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jugglematt
12-19-2007, 02:11
Hello
i thought id start a new thread.im a big fan of all things underwater and really small. please share your favourite macro underwater images .

also a bit if a comment on the subject might be nice eg why its your favoutite and a bit of information about the subject
ill start
Sea Spider Taken at Jervis Bay Australia. with Nikon p5000 inon Glass and inon strobes. i like this shot because i have been trying to capture this little guy for ages and i like their color and funky looking legs

regards
matt

bversteegh
01-16-2008, 01:04
I could never choose 1, but I also love macro photography; especially the really little stuff. Here are some of my favorites over the last couple years:

Decorator Crab in Raja Ampat, Indonesia

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


Porcelain Crab with Eggs, Raja Ampat, Indonesia


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

Zeno Crab, Bangka Island, Sulawesi, Indonesia


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

Elegant Squat Lobster, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi, Indonesia


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


Blue Ring Octopus, Lembeh Straits, Indonesia


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/105/293609476_9fdec9adc6_o.jpg


Pygmy Seahorse, Lembeh Straits, Indonesia



http://inlinethumb17.webshots.com/4240/2667442920059861092S600x600Q85.jpg

Clown Frogfish, Bunaken Park, Indonesia


http://inlinethumb19.webshots.com/43026/2388464350059861092S600x600Q85.jpg

thor
01-16-2008, 09:14
Great shots. I am in awe.

RoadRacer1978
01-16-2008, 09:42
Awesome pics. Look like they should be in a magazine. :)

Chad
01-16-2008, 09:53
Wow those are very nice!

MSilvia
01-16-2008, 10:02
The porcelain crab is awesome... really a fantastic shot. I had some great macros (at least, I liked them) I took several years ago, but I wasn't good with my backups, and lost them when my hard drive crashed. One I particularly miss was of a large hermit crab in a moon snail shell covered with limpets.

Alas, I can't share it.

jwdizney
01-16-2008, 10:12
WOW!!! incredible pics!! thanks for sharing!:smiley32::smiley32:

hicole
01-16-2008, 10:31
Great shots. Gives us novices something to shoot for. No pun intended.

Aussie
01-16-2008, 19:42
Hello
i thought id start a new thread.im a big fan of all things underwater and really small. please share your favourite macro underwater images .

also a bit if a comment on the subject might be nice eg why its your favoutite and a bit of information about the subject
ill start
Sea Spider Taken at Jervis Bay Australia. with Nikon p5000 inon Glass and inon strobes. i like this shot because i have been trying to capture this little guy for ages and i like their color and funky looking legs

regards
matt

Congratulations on your sea spider shot. I either never find them when I have a macro lens on or find a few when I am working with out a camera. I did take a few shots of one last year but it was a small thin one compared to your specimen.

Aussie

Aussie
01-16-2008, 19:52
So many to choose from and I am like Bversteegh and love shooting macro and find it very rewarding.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2391/2198527236_b049bd34d3.jpg?v=0

Red Scorpion Fish. These guys are everywhere at my local dive site.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2406/2198814418_b111af2c4c.jpg?v=0

Anemone Fish.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2378/2198830240_7302193862.jpg?v=0

Manificent Ceratosoma (Red Verison)


I have to dig through and try and find some more super macro shots also.

Aussie

Aussie
01-16-2008, 20:07
I am trying to link my photos to flickr so they display on the posting but all I am getting is a webpage link??

What am I doing wrong besides having my strobe up 2 f stops ;)

Bversteegh.......how you do it?

Aussie

bversteegh
01-16-2008, 20:44
OK - here is how to post a link from Flickr:

1) Once you have the file uploaded on Flickr, select the picture from the gallery you want to post.

2) above the picture will be several choices, select "all sizes"

3) after the new window opens, select the resolution you want to post at the top of the window.

4) at the bottom of the window once you have selected the size, copy the URL from box #2.

5a) Past that location into the dropdown picture box (the little icon above the entry window that looks like a stamped envelope) on the scubatoys forum.

or

5b) use the following tags surrounding your URL (replace the dashes with the URL):

--------------

bversteegh
01-16-2008, 21:10
OK - I posted the means to link to your flickr library above - lets see everyone's work - good stuff by everyone so far :smiley20::smiley20::smiley20:

Also, thanks for the nice comments everyone - never encourage a photo-holic with praise (that has several thousand pictures hiding on his various computers) unless ready to see some more. So you asked for it, here are some more.................

Orangutan Crab riding a Nudi - Lembeh Straits

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2217/1529819240_e1cd41950a.jpg

ladder back pipefish

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2044/1528954435_ed77593a1b.jpg

spinecheek anenome fish

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1226/815047924_42e2c51921.jpg

This nudi was on a coral head, so I could shoot up at him - love the angle

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/137/325798508_cbc6614404_o.jpg

my favorite lion fish shot - looks like an airplane on final approach

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/109/297843361_613ce7e666_o.jpg

jwdizney
01-16-2008, 21:38
more really awesome pics, all you guys!!!

dannybot
01-16-2008, 21:56
I can't really compete, but here are some of my better shots from my last trip: a banded coral shrimp, a clam and a sea horse. I took so many shrimp photos, my wife didn't even want to look at my pictures after each dive!

Aussie
01-17-2008, 01:21
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2234/2198595215_5bc96f2654_o.jpg

Aussie
01-17-2008, 01:27
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2406/2198814418_b111af2c4c.jpg


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2391/2198527236_78353cd7c0_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2378/2198830240_7302193862.jpg

bversteegh
01-17-2008, 01:36
Hey Aussie - Looks like success linking to Flickr:smiley20:

Nice stuff - how big was that free swimming flatworm?

Aussie
01-17-2008, 02:15
Hey Aussie - Looks like success linking to Flickr:smiley20:

Nice stuff - how big was that free swimming flatworm?

Thanks again for your Help Bversteegh.

The Flat worm is actually a Spanish Dancer which was about 10-12 inches long. So its not really a macro shot as i took that shot with the 10-17mm Tokina. Heres the other shots from that series.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2265/2198637335_6621626397.jpg


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2064/2199428720_b62f71b764.jpg

RoyN
01-17-2008, 10:30
Wow!

Wish I could do macro without any backscatter :smiley19:

thor
01-17-2008, 14:38
We're not worthy....we're not worthy

lifeispunny
01-17-2008, 16:27
These are absolutely brilliant. Please, show more!

I know nothing about under water photography. What makes it a macro?

BRILLIANT!!!!! Plain and simple brilliant.

dallasdivergirl
01-17-2008, 16:38
I need a shiny new camera...

Great shots guys.

dannybot
01-17-2008, 21:17
Conch.

bversteegh
01-17-2008, 22:15
Hey Aussie - Looks like success linking to Flickr:smiley20:

Nice stuff - how big was that free swimming flatworm?

Thanks again for your Help Bversteegh.

The Flat worm is actually a Spanish Dancer which was about 10-12 inches long. So its not really a macro shot as i took that shot with the 10-17mm Tokina. Heres the other shots from that series.


Those are gorgeous shots - the perspective from the 10-17 is what threw me off on the ID - I've only seen seen one Spanish Dancer in the wild, and wasn't near that colorful or active.

bversteegh
01-17-2008, 23:15
These are absolutely brilliant. Please, show more!

I know nothing about under water photography. What makes it a macro?

BRILLIANT!!!!! Plain and simple brilliant.

Macro is typically defined as a magnification ratio of 1:3 (ie 1/3 life size) or higher. Supermacro is a 1:1 magnification or better. Remember, everything in photography is usually referenced to a 35 mm image size from FILM (does film still exist in the digital age -LOL). So 35 mm is approximately 1 1/2 inches - so if you have a 1:3 magnification ratio, a subject approximately 4.5 inches wide would fully fill the picture - and most of us macro nuts would not consider this a true macro shot; subject is too large.

For the true macro enthusiest, we are typically trying for 1:1 magnification or higher, and you want a little negative space around your subject. So lots of super macro shots are of critters that are less than 1" long.

You are probably thinking, why bother with this little stuff? Well, to get that magnification, you are really close to your subject (with my 100 mm Canon Macro lens, 1:1 magnification is 9 inches in front of the lens). So you have a very short water column - which means VIVID colors, sharp details on your subjects, and you don't need monster strobes cause you are so close to the subject. Backscatter is not an issue, because you are so close. That is the good news.

The bad news is , even at f/20 (the smaller the aperture, the more depth of field, but less light), the depth of field (distance you can move the camera and still have sharp focus) of my 100mm lens is around 1/4 inch. So to have a really sharp focus at 1:1 mag - you have to maintain extreme bouyancy control, steady hands, controlled breathing, and lots of luck to really nail the shot. I consider 20% keepers to be a great dive (in focus, well composed, properly lighted, interesting subject pose). Several of my pictures above (lionfish, blue ring, frogfish) were not really macro, but closeup shots (the lionfish is probably 10" wide, the blue ring was about 5 " long, the frogfish about 4 inches) as the subject was too large - but I like all the shots :smiley20:. Here are a few examples of extreme macro/supermacro shots (ie subject is 1" long or smaller)

Here is a zenocrab on a whip coral - the little crab was about 3/4 of an inch long. I am using a 1:1 macro lens with a external diopter, so I can get a magnification of approximately 1.4:1 (ie the crab is actually a little larger on the focal plane than in real life). Notice the detail on his nose where you can see little hairs (and remember this is a highly compressed, resized JPEG that doesn't have anywhere near the resolution of the original photo (100 kb vs 10 mbyte file size). You always focus on the eye in macro, notice the whip coral on the left side of the picture is already out of focus, that illustrates how small the depth of field is at this magnification.

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

Here is a Barbiganti Pygmy seahorse, about the size of your thumbnail. He was kind enough to be on the outside edge of a small sea fan, where I could kneel in the sand to stabilize myself, and minimize my movement. This is probably the sharpest focus I have ever achieved on a pygmy - they are tiny, well camoflauged, and usually moving; always a tough shot.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/103/293579373_1df42a19ca_o.jpg

Here is a Pontihoi Pygmy Sea Horse - the smallest thing I have ever shot. They are about the size of a grain of rice; I couldn't even tell what it was underwater - but the Indonesian dive guide found it for me, and I took the shot on faith. This picture was cropped about 25%. Not the best composition, but I felt lucky to even get something on this little guy:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2185/2201339170_9cab1948de.jpg



Finally, a juvenile blue ring octopus. I added this one as this one has a little story - always know what you are shooting. This little guy was tiny, probably 3/4" long. The dive guide pointed to him, I give the OK sign, and he swims off. Underwater, he was so small I had no idea it was a blue ring (EXTREMELY VENOMOUS). I was setting up for the picture, and he was trying to hide behind a little piece of algae on the bottom. I reached out and moved the piece of algae out of the way, not realizing my bare fingers were less than 1" from a deadly creature. Scared me to death when I reviewed the picture on my laptop, and saw the little blue rings.


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/151/343855091_d076b5ecf5_o.jpg

Aussie
01-18-2008, 00:00
G'day Bversteegh,

What dioptic lens are you adding to your macro lenses? I have heard that adding +2 to the 60mm works well.

I recently bought a Nikkor 105mm Macro and used it for the first time today. It does take a little getting used too. I will try and post my first shot from the 105mm later.

Aussie

Aussie
01-18-2008, 00:10
This is one of my first shots on a Nikkor 105mm Macro Lens. It was taken today also.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2161/2201405850_133e92da01.jpg

Black-margined Glossodoris

Nikon D80 ISO100, 1/80th, f29.

Dual Ikelite ds125 strobes help.

I need more practice as its a little different than the 60mm Macro.

Aussie

bversteegh
01-18-2008, 00:18
G'day Bversteegh,

What dioptic lens are you adding to your macro lenses? I have heard that adding +2 to the 60mm works well.

I recently bought a Nikkor 105mm Macro and used it for the first time today. It does take a little getting used too. I will try and post my first shot from the 105mm later.

Aussie

Hey Aussie (by the way, first name is Bruce) -

I think you'll like the 105 once you get used to it, lots of my friends are Nikon:smiley29: shooters, and like that lens a lot. The additional standoff distance for supermacro is nice - but depth of field is a bit touchy......

I just bought my 60 mm macro this fall, and have yet to shoot uw. I've been told it is a little easier lens to shoot than my 100mm - but that 6" standoff distance at 1:1 mag worries me, don't want to bang into stuff while shooting the little stuff.

As far as diopters, I usually use a wet diopter (called a Woody's Diopter over here). It has a rubber boot that slides over the outside of the port, so you can take it on and off during the dive (vs an internal diopter that you can't change during the dive). The Woody is about a 1.4X magnifier, but makes depth of field REALLY tiny. They are also reasonably priced; cost about 100 US.

I have also tried a 2x teleconverter in front of my 100 mm macro - but it was a SOB to focus - just zero depth of field. Unless you could kneel in the sand to take a picture, I could never get sharp focus.


I'm heading to Lembeh 14 April, then on to Raja Ampat for an 8 day liveaboard 19th-27th April. Right up the road from you, you should come join us. 4 pretty serious photographers I know are going on the Raja Ampat piece:smiley20::smiley20:

Aussie
01-18-2008, 00:56
Nice to meet you Bruce.

I have been shooting my 60mm for a while now and really love it. I will have to get used to the 105mm.

Sorry, 14th of April I am booked on for 7 days on Spirit of Freedom liveaboard visiting the Coral Sea and GBR. But would really like to see your Macro work from Indo as there is so much great macro subjects up there. I will be trying the 10-17mm on large fish like Hammerheads.

cheers Mark aka Aussie

Mrosst92
01-18-2008, 13:00
Great shots by all those who have posted.

I'm looking to get into more UW photo (thus far only a digicam). Topside I use a Canon 100mm macro on a Rebel XT, but until I get done with school a housing is out of the question.

lifeispunny
01-18-2008, 13:22
Thank you for the explanation. Now I'm even more impressed with the pics.

Thanks you again for sharing them with all of us!

setesh
01-19-2008, 01:29
Wow.....I mean those.....wow!:smiley20: Those pics would make one heck of a coffee table book. I would expect shots like that to be in National Geographic.

:smiley32: Thank you so much for sharing those! :smiley32:

mona
02-04-2008, 15:06
WOW!! These pics are awesome!! I'm left speechless!
I took the OW course (in the cold waters of Ontario) on a whim and it's only now that I am really starting to realize the door that diving has openned to me....the opportunities I might have to see some of these amazing creatures that you guys have so skillfully captured on 'film' that otherwise I would never have had. I can't wait for my first warm water dives in Roatan at the end of the month.

bversteegh
02-04-2008, 20:04
WOW!! These pics are awesome!! I'm left speechless!
I took the OW course (in the cold waters of Ontario) on a whim and it's only now that I am really starting to realize the door that diving has openned to me....the opportunities I might have to see some of these amazing creatures that you guys have so skillfully captured on 'film' that otherwise I would never have had. I can't wait for my first warm water dives in Roatan at the end of the month.

Truly another world down there, the diversity of life on the reef is amazing. I love the little stuff - slow down, and watch for motion. Lot's of new divers go way to fast, the interesting behavior takes a little time to watch develop. As you gain experience, you'll start to learn what creatures live where, and then every dive becomes a treasure hunt:smiley2:, always looking for that new critter you've never seen before.

RoyN
02-04-2008, 22:18
what are you looking at...says the fish.

http://inlinethumb21.webshots.com/25108/2515512640101309303S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2515512640101309303iTCGQe)

Ahhh!! I'm blind!

http://inlinethumb15.webshots.com/42958/2958892160101309303S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2958892160101309303hNUTEg)

Huh?
http://inlinethumb13.webshots.com/41932/2934135550101309303S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2934135550101309303sHjsDU)

Just hanging around
http://inlinethumb49.webshots.com/39472/2477237900101309303S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2477237900101309303swMjiQ)

TX1Chica
02-05-2008, 09:09
These are amazing. Thanks for sharing your pictures. You guys really have a talent.

jugglematt
02-07-2008, 03:37
Hey all
thanks so much for posting . some exelent photos on display ,

i love macro shooting and really pushing the boundries , i like shooting subjects that others swim over and i love searching out new nudibranchs , i like macro shooting because it is so forgiving in low Vis situations.

a few more of my favouriteshttp://farm2.static.flickr.com/1052/1091939598_321dcd5ed6.jpg

jugglematt
02-07-2008, 03:40
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1163/1451747787_e9b831d021.jpg

jugglematt
02-07-2008, 03:44
and my last .

keep them coming folk . all images taken at Jervis Bay South Coast Australia . a haven for temprate water reefs and critter diving . JB is just an amazing place , the waters have such a diversity of life and soooo unspoilt .
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2276/1884350040_6c3f85805b.jpg

bversteegh
02-07-2008, 14:59
Since the thread seems to keep having life, I'll play some more:smiley20:

I always thought this one was kind of neat - the crinoid started to close up, with the crinoid shrimp "riding the wave"

http://inlinethumb07.webshots.com/4166/2781763810059861092S600x600Q85.jpg (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2781763810059861092ChvDhx)

orange mantis shrimp - the spearing type. Want to be careful around these guys, they strike with enough force to go right through your hand:smiley11:

http://inlinethumb21.webshots.com/8404/2068438770059861092S600x600Q85.jpg (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2068438770059861092wPutHw)

whip coral partner shrimp

http://inlinethumb27.webshots.com/41114/2034144230059861092S600x600Q85.jpg (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2034144230059861092sjRyzw)

Orangutan Crab in the swell

http://inlinethumb45.webshots.com/24556/2516611990059861092S600x600Q85.jpg (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2516611990059861092nvmxcT)

black coral crab

http://inlinethumb38.webshots.com/7205/2448095280059861092S600x600Q85.jpg (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2448095280059861092QyhdOi)

lisacay
02-08-2008, 08:13
ok, I am no pro but here is my addition to the list

Aussie
02-09-2008, 19:10
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2323/2253134599_a0d3b3830f_o.jpg

How about a Flat worm

jugglematt
02-10-2008, 23:48
Hey Aussie

love your flat worm shot .
here is a shot of a Goblin Fish , perhaps one of the uglyiest but coolest critters down under.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1155/536554891_2a5e74161d.jpg


http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1407/536554893_4929230e08.jpg

these shots taken with Ricoh RR30 & inon D180

Regards
Matt

Aussie
02-12-2008, 02:51
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2021/2259456233_b48b7763f3_o.jpg

Glass Shrimps

robcomptec
02-29-2008, 14:28
Hello
i thought id start a new thread.im a big fan of all things underwater and really small. please share your favourite macro underwater images .

also a bit if a comment on the subject might be nice eg why its your favoutite and a bit of information about the subject
ill start
Sea Spider Taken at Jervis Bay Australia. with Nikon p5000 inon Glass and inon strobes. i like this shot because i have been trying to capture this little guy for ages and i like their color and funky looking legs

regards
matt

Excellent shots! I'm envious!

allison finch
04-01-2008, 14:17
Oh, dear....where to start....where to start.....

How about with some gobies and blennies

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2089/2075315466_ecdc89c33a_o.jpg

A trash can blenny

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2340/2206249795_a0ca8715e0_o.jpg

Believe it or not, it really was this bright

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2096/2206274275_2d6bd79b50_o.jpg

Someone told me I should call this one..."OH, NO!!! MR BILL!!"

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2140/2232993978_76393cb16b_o.jpg

Whew! enough for now. Should I post more?

RoyN
04-01-2008, 15:38
http://inlinethumb04.webshots.com/30339/2233896010101309303S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2233896010101309303mkGXUj)

http://inlinethumb22.webshots.com/9493/2778051450101309303S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2778051450101309303jTVclb)

http://inlinethumb38.webshots.com/11685/2527806990101309303S425x425Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2527806990101309303LWoiyz)

TRACI
04-01-2008, 16:51
Those are all great pics! I am so new to photography, macro shots seem so far, far away for me to ever master.

allison finch
04-02-2008, 16:06
I love my pygmies....

This one was at 100 feet in Lembeh. Hippocampus Bargibanti

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2100/2237639693_ce54af4d1c_b.jpg


This Hippocampus Denise was at 120 feet in PNG

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2267/2246614457_e0e2256471_o.jpg

This H. Bargibanti of another color was fairly shallow in Raja Ampat.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1251/1361358577_c6ea36a4f0_o.jpg

Lastly, this is a BABY bargibanti. If you think the adults are small, this one was impossible to discern with the naked eye. I just took a picture of something that looked like it was moving. The size of half a grain of rice.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1349/1361358563_239fa93dc7_o.jpg

jtkkym
04-02-2008, 16:40
Wow!!! Great pics.

allison finch
04-03-2008, 20:15
Some crustacians;

This tiny guy had major attitude. Shalloe DOF, but OK.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1114/1362599549_42356a13cd_o.jpg

This emperator shrimp was the size of a pencil lead, living under a starfish

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

Neck crab from Belize

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2295/2074636067_e5dd70af45_o.jpg

Pederson shrimp with eggs onboard.

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

Lastly, an oragutan crab living in a bubble coral in Raja Ampat

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2063/2257664075_7404f67a30_o.jpg

Aussie
04-04-2008, 16:41
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3274/2388537206_70a52921e7_o.jpg

Ghost Pipefish taken yesterday (4 April)

Nikon d80 with 60mm Nikkor

Aussie

Aussie
04-07-2008, 00:32
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2375/2395315780_726d3933ba.jpg

Leafy Scorpion Fish

Diver Dennis
04-23-2008, 19:19
Here are a few recent ones. I'm about 2 dive trips behind in editing... These were all shot with 100mm or 60mm.

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j182/DiverDennis/_MG_2898copy.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j182/DiverDennis/_MG_2984copy.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j182/DiverDennis/_MG_0187copy.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j182/DiverDennis/_MG_7396copy.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j182/DiverDennis/_MG_2714copy.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j182/DiverDennis/_MG_1873copy.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j182/DiverDennis/_MG_7320copy-1.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j182/DiverDennis/_MG_9181copy.jpg

Diver Dennis
04-23-2008, 19:32
A couple more...

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j182/DiverDennis/_MG_3393copy.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j182/DiverDennis/_MG_5069copy.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j182/DiverDennis/_MG_5010copy.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j182/DiverDennis/_MG_4678copy-1.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j182/DiverDennis/_MG_3969copy.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j182/DiverDennis/_MG_3523copy.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j182/DiverDennis/_MG_1279copy.jpg

mixahl
04-23-2008, 19:45
This thread has some unbelievable shots....im speechless....AMAZING WORK

harb99
04-23-2008, 23:11
This thread has some unbelievable shots....im speechless....AMAZING WORK

I definitely have to agree with Mix on this one - awesome shots

Aussie
04-24-2008, 23:19
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2017/2440344128_2ba6c59f08.jpg

Whip Goby

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3054/2440370148_299f2cdcee.jpg

Pipefish

RoyN
04-25-2008, 00:50
Wow!!! I need to get back to my photography stuff.

jugglematt
05-05-2008, 06:16
wow!
dennis what a collection , most of your photos are very good and then some are just outstanding . so what rig are you using?

alison nice stuff and a few of your shots just jump out at me .

these are very challenging images to achieve , with extreme DOF and lighting can be really hard also . i find i have a lot of nearly shots that dont make it and get deleted , if i get 1 or 2 really nice shots from a dive im happy .

i havent used my macro lenses for my last dozon or so dives , we have been so lucky and had really good vis so its been wide angle .

regards
Matt

Aussie
05-05-2008, 21:38
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2249/2469942296_7eae0304ce.jpg

"The all seeing eye" of a Wobbegong.

Aussie

Aussie
05-05-2008, 21:41
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3280/2469121147_a2869b6c4d.jpg

Hinge-back shrimp