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Aussie
01-16-2009, 18:56
Here is a collection of shots taken yesterday with my new Nikon D90 and Nikkor 60mm lens at Julian Rocks Marine Reserve, Byron Bay, Australia.

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Ornate ghostpipefish

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Frogfish

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eastern smooth boxfish

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3432/3201910236_a724f7112e.jpg
crowned puffer

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3413/3201059291_7744307243.jpg
Sydney octopus

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porcelain anemone crab

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

Aussie
01-16-2009, 18:58
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Glossodoris averni

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splendid chromodoris

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3361/3201908016_b57a69a449.jpg
red lined flabellina

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scribbled doriopsilla

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variable aphelodoris

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3446/3201065001_20412ea81d.jpg
variable aphelodoris

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Chromodoris tinctoria

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Yet to be ID

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feather duster worm

Aussie
01-16-2009, 18:58
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Squid

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Hinged-back shrimp with painted crayfish

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Bennett's hypselodoris

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blue dragon, serpent pteraeolidia

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Spanish Dancer

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obscure hypselodoris

JCAT
01-16-2009, 19:09
All very outstanding and magazine quality. The Red lined flabellina is very, very nice, so is the crab.

I hope one day, my pictures will be as good as yours.

FishFood
01-16-2009, 19:13
Great shots!

What's the usable ISO range like on the D90?

Skred
01-16-2009, 19:14
All very outstanding and magazine quality. The Red lined flabellina is very, very nice, so is the crab.

I hope one day, my pictures will be as good as yours.

+1. Great stuff, Aussie. :smiley32::smiley32:

Aussie
01-16-2009, 20:13
Great shots!

What's the usable ISO range like on the D90?

I set the ISO to what nikon call Lo1 which is ISO100 and leave it there.
Do believe it goes up to ISO6400 on Hi1

Regards Mark

Lulubelle
01-16-2009, 20:15
These are terrific, how many years have you been shooting UW?

thesmoothdome
01-16-2009, 23:25
Fantastic as always Mark!

I recently bought a Canon 50D and my housing just arrived today. Probably won't have anything to post until at least April or May, so a comparison won't be coming quickly, but I can't wait to try.

I love that shot of the Ornate Ghost Pipefish and the puffer. the black background just makes them pop.

acamato
01-17-2009, 06:31
Great photos! I will have to put Julian Rocks Marine Reserve on my wish list of locations to dive..

roby jeff
01-17-2009, 06:48
Great pics Mark. Love the squid. I have been considering upgrading my camera to a NiKon 90 for the upcoming cruising/diving/fishing season. I am intersted in it not just for the stills but also the HD video function...have you or anybody tried this?? Also what do you or anyone consider best for the housing ,stobes, lens's, etc.
cheers Rob

Aussie
01-17-2009, 08:41
Great pics Mark. Love the squid. I have been considering upgrading my camera to a NiKon 90 for the upcoming cruising/diving/fishing season. I am intersted in it not just for the stills but also the HD video function...have you or anybody tried this?? Also what do you or anyone consider best for the housing ,stobes, lens's, etc.
cheers Rob

I have had a quick play with the video function and was very impressed with the limited results I did. You have to keep in mind that there isnt any auto focus which means its not very good on action shots which are coming in and out of focus. Do a google on some of the professional use of the video on the D90 and you will be impressed.

I use Ikelite housing and strobes because they are very affordable. They are not the best but they do the job. It depends on how much money you want to throw at it. I do like the look of the Seacam housings but they are one of the most expensive housings on the market. I think they are about $12,500 aussie dollars compared to $2000 for the Ikelite housing.

Then you have to look at a strobe or two, ports, extra lenses etc etc the list goes on.

Regards Mark

Skuttle
01-17-2009, 16:18
Those were absolutely gorgeous! For Christmas my hubby bought me the D60. It came with some classes so I'm taking those for right now. Ordering my housing in March. What housing do you have for yours?

Aussie
01-17-2009, 18:44
Those were absolutely gorgeous! For Christmas my hubby bought me the D60. It came with some classes so I'm taking those for right now. Ordering my housing in March. What housing do you have for yours?

I am currently using Ikelite housings

Regards Mark

Aussie
01-22-2009, 08:59
Here are some shots from todays dive. Didnt take as many stills today as I was playing around with the Video mode.

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White Eyed Moray

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Eastern Smooth Boxfish

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3119/3218115062_706741c484.jpg
Ornate Ghostpipefish

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3318/3217271747_383ebc0b07.jpg
Ceratosoma sinuatum

DevilDiver
01-22-2009, 10:03
Great photos as always!!

acamato
01-22-2009, 12:19
Outstanding. What are you using for post processing? Are you doing alot of post processing of the photos?

Aussie
01-22-2009, 12:57
Outstanding. What are you using for post processing? Are you doing alot of post processing of the photos?

I am using Photoshop CS3. Some shots dont need much processing and others need a little more (Black background).

Regards Mark

Aussie
01-25-2009, 05:57
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Spanish Dancer

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Spanish Dancer

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Sweet Dorid

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Collingwood's Chromodoris?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3395/3220338699_264ea20ed2.jpg
Elysia verrucosa??

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3521/3220254036_0c0028f084.jpg
Spotted Hypselodoris?????????

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3375/3220253946_37d4ddd01e.jpg
Bennett's hypselodoris. Note the strange growth in the forehead?????

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3439/3219403941_4a90b88d7c.jpg
Godeffroy's risbecia

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3328/3219403783_d1b5061917.jpg
variable aphelodoris

Aussie
01-25-2009, 05:58
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3108/3219404047_617d99597a.jpg
Tylodina corticalis

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3081/3219403549_320d61321d.jpg
black margined glossodoris

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3090/3219403453_3bfe316589.jpg
Geometric Chromodoris with a Doris of some kind to the left of it.??

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3340/3220253218_8059572654.jpg
red lined flabellina. These guys are everywhere at the moment!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3308/3220252944_4612b352a4.jpg
Dont know what it is yet? Any ideas???

Aussie
01-25-2009, 06:02
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Pipefish of some sort. I thought it was a shoe lace.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3370/3220338147_c7f9d87602.jpg
yellow sabretooth blenny

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Black Ornate Ghostpipefish

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3358/3219404307_3bf59e8520.jpg
Squid from the mooring line.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3525/3219404293_09363c5860.jpg
crowned puffer

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3124/3220253528_71cbec519d.jpg
saddled puffer

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3428/3219403591_16f02681e3.jpg
Ornate Ghostpipefish

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3515/3219402847_94b2709976.jpg
Starry Pufferfish

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3488/3219402901_114cac4c97.jpg
porcelain crab

Aussie
01-25-2009, 06:03
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saron shrimp

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3488/3219403259_ac2ea2ff60.jpg
Tubastrea aurea

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3486/3219402707_7a2e37f51b.jpg
Blinded Anglerfish

Cheddarchick
01-25-2009, 16:48
Mark those are wonderful....such a huge variety....

ektess1
01-25-2009, 18:29
Fantastic photos. I am thinking that you have been at this awhile.
If this was diving just one day, I must make it back to Austraiia.