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DevilDiver
07-24-2008, 08:58
Post your favorite photo's taken at Clear Springs Scuba Park....

(Please post camera info and descriptions as well)

Here is one to start it off.......

Sun Perch- "Fred"
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3091/2283058170_5bb321c4f8.jpg
06/2007 Clear Springs
Sealife DC600 with W/A lens
Natural light- 10' Sunny & Clear

Bigg_Budd
07-24-2008, 09:32
Whoa. That dude looks pissed...

DevilDiver
07-24-2008, 16:32
Here is another one. This was working with natural light (no strobes). Not the most exciting but I like the effect.... The camera's flash was fired but the diffuser was in place.
Digital (unlike film) has problems capturing bright light (direct sunlight) but it can be done.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2067/2509096824_ae79ecd73b.jpg
Camera:Exposure:0.001 sec (1/810)
Aperture:f/5.1
Focal Length:5.1 mm
ISO Speed:100Exposure
Bias:-1 EV

ertechsg
07-24-2008, 17:31
the second photo had a good viz day out there ---nice pics

DevilDiver
07-26-2008, 11:32
A couple more.........

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2341/2282269993_5480f36606.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3112/2282271453_1e8614469e.jpg

Both were taken with the Sealife DC600.

mchain
07-26-2008, 18:33
Nice, Now I want a camera so I can go play...

chace_nicole
07-26-2008, 18:44
Great pics DD!! I think ol' Fred wanted a piece of your ear:smiley36:

DevilDiver
07-29-2008, 08:45
Scuba Toys Dock at CSSP
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3226/2713957858_1bb3740a96.jpg

Where is his other fin? :smilie39:

DevilDiver
08-13-2008, 22:22
Wow... I figured there would be at least a few people post here. I know I have seen divers toting cameras enough. At least I figured some of the dive clubs would take advantage and post some pictures and score the free plug for their group.

Anyway, here is a shot of the famous Sisco (I am not sure why) the shark. This can be a tough shot because this end of the lake seems to get stirred up the most and the vis can go to crap....

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3151/2761074873_17d8dbc893.jpg
Exposure:0.007 sec (1/143)Aperture:f/3.6Focal Length:5.1 mmISO Speed:100

Aussie
08-14-2008, 03:34
Devil what exactly is a Scuba park??????

Aussie

DevilDiver
08-14-2008, 06:51
Devil what exactly is a Scuba park??????

Aussie

:smilie39: It is a big dark muddy pond people far from the ocean like to swim in. http://www.clearspringsscubapark.com/csspcourtesy-300.jpg (http://www.clearspringsscubapark.com/index2.html#)

Around Dallas (Texas) it is the closest place open and dedicated for diving. Most of the local shops use this location for training classes, a few things have been sunk for people to look at, platforms and docks, camping and parking, $20 entry fee and $8 fills.

Aussie
08-14-2008, 12:25
Devil what exactly is a Scuba park??????

Aussie

:smilie39: It is a big dark muddy pond people far from the ocean like to swim in. http://www.clearspringsscubapark.com/csspcourtesy-300.jpg (http://www.clearspringsscubapark.com/index2.html#)

Around Dallas (Texas) it is the closest place open and dedicated for diving. Most of the local shops use this location for training classes, a few things have been sunk for people to look at, platforms and docks, camping and parking, $20 entry fee and $8 fills.

Thanks Devildiver,
Guess I am lucky to live next to the Scuba park called the Pacific Ocean. No entry fee too :smiley2:

Regards Mark

DevilDiver
08-14-2008, 12:52
Devil what exactly is a Scuba park??????

Aussie

:smilie39: It is a big dark muddy pond people far from the ocean like to swim in. http://www.clearspringsscubapark.com/csspcourtesy-300.jpg (http://www.clearspringsscubapark.com/index2.html#)

Around Dallas (Texas) it is the closest place open and dedicated for diving. Most of the local shops use this location for training classes, a few things have been sunk for people to look at, platforms and docks, camping and parking, $20 entry fee and $8 fills.

Thanks Devildiver,
Guess I am lucky to live next to the Scuba park called the Pacific Ocean. No entry fee too :smiley2:

Regards Mark

No problem my Friend!! And yes you are lucky (!*@#!&@).....

Keep posting those nice blue water photos!

BoomerNJ
08-14-2008, 12:59
Great pics! Looks like you need zebra mussels though, worked wonders at Dutch Springs...

TxScubaBear
08-15-2008, 18:47
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a43/StarGazer03_05/CSSP%207-4-08/image_1.jpg

July 4, 2008; one of the better ones I like

freeski4ever
08-15-2008, 22:03
Post your favorite photo's taken at Clear Springs Scuba Park....

(Please post camera info and descriptions as well)

Here is one to start it off.......

Sun Perch- "Fred"
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3091/2283058170_5bb321c4f8.jpg
06/2007 Clear Springs
Sealife DC600 with W/A lens
Natural light- 10' Sunny & Clear

This guy looks like he has "ear" on his menu for today. Those damn perchanas.

Splitlip
08-15-2008, 22:13
Devil what exactly is a Scuba park??????

Aussie

:smilie39: It is a big dark muddy pond people far from the ocean like to swim in. http://www.clearspringsscubapark.com/csspcourtesy-300.jpg (http://www.clearspringsscubapark.com/index2.html#)

Around Dallas (Texas) it is the closest place open and dedicated for diving. Most of the local shops use this location for training classes, a few things have been sunk for people to look at, platforms and docks, camping and parking, $20 entry fee and $8 fills.

Thanks Devildiver,
Guess I am lucky to live next to the Scuba park called the Pacific Ocean. No entry fee too :smiley2:

Regards Mark

Yeah, but you probably need a boat to get there.http://www.barrierreefaustralia.com/the-great-barrier-reef/great_barrier_reef_aerial2.jpg

cowgirldiver
08-16-2008, 11:27
Is there anyway to post pictures without having to have a link to a website? I have some CSSP photos but they are on my computer or disks and not on a website.

TxScubaBear
08-16-2008, 14:45
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a43/StarGazer03_05/CSSP%207-4-08/image_1a.jpg

that finger atop your camera looks mighty tasty....

freeski4ever
08-16-2008, 16:21
Is there anyway to post pictures without having to have a link to a website? I have some CSSP photos but they are on my computer or disks and not on a website.

Upload them to ImageShack, its a free image hosting service. They'll provide you with a link that you can then use to post your photos here. Check it out: ImageShack® - Image Hosting (http://imageshack.us/)

cowgirldiver
08-21-2008, 13:55
Here are a couple of photos taken with my very expensive, high quality Kodak underwater camera

http://img395.imageshack.us/img395/2299/img000uf6.jpg

http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/1235/img001qw2.jpg

cowgirldiver
08-21-2008, 13:58
Sorry the pictures were so big-I'm new at this picture posting from a hosted site. We think that perch was the one I punched (he was so annoying) who then subsequently bit my son's ear-he was following us.......

DevilDiver
10-09-2008, 22:49
Entry/Exit ladder at the Scuba Toys dock at Clear Springs Scuba Park...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3049/2927488009_2c37e8139d.jpg

DevilDiver
06-08-2009, 07:46
Bluegill Perch (Lepomis macrochirus) - Clear Springs Scuba Park - Texas 2009

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3340/3606552417_4b166621c4.jpg
Exposure:0.002 sec (1/640)
Aperture:f/7.1

DevilDiver
06-08-2009, 11:10
Fisheye- Bluegill Perch (Lepomis macrochirus) - Clear Springs Scuba Park - Texas 2009

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3636/3607118835_1e3d1e5410.jpg
Exposure:0.001 sec (1/2000)
Aperture:f/4.4
Focal Length:15.3 mm

reactive
06-08-2009, 12:21
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a43/StarGazer03_05/CSSP%207-4-08/image_1a.jpg

that finger atop your camera looks mighty tasty....

"He went thatta way!"

Bigg_Budd
06-09-2009, 20:25
Geez Devil - Viz looks good there. You need to come up and dive Beaver with me. 50+ in some spots...

DevilDiver
06-09-2009, 23:35
Geez Devil - Viz looks good there. You need to come up and dive Beaver with me. 50+ in some spots...

I would love to if it ever gets over 70. I have a thing for warm water..... What do you think about making a Flower Gardens trip this year?

DevilDiver
06-21-2009, 09:58
Here is a B&W taken at CSSP. I have been working with different lighting opptions and wanted to try some shots near the surface to see how they worked just for fun.

I know this is overexposed but I kinda liked the finished product...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2472/3647257554_c88dcc5fba.jpg
Exposure:0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture:f/9.1

I would be interested in any comments or sugestions, Thnx.....

TxScubaBear
06-21-2009, 10:03
That's awesome Devil!!

Splitlip
06-21-2009, 11:04
Agree. That is a very cool pic!

mrmccoy
06-22-2009, 01:30
That is a cool pic devil

navyhmc
06-22-2009, 02:23
Very cool Pics!

baywatch106
06-22-2009, 04:53
very cool pics

Aquatrax
06-25-2009, 05:25
I can't remember where in the swamp this was.

navyhmc
06-25-2009, 05:40
I can't remember where in the swamp this was.

I've heard a few folks have found it, but no one has surfaced and shot an azimuth to figure out it's exact location. I'm wanting to make a trip down there to see if I can find it.

I think of that like the dog house at Oronogo, a lot of folks have found it and know about where it is, but being able to tell you exactly, no.

BubblesMcCoy
06-25-2009, 08:24
I can't remember where in the swamp this was.

We were told that it was between the boat and the nearest platform. Made a couple passes to find it, to no avail. Will have to go back and try again.

This is probably the best gimmick they have to get repeat business. Well it works. :smiley32:

navyhmc
06-25-2009, 20:32
I can't remember where in the swamp this was.

We were told that it was between the boat and the nearest platform. Made a couple passes to find it, to no avail. Will have to go back and try again.

This is probably the best gimmick they have to get repeat business. Well it works. :smiley32:

Which is a nice way of sayingthey move it around just to frustrate interested divers? :smiley36:

BubblesMcCoy
06-25-2009, 20:36
I can't remember where in the swamp this was.

We were told that it was between the boat and the nearest platform. Made a couple passes to find it, to no avail. Will have to go back and try again.

This is probably the best gimmick they have to get repeat business. Well it works. :smiley32:

Which is a nice way of sayingthey move it around just to frustrate interested divers? :smiley36:

Yeah, but its the thrill of the hunt. And face it, even a bad day in the lake is better than a good day at the office.

Recon
06-25-2009, 20:41
darn that thing looks mean, and you could put an eye out on one of those pointy looking thingys, and, it could explode killing everything in the...... oh wait... that was what i was thinking some peta person would say LOLOLOL

DevilDiver
06-26-2009, 19:43
Albino Bullhead Catfish (Ameiurus melas)-
Clear Springs Scuba Park 09
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3374/3664164320_1cd703383b.jpg
Exposure:0.001 sec (1/1250)
Aperture:f/3.2


Bluegill Perch (Lepomis macrochirus) -
Clear Springs Scuba Park - Texas 2009
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2612/3664160950_009f9f91a1.jpg
Exposure:0.001 sec (1/1250)
Aperture:f/7.1

Bigg_Budd
06-27-2009, 11:50
Geez Devil - Viz looks good there. You need to come up and dive Beaver with me. 50+ in some spots...

I would love to if it ever gets over 70. I have a thing for warm water..... What do you think about making a Flower Gardens trip this year?

The surface temp at beaver is ~84. beautiful, dude. heading out on the boat in about 30 mins to spend a day with the family...

FGB sounds like a plan. when are you thinking?

mrmccoy
06-27-2009, 11:55
you don't see an albino catfish very often. those beady little eyes......I think it didn't like being photographed !

DevilDiver
06-30-2009, 02:54
I am sure there will be plenty of perch this year, they have been "getting busy". She's just kinda laying there like a cold fish.........:smiley5:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3633/3674735186_a95895f0aa.jpg
Breeding pair- Bluegill Perch (Lepomis macrochirus)
Clear Springs Scuba Park - Texas 2009
Exposure:0.001 sec (1/2000)
Aperture:f/5.2
Focal Length:7.3 mm
ISO Speed:100

DevilDiver
06-30-2009, 02:57
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2522/3674758558_3d957f7b8a.jpg
Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides)
Clear Springs Scuba Park
Texas 2009
Exposure:0.001 sec (1/1600)
Aperture:f/11.1
Focal Length:10.5 mm
ISO Speed:100

Aquatrax
07-03-2009, 17:12
some from today, saw the Albino catfish but he ran deep

DevilDiver
07-06-2009, 09:47
Sunday July 5, 2009- Sea&Sea DX1G

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2568/3694440362_526802eed3.jpg
Bluegill Perch (Lepomis macrochirus) - Clear Springs Scuba Park - Texas 2009
Exposure:0.001 sec (1/1000)
Aperture:f/5.1
Focal Length:5.1 mm

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2322/3693641621_2e8f8ca3e4.jpg
Bass off of sunken plane
Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides) - Clear Springs Scuba Park - Texas 2009
Exposure:0.001 sec (1/1000)
Aperture:f/5.7
Focal Length:5.1 mm


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2635/3694452590_51354a007d.jpg
RECON (John)
Clear Springs Scuba Park - Texas 2009

waytooslow
07-06-2009, 09:59
Nice DD - Thanks

Splitlip
07-06-2009, 11:49
Is that a stick that has him?



http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2522/3674758558_3d957f7b8a.jpg
Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides)
Clear Springs Scuba Park
Texas 2009
Exposure:0.001 sec (1/1600)
Aperture:f/11.1
Focal Length:10.5 mm
ISO Speed:100

Recon
07-06-2009, 13:22
Holy crap DevilDiver, I NEED to get a camera like yours... the pics I took... I would not even quantify them as photographs, I would quantify them as say..... crayola drawings done by my 2.5 year old.

~Recon

DevilDiver
07-06-2009, 17:08
Is that a stick that has him?


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2522/3674758558_3d957f7b8a.jpg


Yes... very sad indeed. :smiley13:
The sticks have been particularly bad this year, because of the short food supply it is common to see them hunting out in the open, reports say they have been observed in small groups working together. We are calling these small groups "shrubs" and the larger ones "bushes".

This poor fish didn't stand a chance, the sticks were on it from out of no where.

They believe that the sticks were introduced into this ecosystem by people who kept them as pets either releasing them into the wild or they could have escaped when their mobile home was destroyed in a storm. There are no natural predators known at this time.

DevilDiver
07-06-2009, 17:32
Here is a actual group of "Sticks" photographed stalking unsuspecting prey......

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3642/3695968528_dc3327f731.jpg

OW students are reporting being pulled toward the bottom and large clouds engulfing them and all of the other divers in the classes. One instructor when asked just shook his head and said "no comment".

Splitlip
07-06-2009, 17:33
Bwaahahahah.
Trashed another Key Board. The allusion to Lionfish was not lost. LOL

Splitlip
07-07-2009, 22:32
Bite me stick!

http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v644/188/79/1240192760/n1240192760_30107562_7989.jpg (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30107563&id=1240192760)

Recon
07-07-2009, 22:41
Something tells me that photos is not from CSSP, I can't put my finger on it.... but something just doesn't fit :)

~Recon

navyhmc
07-07-2009, 22:47
Something tells me that photos is not from CSSP, I can't put my finger on it.... but something just doesn't fit :)

~Recon

The Moray's at CSSP don't swim sideways? :smiley36:

navyhmc
07-07-2009, 22:48
:smiley36:



Is that a stick that has him?


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2522/3674758558_3d957f7b8a.jpg


Yes... very sad indeed. :smiley13:
The sticks have been particularly bad this year, because of the short food supply it is common to see them hunting out in the open, reports say they have been observed in small groups working together. We are calling these small groups "shrubs" and the larger ones "bushes".

This poor fish didn't stand a chance, the sticks were on it from out of no where.

They believe that the sticks were introduced into this ecosystem by people who kept them as pets either releasing them into the wild or they could have escaped when their mobile home was destroyed in a storm. There are no natural predators known at this time.

Priceless! :smiley20: :smiley20:

DevilDiver
07-07-2009, 23:04
Here is another one from this last weekend.......
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2519/3694459312_17c28440b7.jpg
Bluegill Perch (Lepomis macrochirus)
Clear Springs Scuba Park
July 5, 2009
Sea & Sea DX 1G
Exposure:0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperture:f/9.2
Focal Length:7.3 mm

DevilDiver
07-19-2009, 10:33
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3469/3734350189_e394c29b88.jpg

Exposure:0.001 sec (1/2000)
Aperture:f/9.1
Focal Length:5.1 mm

Paula Schi
07-19-2009, 11:53
you are really getting good devildiver!
I envy you for your awesome pics!

DevilDiver
07-19-2009, 14:05
you are really getting good devildiver!
I envy you for your awesome pics!


Thanks!! I am leaving for Honduras 8-01 so the freshwater practice has been alot of help. Not as fun but you get to experiment and work with your controls. It is cheaper to practice in a local lake than do it on vacation when you are hoping for shots worth keeping.

It's hard to get better at U/W photography when you live in North Texas and only get to blue water 2-3 times a year...:smiley36:

TxScubaBear
07-20-2009, 16:03
SSHHH! You don't see me! I was never here!

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a43/StarGazer03_05/CSSP%207-17-09/IMG_0100A.jpg

taken Friday July 17th, 2009

TxScubaBear
07-20-2009, 16:26
Devil, I love the effects you do to your pix......Adobe?

DevilDiver
07-23-2009, 00:31
Devil, I love the effects you do to your pix......Adobe?

Thanks!

Yes and no...... I use Abobe Elements 6 but there are not many corrections made. Maybe some backscatter and levels adjustments......

I have been working with lighting and shutter speeds to see if I can get the effects I want. I am pretty happy with the fresh water pics but I need to try the in blue water.

If you plan a trip out to CSSP let me know, if I can make it I would be happy get some practice in.......

I will be out this coming weekend, Sat 25th & Sun 26th.

-Shawn

DevilDiver
07-31-2009, 08:23
A few shots of my youngest (12) mastering her OW skills with Scuba Toys instructors at Clear Springs Scuba Park.

Overcast day (weekend) for the OW Scuba Toys OW class. The instructors did a fantastic job, as always, and returned with a new batch of certified divers and possible ST forum members.

Congratulations to all of the new divers!

1st Giant Stride
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2427/3774137808_abccf3c82f.jpg

12yr old towing an exhausted ST instructor......
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3449/3774141074_43462bb823.jpg

"All right class, No mask on forehead"
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2573/3774143694_8caa9d390b.jpg

DevilDiver
09-01-2009, 20:32
Here are a few new ones, taken at about 3-4ft just under the Scuba Toys dock......

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2571/3879727928_1e19e5d915.jpg
Exposure:0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture:f/8.1

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3518/3879732116_0bfd260a3f.jpg
Exposure:0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture:f/8.1

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2485/3879741056_d5fe896aa5.jpg
Exposure:0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperture:f/8.1

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3429/3879735984_a3b8fe7655.jpg
Exposure:0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture:f/8.1

sabbath999
09-01-2009, 21:59
Here are a few new ones, taken at about 3-4ft just under the Scuba Toys dock......


Great shots... I love those greenies.

Pandora
09-01-2009, 23:31
Here are a few new ones, taken at about 3-4ft just under the Scuba Toys dock......

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2571/3879727928_1e19e5d915.jpg
Exposure:0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture:f/8.1

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3518/3879732116_0bfd260a3f.jpg
Exposure:0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture:f/8.1

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2485/3879741056_d5fe896aa5.jpg
Exposure:0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperture:f/8.1

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3429/3879735984_a3b8fe7655.jpg
Exposure:0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture:f/8.1


Awesome! I like the second shot and the last one.

DevilDiver
06-21-2010, 07:42
Here are some new photos from CSSP 2010, if anyone is ever planning to take a trip out to do some photography drop me a PM.

I like to get in some practice time and check out photo equipment, it's good to have people review and talk about your photos and how you went about getting them or plan to, even if you are a beginner or just need to practice or figure out your equipment, other points of view are valuable.


The viz was really off on this day, lots of particles and milky haze in the water.
Close up and edge lighting used to prevent scatter.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4049/4719982930_6b78ee6850.jpg
Exposure:0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture:f/7.0

Shallow -10ft natural light and blue sky used, even though the freshwater is dark and has a green color cast
the blue sky and sunlight from direcly behind and overhead provides plenty of lighting. Strobes used on low power for fill lighting just to
bring out a little color and detail in the foreground/subject.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1271/4711196629_58b80e6d81.jpg
Exposure:0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture:f/9.2

LeeParrish
06-21-2010, 09:03
Nice shots, were you using a Wide Angle lense on the close up shot?

DevilDiver
06-21-2010, 09:12
Thanks!

Yes, the FIX Fisheye dome. They are pretty aggressive so if you stay put they will come in close to challenge the reflection in the dome.

The fisheye was used on the second photo as well, the subject was actually about 6-8" away but the optics of the dome make it appear further. With the dome it creates a virtual image giving the illusion that the surface of the dome is about 10-12" further than reality.

LeeParrish
06-21-2010, 10:21
Thanks for the info. I never thought about some fish wanting to fight for their territory. I see it happen in my aquarium all the time, a fish sees a reflection of itself in the glass and fights with itself for a while if they are an agressive species, and if they are shoaling they will often swim back and forth following it's own reflection like they have a friend to swim with.

DevilDiver
07-06-2010, 18:13
Both photos taken with Sea & Sea DX 2G/FIX Fisheye UWL-04 and duel YS-01 strobes.

U/W Photographer working on lighting.....
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4117/4769065345_8824774f97.jpg
Exposure:0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture:f/9.6

Slow approach and patiently waiting for
the subject....
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4075/4769061599_225d2d42d7.jpg
Exposure:0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture:f/8.5

DevilDiver
07-21-2010, 20:20
OK, here is something a little different...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4813868662_9cd54d2917_z.jpg

This little guy (or gal) not only did not want thier picture taken they got up and left the nest.

SlvrDragon50
07-21-2010, 20:29
That is one big setup... so do you pretty much just sit in one place and wait for it to pass through the lens or chase after it?

TwistedSister209
07-21-2010, 21:18
Went with another ST member to CSSP, and this was my first underwater adventure with a P & S. I loved how the sun came out to light behind the rocks. I'm just a beginner but Bill gave me some valuable tips. I have deleted most of the fish butt pictures. :smiley36:

7368

DevilDiver
07-21-2010, 21:58
TS,
Sounds like you had a good time, keep in touch and the next time you plan to head out there drop us a line. :smiley20:

Pandora
07-21-2010, 22:18
I took this on Sunday (7/18). This was after I added the focus light.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4817469950_7c523702da.jpg
Exposure 1/160
Aperture f/7.2

TwistedSister209
07-22-2010, 10:11
Awesome, Pandora!!!

Thanks, DD. I will.

pershing
08-06-2010, 09:30
DD - sign me up for a pic practice session , have been in TX for 2 years and want to try some lake diving at least once. Thinking of modifying my setup so will be good to try it out.

DevilDiver
08-08-2010, 12:19
DD - sign me up for a pic practice session , have been in TX for 2 years and want to try some lake diving at least once. Thinking of modifying my setup so will be good to try it out.

pershing,

Sorry for the slow responce, just got back from the Bahamas. Shoot me a PM and let me know when you can go and we will get it worked out. :smiley20:

pershing
08-22-2010, 19:21
Well I finally did it. Got my first freshwater dive in CSSP today. Thanks so much to DevilDiver and Pandora for helping this newbie out. It was a great , ehhh, navigation experience. But it was a must do for me. Took some pics and here are the best of the bunch. Im sure there are a million things that could be done better. So all ears (eyes).

pershing
08-22-2010, 19:26
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DevilDiver
08-23-2010, 07:26
Wow, those look great!

The one on the rock bed looks really good, I like the angle. :smiley20:

It ws a great getting to meet/dive with you and your wife, let us know if you plan to go back to CSSP.

DevilDiver
08-23-2010, 09:12
P-

I gave some thought to the question you asked about the darker colored subjects (black frogfish) and exposures...

My favorite photo from above is #4 with the perch on the rock bed facing slightly to the right so I will use this as an example. This of course is opinion and would be personal choice but here is what I think.

First when you have the opportunity for a close up portrait photo like this you should pause (if possible) to consider the overall picture including the background and how this will appear in the photo.

Is the background similar in colors and tones?
Will the subject blend in or stand out with it's surroundings?
What settings or techniques can be used to give it the most impact?
Is the subject or negative space reflective or dark making it more challenging to light correctly?

In the picture above (#4)

The strobe exposure and position is good. What if you dropped the cameras aperture a stop or two (Ex: F6.5 to F3.2) giving you a shallower depth of field? This would shrink the area of focus (the subject) and give the background and possibly the foreground a slight blur isolating the subject for more impact.

Also consider increasing the shutter speed (Ex: from 1/125 to 1/500 or 1/640), this could give the overall photo a little more contrast and usually a darker background without effecting the strobe exposure. This can be a big help with moving subjects also, freezing the action. Remember, shutter speed does not influence strobe exposure so this can be very affective controlling lighting of the overall photo.

I have no idea on the setting that you were using so this is just a wild guess and suggestions based on what I see in the photo and how I would personally look at it if it were me. This is one of the reasons I enjoy practicing at a place like CSSP, I will sometimes stay in one place and take 20-30 photos with drastically different settings and angles just to see what effects it has on a photo and what I like.

**As for the Frogfish question I would try to use the combination of the fast shutter/smaller F stops and try positioning the primary strobe up and to the side to bring out texture while using the secondary for slight fill lighting. This is something I would definitely practice before the next trip.

:smiley20:

DevilDiver
08-23-2010, 16:54
P-
Here is an example of what I was trying to post, both taken yesterday at CSSP. This my not be the "look" that you prefer or want to achieve but I believe it some what shows what I am talking about.

Faster Shutter Speeds
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4101/4921475936_f1063b45c5.jpg
Strobes set to TTL -1/2 power
Exposure 0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture f/8.2

The faster shutter gives the background a darker look, more contrast and separates the subject from it's surroundings. The fish was about 3-6" from the background and I captured the photo from about 1' from the subject.

Faster Shutter Speeds/Strobe Possition
Here is a different example, this fish was swimming about 3ft off the bottom at 20ft. I shot from below, camera angled up into mid water with sun coming from behind.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4099/4920866031_c82dbc73fa.jpg
Exposure 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture f/9.6

Both strobes extended to the sides of the lens port slightly above the camera facing each other or slightly back toward the camera (yes, back toward the camera) but not directly into the lens.

With the faster shutter and strobe position this gives a black background to the subject and only lights the water column between the subject and the distance to the camera (about 12") helping with backscatter, surface light and green tint of the open water.

This is the technique that Martin Edge talks about in his 4th edition The Underwater Photographer for macro.

I did not have any examples of smaller aperture settings from this weekend but I believe that you already understand DOF with the macro work that you have done. (Example: The Blenny photo that you showed me Sunday)

I believe that these techniques or a mixture of could help with the Frogfish issue....

DevilDiver
08-23-2010, 17:45
Here is an example pic (photo by Pandora :smiley27:) of the strobe position that I was referring to...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4921138841_6629fd2a71.jpg

It is a little unorthodox considering what you will find in most of the U/W photography books but hey we are making this stuff up as we go...

The ideal position for the subject here would be centered between the strobes with the face just inside the center between the two. Waiting for the fish to do this is the challenge, obviously a subject that is stationary would be ideal.

This (like most of this stuff) takes practice and a lot of trash photos but with a little patients, plenty of air and a big memory card you are all set.

DevilDiver
08-23-2010, 18:02
Here a couple more from Sunday Aug. 22, 2010 at Clear Springs Scuba Park.... No wide angle shots yesterday, used the S&S 125 close up wet lens all day.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4134/4920870433_ea8ca928db.jpg
Exposure0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperturef/9.6

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4079/4920859695_b09d35b256.jpg
Exposure0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperturef/9.9

tripntx
08-23-2010, 20:12
Great thread and excellent pictures. Really enjoying looking at the examples you have in this thread as well as the pics in Pandora's thread. Just spent a little over $100 ordering a focus light setup yesterday, now I'm trying to decide whether or not to spend another $730 to add a second strobe (S-2000) to my current setup. I'm so pleased to learn that quality pics can be achieved in murky water. Mammoth Lake, which is near my home, has had 10-15' viz most of the summer, but with a very green color. Just never really seen many freshwater quality pics before so I had no idea what was possible and what to strive for. Thanks, tripntx.

pershing
08-23-2010, 22:41
DD, you are right on the money. I had replied to you through my iphone but did not see it take. So sorry if this shows twice. This was only my second time trying out full auto mode. Mostly I would use Aperture priority mode for my macro shoots. As I played with my many variables I wanted to try out, floats, dual strobes, strobe intensity, positioning, etc. I forgot to play with shutter speed. I left my aperture at 8 and SS at 125. Which is usually the starter setup. In all my juggling did not play with SS. Which from your pictures I can tell would of improved the pics. Also, I should of brought my macro lens. If the oportunity presents to go diving again at CSSP I would do it. Honestly it would be a lot easier with my kid in school. I have a few days off in September. So let me know if you guys plan some more outings. Loved the shallow area. Im going to do some test shots to really learn the cone of light edges of each strobe. At this time Im just trying different things. SS will deff be on my list next time.

On a side note, noticed your aperture is higher than 9 on some shots. How high (or low I guess) does your aperture goes. Mine stops at 8 and Im not sure if that is a physical limit on most POS cameras.

Also, here is another black frog shot, really like it, whish some things turned out differently but the point is you see the detail. Whish that sand spec did not land on my lens. The sand in the back helped.

As always. Thanks...

7562

DevilDiver
08-23-2010, 23:05
P-

At full optical zoom (72mm) the aperture min is 4.4 max is 15.8 at full wide (24mm) the min is 2.5 max is 9.1.

It's actually a really, really good idea to try one thing at a time. Changing too many things at once and you get lost on what you did how it affected the photos.

If you really want to practice like this we should look at breaking the 1hr dive into 2 30min dives and stay at one location to just concentrate one one thing, surface to review and discuss findings and follow up second dive to confirm and expand on the objective.

We will be going out until the water gets too cold so let us know when you want to go again.

pershing
08-24-2010, 07:35
Ahh cool, so you got a bit more range. So far I think aperture 8 is one of the few shortcomings of the S90. At least for me. I will have to play with the angles to get the field right. Also I have noticed the auto focus in macro is not that good. Manual focusing and rocking back and forward seems to work better.

DevilDiver
06-13-2011, 20:39
First pictures for this year (2011) from CSSP. Practicing with some different lighting techniques and trying for a more balanced foreground/background.

Comments and critiques welcome.....

Green Sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2494/5830698628_62e8754441_z.jpg
Olympus E-PL1 / OLYMPUS M.14-42mm
Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture f/8.0

Juvinile Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides)
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5069/5816560727_3a3cbf171e_z.jpg
Olympus E-PL1 / OLYMPUS M.14-42mm
Exposure 0.01 sec (1/100)
Aperture f/13.0

Green Sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus)
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5155/5830592617_e4f069e708_z.jpg
Olympus E-PL1 / OLYMPUS M.14-42mm
Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture f/8.0

BUDMAN
06-13-2011, 20:47
DD what lighting technique are you using? are you using a filter to take the green out or is the water just that clear?

btw awesome pics as usual

DevilDiver
06-13-2011, 22:41
DD what lighting technique are you using? are you using a filter to take the green out or is the water just that clear?

Nothing crazy :smiley36: Just metering** the background to get a well exposed natural light background and using just a touch of flash to fill in the shadows and bring out details of the subject.

** Position your focus point on a background area, half press the shutter to allow the cameras AE to sample and determine the natural light levels. Adjust shutter to get proper background exposure using the available natural light, adjust aperture and strobes for foreground subject, reposition, adjust focus and take picture.

No filters. Auto white balance setting (I almost never use custom W/B). Strobe positioned around 9 and 3 O-clock angled out and using the edge of the beams to reduce backscatter.

Viz was awful with lots of silt (notice the milky haze in the water) being a Sunday afternoon after a weekend of classes, lots of particulate in the water from the warming water and Hydrilla. Maybe 5ft in most parts and possible 10ft in areas less visited.

1 & 3 were taken at about 15ft with afternoon sun providing the natural light, 2 was shot in about 1ft of water right against the bank (the green in the top right is the brush from the shore) with just a touch of strobe.

Most of the time I will go for darker backgrounds with more strobe used for the subject, I personaly tend to like that type of photo but it does not work for every shot and you can't always do the same thing. Always pracitce and try new things, learn from every attempt....



btw awesome pics as usual

Thank you, always appreiciated. If there are any things about the photos you do not like or suggestions for changes please say. One of the hardest things is to evaluate your own work.....

DevilDiver
06-26-2011, 19:27
Shots from CSSP from this weekend 06/25/2011. (Next week Coz!)

Green Sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3025/5875089970_6b7744f4e1_z.jpg
Camera Olympus E-PL1 (http://www.flickr.com/cameras/olympus/e-pl1/)
Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture f/11.0
Focal Length 22 mm
ISO Speed 200
Lens OLYMPUS M.14-42mm F3.5-5.6

Green Sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus)
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5306/5874536101_804fa699de_z.jpg
Camera Olympus E-PL1 (http://www.flickr.com/cameras/olympus/e-pl1/)
Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture f/11.0
Focal Length 22 mm
ISO Speed 200
Lens OLYMPUS M.14-42mm F3.5-5.6

PlatypusMan
06-26-2011, 20:25
Man you have really gotten the hang of that EPL-1!

Looking forward to seeing how you do with the Sea&Sea product in your hands.

PPM

TwistedSister209
06-26-2011, 22:10
Great pictures!

fab50diver
06-27-2011, 05:59
Great photos! I hope I can get over there some this summer for some practice with my camera.

Pandora
07-09-2011, 19:03
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6024/5919736209_e0848a59ec.jpg

Exposure 1/1000
F Stop 2.90

This was taken two weeks ago. We saw 5 turtles in one day! It's not uncommon to see them, but I have never gotten close enough to take a picture!


http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6013/5920300574_69fa9fe3dc.jpg

Exposure 1/1000
F Stop 4.10

This is a quirky action shot of a Green Sun Fish going for my eyes.

TwistedSister209
07-09-2011, 19:43
Beautiful, Pandora!
Thanks for sharing.

Pandora
07-09-2011, 21:32
Thanks! Do you see turtles out there a lot?

DevilDiver
07-18-2011, 18:13
Here is a new group of photos, playing around with some of the mid-day sunshine to get a little different look.

Comments welcome....

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6122/5952506800_1cfc4f03a8_z.jpg
Camera Olympus E-PL1
Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture f/16.0
Focal Length 8 mm
ISO Speed 200

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6121/5952499268_8f20547a7b_z.jpg
Camera Olympus E-PL1
Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture f/13.0
Focal Length 8 mm
ISO Speed 200

fab50diver
07-18-2011, 18:15
Nice!

DevilDiver
07-18-2011, 22:15
Here is one more, I thought converting to B&W made the picture.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6003/5951938847_2edf1ece2b_z.jpg
Exposure 0.01 sec (1/100)
Aperture f/9.0
Focal Length 8 mm

Splitlip
07-23-2011, 12:32
Thanks alot. I haven't been around for a while. I click on "subscribed threads" and what do I get? :)


Here is a new group of photos, playing around with some of the mid-day sunshine to get a little different look.

Comments welcome....

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6122/5952506800_1cfc4f03a8_z.jpg
Camera Olympus E-PL1
Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture f/16.0
Focal Length 8 mm
ISO Speed 200

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6121/5952499268_8f20547a7b_z.jpg
Camera Olympus E-PL1
Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture f/13.0
Focal Length 8 mm
ISO Speed 200

DevilDiver
07-23-2011, 13:31
Thanks alot. I haven't been around for a while. I click on "subscribed threads" and what do I get? :)

That's right Tim......... Fear the sticks!

Good to hear from you, hope you are keeping an eye on Mark.

Splitlip
07-23-2011, 15:10
I've only seen Mark once since he moved into the hood. Crazy right? When you were here he was in Central Florida. He is now in Palm Beach.

My fault. Got a lot going on.

Hope we see you again in Jupiter. Lot's of new stuff happening. (God, I hope things are turning around. Seems so Thankfully.)

DevilDiver
07-27-2011, 20:03
Some new photos from our local freshwater pond.....


http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6144/5983231976_cdc2163c97_z.jpg
Camera Olympus E-PL1 (http://www.flickr.com/cameras/olympus/e-pl1/)
Exposure 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture f/20.0
Focal Length 8 mm
ISO Speed 125
Lens LUMIX G FISHEYE 8/F3.5

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6007/5983075660_9ca25581cb_z.jpg
Camera Olympus E-PL1 (http://www.flickr.com/cameras/olympus/e-pl1/)
Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture f/14.0
Focal Length 8 mm
ISO Speed 125
Lens LUMIX G FISHEYE 8/F3.5

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6150/5982510893_bf4043d008_z.jpg
Camera Olympus E-PL1 (http://www.flickr.com/cameras/olympus/e-pl1/)
Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture f/14.0
Focal Length 8 mm
ISO Speed 125
Lens LUMIX G FISHEYE 8/F3.5

TwistedSister209
07-27-2011, 20:10
Awesome, DD!! Looks like the viz was great.

fab50diver
07-28-2011, 05:23
Love the composition of the second shot!

DevilDiver
08-03-2011, 19:30
A couple of shots using the E-PL1 with the Leica 45mm macro lens from last weekend....

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6021/6007126478_d66357b983_z.jpg
Camera Olympus E-PL1 (http://www.flickr.com/cameras/olympus/e-pl1/)
Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture f/13.0
Lens LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45/F2.8

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6123/6006587061_8802213b2a_z.jpg
Camera Olympus E-PL1 (http://www.flickr.com/cameras/olympus/e-pl1/)
Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture f/13.0
Lens LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45/F2.8

Splitlip
08-03-2011, 23:00
Here is another one. This was working with natural light (no strobes). Not the most exciting but I like the effect.... The camera's flash was fired but the diffuser was in place.
Digital (unlike film) has problems capturing bright light (direct sunlight) but it can be done.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2067/2509096824_ae79ecd73b.jpg
Camera:Exposure:0.001 sec (1/810)
Aperture:f/5.1
Focal Length:5.1 mm
ISO Speed:100Exposure
Bias:-1 EV

stick

buton
08-25-2011, 11:35
Nice pictures Devil sound that you are having fun on CSSP, so in which part of the lake you can fine more fish?

DevilDiver
08-25-2011, 12:03
Thanks!

Perch are everywhere, can be found in groups around structure and nesting beds (look underneath the shark for example). Bass are free swimming in groups or hunting in the hydrilla. Catfish tend to like walls where they can move from shallow to deep constantly.

For photos try to avoid areas where classes would be (platforms, boats, plane, shark) and silt would be an issue.

buton
08-25-2011, 12:09
i have a cannon point and shoot with the cannon underwater case, do you think i will be able to take decent pictures with the ikelite AF35 AutoFlash Kit ?

DevilDiver
08-25-2011, 13:36
It would work but I would personally spend a little extra and get a strobe that you could move to another camera down the road. The A35 is OK but is a little weak and expensive compared to other strobes with simular power/features. (Like Intova, Sealife, ect...)

I personally do not like the optic slave sensor on the A35, fiber optic is way more reliable.

My suggestion would be to look at the Sea & Sea YS-01 ($420) and pair it with a locline tray and arm ($90).

discounts on sale (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?product_id=SeaAnd)

Locline Arm and Camera Tray discounts on sale Light And Motion (http://www.scubatoys.com/store/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=LoclineTreyAndArmPackage)


A35
Guide Number 9 (air) - 5 (u/w)
Color Temperature 5700 Kelvin
Coverage 70 H x 70 V
Flashes/charge 300
Recycle time 2.5 sec.

YS-01
Guide Number (ISO 100/m) (land) 20
Beam Angle 100x 100 (with diffuser 110x110)
Number of Flashes Ni-MH: 330
[Recycle time (full) Ni-MH: 1.9 sec.
Color temperature 5600K

DevilDiver
08-25-2011, 15:47
Here is a couple more from last weekend (08-21-2011), last freshwater pics for a while.....

Both were shot with the Lieca 45mm Macro lens.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6087/6071310011_2a5d59b397_z.jpg
Camera Olympus E-PL1
Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture f/13.0
Focal Length 45 mm
Lens LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45/F2.8

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6071/6071849150_b0212f8425_z.jpg
Camera Olympus E-PL1
Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture f/9.0
Focal Length 45 mm
Lens LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45/F2.8

buton
08-25-2011, 16:07
nice pictures, do you use point and shoot, or a dslr?... so you go every weekend to CSSP or what? you dive infront of the filling station?

so the sea and sea strobe will be compatible with the camera i have, thats nice....

i have a dslr canon t1i... but the waterproof cases are expensive lol... i am saving for my BC and Computer...

DevilDiver
08-25-2011, 17:05
Currently I have a Sea & Sea DX-2G (advanced point & shoot) and a Olympus E-PL1 (Interchangable Lens) Mirco 4/3 camera w/Olympus housing.

Not every weekend but often durring the summer. Different areas but yes we do like the area in front of the fill station.

Yes, the Sea & Sea ys-01 will work with your camera.

Yes, housing your Canon is expensive.

fab50diver
08-25-2011, 19:02
Nice shots as usual DD!

TwistedSister209
08-25-2011, 19:29
Awesome, DD! As usual.
You make perch look lovely!

buton
09-09-2011, 13:15
Heading this saturday to CSSP, i will see what i can do, i got a selife sl961.....

anyone else going this saturday?

DevilDiver
09-09-2011, 17:30
Not this week, maybe next.

buton
09-21-2011, 10:45
Here is a couple more from last weekend (08-21-2011), last freshwater pics for a while.....

Both were shot with the Lieca 45mm Macro lens.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6087/6071310011_2a5d59b397_z.jpg
Camera Olympus E-PL1
Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture f/13.0
Focal Length 45 mm
Lens LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45/F2.8

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6071/6071849150_b0212f8425_z.jpg
Camera Olympus E-PL1
Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture f/9.0
Focal Length 45 mm
Lens LEICA DG MACRO-ELMARIT 45/F2.8

beside using a MAcro lens for this, do you use a difuser for the strobes?

DevilDiver
09-21-2011, 16:45
beside using a MAcro lens for this, do you use a difuser for the strobes?

Buton,

Yes, two strobes (S&S YS-01) with diffuser. Both were at 15-20ft around mid-afternoon on sunny day. Strobes were set for DS-TTL and flash compensation was at -1.

Might try to make it out this Saturday to mess around for a couple of dives, it's been about 4 weeks since our last visit.

buton
09-23-2011, 09:42
i will go to blue lagoon, because there is no fish there i will bring my own fish... yes my Rapalas neutrally buoyant X Rap minow, some plastic worms i am gonna lay them down and practice some pictures with them(obviously with out hooks)...

DevilDiver
07-02-2012, 09:23
Well, no updates to this thread for this year so I guess I will go ahead and post some photo's from 2012.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8166/7176909213_448d2c7198.jpg
Lens LUMIX G FISHEYE 8/F3.5
Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture f/22.0

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8146/7338679646_16774401f8.jpg
Lens LUMIX G FISHEYE 8/F3.5
Exposure 0.01 sec (1/100)
Aperture f/22.0

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7235/7177651335_88cc9e63c3.jpg
Lens Model LUMIX G FISHEYE 8/F3.5
Exposure 0.02 sec (1/50)
Aperture f/18.0

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8161/7484113246_1fdee6321a.jpg
Lens OLYMPUS M.14-42mm F3.5-5.6 L
Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture f/7.1

ertechsg
07-02-2012, 21:47
DD-- Are you sure we are diving the same pond? Because that vis doesn't look like the place I dive, where is the green floating stuff? And how much blood have you lost to those piranhas trying to get those pics? haha Those things hurt.

Zeagle Eagle
07-02-2012, 22:00
i will go to blue lagoon, because there is no fish there i will bring my own fish... yes my Rapalas neutrally buoyant X Rap minow, some plastic worms i am gonna lay them down and practice some pictures with them(obviously with out hooks)...
We dived from campsite #4 and swam straight out to the first platform last week and the viz was 20-25 feet at 2pm. There was a huge group of divers (looked like a class) on the other side; but, no silt. Didn't see a fish, a snake, a turtle or a crayfish.

DevilDiver
07-03-2012, 08:07
DD-- Are you sure we are diving the same pond? Because that vis doesn't look like the place I dive, where is the green floating stuff? And how much blood have you lost to those piranhas trying to get those pics? haha Those things hurt.

Well, pretty sure..... :)

I usually try to stay away from areas where classes and most divers are. The green floating stuff is is usually close to the bank on the surface and the lighting is better, I would say the normal vis is 10ft unless some divers have recently come through close by.

I have only been "attacked" a few times and it seems the Perch are most aggressive around the platforms and/or structures. One snuck up and got me on the ear last year, it was like getting sucker punched in the back of the head.

DevilDiver
07-16-2012, 23:07
Ran into a few of my little buddies out at Clear Springs this weekend. It seems like everytime I go I find them there just hanging out...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8011/7587917102_6a65f32ff7.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7274/7587917956_34ed29b612.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7138/7587916308_9c44bf2f0b.jpg

ertechsg
07-17-2012, 16:54
I can hear it now both are thinking, how good would this be for dinner. Show now fear man!! lol

DevilDiver
07-18-2012, 20:46
Sorry about the broken links (post 132). I had to update the Flickr page, here are the photos....

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7274/7587917956_1761ba9436.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7138/7587916308_95102365be.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8011/7587917102_5d76f76322.jpg

DevilDiver
08-16-2012, 23:51
OK... I believe this is a Florida Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides floridanus), one of the two subspecies of largemouth bass that exist in Texas. While they are found in Texas I do not believe they are very common to the North Central Texas area.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8283/7799655890_31e95b58f8_z.jpg

Exposure 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture f/18
Focal Length 8 mm

navyhmc
08-17-2012, 16:53
Nice DD!

DevilDiver
06-07-2014, 19:54
Shots from first trip to Clear Springs 2014.

http://www.underwaterdigitalimages.com/Underwater-Images/Freshwater-Images/i-jhfF52T/0/M/untitled-M.jpg (http://www.underwaterdigitalimages.com/Underwater-Images/Freshwater-Images/i-jhfF52T/A)

http://www.underwaterdigitalimages.com/Underwater-Images/Freshwater-Images/i-b5ZwRtn/0/M/untitled-7-M.jpg (http://www.underwaterdigitalimages.com/Underwater-Images/Freshwater-Images/i-b5ZwRtn/A)

http://www.underwaterdigitalimages.com/Underwater-Images/Freshwater-Images/i-k9pFRqg/0/M/untitled-3-M.jpg (http://www.underwaterdigitalimages.com/Underwater-Images/Freshwater-Images/i-k9pFRqg/A)

http://www.underwaterdigitalimages.com/Underwater-Images/Freshwater-Images/i-gJNchj2/0/M/untitled-5-M.jpg (http://www.underwaterdigitalimages.com/Underwater-Images/Freshwater-Images/i-gJNchj2/A)

rayaa3
06-13-2014, 15:36
awesome.

Bill
06-21-2014, 21:45
DD, how do you get even lighting and good subject color with the soft finish on the shot? What settings are you using? Is the image as shot or does it reflect some post processing?

Bill

DevilDiver
06-24-2014, 17:40
Bill,

The photos with the balanced ambient light are usually shallow with strobes to fill in for the subject. The photos with darker backgrounds are usually deeper where you have to depend on strobes more.

I run all pictures through Lightroom but try to keep adjustments to minimum, usually a little contrast, clairity and bring up some shadows for a little dynamic range.

If you can make it out for a afternoon give me a shout.

DevilDiver
08-03-2014, 09:06
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3727/9344734015_6db46bf546.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/devildiver/9344734015/)
SR130630 195-70.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/devildiver/9344734015/) by devildiver (https://www.flickr.com/people/devildiver/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5581/14571898768_c631ddd207.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/devildiver/14571898768/)
CSSP-7260097.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/devildiver/14571898768/) by devildiver (https://www.flickr.com/people/devildiver/), on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5573/14572046457_aa80fde842.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/devildiver/14572046457/)
CSSP-7260078.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/devildiver/14572046457/) by devildiver (https://www.flickr.com/people/devildiver/), on Flickr

DevilDiver
10-15-2015, 08:57
A few from this year (2015)

http://www.underwaterdigitalimages.com/Underwater-Images/Freshwater-Images/i-5nFcggs/1/M/CSSP%202015-110053-M.jpg

http://www.underwaterdigitalimages.com/Underwater-Images/Freshwater-Images/i-NjGLXTH/0/M/untitled-2-M.jpg (http://www.underwaterdigitalimages.com/Underwater-Images/Freshwater-Images/i-NjGLXTH/A)

http://www.underwaterdigitalimages.com/Underwater-Images/Freshwater-Images/i-Bpb8pS7/1/M/CSSP%202015-110059-M.jpg (http://www.underwaterdigitalimages.com/Underwater-Images/Freshwater-Images/i-Bpb8pS7/A)

Sorry for the screwed up watermark, i will have to go back and fix later.

Zeagle Eagle
10-15-2015, 21:09
Nice DD.

Clernix
10-20-2015, 16:14
You can really follow your improvements in this thread. Nice pics Double D.