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Scythanith
02-25-2013, 10:05 AM
Here are some new shots I took a while ago. I used a D800e, Nikkor 105mm f2.8 VR, Nikkor TC-20E III, RRS TVC-33s tripod & BH-55 ballhead with Versa 3 quick column. I had two flashes set up (SB-910 & SB-900) on pocket wizards with a pocketwizard and AC3 on the camera. Some are shot with the lights off and a UV flashlight.

Enjoy,
Scott

http://www.lithicimages.com/photos/i-s7kPtnk/0/L/i-s7kPtnk-L.jpg

http://www.lithicimages.com/photos/i-XCP8DXR/0/L/i-XCP8DXR-L.jpg

http://www.lithicimages.com/photos/i-XNBVhRh/0/L/i-XNBVhRh-L.jpg

http://www.lithicimages.com/photos/i-3wxgjMV/0/L/i-3wxgjMV-L.jpg

http://www.lithicimages.com/photos/i-GGdL2dS/0/L/i-GGdL2dS-L.jpg

http://www.lithicimages.com/photos/i-NBVTP5c/0/L/i-NBVTP5c-L.jpg

http://www.lithicimages.com/photos/i-v4GgKQr/0/L/i-v4GgKQr-L.jpg

http://www.lithicimages.com/photos/i-5dmPKMC/0/L/i-5dmPKMC-L.jpg

http://www.lithicimages.com/photos/i-DrFkzwV/0/L/i-DrFkzwV-L.jpg

http://www.lithicimages.com/photos/i-5TrfVVH/0/L/i-5TrfVVH-L.jpg

Scythanith
02-25-2013, 10:06 AM
http://www.lithicimages.com/photos/i-DPfKcLQ/0/L/i-DPfKcLQ-L.jpg

http://www.lithicimages.com/photos/i-5bLNXCX/0/L/i-5bLNXCX-L.jpg

Azzkr
02-25-2013, 11:35 AM
WOW Stunning pictures

sphelps
02-25-2013, 02:15 PM
Sweet pics man, nice to see you posting here again. Does this mean a build thread will be starting? :biggrin:

lastlight
02-25-2013, 03:26 PM
sweet shots for sure!

what are these? i love'em:

http://www.lithicimages.com/photos/i-3wxgjMV/0/L/i-3wxgjMV-L.jpg

Scythanith
02-26-2013, 03:15 AM
I believe they are Zoanthids. :)

No names, just nice corals.

I will be once I get the tank here Steve. Build threads are boring without tank pictures!

krazykarl
02-26-2013, 03:35 AM
Great Shots! I can wait till I get a Macro for my Nikon and lear how to adjust the WB correctly.

Scythanith
02-26-2013, 04:09 AM
A good start for WB is to set your camera to custom WB (PRE). If you have a Nikon it likely looks like this on the top:

http://shashinki.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/nikon_d200-wb.jpg

Hold down the WB on the left and spin the thumb dial on the right until the little "A" goes to "PRE". Hold down the WB button until it blinks "PRE" in the right window. You are now ready to take a picture of something that is near neutral grey in your tank. Make sure the lights in your tank are all on, and snap a picture of the blandest part of your live rock, white or grey it doesn't really matter. If the camera accepts the WB, it will blink "GooD", if it doesn't try again. Just try to fill the frame with the rock work. Now shoot away in your tank and the WB should at least be better than on "A" setting.


If you don't want to do all that you can try the cloudy WB setting or dial it up to 10,000K in the manual WB mode.

Have fun!

ckmullin
02-26-2013, 04:18 AM
Have this same 105 Nikkor lens...it's a beauty!

(nice shots too)

:wink:

daplatapus
02-26-2013, 04:19 AM
WOW, wicked pics. I love that eyeball shot in the first one :D

Scythanith
02-26-2013, 04:57 AM
WOW, wicked pics. I love that eyeball shot in the first one :D

It was hard to get a good focus on that guy. Had to switch to manual and just wait for his swaying to stop.

scubadawg
02-26-2013, 05:02 AM
Great pics, I have the D800 and D700 in FF
Have the 105mm VR, the old 105mm and 60mm micro.
Actually I have 15 Nikkor premimum lens:)
Have 2 D200's and Light and Motion and Sea & Sea underwater housings.

I'm upgrading my housing to the Sea&Sea D800 housing and 2 - Sea&Sea YS-D1 Strobes in the next couple of months.

scubadawg
02-26-2013, 05:04 AM
It was hard to get a good focus on that guy. Had to switch to manual and just wait for his swaying to stop.

Try scubadiving in open water, hovering in current or surge, trying to photographer a critter:) in macro mode

Scythanith
02-26-2013, 07:05 AM
Once you get those strobes you'll be able to shoot stopped down a little so you can get the DoF you need to give you a little leeway in movement.

I also have the D200 and D700. My 200 has a weird issue with the sensor though and isn't reliable anymore. We bought an ikelite housing for my wives Canon S95 but damned if I could take a decent shot in Hawaii! I was more concerned with the above sea level shooting haahaa!

I'd love to see some of your shots scubadawg. Do you have a link to a gallery?

Cheers,
Scott

scubadawg
02-26-2013, 07:31 AM
These are just a few pics, I have lots of photos in slides that I haven't scanned, shot with my Nikonos and F100 in Sea&Sea housing, I don't post a lot of Photos

https://www.facebook.com/yung.mah#!/media/set/?set=a.10150758079995251.719605.862170250&type=3

https://www.facebook.com/yung.mah#!/media/set/?set=a.10150756910095251.719266.862170250&type=3

Machu Pichau
https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/media/set/?set=a.10151991018390251.882450.862170250&type=3

http://s1048.beta.photobucket.com/user/scubadawg/library/#/user/scubadawg/library/Sharks%20Whales%20Eels?&_suid=1361592317480041490428524395967

http://s1048.beta.photobucket.com/user/scubadawg/library/#/user/scubadawg/library/?&_suid=1361592317480041490428524395967

Enjoy, These are mostly shot with the D200 and 2 SB 105's

I going to Lehbeh Straigt, Indonesia in Aug 2013, Ultimate place to shot Macro, I was in Komodo Islands about 5 years ago, saw the Mola Mola (Sunfish)

Scythanith
02-26-2013, 07:48 AM
Love the eel and whale shots! The porsche shots aren't bad either haahaa!

scubadawg
02-26-2013, 08:29 AM
I got new rims for the Porsche last year:)
The Porsche shot was for a Kidney Foundation calender a couple years ago

Replaced my 2 tone Breitling with a 2 tone Rolex Daytona last year also:)

pinkreef
02-26-2013, 04:22 PM
BEAUTIFUL PICTURES! THANKS :biggrin:

sphelps
02-26-2013, 05:49 PM
I will be once I get the tank here Steve. Build threads are boring without tank pictures!

Second time's the charm I hope :wink:

Scythanith
02-27-2013, 04:05 AM
I know eh! We are getting it delivered right to the house by Purolator this time.

*crossed fingers*