lens/Port Thoughts

05 June 2015 - 08:35 AM

I thought you'd already made a focus gear for your own use???


By the way, if you have the 3D-printer file I would love to get a copy on file. I don't have that lens yet but may do in the future.

In Topic: GH4 - Nauticam Macro Lens/Port Thoughts

05 June 2015 - 06:44 AM

So Richard (and Bob?), how is the 14-42PZ manual focus modification actually working out in practice? Is it good for fine focus adjustments? Do you use it much or do you still use auto-focus and the AF/AE LOCK button?


Although I've refined my focusing procedures with the Oly 12-50, I'm still badly missing manual focus.