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  1. well deserved, and i do, it is awesome. i'd window mat it, which would steal about 1/16th of an inch from the edges, and which would partially obscure your copyright signature. maybe up a bit and to the left? paypal okay?
  2. warm water is good, keeping in mind that water can easily be above the mfr maximum operating temperature or storage temperature for a camera.
  3. my bad the joystick may be pressed like a regular button. doing so brings up a v nice set of menus on the lcd which can be navigated via the joystick. the options in these menus may be set via the traditional buttons as well. the joystick is also used to the adjust manual focus, and ss and fstop when in M mode. those capabilities are unique to joystick.
  4. and one from the sed side #!/usr/bin/env bash echo $1 | sed -e 's#.*\(http[^"]*\).*\(http[^"]*\).*#[url=\1] [img=\2][/url]#' as in: ./flickoff.sh '<a href=" ................ /a>' assuming it is stored in flickoff.sh
  5. I am still stunned by that image. Dang! Intellectually i know its macro, but it speaks volumes as a 2010 image. There is the awesome sense of depth established by the foreground and background lobes left out of focus. The dominant movement is not planar (e.g diagonal). Instead it leads the eye through 3D. Then there is the precise application of DOF, placed exactly where it counts. The histogram must be dramatically bimodal, but creamy textures and fine textures keep the image far away from being stark or bland. There is the beautiful tension between 3D and 2D. Between the capture of a sculpture and the proud velvet plane in the lower left, upon which the goby is resting. These haikus are extra ordinary. The killer, i think, is the precise pose of the fish. The fish occupies less than 1/100 of the image, yet that specific frontage gives that tiny element 50% of the byline. Not to mention its placement at a snickering offset form "rule of thirds". Wow. Old school uwp was: find an colorful exotic creature, toss in a modicum of composition, and take a portrait. Content, not artistry, made great shots. Here, I'm not sure what either species is (of course there are probably hundreds or thousands of species in your photo), nor am i left wanting to know. Sorry for deconstructing such a naturally beautiful and unpretentious image. It is one hell of an inspiring shot in my book - transcending all genre. A lifetime keeper. I'd love to see in 16:9, framed.
  6. row two, third from right !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. just my 2 cents, but _thee_ story is the field (of jellies). any pic not featuring that story is a squandered op. so if you want to also portray an individual, then you have to find a composition that will work at large F, small ap. along these lines, my guess is you need to find a somewhat isolated individual (perhaps near the preiphery), compose towards the center of the field, and also have something to structure the background of fill the negative space above the field. awesome find by the way. i've seen these in new caledonia.
  8. i'd go with the INON adapter as mentioned by taxgeek, especially since the inon adapter for the oem housing is not 67mm. it just was not available back then and 67mm adapters are so easy to make ... and my lenses were 67mm.
  9. for those near to La Jolla .... this Friday is the SIO Species ID Club monthly meeting What: Worms When: January 26th, 3-5 PM Where: Ritter 229
  10. as far as i know, that is true options via the joystick may also be reached through the traditional menu buttons. As far as I've found, that is true of _all_ joystick options. However, the thumb operated joystick makes you wonder why there is any other kind of button anywhere (on the planet). i'm not counting on it, but given this, i'm lead to wonder if the LX2 would fit in the LX1 housing, and which buttons would line up. if you are interested in jpeg shooting (which i wouldn't think you are), i can't help you, sorry. one needs to sort the reviews as to raw and non-raw impressions. i'd be happy to take some pics for you, raw of course. i would think the noise would be most prominet on a uniform background. at least that would allow you to make direct comparisions with your camera. how about a grey wall? or a powered off LCD panel? let me know the settings you are interested in.
  11. during the plethora of xmas coupons and discounts, i picked up a panasonic lumix dmc-lx2 ( leica d-lux 3 ) from dell for just under $350 shipped and 2GB SD cards elsewhere for $10. one fine camera. no reservations.
  12. since the array of cameras is vastly greater than the array of housings, the choice of camera+housing usually starts with the housing. however .... while many oem housings do not provide for addon lenses, it is very easy to make a 67mm adapter for any housing that has a 1/4" screw mount. such an adapter will accept 67mm macro lenses, or 67mm wideangle lenses, and allows for a wetmate magic filter (or other filter) in between the housing and lense. in my case it was the oem housing for an F810. to obtain high-end video, there is the additional issue of telescoping lenses. when high-end is not an objective, camera choice is back at the fore. in terms of shooting video with a still camera, the main task is to find out which particular functions are available when the digicam is in video mode (functions such as zoom, exposure). for example, many digicams have optical zooming for composing stills, but that does not mean that the zoom level can be altered while shooting video clips. personally, i'd heavily favor digicams that allow zooming in and out while shooting a clip, that have smooth, fine zoom control, and that will autofocus and autoexpose as the subject moves or scene varies. just my two cents. if you choose to make your own 67mm adapter let me know -- i'd be happy to explain my solution.
  13. http://faculty.washington.edu/cemills/Stauromedusae.html In Decapat's image, it looks like the jellyfish is attached to a solitary tunicate, which would be pretty cool: a cnidarian living on a chordate. I've seen only one Staurozoa (northern channel islands off santa barbara), and it was attached to a turkish towel (kelp).
  14. I believe Decapat's image is Wetpixel's first posting of a Stauromedusae. Congrats! image: http://wetpixel.com/competition/competitio...3958_medium.jpg google images: http://images.google.com/images?q=stauromedusae
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