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kodiat

Member Since 25 Dec 2005
Offline Last Active Apr 08 2009 04:52 AM
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In Topic: new opisthobranch id site

31 December 2007 - 12:03 AM

Thanks Leslie for promoting Nudi Pixel to this biggest community of Underwater Photographers, hopefully Nudi Pixel can be useful for other nudibranch enthusiasts here. To access it simply go to www.nudipixel.net



Erwin Kodiat has set up a new, very impressive website dedicated to opisthobranchs. Nudipixel (<www.nudipixel.net>) is a depository of images from around the world.....


In Topic: Tales from Fakfak

11 January 2007 - 10:02 PM

Graham,
I didn't know that Epaulette sharks are so special. Thanks for pointing me this fabulous fish when we were at Halmahera. I was quite shocked when it walked, if you recall. :)
Looking forward to having a trip to Fakfak with you ...

Here bigger photo from my Flickr
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What makes this a new species, if you take a look at the colouration it is very different from all other known epaulette sharks in any book you�€™ll find. If you take a look at the one I�€™ve posted (not my photo, it�€™s a friend who joined me Erwin Kodiat�€™s image) you�€™ll also notice that this is also a bit different in colouration and has different markings from any other species that you will find in books �€“ why �€“ this is more than likely another unknown species of epaulette shark.

Just like the Darwin finches, these walking sharks are limited in there distribution, they produce eggs which stay on reefs till they hatch into young. The young sharks do not swim off; they stay on the same reef or very close by. What this means is that each un-explored region -- those of which have yet to be fully surveyed by fish experts -- may very well have a new species of epaulette shark living on the reefs. The one shown here is a photo taken from Halmahera on a site where we found about 3 or 4 of them.


In Topic: Canon A620 housing lens accomodation

11 January 2007 - 08:03 PM

Hi nprguy,
Seems like too late for replying but anyhow I post this link for you.
Here some first attempt to use my A620
Hope it helps



ps...looking to see any experienced photogs' sample shots with the A620 in full manual mode.

Best regards,