Jump to content

Neil Fisher

Member
  • Content Count

    16
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

1 Neutral

About Neil Fisher

  • Rank
    Damselfish

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    http://www.neilfisher.com/

Profile Information

  • Location
    Vancouver B.C.

Additional Info

  • Show Country Flag:
    Canada
  1. Took a few shots of the anemones in the tide pools of Pacific Rim National Park. All of these photos are right out of the camera, with only a tad of sharpening applied. Also, these were taken through the surface of the water... no housing here 1. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7363/10104805023_a7dafa8dc4_b.jpg Pink-Tipped Anemone (Anthopleura elegantissima) 2. http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3795/10104737625_3e98175b2a_b.jpg Pink-Tipped Anemones. In this shot you can see some of the rock weeds have a very subtle red fluorescence. 3. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7366/10104737115_8465a10534_b.jpg Giant Green Anemone (Anthopleura xanthogrammica) Personally I really like this shot and might make a wrap out of it. 4. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7290/9805761456_0fc7c72c51_b.jpg Giant Green Anemone. The previous shots were all taken around midnight. However, while exploring the tide pools during the day I came across one of the largest green anemones i'd ever seen and tried to reveal its fluorescence... and it worked! 5. http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3720/9805750494_a8bf7920dd_b.jpg This is the same individual as above, but only under white light.
  2. to echo what steviet said, you're missing out on a significant amount of visitors by using flash. Some people may argue that Android devices are able to view flash (which is true), however the average mobile device visitor is not going to have for a flash website to load at their sluggish mobile data speeds. And although Android devices out number iOS devices in the US, Android users are less likely to use their mobile devices for browsing. I used http://www.pixelpost.org/ to create my site, which was very easy. all that said, the content of your site is great. you've got some really great shots!!!
  3. I posted this in the video section as well, but figured I’d add a photo and at the same time expand the audience for my question. I’ve been tasked with capturing footage of luminescent anemones and corals throughout our aquarium and I am running into some problems. I’ve had great success with photographs using excitation filters from nightsea.com and a #12 yellow filter. However, when using the same filters in a video application I’m having limited success. I had hoped being in a controlled environment would help, but apparently not. I first thought it was temperature of the big 150w Dedolight DLH4’s, but after trying other lights including differing LED lights, I’ve still had little success. At this point I’m thinking the light sources just aren’t powerful enough. Or I haven’t completely eliminated all other light sources. My question is has anyone here ever successfully captured fluorescence on video and hope did you do it?
  4. I’ve been tasked with capturing footage of luminescent anemones and corals throughout our aquarium and I am running into some problems. I’ve had great success with photographs using excitation filters from nightsea.com and a #12 yellow filter. However, when using the same filters in a video application I’m having limited success. I had hoped being in a controlled environment would help, but apparently not. I first thought it was temperature of the big 150w Dedolight DLH4’s, but after trying other lights including differing LED lights, I’ve still had little success. At this point I’m thinking the light sources just aren’t powerful enough. Or I haven’t completely eliminated all other light sources. My question is has anyone here ever successfully captured fluorescence on video and hope did you do it?
  5. This last shot it beyond amazing!! and the shot of the croc diving... so awesom!!
  6. To start I work at a well known Aquarium. Anyway my employer has a policy for all visitors -stating: You are welcome to shoot still photos, video or film for personal use only. Any reuse or reproduction for commercial purpose without written consent of the ######## Aquarium is strictly prohibited. For employees things are a little different, and this is what I received from the HR department when requesting the most recent policy. POLICY 1. All Photographers please note: You are welcome to shoot still photos, video or film for personal use only. Any reuse or reproduction for commercial purpose without written consent of the ######## Aquarium is strictly prohibited. 2.Pursuit of personal photography, video or film on location at the Aquarium is done on personal time. PROCEDURE For those interested in obtaining written consent from the ######## Aquarium please contact the ######## Aquarium Public Relations Department. Now this is the information I've found from the Government of Canada website. Canadian Copyright and Moral Rights in Works 1) For the purposes of this Act, "copyright", in relation to a work, means the sole right to produce or reproduce the work or any substantial part thereof in any material form whatever, to perform the work or any substantial part thereof in public or, if the work is unpublished, to publish the work or any substantial part thereof, and includes the sole right (a) to produce, reproduce, perform or publish any translation of the work, Ownership of copyright (1) Subject to this Act, the author of a work shall be the first owner of the copyright therein. Work Made in the course of employment (3) Where the author of a work was in the employment of some other person under a contract of service or apprenticeship and the work was made in the course of his employment by that person, the person by whom the author was employed shall, in the absence of any agreement to the contrary, be the first owner of the copyright, but where the work is an article or other contribution to a newspaper, magazine or similar periodical, there shall, in the absence of any agreement to the contrary, be deemed to be reserved to the author a right to restrain the publication of the work, otherwise than as part of a newspaper, magazine or similar periodical. Cole Notes: So,the story goes. I took a photo of a sea horse during personal time – wasn't working! Legally I believe this photo is MY property. I sent the photo to the guy who takes care of the sea horses - this may have been my mistake? The f@#ing marketing department asks for the photo from this guy and then proceeds to plaster on the front on a thousands of marketing brochures. This pisses me off because if the marketing department knew who the photographer was, they used the photo without consent and even if they didn’t know who the photographer was they, used a photo without knowing who the owner was!!! I seriously am considering legal action, but my thinking is the only thing I can fight is lost exposure as the photo was printed without my name crediting it. I don’t think I can claim lost revenue because I could not have sold the photo for any other use with consent from my employer. Or is it my mistake for send the photo to some else? This is not the first time this has happened. The same thing happened three or four years back, and when I tried to address it, they simply ignored me. I've work at the same place for ten years, have a great relationship with my co-workers, and don't really want to jeopardize my employment. I’d love to hear what others think, and what course of action you'd suggest?
  7. I made a second trip to the Adams River last weekend a took my brand new super high tech $25 semi-housing. Here are the resulting photos. They're obviously not as good as shots from a true under water housing, but I'm a poor starving student who could only improvise. I ended up going to the local pet store and bought a 5 gallon aquarium, simply cut some cardboard to hold the camera snug against the glass, and for safety I wrapped a pool noodle around it. Here's some quick footage, it's unedited and not colour corrected, this time using my 5DmkII and a 16-35mm for the underwater shots - put the GoPro to shame!! Vimeo salmon footage
  8. it's sitting on some anemones... not plumos, but still anemones
  9. The Adams River is a 3.5 / 4 hour drive from Vancouver. Capilano fish hatchery has easy viewing and if you go mid week its pretty quiet. The coho and Chinook are in right now, as they are in most of the local rivers. The Squamish River near Brackendale is great.The coho are in but the eagles really multiply when the Chum start running in about a month. If you go up to the Cheakamus past the North Shore outdoor school there are a couple of great spots around the Bailey Bridge. Chum will return to the lower end of Makay Creek (by Capilano mall) in late Oct and early Nov. They have a hatchery there that will see it's first returns next year or the year after.
  10. Took a quick trip up to the Adams River here in BC, and I must say the only thing more insane than the number of salmon is the smell of the decomposing salmon. I know that this entire video isn't "underwater" but I thought the shots that are would qualify it for this forum. The underwater shots are from a GoPro Hero HD with the EyeOfMine flat port housing. I'm planning on returning soon as there a many more salmon excepted to be returning, and I thought I'd try putting my 5DmkII in a aquarium as a ghetto housing of sort - just to get shots below the surface.
  11. The colours of the cuttlefish are insane. I've seen gian pacific octopus do amazing displays of colour, but none that compare to the insane blues and greens of these cuttlefish!!
  12. Very nice shots Lee!! ... though i thought you were tropic waters??
  13. my mouth opened as wide as the second photo when i saw the last photo!!!
  14. Lotus and sea cam? what model of Lotus??
  15. great shots Lucas the Port Hardy area totally has tons to offer!! love the medusa shot!
×
×
  • Create New...