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    Underwater Photos

    Hi all,

    New to the site - this is my 3rd post. I am into underwater photography and I shoot with compact cameras - my first one was a Sea & Sea DX-1G (Ricoh GX100) and now I have a Canon G12 in a Recsea Housing.

    Here are a couple of mine taken from the temporate waters here in Perth, Western Australia. I do mostly shore diving and nfortunately the visability in the water is very poor close to the main land shoreline, so to overcome this I shoot mostly macro or close up stuff.

    Anyway here are the photos - comments more than welcomed.

    Karl

    A male Weedy Seadragon

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    A red Scorpion fish

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    A Dendodoris denisoni nudibranch

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    A juvenile Cuttlefish

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    A Chromodoris reticulata nudibranch

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    Re: Underwater Photos

    That first one cracks me up, never have seen such a dragon. Again wonderfull photos. The composition is not quite as nice as the last post of yours I responded to but as for everything else....nice work!

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    These pics are awesome.

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    Karl

    You need to get linked up on CiC with Debbie (wommby) and Bill (ktuli) into the underwater photographers sub-committee

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    Re: Underwater Photos

    Very nice, how close to or far away from the surface are you?

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    Re: Underwater Photos

    Wonderful photos on both posts. Thank you for sharing...

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    Re: Underwater Photos

    Karl,

    I am most jealous of that cuttlefish shot. I have only ever been able to see just one cuttlefish on a night dive in Indonesia, and it was either a crinoid cuttlefish or a very small juvenile - only about 1" long. I managed to blurry shots of it but that was it.

    Beautiful shots on all of them. Did you do any PP on the Dendodoris denisoni? It seems to have a kind of halo around it, and I was wondering if that was from PP, or just how the strobes lit it up.

    - Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    Very nice, how close to or far away from the surface are you?
    Most of my dives here in Perth, Western Australia, are shore dives and most of them are to a max of 9m.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktuli View Post
    Karl,

    I am most jealous of that cuttlefish shot. I have only ever been able to see just one cuttlefish on a night dive in Indonesia, and it was either a crinoid cuttlefish or a very small juvenile - only about 1" long. I managed to blurry shots of it but that was it.

    Beautiful shots on all of them. Did you do any PP on the Dendodoris denisoni? It seems to have a kind of halo around it, and I was wondering if that was from PP, or just how the strobes lit it up.

    - Bill
    I haven't noticed the Halo before so can't really comment on how it came to be - I would assume that it probably due to the strobes as I try a do very little PP - I have a 10 min rule 'If it takes more than 10 mins to fix I delete it' - so I try a get it right in camera first. Mostly I do levels, contrast, colour curves and an unsharp mask when PP - these were done with PSE 7 and I have just upgraded to PSE 9.

    The Cuttlefish was about the size of a small child's fist and he was trying to blend into the surrounds - being so small they hide a lot and are very nervous.

    Karl

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