Shooting Hairy Shrimp is extremely challenging, they like to jump around alot. This subject is about 5mm wide and underwater looks like a piece of red lint. ⠀⠀
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Location: @scubaseraya_resort : Indonesia⠀⠀
Exposure: ISO 100 • 1/250 • f22⠀⠀
Camera: Canon 1DXMKII +100mm Canon ⠀
UW Accessories: Nauticam SMC-2⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Lighting: Single Retra Strobe⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Conditions: Particulate & Haze⠀⠀
Visibility: 18M ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Technical Tip: With a shallow depth of field it is quite difficult with a Super Macro Converter, or +10 Diopter to get everything into focus. Even with focus stacking usually do to movement in the water or subject it is really hard to make that work so you need to rely on a single shot at the highest f stop you are comfortable with. To date this is probably the best hairy shrimp photo I have managed to take and it was at f22, often f25-f32 would help bring more into focus but you will then have to deal with some pretty significant diffraction in your shot ⠀
Post Production: I use Adobe Lightroom and photo has very little post production on it. +15 on shadows, and colour balancing it shot a little warm (6300, I lowered it to 4500) That's it!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The suit of Chester E. Mcduffee:
Macduffs ADS was tested in 1915 in Long Island Sound. It was made like the “Hanseatische”from aluminum alloy and weighted about 250 kilo. The cylindrical joints mounted on ball bearings allowed movement in one direction only. They do not appear to be watertight due to the fact Macduffee implemented a waterpump in the suit. This pump was able to pump water from the leg section into the sea. The pump operated on compressed air supplied from the surface. The used air from the pump then expanded into the suit and was used by the diver for breathing. ( Robert H. Davis Stated the pump was driven by electricity) The suit was equipped with a 12 section-gripper mounted on one arm and a electric light on the other arm. Also a hook is seen on a picture. Macduffee’s suit reached 65 meters of waterdepth in 1915!
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I'm beyond blessed to pursue an education in what I'm passionate about. The marine environment is a diverse and fascinating ecosystem that needs rehabilitation and conservation. These are just a few of the fun finds within the areas surrounding the Mullica River.