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Old 05-26-2009, 02:49 PM
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Canon G10 Underwater - Recent Photos

For underwater photography, I'm working with the Canon G10, in the Canon housing (rated to 40m) with Ultralight arms and a Sea & Sea YS110Alpha strobe. For macro, I use an external (wet lens) Inon x3 adapter. Here are some recent photos from Lembeh, Indonesia and Sabah.


1. Crab on Tube Sponge


2. Nudibranchs


3. Lionfish on Seafan


4. Nudibranch


5. Pygmy Seahorse
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wow.... thanks for sharing..


these are amazing creatures... how is it like shooting underwater... does the current make our hand unsteady ?
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nice series
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nice pigmy

some of the photos ..OFF
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wow....great..
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nice pigmy

some of the photos ..OFF
OFF? As in crap? Ugly? Bad? Please elaborate.

And the pygmy was fun, as it's a real challenge to shoot them without disturbing their disposition and their habitat. The gorgonians (the corals they live on) are very sensitive.
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these are amazing creatures... how is it like shooting underwater... does the current make our hand unsteady ?
Shooting underwater is challenging at the best of times due to buoyancy. I try to avoid leaning on objects and silting up the bottom (muck, sand etc.) which causes 'backscatter' which is particles in the water lit up by the flash. This is visible in minute quantities in some of the photos here.

If current is present, one needs to work on timing, framing, and buoyancy. You try to adjust according to the movement, anticipating where the camera will be relative to the subject (which seem to manage quite well in the current!!!).

Steadiness is not really an issue when using strobes, as shutter speed is around 1/250 to 1/500.
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I think rush meant OOF, Out Of Focus.



Nice series, love the pygmy
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The wet lens narrows down depth of field substantially, so one has to be judicious about what to focus on.

With the first pic, the crab's leg was more important to me than it's ass I suppose. With the Painted Hypselodoris (blue nudibranch), the colour was more important than the rhinophores.

I'll go dig up some non-wet lens macros and we should see some differences there. But I agree that the wet lens can perform better perhaps with more attention to how the AF operates.
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Here are some even more recent photos, all taken in Sabah.

1. Anemone Fish
****ingNemo.jpg

2. Diver and Coral
Jaclyn.jpg

3. Nudibranch
Bullockii.jpg

4. Scorpion Fish; Alternative View
ScorpionFish.jpg

5. Nudibranch
Nudi.jpg


Thanks for looking!!

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Lee
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