Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
  
Some of my favourites: underwater
Posted By: ViS, 12-23-2008, 05:04 AM

I may have posted a few of these before. I was going through my photobucket pics and found a few photos I'd forgotten about. As I'm re-arranging my files, I thought I'd post a few of the better pics I've taken in the past couple of years:






























Views: 3,540
12-31-2008, 11:04 PM   #16
ViS
Inactive Account




Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Brisbane, QLD
Posts: 69
Original Poster
Thanks for the kind comments

Underwater photography is my real passion, but macro is catching up fast

Unfortunately I've never been able to afford the rig I want for underwater stuff. All shots were taken with either a canon G2 4.0mp or a fuji F10 6.0mp.

I'll get myself a nice housing for the K20 / 30 / 40 / 50 one day and really get some impressive shots

01-01-2009, 04:24 AM   #17
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
Rense's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Zetten - The Netherlands
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 8,856
How was the taste of the first one? No, just kiddin'... I like these shots, especially the red-dotted white sea-slug (how are these animals called in English?). Amazing creatures. But they taste horrible, I remember from a Taiwan-trip some years ago. But this is no food thread...
01-01-2009, 04:58 AM   #18
ViS
Inactive Account




Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Brisbane, QLD
Posts: 69
Original Poster
They are called Nudibranchs (Noo-dee-branks)
01-01-2009, 05:43 AM   #19
Pentaxian
Moderator Emeritus




Join Date: May 2007
Location: Edmonton Alberta, Canada
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 10,648
Excellent series. These creatures have such wonderful colours and shapes. That Moray eel would have me back in the boat. Great shot!

01-01-2009, 06:05 AM   #20
ViS
Inactive Account




Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Brisbane, QLD
Posts: 69
Original Poster
Morays are actually very gentle creatures. As long as you don't freak out and whip your hand away from them when trying to pat them, they are fine. At one of my local dive sites, they are used to being handled and they are huge! Some would be thicker than your arms and almost as thick as your leg!

They will sniff your hand, realise it's not food, then let you give them a tickle inder the neck. I've had one come right out into the open water with me, then decide my bcd was a good place to retire to . I had to remove it completely to get him out.

The buggers I hate down there are the numb rays who are all but invisible under the sand. They hit you with a 200 volt electric shock if you accidentally touch them. Being a photographer on many dives, I often lean my elbow on the sand to get a close up shot. I've copped a few nasty shocks that way!
01-06-2009, 09:35 PM   #21
Veteran Member




Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Copenhagen
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,845
Very impressive. I would say that you're a bit too close to some of those fish
I think I would stay more a healthy distance

Edit :
For us less informed, could you tell what some of them are ?

What is the first, third, and last shot ?

Last edited by Jonson PL; 01-07-2009 at 06:40 PM.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, photo, pics
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Old Favourites Mallee Boy Post Your Photos! 9 02-01-2009 09:02 AM
A couple of favourites cupic Post Your Photos! 3 01-08-2009 06:04 AM
Some of my favourites: People ViS Post Your Photos! 1 12-23-2008 06:38 AM
Some of my favourites: misc ViS Post Your Photos! 0 12-23-2008 05:11 AM
Some of my favourites: Animals ViS Post Your Photos! 0 12-23-2008 05:08 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:18 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top