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Aussie
05-10-2008, 20:54
How about some of the best Crustacean shots. There are a couple from last Friday (9th May) to start things off.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2277/2482076132_2872f661a6.jpg

Saron or Mable Shrimp

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3153/2481263657_eee263506f.jpg

Porcelain Crab

Nikon D80
Nikkor 105mm

DiverMAN
05-10-2008, 21:52
How about some of the best Crustacean shots. There are a couple from last Friday (9th May) to start things off.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2277/2482076132_2872f661a6.jpg

Saron or Mable Shrimp

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3153/2481263657_eee263506f.jpg

Porcelain Crab

Nikon D80
Nikkor 105mm


The second one is really cool. Good job.

bversteegh
05-10-2008, 22:46
One of my favorite categories - I love little shrimps and crabs:smiley20: Here are a few from my April trip to Lembeh and Raja Ampat.

Whip coral shrimp convoy - shot with a double stacked wet macro lens

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2004/2451024332_2998404f71_o.jpg

Crinoid crusty

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2417/2450195633_7309e2018a_o.jpg

Soft Coral Crab

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2385/2450196509_56dcaf0f5c_o.jpg

Long Nose Crabby (on a sea fan)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3213/2450195221_a244894284_o.jpg

two emporers

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2374/2420434719_44a7bc0390_o.jpg

Harlequin duo

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2249/2420432415_68300363a2_o.jpg

Hairy Squat Lobster (on a barrel sponge)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2091/2421241938_ff6f68a9f7_o.jpg

Peacock Mantis Shrimp

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3256/2421246564_c38a79e3f0_o.jpg

bversteegh
05-10-2008, 22:57
A few more of my favorites from earlier trips:

Decorator Crab

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/136/325798265_5aae05acc9_o.jpg

Porcelain crab with eggs

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/141/325798547_836ac6e59d_o.jpg

A little closer

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1094/1436244470_9362a011a8_o.jpg

Xeno Crab (always on whip corals)

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/101/293579446_468ca74f29_o.jpg

White on white - interesting to try and hit exposure on

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/106/293579226_9d3c7d0f85_o.jpg

Elegant Squat Lobster - always interesting to get the crinoid to open up

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/101/293579213_5e77efa07a_o.jpg

mantis eye

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/115/293578893_fb4f0f0789_o.jpg

black coral crab

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/144/325798171_915bf91900_o.jpg

RoyN
05-10-2008, 23:14
http://inlinethumb22.webshots.com/32789/2477576500101309303S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2477576500101309303qmvIvb)

http://inlinethumb52.webshots.com/40243/2659008240101309303S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2659008240101309303TjUyjt)

http://inlinethumb23.webshots.com/25622/2735887160101309303S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2735887160101309303rYGsvh)

http://inlinethumb49.webshots.com/41840/2889372750101309303S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2889372750101309303tbHkNT)

http://inlinethumb22.webshots.com/41813/2527806990101309303S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2527806990101309303LWoiyz)

Daved
05-11-2008, 09:26
Not anywhere near your quality--but I took it--so it is special to me. Of course that is only if this works--first time posting a pic.http://forum.scubatoys.com/gallery/files/1/8/3/3/shrimp.jpg

Daved
05-11-2008, 09:32
Snow lobster from Bonairehttp://forum.scubatoys.com/gallery/files/1/8/3/3/snow_lobster.jpg

terrillja
05-11-2008, 11:11
I'll toss up some spiny lobster from Key Largo, all of them were shot inside a marine sanctuary, where lobstering was not permitted, which is why there were so many.

There were actually 5 in this hole, there were 2 more out of the shot to the right.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2072/2483612832_0d3660952a.jpg

This guy thought he could scare us off
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2052/2483610732_e6796c3c91.jpg

Daved
05-11-2008, 14:07
Coral Crab from Bonairehttp://forum.scubatoys.com/gallery/files/1/8/3/3/coral_crab.jpg

ratown
05-11-2008, 17:11
Terrilja, you're makin me hungry.

dbh
05-11-2008, 18:38
I'll play:


Spotted Cleaner Shrimp - Bonaire
http://www.myunderwaterworld.com/bon07shrimp01.jpg


Batwing Coral Crab - Bonaire
http://www.myunderwaterworld.com/Bon06%20Batwing%20Coral%20crab.jpg


Yellowline Arrow Crab (releasing larva) - Bonaire
http://www.myunderwaterworld.com/Bon06%20Arrow02.jpg


Xeno Crab - Lembeh
http://www.myunderwaterworld.com/NS06Xeno02.jpg


Porcelain Crab - Lembeh
http://www.myunderwaterworld.com/indoweb-porcelin03.jpg


Popcorn Shrimp - Lembeh
http://www.myunderwaterworld.com/NS06Popcorn01.jpg


Dave

Daved
05-11-2008, 19:31
Very nice!

Aussie
05-11-2008, 20:24
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3280/2469121147_a2869b6c4d.jpg

Hinged-back shrimp

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2321/2395068511_b0debf1253.jpg

Painted Crayfish with friends

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3076/2395868560_799852b44a.jpg

Cleaner Shrimp

Aussie
05-11-2008, 20:27
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2411/2381712005_820833cd57_o.jpg

"The gang". Painted Cray, Hinged-back shrimp and a few Wobbegongs

ChrisA
05-11-2008, 22:19
Here is kind of an abstract shot. I wanted to show the eyes. he's a legal 3 pound California lobstrer, in-season and he knows it. Here in Calif. you can only take them bare handed, no using sticks or any kind of tools is allowed. They look right at you, some how they know that you are looking for dinner

aaronle06
05-12-2008, 01:55
these are all good pictures. Grats on the work to you all! Aussie, you have a cool looking cleaner shrimp.I just like how they seem kinda dorky, but I guess that says something about me.

allison finch
05-12-2008, 23:09
A couple of hermit crabs;

This one had a bright yellow sponge "hat" in Lembeh

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2123/2246599737_1710eaaf05_o.jpg

also from Lembeh

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1365/1269755498_d14b3b07ed_o.jpg

Giant football sized hermit in a conch from Belize. He had the cutist eyelashes.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2246/2074368365_d883e3b3d4_o.jpghttp://farm3.static.flickr.com/2043/2074368361_5c71d6c9f0_o.jpg


tiny red one from Belize
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2030/2074673833_d6611c3c21_o.jpg

The big one had flipped the smaller onto its back. Was he trying to eat of mate?

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2062/2480625551_4ce5efc365_o.jpg

bversteegh
05-12-2008, 23:27
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2067/2313233903_f896686cac_o.jpg


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2010/2421242074_8aafd4c715_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3242/2421242438_90d608b23b_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3275/2420428615_456e15ff84_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3021/2451024744_ed1722b16b_o.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/113/293609402_c94dc642f0_o.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/116/293578605_d82da14c7f_o.jpg

harb99
05-13-2008, 07:43
to all those who posted pics - fantastic shots and thanks for letting us see them

spatman
05-13-2008, 08:14
http://spatman.com/gallery/albums/titlow-and-les-davis/IMG_5098.jpg

http://spatman.com/gallery/albums/octopus-hole/IMG_5196.jpg

http://spatman.com/gallery/albums/les-davis-1/IMG_3934.jpg

spatman
05-13-2008, 08:43
looking at these shots from tropical locations makes me want to travel. i need to get a second job to pay for all the diving i want to do...

dannybot
05-19-2008, 20:45
A conch, an arrow carb with a brittle star and a banded coral crab. I just love all those little crabs, I got about a hundred shots of Pederson's cleaner shrimps that my wife hates!

allison finch
05-22-2008, 17:37
A few shrimpies;

A mantis shrimp of a different color

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2328/2246599733_bc9a79ce56_o.jpg

A normal peacock mantis shrimp

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1191/1269672002_08bb6a5ac0_o.jpg

A tiny shrimp living under a sea biscuit

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1383/1269646726_f14a3ed659_o.jpg

A pederson shrimp with eggs

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2413/2075483852_a399e7436a_o.jpg

another tiny one

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2343/2101443688_f827d9bd44_o.jpg

One of the smallest I've taken

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2370/2309623513_f5c4b22056_o.jpg

By far the smallest. I can't even figure out what what they are.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1194/1363572956_17c56cb683_o.jpg

Aussie
06-24-2008, 07:11
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3088/2606579819_5715ced75e_o.jpg

DaneMeyer20
06-24-2008, 16:48
Dam, i didnt know most of these things existed

MSilvia
06-24-2008, 17:05
It pales in comparison to some of the shots here, but what list of crustaceans would be complete without the American Lobster? At least this little one had some blue highlights to keep it interesting.
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/12/17100356_a6ec99ebec.jpg

bversteegh
06-24-2008, 20:32
nice collection everyone - I recognize several of Allison's shots from Lembeh; I love that orange mantis.

And Aussie, the pose on your porcelain crabs is simple marvelous:smiley20:

bversteegh
06-24-2008, 20:43
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3143/2554615281_ffac7eef52_o.jpg

soft coral crabby

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3164/2525867277_840c2b74d6_o.jpg

Mr. Long Nose

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3183/2525870665_4bee5ba578_o.jpg

feeding porcelain crab

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3279/2554615043_72324197b1_o.jpg

Mr. Green Jeans

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2172/2526689282_61f18384af_o.jpg

Bigfoot
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3050/2555439668_5f91dd3c44_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2173/2526692042_52ab0574df_o.jpg

allison finch
07-05-2008, 00:56
Nice velvet crab above.

Matt, that lobster had me salivating and having hallucinations of a bowl of drawn butter!

DevilDiver
07-17-2008, 01:42
Not as cool as some of the others but I will throw one in...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3093/2676644590_38c6b25fff.jpg

DevilDiver
07-17-2008, 01:43
Here is another.........

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3069/2676642506_91047081b6.jpg

DevilDiver
07-17-2008, 01:51
Ok, one more...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2242/2267662881_f062c7e150.jpg

(This one was taken with a Sea Life DC600)

Aussie
07-17-2008, 12:43
Not as cool as some of the others but I will throw one in...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3093/2676644590_38c6b25fff.jpg

Devil I think this is a realy cool shot. Well done.

Aussie

DevilDiver
07-18-2008, 00:05
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3088/2606579819_5715ced75e_o.jpg

How cool is that!!!!
I keep looking to see if there is a mirror reflecting the second crab like a optical illusion.
Reality is alway cooler than fiction.......

RoyN
07-18-2008, 00:40
http://inlinethumb13.webshots.com/42316/2143923050101309303S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2143923050101309303lJsqQP)

bversteegh
07-22-2008, 23:55
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3088/2606579819_5715ced75e_o.jpg

How cool is that!!!!
I keep looking to see if there is a mirror reflecting the second crab like a optical illusion.
Reality is alway cooler than fiction.......

ditto - awesome shot Aussie!!

Aussie
07-31-2008, 23:04
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2345/2482008440_dd973c520b_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2321/2395068511_10310a09f0_o.jpg

crea2k
08-01-2008, 11:04
bversteegh what camera are you using, your pics are nat geo quality, they are awsome :smiley20:, how long you been taking pics ?.

crea2k
08-01-2008, 11:18
Aussie, love the one in the anemone above looks good, what setup have you got ?

Aussie
08-04-2008, 16:17
Aussie, love the one in the anemone above looks good, what setup have you got ?

G'day crea2k,

I am currently shooting with a Nikon D80 in an Ikelite housing with a collection of lenses and dual DS125's strobes. Hopefully will be getting a D300 or maybe the D700 soon:smiley2:

Regards Mark

bversteegh
08-05-2008, 21:45
bversteegh what camera are you using, your pics are nat geo quality, they are awsome :smiley20:, how long you been taking pics ?.

Thanks crea2k, I sure wish Nat Geo would buy a few shots from me, would help justify buying some new toys:smiley20:

Pictures posted in this thread were shot with many different cameras, I'm on my 5th camera (an illness, I freely admit). Started shooting digital in Sept 2004 - so probably have around 250 dives since starting shooting semi-seriously.

I've been shooting Canon DSLR's since 2006 (first a 20D, and just bought a 40D this Spring); before that Olympus 5060/7070, and a Fuji F810.

But the camera is just a tool - uw photography is all about good bouyancy control, understanding lighting, and getty REALLY close - that is what makes those supermacro shots so crisp. Most of them were taken 9" to 12 " from the subject- get close, then closer (but don't hit the reef); and really concentrate on tack sharp focus when you pull the trigger. Oh - and world class dive guides that help you find all those little critters really help as well:smiley20:

cmburch
08-05-2008, 22:44
Oops, I ate mine.

Aussie
08-05-2008, 23:01
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3162/2737734058_27c2178067.jpg

Porclein Crab taken today ;)

Aussie
09-04-2008, 22:31
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2371/2829824866_762359fc9c.jpg

Aussie
10-09-2008, 23:54
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2213/2927883215_4ebe35687d.jpg

Banded cleaner Shrimp

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2213/2928743882_445dff6c4e.jpg

Porclein Crab

Taken with Nikon D80 with 60mm Macro

RoyN
10-10-2008, 01:02
http://inlinethumb11.webshots.com/38474/2791947610101309303S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2791947610101309303jhSBQi)

Aussie
10-10-2008, 01:11
http://inlinethumb11.webshots.com/38474/2791947610101309303S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2791947610101309303jhSBQi)

Well lucky they only have butter knives! :smilie39:


Cheers Mark

cmburch
10-29-2008, 06:52
Royston.
That is a great shot! Creative mind. Playing with your food.

Byte Me
10-29-2008, 07:26
Found this guy taking a break in a barrel sponge

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t226/byteme45/Vacation/PDC%202007/diving/PB305455120407_1.jpg

Looks like the Eel kinda surprised Mr. Lobster here -

http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t226/byteme45/Vacation/PDC%202007/diving/PB305429120407_1.jpg

SynCitizen
10-29-2008, 11:06
Wow!! A lot of these pictures are amazing. Thanks for sharing.
The lobster with the butter knives is a good one too. LOL

CompuDude
10-29-2008, 16:19
I envy you guys your subject matter... and camera gear... and skills!

Here's a few of our local guys. Conditions for these shots are often challenging... 3'-5' vis is fairly normal.

http://www.h2ogeek.com/2008-05-20%20Redondo%20Night%20Dive/slides/IMG_9057-crop.jpg
http://www.h2ogeek.com/2008-04-24%20Redondo%20Night%20Dive/slides/IMG_8894-crop.jpg
http://www.h2ogeek.com/2008-04-24%20Redondo%20Night%20Dive/slides/IMG_8905-crop.jpg
http://www.h2ogeek.com/2008-04-17%20Redondo%20Night%20Dive/slides/IMG_8765-crop.jpg
http://www.h2ogeek.com/2007-10-10%20Redondo%20Night%20Dive/slides/IMG_5234-crop.jpg
http://www.h2ogeek.com/2007-04-07%20Anacapa-SCruz/slides/IMG_3347-crop.jpg
http://www.h2ogeek.com/2006-10-11%20Redondo%20Night%20Dive/slides/IMG_1026.JPG
http://www.h2ogeek.com/2006-07-13%20Redondo%20Night%20Dive/slides/IMG_0028.JPG
http://www.h2ogeek.com/2006-07-13%20Redondo%20Night%20Dive/slides/IMG_0038.JPG

Souvy
10-29-2008, 19:47
The lobster knife fight shot is a riot! Some great shots in this thread, thanks for sharing.

VRod RS
10-30-2008, 07:51
Heres a few that I took..

ryssyr
10-30-2008, 11:57
bversteegh,

How are you getting such black backgrounds on those shots? I'm relatively new to UW photography and cant seem to get those high contrast images.

Would you mind sharing your shutter speed, aperture, or flash settings?

CompuDude
10-30-2008, 13:37
bversteegh,

How are you getting such black backgrounds on those shots? I'm relatively new to UW photography and cant seem to get those high contrast images.

Would you mind sharing your shutter speed, aperture, or flash settings?

High shutter speed = dark background. Slow shutter lets more light hit the sensor... including from the background... resulting in a lighter background.

VRod RS
10-30-2008, 14:42
bversteegh,

How are you getting such black backgrounds on those shots? I'm relatively new to UW photography and cant seem to get those high contrast images.

Would you mind sharing your shutter speed, aperture, or flash settings?

Typically for macro shots, you want a fast shutter speed and a smaller aperture (higher number). For my SLR, I would use 1/250 (max sync speed) and then a aperture of F22. Point and shoot cameras are going to be different.

The deal you have to remember is, yes shutter speed can make the back ground dark/black, but it is much better to control the aperture to do that as the aperture is the true determining factor of how much light enters the camera. The shutter speed just determines how long that light hits the sensor.

For example, if I want the really nice blues in the back ground I can still take a picture at 1/250 shutter speed so I can stop the motion a bit (nice for picking up sun rays in the water) but I will open the aperture up to change the color of the blue to my liking (maybe a F/10 or F/11).

When using a flash, there is only a finite amount of light that is released from the strobe. The shutter is open for most of that, after that, it is all aperture to control the exposure.

RoyN
10-30-2008, 23:50
http://inlinethumb31.webshots.com/42782/2061024130101309303S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2061024130101309303azdMLZ)

http://inlinethumb04.webshots.com/4419/2816591140101309303S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2816591140101309303RrjTZJ)

http://inlinethumb50.webshots.com/42417/2324431010101309303S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2324431010101309303XaXtYL)

mike_s
10-31-2008, 08:19
http://inlinethumb11.webshots.com/38474/2791947610101309303S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2791947610101309303jhSBQi)


heh... if we can post funny lobster pics like that...


how about a shot of "Lobsters behaving badly" that I took a couple years ago. :smilie39:

(Their eyes were blacked out as a joke for a post a while back)

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i114/mikes2006/misc_images/funny/DSCN0094_2.jpg

bversteegh
10-31-2008, 16:20
bversteegh,

How are you getting such black backgrounds on those shots? I'm relatively new to UW photography and cant seem to get those high contrast images.

Would you mind sharing your shutter speed, aperture, or flash settings?

Typically for macro shots, you want a fast shutter speed and a smaller aperture (higher number). For my SLR, I would use 1/250 (max sync speed) and then a aperture of F22. Point and shoot cameras are going to be different.

The deal you have to remember is, yes shutter speed can make the back ground dark/black, but it is much better to control the aperture to do that as the aperture is the true determining factor of how much light enters the camera. The shutter speed just determines how long that light hits the sensor.

For example, if I want the really nice blues in the back ground I can still take a picture at 1/250 shutter speed so I can stop the motion a bit (nice for picking up sun rays in the water) but I will open the aperture up to change the color of the blue to my liking (maybe a F/10 or F/11).

When using a flash, there is only a finite amount of light that is released from the strobe. The shutter is open for most of that, after that, it is all aperture to control the exposure.

Yes, with a DSLR (what I shoot) you want to use aperture to control the background (probably anything smaller than f/18 will give you a black background in macro, unless shallow in bright sun). However, most point and shoots don't have as much flexibility wrt aperture, so you have to go to a really fast shutter speed (I used to shoot 1/2000 sec) on my OLY cameras to achieve the black background. so depends on what type camera you're shooting.

One word of caution - if you shoot really small aperture (which also improves depth of field at high magnification) like f/22 plus a fast shutter (1/200 to 1/125 is what I start with for supermacro) - you need good strobes properly aligned, or you'll underexpose. And you need to be pretty close, remember light intensity falls off as the square of the distance to the object - A typical strobe can probably only properly expose something 18" or less away at f/22 & 1/250 sec - you just have a really tiny aperture collecting light.

VRod RS
10-31-2008, 16:42
bversteegh,

How are you getting such black backgrounds on those shots? I'm relatively new to UW photography and cant seem to get those high contrast images.

Would you mind sharing your shutter speed, aperture, or flash settings?

Typically for macro shots, you want a fast shutter speed and a smaller aperture (higher number). For my SLR, I would use 1/250 (max sync speed) and then a aperture of F22. Point and shoot cameras are going to be different.

The deal you have to remember is, yes shutter speed can make the back ground dark/black, but it is much better to control the aperture to do that as the aperture is the true determining factor of how much light enters the camera. The shutter speed just determines how long that light hits the sensor.

For example, if I want the really nice blues in the back ground I can still take a picture at 1/250 shutter speed so I can stop the motion a bit (nice for picking up sun rays in the water) but I will open the aperture up to change the color of the blue to my liking (maybe a F/10 or F/11).

When using a flash, there is only a finite amount of light that is released from the strobe. The shutter is open for most of that, after that, it is all aperture to control the exposure.

Yes, with a DSLR (what I shoot) you want to use aperture to control the background (probably anything smaller than f/18 will give you a black background in macro, unless shallow in bright sun). However, most point and shoots don't have as much flexibility wrt aperture, so you have to go to a really fast shutter speed (I used to shoot 1/2000 sec) on my OLY cameras to achieve the black background. so depends on what type camera you're shooting.

One word of caution - if you shoot really small aperture (which also improves depth of field at high magnification) like f/22 plus a fast shutter (1/200 to 1/125 is what I start with for supermacro) - you need good strobes properly aligned, or you'll underexpose. And you need to be pretty close, remember light intensity falls off as the square of the distance to the object - A typical strobe can probably only properly expose something 18" or less away at f/22 & 1/250 sec - you just have a really tiny aperture collecting light.

That's why the SP-350 and some other point and shoots are the way to go. I won't buy it for underwater unless it has full manual and the SP-350 does have that. ;)

I'm always close for my macro.. This one was taken at F/22 and shutter at 1/250.. :D You're right though, you couldn't take fish portraits that way, just macro.

http://forum.scubatoys.com/attachments/underwater-photo/3227d1225370984-best-crustaceans-shot-shrimp-crab-lobster-etc-crustations_dsc2583.jpg

ryssyr
11-01-2008, 20:52
Thanks for the pointers! I'm shooting a DSLR, but up to this point only controlling shutter speed, flash settings and ISO and letting the aperture be controlled by the level of zoom.

I'll try some of those settings next time I get wet. Weve got bad conditions this weekend, so hopefully next weekend I can try it out.

thesmoothdome
11-01-2008, 22:14
Boxer Crab from PNG

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3045/2714486005_a761e58be5_b.jpg

RoyN
11-01-2008, 22:34
http://inlinethumb64.webshots.com/23743/2432829630101309303S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2432829630101309303oirsKe)

teerlkay
11-19-2008, 12:43
oil slick leap - north

teerlkay
11-24-2008, 13:45
in Bonaire
http://forum.scubatoys.com/gallery/files/2/8/0/4/bonarrow01c.jpg

Aussie
11-26-2008, 22:08
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3004/3062110803_9a34ff81a4.jpg

Glass Shrimp.

Nikon D80 with 60mm Macro

Aussie
11-27-2008, 05:22
Mantis Shrimp

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3192/3062651087_3c6b559772.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3026/3063488346_78c176ba1c.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3065/3063488224_afed774df0.jpg

Nikon D80 with 105mm Macro

teerlkay
11-28-2008, 10:17
Mantis Shrimp





http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3065/3063488224_afed774df0.jpg

Nikon D80 with 105mm Macro

Wow, what a great pic!

DevilDiver
11-28-2008, 10:20
All good Mark. Looks like you have added some great photos to the collection.:smiley20:

teerlkay
11-28-2008, 10:28
Slipper Lobster
http://forum.scubatoys.com/gallery/files/2/8/0/4/bonwhatisit01c.jpg

DevilDiver
11-28-2008, 13:53
Not the best photo but I thought this was pretty cool.....

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3250/3066512446_63959fc0fd.jpg
Giant Hermit (Petrochirus diogemes) attacking a True Tulip (Fasciolaria tulipa) Belize 08

DevilDiver
11-29-2008, 12:32
Here is a Sculptured Slipper Lobster...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3014/3068848824_28b5ed2bcb.jpg

Lj82
12-26-2008, 00:24
Being new to underwater photography, I hesistate to post my amateurish photos here. But then I thought I could do with some expert advice here. So here goes:

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_CvuP3zNKvS4/SVHEsQVzoyI/AAAAAAAAAjc/CrI1OXQ-AA0/s800/P1010615.JPG

Lj82
12-26-2008, 00:27
Maybe someone here can help me identify these creatures?
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_CvuP3zNKvS4/SVHAJr3U5rI/AAAAAAAAAbw/0Ic73RLZOWM/s800/P1010238.JPG

Lj82
12-26-2008, 00:28
And finally:

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_CvuP3zNKvS4/SVHC-x7Nm1I/AAAAAAAAAfs/aqTmYo_P5Dg/s800/P1010470.JPG

roby jeff
01-06-2009, 05:15
I love to look at Land Hermit Crabs on a isolated Cay.
http://forum.scubatoys.com/gallery/files/1/0/3/5/0/2008_10_09_rj___boys_079a.jpg

MSilvia
01-06-2009, 09:12
I didn't get a good shot of them underwater, but here are a few lobsters that we found off Graves' Ledge in Boston Harbor:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1181/1249896854_3aa21dc1be.jpg

No Misses
01-06-2009, 09:33
Does this count?

WaScubaDude
01-06-2009, 12:28
Simply Fantastic shots! I have a few bug shots but they don't even come close to the shots here. Feeling a little "we are not worthy"

Santa brought the Mrs a Canon SD 880 is Elph, so if you know where this little elph can find a UW housing for it, let me know and I'll try to shoot some shots that are worthy.

Defman
01-06-2009, 13:09
One of my fav's from CZM in 2006. Totally stumbled upon it while taking pics of the anemone.



http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo76/TheRealDefman/Shrimp.jpg
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo76/TheRealDefman/Shrimp.jpg)

reeldive
01-13-2009, 11:13
http://forum.scubatoys.com/gallery/files/1/1/4/4/isopod_thumb.jpg (http://forum.scubatoys.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=2039&catid=newimages)
Here's one of mine

Aussie
01-16-2009, 18:51
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3087/3201059093_7452d3ffcc.jpg
porcelain anemone crab

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3518/3201061507_cf9f6ec357.jpg
hinge-back shrimp

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3301/3201887843_1d0b77dde7.jpg
hinge-back shrimp

DevilDiver
12-07-2009, 23:16
Yellowline Arrow Crab (Stenorhynchus seticornis)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2464/4143296507_d009f91839.jpg
Exposure:0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture:f/10.4

Banded Coral Shrimp (Stenopus hispidus)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2708/4098612003_e3a9788359.jpg
Exposure:0.001 sec (1/2000)
Aperture:f/11.1

roby jeff
12-09-2009, 02:56
great pics guys..beutifull to behold

DevilDiver
06-10-2011, 09:22
Polkadotted Hermit Crab (Phimochirus operculatus) -Cozumel
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2759/5818352562_06a80869ee_z.jpg
Olympus E-PL1/LUMIX G VARIO 14-45
Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture f/5.6

Yellowline Arrow Crab (Stenorthynchus seticornis) -Cozumel
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5264/5614635798_20f4a775c1_z.jpg
Olympus E-PL1 / LUMIX G VARIO 14-45MM
Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture f/11.0

mitsuguy
06-10-2011, 12:08
http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i117/samitsuguy/st%20croix%20may%20june%202010/IMG_1093.jpg

Canon S-90
1/60
F5.0

Clernix
06-11-2011, 18:26
It really goes to show its the little things that amaze us most.

DevilDiver
07-29-2011, 11:05
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6121/5922023124_33b73f0b4d_z.jpg
Camera Olympus E-PL1 (http://www.flickr.com/cameras/olympus/e-pl1/)
Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture f/10.0
Lens OLYMPUS M.14-42mm F3.5-5.6 L

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6006/5922063174_81b388b53e_z.jpg
Camera Olympus E-PL1 (http://www.flickr.com/cameras/olympus/e-pl1/)
Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture f/10.0
Lens OLYMPUS M.14-42mm F3.5-5.6 L