Going down...gettting in deeper...

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Here are 3 shots from my scuba diving trips! Comments very much appreciated!

Papua New Guinea: Clownfish and Anenome with translucent shrimp!

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Bloody Bay Wall, Grand Cayman

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In shipwreck off St. George, Grand Cayman

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Very nice. The shrimp is so translucent in the first picture that I don't even see it!

These are shot with your d200? Which housing do you have?
 
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Those are cool. The colors of saltwater fish are awesome. Your merging of hobbies is a cool thing.
 

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going down....getting in deeper...

look on the right side of the anenome....you can just see the translucent shrimp's beady, black eyes! I didn't even notice it when I was shooting because I was soooo enthralled with the clownfish!

Believe it or not, I took these with a Motormarine Sea & Sea camera...no autofocus and no auto exposure. I focused by judging my distance from the (constantly moving) subjects!

I used Provia , either 100 or 400. Camera did not sense ISO either !

I did have 2 strobes!

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Beautiful pics! How far down in the water were you?
Thanks for commenting! For the diver shot we were about 60 feet down the Bloody Bay wall.

For the orange ball corrillomorph (sp!!!!) I was on a night dive in a sunken ship. I think it was about 45 feet down.

For the clownfish, I was laying on the sand, almost under our boat, in only about 15-20 feet of water. I stayed there with that clownfish until my air was gone!

Overall, most of my dives were in 60-80 feet of water with frequent drops to about 100 feet. I deepest I dove was 120 feet.
 
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Great shots, especially considering they were MF! I can hardly MF on land, I can't even imagine underwater!

I really like #1, he's kinda like nemo :smile:
 

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Thanks, David.

Yes MF focus underwater is very difficult...the fish don't understand the concept of posing! :smile:

I frequently got a lot of "tail shots"!
 

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Thanks, Tom!

Diving is a wonderful experience. And I love sharing the experience!

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Absolutely terrific. The strong colors don't look like most all of the underwater pictures I have seen - well maybe the second one.
 
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