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    Blue Ring Octopus

    Shot this little fella during a dive on Sunday - it is amazing to think something so small is one of the most deadliest creatures on the planet. His head was the size of my thumb

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    Blue Ring Octopus

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    Re: Blue Ring Octopus

    So jealous.

    Very nice shots, Karl.

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    Re: Blue Ring Octopus

    3 words---- I LOVE IT

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    Re: Blue Ring Octopus

    Amazing...

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    Re: Blue Ring Octopus

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    Blue Ring Octopus
    This one in particular is very good. A couple of points that, given the conditions in which it is shot, are perhaps explainable:
    • That object encroaching at the bottom left is maybe a bit distracting and,
    • That 'bit' (highly technical term) that's touching the top of the frame. I wonder if it would have been helped if there had been just a bit of space between it and the top edge?

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    Re: Blue Ring Octopus

    A real beauty, Karl. I looked this creature up and with neurotoxins 10,000 times more toxic than cyanide, I wouldn't want to agitate this fellow! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue-ringed_octopus

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    Beautiful creature. Excellent picture as well!

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    Re: Blue Ring Octopus

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    This one in particular is very good. A couple of points that, given the conditions in which it is shot, are perhaps explainable:
    • That object encroaching at the bottom left is maybe a bit distracting and,
    • That 'bit' (highly technical term) that's touching the top of the frame. I wonder if it would have been helped if there had been just a bit of space between it and the top edge?
    Hi Donald,

    Thanks for that. In this shot he was inside a 'hole' (for want of a better description) and was trying to climb out. I got as close as I could but when they are flashing blue it means to keep away and they can be very quick to bite so I didnt want to get too close

    I did try a crop but it didn't work so I left it as is.

    Karl

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    Re: Blue Ring Octopus

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    but when they are flashing blue it means to keep away and they can be very quick to bite
    Aahh! Well, in that case, ............. If he wants to sit beside some sort of object that affects your photograph, then he's perfectly entitled to do so!!

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