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A Few More Tiny Subjects

A Few More Tiny Subjects

In my last few posts I've discussed how I try to photograph a cross-section of the reef life I come across, from vistas of coral in well-lit waters to shoals of whatever night be swimming past.  One of my favorite categories of reef life to snap are the tiny critters...

Monday Archives: Coral Threats Video

Monday Archives: Coral Threats Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn5-ARXmQlQ Here is a great video by the WRI that summarizes most of the major threats facing the reefs and how we as individuals can change our behaviors to impact global change.  The video uses some cute animation of corals and reef...

The fish that think it’s a flatworm

The fish that think it’s a flatworm

It's been a while since I posted this image of one of the most curious little fish I've ever come across.  This is the Banded or Blue-edged Sole (Soleichthys heterorhinos).  It is found across the Eastern Indian Ocean and into the Western Pacific.  I've only ever seen...

Diver Image Fails

Diver Image Fails

I've never set out to deliberately share poor quality images before.  So here goes... In my last two posts I discussed taking images of divers and how the use of torches (dive lights) can add to an image.  In this post I want to talk about how not to do it, with some...

Dive lights in an underwater image?

Dive lights in an underwater image?

In an earlier post I looked at how I have finally accepted the inclusion of people in my images and how I sometimes encourage subjects to use torches (Dive lights for US readers).  In this post I'm sharing images that I think were helped by some underwater wattage. In...

Divers Love Morays

Divers Love Morays

Divers communicate with hand signals, most of us have a vocabulary (if you can call it that), of around twenty words that we use to ask basic questions of our buddy and to then answer back.  It's all fairly straightforward and dull most of the time, yet in one time in...

An amazing reef in the wild

An amazing reef in the wild

  In my last post I discussed the need to capture images of the often overlooked fish on the reef and how, in doing so, I could capture a few pleasing fish portraits.  Well, in this post I want to look at the other side of the same coin, by trying to capture a wider...

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