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#388361 Longimanus shark attacks my SMB

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 13 October 2017 - 04:44 AM

That SMB will make a nice souvenir of the trip!

#387376 SATURATION - Colorful Marine Creatures from Indonesia & The Philippines

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 07 September 2017 - 03:49 AM

Wow, absolutely spectacular.  I can't think of anything at all to improve it, the edits were smooth, the music fits well, and the shots are uniformly wonderful.  I would say to go for the festivals, it looks great.

#386564 Help - what to buy

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 08 August 2017 - 03:30 AM

FWIW, one of the best UW photographers that I know personally loves his TG-4, and the TG-5 should be even better, at least going on the reviews.  He does not do any video work, though.

#386476 On American and European documentary storytelling and our poor sharks

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 04 August 2017 - 03:21 AM

Well, to paraphrase P.T. Barnham, no-one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the general public.  That is, if you pander to the lowest common denominator, you will almost certainly be able to make a profit - and that's exactly what we are seeing here.

#386152 My Anilao Photography Trip 2017 - PART 1

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 25 July 2017 - 01:01 PM

I love the spotted garden eel.  Thanks for sharing.

#385721 NIGHT TIME 4K

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 10 July 2017 - 02:57 AM

Nice work, thanks.  I wasn't able to do a night dive on my one trip to the Red Sea, sadly.  So, it is nice to see what I missed.

#382108 Cozumel

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 09 March 2017 - 11:21 AM

I agree, your WB looks much better than I had ever been able to get with my old Sony camcorders, so I gave up and went to Canon.  Very nice video, brings back memories.  I may have to re-visit Cozumel again.

#380983 Feedback on DIY 10,000 lumen dive video lights

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 27 January 2017 - 04:21 AM

but something like 110% increments might be. 


Sorry, I just noticed the typo above - it should have read "10% increments"

#380788 Macrolife in Norway

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 20 January 2017 - 04:16 AM

I agree, very nice.  Thanks for sharing it.

#378091 Island of the Gods - Bali

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 24 October 2016 - 04:03 AM

Great video - maybe your best yet, and that's saying a lot!

#377324 Winter musings

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 23 September 2016 - 03:13 AM

So, in order - bubffm, thanks.  From your description, you are right, it must have been the Rx100, it was a very small camera.  I will also try checking the metadata to verify.


Trickster and Nick Hope, thanks, that's exactly the kind of advice that I was looking for.  I mostly shoot "run and gun" style, as Nick suggests (although I'd love to try some tripod mounted filming in the future).  


I think that you folks have saved me some money this winter, but look out next year.  I've got a couple of good trips planned for next year already, so I'll wait until after I get back and see what the market looks like at about this time next year.  That will also give me some time to save up for the hit that my wallet will take.


Thanks again, what a great source of information Wetpixel is!

#377283 Crayfish..... Image dark or just right?

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 22 September 2016 - 03:27 AM

Since TimG is a moderator, I can't hit the "like this" button on his post, but I would echo his comments.  I rather like the composition, but it needs a bit more snap.  His suggestions ought to help.  Good luck.

#377183 Nudibranchs & Sea Slugs of Bali

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 19 September 2016 - 04:02 AM

Wonderful video, once again.  Thanks for sharing.

#375302 Dry almost 2 years, but alive!

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 18 July 2016 - 03:48 AM

I'm glad to hear that you're back, Bruce.  As another M/C rider and diver, your account was extremely interesting to read.  Thanks for taking the time to write it all up.

#374208 Canon 1dx Mark II - Philippines

Posted by SwiftFF5 on 02 June 2016 - 02:57 AM

Great work, as always.  Wonderful color rendition, and the super-macro shots were very impressive.  Thanks.