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In Topic: NSFW Something different

25 May 2012 - 07:02 AM

You do raise a good point Lionfish and to be honest if this was a fish shot it would have been deleted.

I shot here from behind because I wanted to achieve some kind of mystery to the shot with here swimming out into the distance. If she was swimming towards me I feel that it would not have evoked the emotion that I have tried to achieve.
I do have some other angles that I will process and post for some critique.

Thanks again for the input and the suggestions. :P

hi matts
donīt let them fool you....
verc cool shot . as this is not a fish for sure,the point of showing her swimming away is not a problem at all.its just your artistic right and pleasure showing the angle you like.
as long as the view is nice and interessting . and it is very beautiful for sure.
:-) but nevertheless excited to see the other angles
keep these shots coming

In Topic: Wow...my w/a heaven-- Eastern Fields!

27 January 2012 - 01:17 AM

hi jenny,
very very nice portfolio of shots.been to eastern filds 10 years ago,would love to go back.great place,great boat,gorgious diving.
jenny,you are shooting a d700 or a d7000?cause i thought the 10-17 tokina was for cropped sensor only.
your pics are very colourful and beautiful.how do you do these nice sunballs.could you give me some advice for that.never get nice
sunballs like in old fuji velvia times
thanx a lot
dr.claus meyer,germany

In Topic: Best/Favorite image of 2011

15 December 2011 - 01:49 PM

Thanks for the complement Claus, I really appreciate that; This particular photo was shot with:

thanks for the answer john,will try that in the next dives.one more question:shutterspeed 1/320 is faster than the sync-speed for flashes with the d300.my textbook says 1/250 should be the fastest
possible.my d300 is getting a black stripe in the image when i go faster than that.whats my mistake.
very good help from you

- 10-17mm Tokina Fisheye at 10mm
- Ikelite DS-125's on "Full", Manual
- 1/180 sec shutter
- F/19 aperture
- ISO 200

I usually just keep the aperture between f/19 and f/22 for these shots and shutter varies between 1/180 and 1/320. Also, I have better luck when I'm at least 40 feet down or further; shallower and the sunball really starts to blow out.

Oh -- and check to see that you have 14 bit color depth turned on. 12 bit will not render sun balls as nicely.

Safe diving,

In Topic: Best/Favorite image of 2011

15 December 2011 - 12:27 AM

St. Kitts, November 1, 2011, Paradise Reef. I love shots where I can remember exactly where I was and how it felt when I snapped the shutter :uwphotog: Sun ball shots are a lot of fun and I probably do too many of them, but who can resist?


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Just noticed I posted right after Alex Mustard. Man, that's unfortunate, sort of like playing a set right after the Rolling Stones leave the stage :)

hi john,
watching your great image at wetpixel.great sunball.have the same d300 like you,great results,but not as satisfied with my sunballs like in times with the rs and slides...
can you share shutterspeed ,aperture and iso of the pic? maybe i can discover what you do so much better than i do!
thank you very much in advance

In Topic: August Lembeh HD Macro Critters

29 August 2011 - 05:39 AM

Bobbit Worms are a very strange nocturnal predatory worm. They have most of their bodies buried in the sand, with just their frightening looking pincers showing.

I was patiently filming a couple that were close together and my waiting paid off...

..the first Bobbit Worm attacks and eats a foolish Scorpionfish that wandered in too close...

...the second went for a Long Arm Octopus that got too close....I was quite upset, as I love octopuses, but luckily the plucky little octopus was too tough for the Bobbit Worm and escaped after a few seconds..


click here for direct link to video

hi kaj
still not able to close my mouth.....great stuff
still on the wait to bring my family over to lembeh...
my last visit was two years ago already...