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EOS 300D in the Med. Sea: Octopus

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Hi,

 

I just came back from my trip to the beautiful island of Mallorca in the mediterranean sea.

 

I did my first dives with the EOS 300D and my new Ikelite housing + DS-50.

 

Pictures are taken with Canon 50mm maco lens. 1/50 and f/10.

 

Most are cropped, colour optimised and some backscatter removed.

 

Please give my some insight of what you think...

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I like all of your pictures, especially the octopus and the blenny. It certainly makes me want to get on the dSLR wagon. Good work!

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Hi Christian

the octopus is gorgeous ! and the triplefin, too

I saw all these guys on the coast of the Spanish Catalan coast 2 years ago

any crustaceans ???

Art :wink:

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very original approach of the octo'

here's a subject that is very nice centered!

congratulations and show us more !

 

Agreed. Nice composition. Just a touch over exposed.

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Christian - wonderful photo! I'm interested in how you are processing the color. The photo looks natural, but it's also nice and saturated.

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am i dumb .. why cant i find the blenny or any other pics from this trip ..

 

but yes the octopus is fantastic .. realy good shot, i agree it looks al ittle overexposed .. but not by much .. it may just be the display or at least rescuable.

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Very nice Octo! The weather is good enough to dive this time of year? What is the water temperature?

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Nice Octopus Christian! God composition!

 

davephdv; now the water is cold (14-15ºC and this is cold for me...) the better season for dive here is betwen May and October.

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Thank you all very much for the critics and the praise. I am glad that I did well on my first dive ever with the new housing. Still plenty of room to improve for me!

 

@Art

Sorry, the only crustaceans I saw were some tiny lobsters and the pictures had not enough DOF and focus in the wrong plase.

 

@herbko

Upon a 2nd look you are absolutely right. I gave the new PS function "middle lights/tones" (I don´t know the correct english name) a try and got this as an result. After some playing with it -> Its a perfect tool for underwater use!!!

 

@eric

I normaly run it to PS by 1) the tonal curves, 2) saturation 3) unmask sharpening

So nothing special. I am at work right now and only have the edited image at ahnd. When I get home I will üpost the unaltered shoot. By that you can judge the alteration process.

 

@digitallywet

I posted the pics in different threads.

 

@davephdv

the weather was very nice and the sea was calm. Viz was near perfect but the water was f+'$%§# cold. -> 12 C. I the base had not a hot shower I would have never dived 60 minutes per dive.

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WOW! Awesome composition. Its a centered shot, but almost uses thirds on the eyes.

 

Are you sure its not a Mimic Octopus trying to fool you into thinking its a cowboy hat? Okay.. I know... lame joke. ;)

 

But man! Great shot!

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@eric

 

Here is the shot right as it came from the camera. Only resized and stripped down to below 65kb with the "save for web" function in PS.

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