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tdpriest last won the day on May 24 2015

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About tdpriest

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    Sperm Whale
  • Birthday 10/29/1958

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    Solihull, UK
  • Interests
    Diving medicine, warm water, scenery...

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  • Camera Model & Brand
    Nikon D800
  • Camera Housing
    Nauticam NA-D800
  • Strobe/Lighting Model & Brand
    Inon Z240
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    TLC arms

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  1. 5 years after hanging up my Poseidons and flogging my Nauticam, I've compiled a longer retrospective of my relatively brief career: https://timpriest.smugmug.com/Diving/ The WETPIXEL sticker on my tripod still confuses some, who think it something pornographic... ... and my favourite images still leave audiences cold:
  2. Congratulations, again! It is a great time for underwater photography... ... I no longer clutter up diveboats with ridiculous machines from Hong Kong, and no longer stir up dive sites with the backwash from funny American fins! I'm tempted to buy a copy, anyway...
  3. Your second unknown fish is a Forster's Hawkfish: if you have a close-up you might see the characteristic fan at the end of each dorsal fin ray. They love to swim off just as you focus...
  4. Look at the guided trips in Underwater Photography web magazine. I found them (particularly Alex Mustard's) very rewarding, before age and poverty caught up with me...
  5. It's sad to hear about the typhoon. Odyssey and the Blue Lagoon have always, in my opinion, been superior to Captain Lance's lackadaisical gimcrack operation, redeemed only by his Trukkese staff.
  6. Wot!? No mermaids? But it still looks like a cool trip...
  7. I know. I am a dinosaur... ... and pining, a little, for my Poseidons as I drive around in my hairdresser's/sports Audi TT Mk III that was my consolation prize for giving up the bubbles.
  8. This thread is truly depressing, for existing at all. I hope that, by the time that I picked up a proper camera, I had learned to look and not touch. The excuse (and it is an excuse) that one kind of harm is less serious than another doesn't wash. Perhaps it's as well that I'm no longer in the game...
  9. Even though I paid for my D810 and 14-24mm f2.8 with the proceeds from the sale of my Nauticam and D800, I still got the skillet last week... ... perhaps it was ordering the Audi?
  10. Just preset to infinity. But don't expect very good images: exposure is a nightmare, particularly after the joys of digital underwater photography.
  11. Shame on you! I'm very fond of painted frogfish and moray eels: they are often gorgeous! I shall miss visiting them...
  12. Oh, yes. I think that it's experience, and I have found that I do much better visiting sites that I've dived before. Of course, there's the distraction of a more expensive camera, and then there's joining a workshop which doesn't hurt, either...
  13. Well, I do have to thank you for inspiring and even suggesting a fair number...
  14. Hmmnnn: I'm not so sure. The plankton is picked out by both the yacht's spotlights and the not-exactly-video-lights that I was using.
  15. As foretold, or perhaps threatened, I've found my hundred favourite images to reflect on the things that I've seen as a diver. My best shot?
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