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Klausi last won the day on March 25 2015

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    Dauin, Negros Oriental, Philippines

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  1. I recently had the chance to dive with the thresher sharks in Malapascua. I had been there before, and gotten good pictures of the sharks. This time I was diving with my new Pelagian CCR - it was a blast. Without bubbles I could have taken macro shots of the parasites on the shark skin. I wrote an illustrated blog post on the experience.
  2. Hey all! I wrote a really interesting popular science book, contemplating photography from a brain researcher's point of view. It's called "The Camera And The Brain". More info on this book is here. There is lots of nice underwater photography in it. The only problem is ... I am still looking for a publisher. Does anyone from the wetpixel community have contacts to publishers interested? Please get in touch with me then!
  3. Hi All! I noticed that I had collected quite a few parasite and parasite remover pictures over the years. So I even wrote a blog post about the topic. Enjoy! The bottom fish is an eastern cleaner clingfish, endemic to temperate water Australia.
  4. Brilliant - good work with the reflections, and the play of the light on the manatees' bodies. Also nice to have a person in the image for a sense of size.
  5. Wow, pretty fishy there. Nice to see such dense biomass in the times of overfishing.
  6. Excellent shot of the sekeltton shrimp, it looks very powerful with these claws.
  7. Recently, I had a work trip to Adelaide in South Australia and I decided to add a few dive days. I knew a few divers there via my Sydney dive buddies, and the local diving community was exceptionally friendly and welcoming. We did 2 days at the Rapid Bay Jetty, a structure from the 1930 densely covered in intebrates and weeds, and populated by lots of fish, among them the fantastic leafy seadragons. Enjoy! I also wrote a brief essay about the biology of the leafies.
  8. Excellent, it looks as if you had really nice light conditions as well.
  9. Great! did you let him use the camera for a while?
  10. Please dive with us at the Evolution Photoganza 2013, September 13th-18th, Malapascua, Cebu, Philippines! Join one of the Philippines top rated dive resorts for an incredible Photography and Marine Biology Workshop in September 2013. Evolution is one of the most respected and professional dive resorts in the Philippines. This September we are offering you the chance to hone and perfect your photography skills whilst learning about the incredible marine life of Malapascua with underwater photographer and Biologist Dr. Klaus M. Stiefel. Whether you’re an amateur happy snapper or a serious photo hobbyist, this workshop will prioritize your needs. Photographers can expect small groups, and a customised dive schedule to maximise both wide angle and macro opportunities on Malapascua. And everything will be done at a photographer’s pace! Lectures and presentations on local fauna will supplement the experience. Learn about the behaviour of the famous Alopias pelagicus or Thresher Shark, uniquely found at diving depths in Malapascua. Dr. Stiefel will also draw heavily on his experience in Malapascua to teach participants about the dynamics of commensal, parasitic and symbiotic behaviour that allows prepared photographers get the shot of a life time. The cost for this Photography and Marine Biology Workshop is only 26 000 Philippine Pesos (605 A$, 635 US$ as of December 12th, 2012). This includes twin share in a beach-side fan room, all meals in our famous restaurant, 12 guided specialty photo dives to Malapascua’s top dive sites, return transfers from Cebu (pick up is 12:00 noon, September 13th and participants will be returned to Cebu at 12:00 noon, September 18th) and daily lectures and presentations on underwater photography and marine biology by biologist and underwater photographer Dr. Klaus M. Stiefel. To book, simply contact Evolution and pay a 30% deposit before March 31st 2013. Book before Jan 31st, 2013, and get two large prints to use for your best Photoganza shots for free! Contact David Joyce david.joyce@evolution.ph for bookings & diving operations related questions, Margaret Hudspeth Margaret.Hudspeth@shiretravel.com.au for bookings in Australia of an attractive package including flights, and Dr. Klaus M. Stiefel k.stiefel@uws.edu.au for program inquiries. More detailed info is here.
  11. Hi All! I just started a new series on getting started in underwater photography. The first chapter is about the importance of good buoyancy, and how to practice it. Without the skill to remain stationary in front of the marine life to be photographed, no quality shots will ensue. The following chapters, appearing weekly, will deal with everything from chosing the right camera, housing and strobes, to exposure, approaching fishes and finding the right exposure. Enjoy! Klaus
  12. Dear Wetpixlers! We, David Joyce, Matt Reed & I are organizing an informative & fun Photo course in Malapascua, Philippines, September 23-29: Learn the basics of under-water photography or sharpen your advanced skills in one of the most amazing diving destinations of the Philippines! Come dive, shoot and barbecue with us in Malapascua, a charming little island with mind-boggling things to see below the water line and warm & friendly people above it. Shoot the magnificent thresher sharks, fascinating tiny shrimps and everything in-between. We show you where to find them and how to photograph them. Led by Dr. Klaus M. Stiefel, biologist and under-water photographer, and David Joyce, Evolution Diving co-owner and under-water photographer. AUS$ 800 based on fan room twin Share This includes twin share fan room, all meals, purified drinking water with meals, the advanced buoyancy workshop for photographers, tutorials and lectures, 11 guided photo dives, set transfers to and from Cebu and the traditional babuy lechon feast on the final evening. Excludes flights, nitrox, equipment rentals, “discover tech”, alcohol and soft drinks, tips, porters etc. A detailed program is here and some of my shots from last year in Malapascua are here! and we are also on Facebook. Another good shot from there: Hope to see you in Malapasuca! Klaus http://www.flickr.com/photos/pacificklaus/ http://pacificklaus.photomerchant.net/home https://twitter.com/#!/Pacificklaus
  13. Thank you for your reply! Unfortunately, this is the only quality shot I have of this critter. The surface texture is indeed very similar of these tunicates. I didn't see any orifices, but it could have closed them down when it go detached?
  14. Yes, I was considering that. I have a cheap & small tripod which I am considering to bring. Right now in Okinawa there are lots of nudibranchs, I was thinking that these, since they are slow movers, would make a good subject for my 1st steps. Best, Klaus
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