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Scuba_kiwi

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  1. Did anyone ever judge the last of the Old Format photo comp? it says judged soon but has since been locked off
  2. The Image was a snap shot and unplanned, this particular "model" has a tolerance for posing which is shorter than a goldfishes memory span! you should see the shots of her I have "posing" behind a Gorgonian at 42m ... she's watching her computer for deco info! :roll: I'll post the version of the cave shot that I settled on in the end
  3. I Took this shot in Vanuatu on a recent holiday, I think the shot has potential ... I like it, but I haven't been able to edit it in anyway that I'm actually really happy with yet, to see the best I've come up with click HERE in the meantime this is as big as the forum restrictions will allow me to post it so suggestions on how to improve it (if possible) will be appreciated, I think the overexposed sunbeam is just too much to overcome but would like suggestions anyway, the image I have posted here is unedited, the image in the link has had some colour correction, sharpening and backscatter removal done in photoshop 7
  4. I want that guy in the middles Job! :mrgreen:
  5. I Dunno, if you didn't notice it taking your trousers off that night you'd have to notice it putting them on again the next morning!
  6. Wobbies are evil! :twisted: I don't trust them at all! I'm always VERY cautious when I try to take pictures of them, the least little move from them and I'm outta there! and the buggers sure can grow! there's some huge ones down around Jervis Bay, this one time, at band camp (ooops wrong story) this one time I was in fish rock cave, and I saw my buddy lining up to take a pic of a Spanish dancer, every fin movement she made was kicking a big Wobby in the head, I tried attracting her attention but she was too focussed, I gave up and watched but the wobby just lay there taking a beating :| I think the funniest wobby story was when I was diving in JB once and a diver was standing on the bottom when all of a sudden his legs were spread apart as about an 8 foot wobby decided that the diver in the way of where it wanted to go wasn't any obstacle so just swam straight through his legs from behind! but for all there unpredictability they are pretty cool!
  7. Beautiful shot! having recently spent a week chasing Anemone Fish around Vanuatu I can appreciate how difficult it is to get a good shot! I never realised how much shutter lag my Camera had until I tried for the Anemone fish pictures .... I have so many shots of "Fish Bums" you wouldn't believe it! man they are quick! this was one of the better shots of my trip
  8. Just in case anyone was wondering, I ended up getting a replacement Cord sent over from Ikelite and I received it within 4 days of sorting it out with Ike, I was very happy with this! Now that I had a new cord I thought I may as well investigate the old cord so pulled it apart to discover two broken wires at the end of the metal fitting on the Cable Gland, my best guess is that I must have hit something with it or bent it too hard, unfortunately I didn't take note of which end was which before taking it off my housing so don't know wether it was the strobe or housing end.
  9. I think the title of this thread should be changed as it would seem the problem can be more attributed to operator error rather than the "Damn DS-125", I, like many others that have posted here, am very happy with my strobes and also the Ikelite service!
  10. Probably two different photos neither of which had a title. Oh Duh! now I feel really stupid! :oops:
  11. Congrats! Just a couple of questions ... how can 1 photo place first AND second? and what does That mean? no one entered a photo??
  12. Well I took it to work and the Sparky put his magic meter thingy on it and we had one set of pins that came and went as you wiggled the cable, looks like a broken wire somewhere maybe Thanks for the help guys and ike I'll send you an email to sort out the best way to get this thing to you .... anyone want to sponsor me a trip from Aussie to USA? :?
  13. Thanks Ike I'll Print it out and take it in to work with the back of my housing and the cord and let the electricians play with it, I removed the camera quite a few times from the housing during the holiday but the fault although intermittant was there for most of the time, i.e. it happened every dive so I don't think it would be a contact problem as I can't have stuffed up the hotshoe location EVERY dive! :| I'll let you know if I find anything
  14. Hi all I have just come back from a weeks diving in Vanuatu, very nice! but while I was over there my strobe didn't always work when I needed it to! I'm sure the problem is with the TTL cord as switching strobes didn't make a difference, but how do I test the Cord and what am I looking for in particular ... apart from the fact that it doesn't work! I've looked at the connections both ends and they look fine with no corrosion or anything. I have a Coolpix 5000 in a Ike housing with the Ike TTL cord. just as an aside, when I came back from the trip I had to open the housing to show customs some shells stored inside it ( don't start on me it was my female buddies idea of safe keeping :roll: ) and the housing had pressurised tight shut! I had to unscrew the dome port a bit to break the vacuum, what surprised me the most about this was that it was in the cabin with me as carry on baggage, and I hadn't had the same problem going over the week earlier when I also had it closed up and with me, how do people carry there housings normally? O rings in or out :?:
  15. I think you should have done the mask as well! and I agree with pretty much everything everyone has said so far, to me though the photos look like an advertisement for the mask rather than photos of a Seahorse
  16. If you haven't tried a side exhaust and your in Sydney I can lend you my spare Dacor Vypertek to try out if you like, I like the side exhaust and while I agree it does breathe wet, which a lot of people don't like, I do like it. I've used mine down to 50m and taken them to the back of caves and they have always performed well.
  17. Ok for those of you that missed it the first time here is my link again Diveyak information page
  18. Obviously the Strobe is the problem because you seem to have a wonderful knowledge of the camera and the way it works! when you decide to get rid of that piece of S*#t strobe let me know, It'll give me a back up to my current DS125s and at least now I know why every shot I take isn't to my satisfaction ... damned Ike!
  19. When you go to do a post there are some buttons above where you type, one of them is "IMG" this is the Image button, click on it and it opens a small window which wants a http:// address in it, this is where you enter the address of where your pictures are, in the case of your pictures (http://www.deepdiscovery.com/images/Img11.jpg) I just right clicked on the image then "Cut" the address and "Pasted" it in, and Voila!
  20. Great shots Bill! where were they taken? I hope you don't mind but I'll put them here for you
  21. Well I had half an hour to kill while I was waiting for the pizza (my turn to cook ) so I grabbed the Anchor, it weighs 2.5kgs (5 pounds?) and I have added the photos to my story so go and have another look to see what it looks like
  22. It Paddles easily with a load, but here's the hot tip ... Keep looking behind you, as soon as you turn your back on them the girl at the back stops paddling! The Anchor we got was a 5Kg one I think, it folds up to protect the inflatable, I'll have to take a picture and add it to my story ... a project for this week We haven't had it out in rough weather yet, as I said I get a bit put off taking it out in wind, and wind = bad weather, although we did take it out in rougher weather once once for a paddle but not a dive and had great fun surfing it in the 2 foot waves I'd say seeing as you can Hire one do it! that's the ideal way to go!
  23. I have a Diveyak it's great fun! I must admit I haven't used it as much as I would have liked to have, the main thing that puts me off using it is wind (weather that is, not a flatulence problem <_< ) but read about my experiences with it HERE
  24. I took this photo yesterday (22.12.2003) at Camp Cove in Sydney Harbour, I've been told it's a sea mouse but that's all I know! anyone got any interesting facts for me about it? I took a couple of shots of it then it turned and charged me! I'm very lucky to be here to tell you all about it!
  25. You should have checked out the Mikhail Lermontov, now THAT'S a wreck! a 120m long Russian Cruise ship lying on it's side in 36m of water, it sunk about hmmm 20 years ago? I have heard the Rainbow warrior wasn't up to much divewise, but in my opinion you missed the best dives, when in Kaikoura you should have gone to the Lermontov ... not far out of Picton. And instead of the Warrior you should have dived extra at the Poor Knights Islands, did you check out the HMNZS Waikato?. Don't you hate it when people tell you that stuff AFTER you've been! Of course these are just my own opinions and while I am from New Zealand I haven't dived there much as I learnt to dive in Australia where I now live.
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