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Soft Corals Lolou Reef


Posted by ChrisRoss on Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:10 am

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Soft Corals Lolou Reef

Soft Corals on the reeftop at Lolou Reef, the fish is a Vagabond Butterflyfish.

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Olympus OM-D EM-1 MkII + Panasonic 8mm fisheye, Nauticam Housing, INON strobes.

1/250 @ f8 ISO400
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by Tom Whelan on Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:21 pm
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Fine image - did you light the scene from the side? Nice light on the foreground coral on the left, excellent detail.
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by ChrisRoss on Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:00 am
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Hi Tom and thanks, light is two strobes out on arms one each side and a little above the lens. The water absorbs light particularly red light very quickly so it looks a little like lighting from one side as light from the far side has to travel further. Strobe positioning is a whole topic in itself, this link explains some of the concepts:

https://www.opticaloceansales.com/files/OOS-Strobe-Positioning.pdf

Taken with the fisheye I'm generally less than 1m from main subject and generally closer for most shots.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:03 am
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Your underwater gardens always amaze me- so colorful and full of variety. I really enjoy these journeys into another , usually unseen world. Beautifully composed and presented.
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by Paul Rossi on Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:59 pm
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