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    Fluorescing Corals

    Ok - this is another one of those cases where this is just far too cool to relegate to the depths of my P52 thread...

    You may have seen my previous post with a fluorescing jumping spider. Well, when I bought that equipment, I also bought the gear I needed to take fluorescent photography during scuba dives (actually the scuba stuff was the original catalyst for researching this kind of photography).

    On this recent trip to Turks and Caicos, I finally got the chance to try this out. And I must say, the results are nothing short of amazing.

    If you're interested, I have a bunch more examples and a short explanation of how this is done posted on my blog right now - http://www.ktuli.com/photography/


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    Thanks for viewing!

    - Bill

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    Re: Fluorescing Corals

    Interesting series Bill. I really like #2. Nice contrasting color.

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    Re: Fluorescing Corals

    Excellent images - did you use a filter for these??

    I don't do a lot of night diving but but this would tempt me

    Karl

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    Re: Fluorescing Corals

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    Excellent images - did you use a filter for these??
    Karl

    Have a look at Bill's blog (link above). All the info is there.

    Brilliant photography. As you say, the results are amazing.

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    Re: Fluorescing Corals

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    Interesting series Bill. I really like #2. Nice contrasting color.
    Paul,

    Thanks - here is another shot of that same coral but with the feeding polyps closed...

    Fluorescing Corals

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    Excellent images - did you use a filter for these??

    I don't do a lot of night diving but but this would tempt me

    Karl
    Karl,

    Night diving is the best - all the fun stuff comes out for night dives! As for filters, both strobes get a special fluorescence excitation filter that produces the right wavelength of light to cause the most common fluorescence, and then the lens needs a Yellow #12 filter to correct the bluish light the excitation filters produce.

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    Karl

    Have a look at Bill's blog (link above). All the info is there.

    Brilliant photography. As you say, the results are amazing.
    Donald,

    Thanks! I love sharing a view of things that most folks never get an opportunity to see. More and more I think that is my passion with photography - to show the natural world that most folks overlook or can't see.

    Thanks all for viewing.

    - Bill

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