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From the depths
From the depths

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-06 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: red sea
Date: Jun 15, 2009
Aperture: f14
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Animals, Water
Date Uploaded: Jun 17, 2009

A bigfin reef squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana) descends from open water to the reef at night
Taken on a night dive in the red sea around 14 meters deep. This was extremely hard to shoot so I'm very proud of this. Spotted this guy a few meters away so blinded him with my lights, shooting was hard as its pitch black aside from my strobe light shinning on him, He was constantly moving so I had to follow him in the dark only guessing my depth by the presure in my ears and a quick glance at my dive comp every now and again. You really have to light them up to get the colors out, So camera settings can be difficult to adjust in the dark when you in a rush.

Really hopeing for a good score :-]

Camera in Housing + 2 Ds 125 Ikelite strobes

Place: 79 out of 407
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Avg (commenters): 7.2500
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Views since voting: 740
Views during voting: 223
Votes: 130
Comments: 4
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2009 03:44:10 PM
such wonderful colors...I take it this is some kind of squid right...excellent framing and processing...well done
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07/03/2009 01:02:47 PM
So cool, I've never seen a live squid before. I like the colours.
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07/03/2009 12:30:15 PM
A squid! Nicely detailed and colored.
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07/01/2009 01:18:10 PM
That's really incredible. Like a long smiling face. Perfect focus.
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