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Going down...gettting in deeper...

Discussion in 'Miscellany' started by Butlerkid, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    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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  2. spoot

    spoot

    848
    Aug 29, 2007
    Vancouver
    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?
     
  3. LDB415

    LDB415

    929
    Apr 26, 2008
    Texas
    Those are cool. The colors of saltwater fish are awesome. Your merging of hobbies is a cool thing.
     
  4. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    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!

    Thanks for looking and commenting!
     
  5. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    Hey! Take a look!

    Not the usual photos! I'd appreciate your comments!
     
  6. very nice. The exposure and lighting is great!
     
  7. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    Thanks, Nathan!

    I appreciate you taking the time to look and comment!
     
  8. Beautiful pics! How far down in the water were you?
     
  9. ArtO

    ArtO

    Jun 14, 2008
    Florida
    Beautiful. Two great hobbies you've got there.
     
  10. wow
    #1 and 3... incredible
    very well done
     
  11. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    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.
     
  12. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    Thanks for looking! Diving is the greatest thing I've ever done!
     
  13. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen

    Thanks so much! The colors underwater are so beautiful and the variety of life forms is astounding!
     
  14. 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:
     
  15. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    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"!
     
  16. Very impressive, I have always been fascinated by underwater photos.
     
  17. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    Thanks, Tom!

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

    Thanks for commenting!
     
  18. Karen, those are great shots. I hadn't seen them. Don't seem to have time to look at all the galleries. Thanks for the link in Macro.
     
  19. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    Thanks, Tom!

    Don't hesitate to send me a link to your photos!
     
  20. sfoxjohn

    sfoxjohn

    May 1, 2005
    Marlton, NJ
    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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