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Atlantis Dive Resort

"Feather"⠀ ⠀ Story of the Shot: A crinoid shrimp also know as a feather star shrimp. They not only take on the colour of their host but also closely mimic the texture. I just love the composition of this shot which has zero post production on it.⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Location: @atlantisresort resort in Dumaguete, Philippines.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Structure: Taken with 1DX MKII. 1/320 f120 ISO 100 with @seaandseaimaging YSD2 strobes. Photo was taken using cross over strobe technique - When you extend your strobes out in front of the camera and have the strobes facing each other at roughly 90 degrees (facing slightly towards your port) so you can light the subject and also create some separation between the subject and it's background. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For more scuba diving photos, underwater photography, conservation news and photo tips please #follow me @milesbelowphotography and milesbelow.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #happy #beautiful #cute #love #crinoid #shrimp #scuba #diving #critters #paradise #ilovediving #nature #reef #fish #naturelovers #nauticam #naturephotography #ocean #photooftheday #instagood #wetpixel ##underwateremotions #paradise #wanderlust #natgeowild #bbcearth #wildlife #dumaguete #philippines @canoncanada | @nauticamhousings | @earth_best_epic_photos |

By | 2017-06-13T13:37:17+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Underwater Photography|0 Comments

Atlantis Dive Resort

"Flight"⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Story of the Shot: A small yellow goby caught protecting the eggs that she had laid inside a very small shell. The entire frame of this picture is about is 1.5cm wide. This was shot with a snoot in a vertical position (more details on snoot photography below)⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Structure: Taken with 1DX MKII. 1/200 f18 ISO 100 with @seaandseaimaging YSD2 strobe & snoot. A snoot is a tube or similar object that fits over your strobe and allows you to control the direction and radius of the light beam. That is why you can see darker edges towards the edge of the screen. ⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀ ⠀ 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.⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀ ⠀ Location: @atlantisresort resort in Dumaguete, Philippines.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For more scuba diving photos, underwater photography, conservation news and photo tips please #follow me @milesbelowphotography and milesbelow.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #happy #beautiful #cute #love #goby #eggs #scuba #diving #critters #paradise #ilovediving #nature #reef #fish #naturelovers #nauticam #naturephotography #ocean #photooftheday #instagood #wetpixel #underwateremotions #paradise #wanderlust #natgeowild #bbcearth #wildlife #dumaguete @canoncanada | @nauticamhousings | @earth_best_epic_photos | #the_barefootwalker

By | 2017-06-09T13:38:37+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Underwater Photography|0 Comments

Atlantis Dive Resort

"Decoration"Story of the Shot: Ornate Ghost Pipefish with a beautiful background⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Location: @atlantisresort resort in Dumaguete, Philippines.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Structure: Taken with 1DX MKII. 1/160 f16 ISO 100 with @seaandseaimaging YSD2 strobes. Photo was taken using the traditional 10-2 strobe position ⠀⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For more scuba diving photos, underwater photography, conservation news and photo tips please #follow me @milesbelowphotography and milesbelow.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #happy #beautiful #cute #love #ornate #ghost #pipefish #scuba #diving #critters #paradise #ilovediving #nature #reef #fish #naturelovers #nauticam #naturephotography #ocean #photooftheday #instagood #underwateremotions #paradise #wanderlust #natgeowild #bbcearth #wildlife #dumaguete @canoncanada | @nauticamhousings | @earth_best_epic_photos | #wetpixel

By | 2017-06-05T13:27:01+00:00 June 4th, 2017|Underwater Photography|0 Comments

Atlantis Dive Resort

"Clown"⠀ ⠀ Story of the Shot: Most people visit Dumaguete for the muck diving but many can forget the region has some beautiful coral reefs. ⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Location: @atlantisresort resort in Dumaguete, Philippines.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Structure: Taken with 1DX MKII. 1/125 f8 ISO 100 with @seaandseaimaging YSD2 strobes. Photo was taken using the traditional 9-3 wide extended arms set up for fish eye / wide angle photography. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For more scuba diving photos, underwater photography, conservation news and photo tips please #follow me @milesbelowphotography and milesbelow.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #happy #beautiful #cute #love #nemo #clown #fish #scuba #diving #critters #paradise #ilovediving #nature #reef #fish #naturelovers #nauticam #naturephotography #ocean #photooftheday #instagood #underwateremotions #paradise #wanderlust #natgeowild #bbcearth #wildlife #dumaguete @canoncanada | @nauticamhousings | @earth_best_epic_photos | #the_barefootwalker

By | 2017-05-29T13:28:26+00:00 May 28th, 2017|Underwater Photography|0 Comments

Atlantis Dive Resort

"Xenophobe"⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Story of the Shot: Most of the time if I encounter a Xeno Crab it generally seems to be on a whip coral and at depths around 80-100' (25-30M)- This subject was around 1cm in length. ⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Location: @atlantisresort resort in Dumaguete, Philippines.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Structure: Taken with 1DX MKII. 1/320 f22 ISO 100 with @seaandseaimaging YSD2 strobes. Photo was taken using the traditional 10-2 strobe position ⠀⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For more scuba diving photos, underwater photography, conservation news and photo tips please #follow me @milesbelowphotography and milesbelow.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #happy #beautiful #cute #love #coral #xeno #crab #scuba #diving #critters #paradise #ilovediving #nature #reef #fish #naturelovers #nauticam #naturephotography #ocean #photooftheday #instagood #underwateremotions #paradise #wanderlust #natgeowild #bbcearth #wildlife #dumaguete @canoncanada | @nauticamhousings | @earth_best_epic_photos | #the_barefootwalker

By | 2017-05-28T13:36:55+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Underwater Photography|0 Comments

Atlantis Dive Resort

"Say Aah "⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Story of the Shot: Watched this moray eel swim into a cleaning station so I figured I would wait around for half an hour to see if he would get his teeth cleaned. That's one brave cleaner shrimp! _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Location: @atlantisresort resort in Dumaguete, Philippines.⠀⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Structure: Taken with 1DX MKII. 1/320 f20 ISO 100 with @seaandseaimaging YSD2 strobes. Photo was taken using the traditional 10-2 strobe position ⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ For more scuba diving photos, underwater photography, conservation news and photo tips please #follow me @milesbelowphotography and milesbelow.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀ #happy #beautiful #cute #love #moray #eel #shrimp #scuba #diving #critters #paradise #ilovediving #nature #reef #fish #naturelovers #nauticam #naturephotography #ocean #photooftheday #instagood #underwateremotions #paradise #wanderlust #natgeowild #bbcearth #wildlife #dumaguete @canoncanada | @nauticamhousings | @earth_best_epic_photos | #the_barefootwalker

By | 2017-05-22T13:34:10+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Underwater Photography|0 Comments

Atlantis Dive Resort

"Blues"⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Story of the Shot: When you first start to take underwater macro photos you generally want to keep subjects level or looking slightly upwards. For shooters just starting out it is always get lower, then get even lower and take the shot. Your camera is set with a high shutter speed and a high enough aperture to keep the parts of the subject you want in focus. This way you can get those nice black backgrounds. Stylistically I really love a high contrast black background subject, but on the other hand the ocean is blue (or green in cooler waters) and capturing the blue (by slowing down the shutter speed to let in the ambient light) in the a macro subject does also lead to a beautiful photo. That was the technique used to capture this wire coral goby. _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Location: @atlantisresort resort in Dumaguete, Philippines.⠀⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Structure: Taken with 1DX MKII. 1/50 f6.3 ISO 100 with @seaandseaimaging YSD2 strobes. Photo was taken using the traditional 10-2 strobe position ⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ For more scuba diving photos, underwater photography, conservation news and photo tips please #follow me @milesbelowphotography and milesbelow.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀⠀ #happy #beautiful #cute #love #spiral #coral #goby #scuba #diving #critters #paradise #ilovediving #nature #reef #fish #naturelovers #nauticam #naturephotography #ocean #photooftheday #instagood #underwateremotions #paradise #wanderlust #natgeowild #bbcearth #wildlife #dumaguete @canoncanada | @nauticamhousings | @earth_best_epic_photos | #the_barefootwalker

By | 2017-05-19T13:35:44+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Underwater Photography|0 Comments

Atlantis Dive Resort

"Jaws "⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Story of the Shot: This jawfish was photographed as it was quickly reversing into one of the corral burrows it lives in. Jawfish are mouthbrooders where the males hold the eggs in their mouths after fertilization and will not feed until they are born. The jawfish will be quite underweight by the time the eggs hatch. You can see eggs in his mouth. ⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Location: @atlantisresort resort in Dumaguete, Philippines.⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Structure: Taken with 1DX MKII. 1/250 f20 ISO 100 with @seaandseaimaging YSD2 strobes. Photo was taken using the traditional 10-2 strobe position ⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ For more scuba diving photos, underwater photography, conservation news and photo tips please #follow me @milesbelowphotography and milesbelow.com⠀⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀ #beautiful #cute #love #jaws #jawfish #eggs #scuba #diving #critters #paradise #ilovediving #nature #coral #reef #fish #naturelovers #nauticam #naturephotography #ocean #photooftheday #instagood #underwateremotions #paradise #wanderlust #natgeowild #bbcearth #wildlife #dumaguete @canoncanada | @nauticamhousings | @earth_best_epic_photos | #the_barefootwalker

By | 2017-05-18T13:37:21+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Underwater Photography|0 Comments

Atlantis Dive Resort

"Hairy "⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Story of the Shot: In Dumaguete it is frogfish season and I stumbled across this baby hairy frog fish. In a few months it will turn into a full mop. This character is about 1.5cm long. ⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Location: @atlantisresort resort in Dumaguete, Philippines.⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Structure: Taken with 1DX MKII. 1/320 f22 ISO 100 with @seaandseaimaging YSD2 strobes. Photo was taken using cross strobe set up (strobes on either side of the subject facing one another perpendicular to the housing. ⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ For more scuba diving photos, underwater photography, conservation news and photo tips please follow me @milesbelowphotography and milesbelow.com⠀⠀⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀⠀⠀ #baby #frogfish #love #scubadiving #scuba #diving #critters #paradise #ilovediving #nature #water #coral #reef #fish #naturelovers #photooftheday #nature #nauticam #naturephotography #ocean #instagood #canon #paradise #wanderlust #natgeo #bbcearth #wildlife #wildlifephotography #dumaguete @canoncanada | @nauticamhousings | @earth_best_epic_photos | #the_barefootwalker

By | 2017-05-17T13:30:21+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Underwater Photography|0 Comments

Atlantis Dive Resort

"Green Submarine"⠀ ⠀ Story of the Shot: Before our night dive I mentioned to our guide. "Do you ever see emperor shrimp here?" He said yes but they can be rare. Fast forward and I was in the process of trying to take a picture of a marble shrimp which are very shy and we were also battling a strong current when something quickly floated past my face. I lit it up with my torch and it was a green nudibranch which must have been dislodged by the strong current. It was traveling in mid water, then as it slowly rotated I noticed a orange critter and I said to myself. "That is an emperor shrimp going for a ride on nudibranch." The photo is quite something. It almost looks like it was created in photoshop. But this a purely in camera shot on a night dive. The result was pretty amazing. ⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀ ⠀ One of the controversies in underwater photography is when people feel critters have been manipulated to create a shot. The old analogy is is shoot a subject not a species ( I believe @alexmustard1 coined this). This photo was not manipulated or set up in any way. ⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀ ⠀ Location: @atlantisresort resort in Dumaguete, Philippines.⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀ ⠀ Structure: Taken with 1DX MKII in a with an SMC (super macro converter) 1/250 f16 ISO 100 with @seaandseaimaging YSD2 strobes. Photo was taken using traditional 10-2 strobe set up. _____________________________________________________________⠀ ⠀ For more scuba diving photos, underwater photography, conservation news and photo tips please follow me @milesbelowphotography and milesbelow.com⠀⠀ _____________________________________________________________⠀ #emperor #shrimp #scubadiving #scuba #diving #scubapro #paradise #ilovediving #nature #water #coral #reef #fish #naturelovers #photooftheday #nature #nauticam #naturephotography #ocean #nudibranch #canon #paradise #wanderlust #natgeo #bbcearth #wildlife #wildlifephotography #dumaguete @canoncanada | @nauticamhousings | @earth_best_epic_photos | #the_barefootwalker

By | 2017-05-16T13:38:08+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Underwater Photography|0 Comments
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