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  1. The critters seemed to be out in force at Tulamben! I did 7 dives over two days last week and even though the viz. was unusually mediocre, there never seemed to be a lack of macro subject matter. Here are a few images. All were taken with the Nikon D200, Micro-Nikkor 70-180 plus Nikon 6T close-up lens. Some cropping.:oops: The rest can be seen at reef.smugmug.com Delicate Ghostpipefish portrait (Solenostomus leptosomus) Nembrotha kubaryana nudibranch eats tunicates for breakfast! Always a favourite of mine, the "Marilyn Monroe" of Nudis, Chromodoris kunei. A nice yellow Clown Frogfish The rare Tiger Shrimp A tight macro of the common Blue Seastar. I'ver always been attracted by the colour and textures of these! Cheers. Michael.
  2. I agree with Don. I shoot this lens exclusively with my D200 housed in a NEXUS housing and find the AF bearable. I've only used it in Indonesian waters and rarely even bother to mount the focus light. Here's an AF example with a tough dancing subject taken last weekend in Tulamben.
  3. Jeff, Well done! Beautiful cover shot! Cheers. Michael.
  4. Thanks for your efforts, Marli and Leslie. Much appreciated. To answer your question Leslie, these were photographed where found. Why anyone would move one of these to a crinoid is beyond me. I can't recall whether or not the crinoid had possibly attached itself to some coral. If it did, is it possible the crab climbed in to investigate? Any other ID input would be much appreciated. Michael.
  5. I'd be grateful for some help in identifying these two crabs from the Tulamben area, Bali. The images were taken last weekend. Thanks! Michael. Crab 1, in a Featherstar, depth approx. 20 metres. Crab 2, on soft coral, depth approx. 25 metres.
  6. While it's interesting that you pick up on the cameras used, what really jumped out at me in terms of the DEEP Indonesia contest results, was that WA dominated and Macro stuff didn't seem to be well represented among the winners. There were a couple of obvious WA categories such as "Reefscapes" and "Divers", (not even a macro category it seems) but even in more general categories such as "animal portraits" and the presumably wide-open "Indonesia" category, WA dominated. Is macro dead? Cheers. Michael.
  7. From what I can see of it, I would guess it is a Dwarf Lionfish, Dendrochirus brachypterus. Michael.
  8. Congrats on the purchase, especially with the 6T. Your mod mentioned above has nothing to do with the 70-180, correct? Michael.
  9. I too, am very sorry to hear about your problems. I have the Sea&Sea TTL converter with the NEXUS D200 housing, an INON Z-220 and Z-240 strobe. I've logged about 20 dives with the set-up so far, and have not experienced any problems remotely similar to the photo you have posted. The interior of my unit's compartment is spotless as well. Just curious, did you ever change the battery on the unit? I'd be interested to hear what Sea&Sea analysis turns up. Good luck. Michael.
  10. Hi Marco, Nice to have met you in Tulamben. Great images, by the way. Some of those critters look familiar. I look forward to seeing more of your images on your website. Cheers. Michael.
  11. Thanks to all for the comments. They are much appreciated. Hi Matt, How do the colours appear now? As far as the Harlequin Shrimp are concerned, I shot them as I found them. However, of course I can't speak for the group of photographers who were there several minutes before me.
  12. I spent two photo days in Bali, specifically diving at Tulamben and Seraya. Here are a few samples. The rest can be seen on my BLOG at http://reefwreck.blogspot.com/ I couldn't ask for better conditions with calm seas, good weather and viz. between 20-30 metres. A special thank you to Tony Medcraft and my favourite dive guide, Made, at Tulamben Wreck Divers Resort, where I stayed and dived with. http://www.tulambenwreckdivers.com All photos were taken with the Nikon D200, Micro-Nikkor 70-180mm plus Nikon 6T, housed in a NEXUS housing, twin INON strobes wired through a Sea&Sea TTL converter. Everything worked magically, after I worked out a few user error issues. Most post-processing was done using Nikon Capture NX, which I recently bought in Hong Kong. Cheers. Michael. A couple of Harlequin Shrimp, Seraya, Bali Whiskered Pipefish, Seraya, Bali Warty Frogfish, Seraya, Bali Zebra Crab who looks like he needs some dental work! Denise's Pygmy Seahorse, Liberty Wreck, Tulamben, Bali Elegant Squat Lobster The rarely seen yet elegant Twinspot Lionfish, Tulamben, Bali
  13. My apologies if this is already widely known, but at least with the Nikon D200 you can set the camera to number your images sequentially up to 9999. It's done by choosing Custom Setting d6, File Number Sequence, "ON". The sequential numbering will continue even if you change or format cards. The image number can be viewed "in camera" by viewing the image and toggling through the image info in the LCD. Michael.
  14. Hi Peter, Nice shot! Sorry to hear about your f***d. Are you no longer in Karimunjawa? Michael.
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