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  1. You do raise a good point Lionfish and to be honest if this was a fish shot it would have been deleted.


    I shot here from behind because I wanted to achieve some kind of mystery to the shot with here swimming out into the distance. If she was swimming towards me I feel that it would not have evoked the emotion that I have tried to achieve.

    I do have some other angles that I will process and post for some critique.


    Thanks again for the input and the suggestions. :P

    hi matts

    don´t let them fool you....

    verc cool shot . as this is not a fish for sure,the point of showing her swimming away is not a problem at all.its just your artistic right and pleasure showing the angle you like.

    as long as the view is nice and interessting . and it is very beautiful for sure.

    :-) but nevertheless excited to see the other angles

    keep these shots coming



  2. hi jenny,

    very very nice portfolio of shots.been to eastern filds 10 years ago,would love to go back.great place,great boat,gorgious diving.

    jenny,you are shooting a d700 or a d7000?cause i thought the 10-17 tokina was for cropped sensor only.

    your pics are very colourful and beautiful.how do you do these nice sunballs.could you give me some advice for that.never get nice

    sunballs like in old fuji velvia times

    thanx a lot


    dr.claus meyer,germany

  3. Thanks for the complement Claus, I really appreciate that; This particular photo was shot with:


    thanks for the answer john,will try that in the next dives.one more question:shutterspeed 1/320 is faster than the sync-speed for flashes with the d300.my textbook says 1/250 should be the fastest

    possible.my d300 is getting a black stripe in the image when i go faster than that.whats my mistake.

    very good help from you



    - 10-17mm Tokina Fisheye at 10mm

    - Ikelite DS-125's on "Full", Manual

    - 1/180 sec shutter

    - F/19 aperture

    - ISO 200


    I usually just keep the aperture between f/19 and f/22 for these shots and shutter varies between 1/180 and 1/320. Also, I have better luck when I'm at least 40 feet down or further; shallower and the sunball really starts to blow out.


    Oh -- and check to see that you have 14 bit color depth turned on. 12 bit will not render sun balls as nicely.


    Safe diving,


  4. St. Kitts, November 1, 2011, Paradise Reef. I love shots where I can remember exactly where I was and how it felt when I snapped the shutter :uwphotog: Sun ball shots are a lot of fun and I probably do too many of them, but who can resist?








    Just noticed I posted right after Alex Mustard. Man, that's unfortunate, sort of like playing a set right after the Rolling Stones leave the stage :)


    hi john,

    watching your great image at wetpixel.great sunball.have the same d300 like you,great results,but not as satisfied with my sunballs like in times with the rs and slides...

    can you share shutterspeed ,aperture and iso of the pic? maybe i can discover what you do so much better than i do!

    thank you very much in advance


  5. Bobbit Worms are a very strange nocturnal predatory worm. They have most of their bodies buried in the sand, with just their frightening looking pincers showing.


    I was patiently filming a couple that were close together and my waiting paid off...


    ..the first Bobbit Worm attacks and eats a foolish Scorpionfish that wandered in too close...


    ...the second went for a Long Arm Octopus that got too close....I was quite upset, as I love octopuses, but luckily the plucky little octopus was too tough for the Bobbit Worm and escaped after a few seconds..




    click here for direct link to video

    hi kaj

    still not able to close my mouth.....great stuff

    still on the wait to bring my family over to lembeh...

    my last visit was two years ago already...


  6. gaz gave a really good statement,agree totaly

    been to cocos two times and to galapagos six times-don´t need to say more.

    maybe just that the water in cocos is slightly warmer and the diving in galapagos

    is a little bit more challenging

    go for both,you won´t regret it



  7. hello dunfield,

    we bought the nex-5 for our trip to wakatobi in december.it is a wonderful piece of stuff and very very light to travel.

    i´m also using a nikon d300 with two subtronics which is great but really bulky.

    my daughter uses the nauticam with a inon s-2000,optical triggered.works great,even has ttl when you want to use it,and

    is ultralight.it doesn´t have a focuslight though,so we mount a sola focuslight for nightdiving and video on the second

    ultralightball on the housing.perfekt setup , a dream to travel and very astonishing results.

    if you like post me an e-mail and i´ll send you one or three shots of the set up ...


    claus :island:;)

  8. hi craig,




    here is claus meyer from germany.hope i can help you.the easiest way to get it right is to go to

    sealux.de and speak to mr ostertag,he´ll for sure give you best help.i´m using the fisheyeport

    with a sigma fisheye for the canon 5d.for the sigma 10-20 zoom i´m using the same port with

    a small converterport to get about 1cm distance for the housing to the fisheyeport.this works

    perfect.hope that helps,otherwise mail back.we have been together on galapagosagressor quite

    a couple of years ago,you just won that year of diving price,and sent me your video after the trip.

    very nice to see,you are still into diving!!!


    safe diving and have a good time




    Hi All


    I'm asking this question on behalf of friend,


    Basically i he wants to purchase the sigma 10-20mm, currently he has only the canon 18-55mm using the recommended Sealux port of 120/99


    Sealux do a whole range of domes just like ikelite or anyone else.


    The recommended for the sigma is 120/94


    now in my infinite wisdom i'm assuming that the 120 is the dome radius and that the /99 /94 is the extension length or total length of the port.


    So could anyone confirm that the Sigma 10-20mm will indeed fit into the 120/99 dome, it seems really stupid to buy a new dome for the sake of 5mm. he can just zoom in a little to take away any vignetting.


    also, sealux list zoom gears in SHORT LONG.


    from this should i take it that they are ONE SIZE and you pack out to fit your lens ?


    kind regards



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