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Kelvin Grove Beach, Lion’s Bay, BC

"Ruby"⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Story of the Shot: : Photographed this Red Flabellina Nudibranch today with a snoot. These are easy to identify in the emerald waters of the pacific northwest. They have dense rows of red and/or pink cerata tipped in white on either side of body. They have relatively short rhinophores with very subtle ridges which you can notice due to the lighting of this shot. ⠀ ⠀⠀ ____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Location: Kelvin Grove, British Columbia⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Structure: Taken with 1DX MKII. 1/125 f11 ISO 100 with @seaandseaimaging YSD2 strobe and 10bar snoot with center aiming laser⠀⠀ ____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tip: When shooting with a snoot if you don't have one with an aiming laser, the best thing to do at the beginning of a dive is to find an underwater object like a rock so you can set and lock the focal distance (focus lock). Take the picture, playback to see where the lighting is and repeat while you make small adjustments to the snoot. Stop when the snoot is lighting the subject the way you like. You then typically use this setting for the majority of a dive where you will move the camera in and out from the subject until it is in focus. For this dive I set the snoot light to be just slightly behind subjects so you would get some subtle backlighting. This photo has zero post production on it. ⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For more scuba diving photos, underwater photography, conservation news and photo tips please @milesbelowphotography and milesbelow.com @canoncanada | @nauticamhousings | @earth_best_epic_photos |

By | 2017-10-16T13:26:31+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Underwater Photography|0 Comments

Critters at Lembeh Resort

"Glow Worm"⠀ ⠀ Story of the Shot: Nembrotha kubaryana Nudibranch⠀ ____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Location: @crittersatlembehresort Lembeh Strait, Indonesia ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Structure: Taken with 5DSR. 1/250 f10 ISO 100 with Sea&Sea Alpha strobes. Strobes were in the standard 9-2 Macro set up. ⠀⠀ ____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tip: Although these nudibranchs are quite common, underwater it is often subject over species. If a critter wants to pose, then take the picture!⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For more scuba diving photos, underwater photography, conservation news and photo tips please #followme me @milesbelowphotography and milesbelow.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #happy #beautiful #cute #love #nudibranch #glowinthedark #scuba #diving #critters #paradise #ilovediving #nature #reef #fish #shark #naturelovers #naturephotography #ocean #photooftheday #instagood #underwaterphotography #underwateremotions #paradise #wanderlust #natgeowild #bbcearth #wildlife #indonesia #sealife @canoncanada | @nauticamhousings | @earth_best_epic_photos |

By | 2017-10-09T16:36:49+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Underwater Photography|0 Comments

Critters at Lembeh Resort

"Hold On"⠀ ⠀ Story of the Shot: The blue ring octopus are solitary animals and their body size is generally no larger than 5cm. Different species can be visually distinguished from one another by the diameter and frequency of blue rings and the body size.⠀ ____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀ Location: @crittersatlembehresort Lembeh Strait, Indonesia ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Structure: Taken with 5DSR. 1/250 f13 ISO 200 with Sea&Sea Alpha strobes. Strobes were in the standard 9-2 Macro set up. ⠀ ____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀ Tip: Diffraction and Super macro with high megapixel cameras. When shooting super macro in order to get the whole subject in focus you can often be f22+ and the image can get soft due to diffraction. With the 5DsR I actually found that at f11 the images started to get quite soft. The actual listed DLA (Diffraction Limited Aperture) is 6.7 vs 10.6 on my new 1DXMKII (also pixels are larger 6.6µmI vs 4.14µm.) DLA value is the result of a mathematical formula that approximates the aperture where diffraction begins to visibly negatively affect image sharpness at the pixel level. Introduce port glass, filters and water and the sharpness can degrade quickly. For me the 5DsR was not a great underwater option which is why I upgraded to the 1DXMKII. ⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀ For more scuba diving photos, underwater photography, conservation news and photo tips please #followme @milesbelowphotography and milesbelow.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #happy #beautiful #cute #love #bluering #octopus #scuba #diving #critters #paradise #ilovediving #nature #reef #fish #shark #naturelovers #naturephotography #ocean #photooftheday #instagood #underwaterphotography #underwateremotions #paradise #wanderlust #natgeowild #bbcearth #wildlife #indonesia #sealife @canoncanada | @nauticamhousings | @earth_best_epic_photos |⠀⠀ ⠀

By | 2017-10-09T16:36:49+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Underwater Photography|0 Comments

Coopers Green Regional Park

"Blossom"⠀ ⠀ Story of the Shot: This 1cm wide Orange Cup Coral is on the endangered species list and removal of native corals such as these may reduce the production of the entire ecosystem, compromising ecosystem functions.⠀ ____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀ Location: Coopers Green dive site near Half Moon Bay on the beautiful British Columbia ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀ Structure: Taken with 5D MKII. 1/250 f20 ISO 200 with Sea&Sea Alpha strobes. Photo was taken using a cross-over strobe position for macro photography. Both strobes were placed in front of the camera facing slightly inwards towards the lens opening. ⠀ ____________________________________________________________⠀⠀ Tip: This shot was about trying to find a subject that was on enough of a interesting angle that I could create separation between the subject and rocking wall it was sitting on. In situations like this using a cross over strobe position works well to continue to get black backgrounds. ⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀ For more scuba diving photos, underwater photography, conservation news and photo tips please #follow me @milesbelowphotography and milesbelow.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #happy #beautiful #cute #love #orangecut #coral #scuba #diving #critters #paradise #ilovediving #nature #reef #fish #naturelovers #nauticam #naturephotography #ocean #photooftheday #instagood #wetpixel ##underwateremotions #paradise #wanderlust #natgeowild #bbcearth #wildlife #vancouver #britishcolumbia @canoncanada | @nauticamhousings | @earth_best_epic_photos |⠀

By | 2017-10-09T16:36:49+00:00 August 20th, 2017|Underwater Photography|0 Comments
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