ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Mon May 14, 2012 9:10 am

Week 19 - 06-12/05/2012

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Fungi, at Mount Sion Park, Glenbrook, New South Wales, Australia.

Taken: 2012/05/12 16:35:52
Equipment: Nikon D300, Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D, Pop-up flash, Mini diffuser
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Sat May 19, 2012 10:45 am

Week 20 13-19/05/2012

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Weedy seadragon, Phyllopteryx taeniolatus, at The Leap, Kurnell, New South Wales, Australia. Depth: 15.2 metres.

Taken: 2012/05/13 12:13:37
Equipment: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR, +5 diopter, Ikelite housing, Dome port, 2 x DS161 strobes
Settings: ISO 200, 1/125s, f/11, @ 18mm
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby amashun1 on Sat May 19, 2012 10:40 pm

Nice pictures Andrew, haven't seen any marine pictures for 2-3 years now.loving them and your works.
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Sun May 20, 2012 9:47 am

Thanks, Adrian.
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Sun May 27, 2012 9:24 am

Week 21 - 20-26/05/2012

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Mushroom at Mount Sion Park, Glenbrook, New South Wales, Australia.

Taken: 2012/05/21 15:51:57
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:57 pm

Week 22 - 27/05/2012-02/06/2012

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Dwarf lionfish, Dendrochirus brachypterus, at Shiprock, Port Hacking, New South Wales, Australia. Depth: 12.6 metres

Taken: 2012/06/01 18:05:32
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby zafra52 on Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:46 pm

Very nice pictures, specially the last one.
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:29 pm

Week 23 - 03-09/06/2012

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Spotted wobbegong, Orectolobus maculatus, at Bare Island, La Perouse, New South Wales, Australia. Depth: 11.6 metres.

Taken: 2012/06/03 11:59:01
Equipment: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR, Ikelite housing, Dome port, 2 x DS161 strobes
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:33 pm

Week 24 - 10-16/06/2012

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Eye of a reaper cuttlefish, Sepia mestus, at Shiprock, Port Hacking, New South Wales, Australia. Depth 10.3 metres

Taken: 2012/06/10 13:39:15
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:00 pm

Week 25 - 17-23/06/2012

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Juvenile Port Jackson shark, Heterodontus portusjacksoni, at Camp Cove, Watsons Bay, New South Wales, Australia. Depth: 5.3 metres.

Taken: 2012/06/23 10:20:32
Equipment: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR, Ikelite housing, Dome port, 2 x DS161 strobes
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:00 pm

Week 26 - 24-30/06/2012

I couldn't decide for this week so I am posting two images here this week.

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Reaper cuttlefish, Sepia mestus, at The Leap, Kurnell, New South Wales, Australia. Depth: 17.7 metres

Taken: 2012/06/24 11:07:13
Equipment: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR, Ikelite housing, Dome port, 2 x DS161 strobes
Settings: ISO 200, 1/125s, f/16, @55mm

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Pot-bellied seahorse, Hippocampus abdominalis, at The Leap, Kurnell, New South Wales, Australia. Depth: 19.9 metres.

Taken: 2012/06/24 10:54:12
Equipment: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR, Ikelite housing, Dome port, 2 x DS161 strobes
Settings: ISO 200, 1/125s, f/16, @34mm

What is special about the seahorse is that she's the exact same seahorse from Week 12 and I have seen her multiple times in the same spot since January 2011. There are two males on the same rock that I have seen since September 2011. There's another female further along (actually near the cuttlefish) that I have seen since September 2011, too.
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:40 pm

Week 27 - 01-07/07/2012

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Green moray eel, Gymnothorax prasinus, at Shiprock, Port Hacking, New South Wales, Australia. Depth: 9.4 metres.

Taken: 2012/07/01 19:12:42
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:26 pm

Week 28 - 08-14/07/2012

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Red indianfish, Pataecus fronto, at Gorgeous Reef, Henry Head, New South Wales, Australia. Depth: 16 metres.

Taken: 2012/07/14 12:32:40
Equipment: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 12-24mm f/4, +4 diopter, Ikelite housing, Dome Port, 2 x DS161 strobes
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:16 pm

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Red brick sea star, Pentagonaster duebeni, at Bare Island, La Perouse, New South Wales, Australia. Depth: 12.7 metres.

Taken: 2012/07/21 10:48:49
Equipment: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR, +5 diopter, Ikelite housing, Dome port, 2 x DS161 strobes.
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:16 pm

Week 30 - 22-28/07/2012

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Sergeant baker, Aulopus purpurissatus, at Bare Island, La Perouse, New South Wales, Australia.Depth: 7.9 metres.

Taken: 2012/07/28 12:18:12
Equipment: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR, +5 diopter, Ikelite housing, Dome port, 2 x DS161
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:07 pm

Week 31 - 29/07 - 04/08/2012

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Grey spider flower, Grevillea buxifolia, at Mount Sion Park, Glenbrook, New South Wales, Australia.

Taken: 2012/08/04 10:31:31
Equipment: Nikon D300, Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D, Pop-up flash, Mini diffuser, Monopod
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:16 pm

Week 32 - 05-11/08/2012

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Sulpher-crested cockatoos, Cacatua galerita, at Glenbrook, New South Wales, Australia.

Taken: 2012/08/05 09:26:01
Equipment: Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR, Pop-up flash fill, Monopod
Settings: ISO 400, 1/40s, f/16, @ 95mm
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:24 pm

Week 33 - 12-18/08/2012

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Brush-tail possum, Trichosurus vulpercula, at Glenbrook, New South Wales, Australia.

Taken: 2012/08/16 20:53:31
Equipment: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D, Pop-up flash, Mini diffuser
Settings: ISO 200, 1/200s, f/8, EV1.67
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:13 am

A quick update to say I have photographs from weeks 34 and 35 to post but it's going to take me some time to go through them an make a selection. On the weekend I got back from 2 weeks in Indonesia (mostly diving around Komodo Island) and I have over 1500 images for week 34 and over 1300 for week 35 to sort through.
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:17 pm

Week 34 - 19-25/08/2012

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Pygmy seahorse, Hippocampus bargibanti, at The Estuary, Sangeang Island, Indonesia. Depth 25.1 metres.

Taken: 2012/08/22 10:19:13
Equipment: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D, Ikelite housing, Flat port, 2 x DS161 strobes
Settings: ISO 200, 1/160s, f/16

Just so you are aware of the challenge, here, these seahorses are only 1-2cm tall.
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:51 pm

Week 35 - 26/08 - 01/09/2012

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Crocodilefish, Cymbacephalus beauforti, at Pink Beach, Komodo Island, Indonesia. Depth: 12.1 metres.

Taken: 2012/08/26 18:54:42
Equipment: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D, Ikelite housing, Flat port, 2 x DS161 strobes
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:00 pm

Week 36 - 02-08/09/2012

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Angler, Antennarius sp., at The Leap, Kurnell, New South Wales, Australia. Depth: 20 metres.

Taken: 2012/09/08 08:26:06
Equipment: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VRII, +5 diopter, Ikelite housing, Dome port, 2 x DS161 strobes
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:21 pm

Week 37 09-15/09/2012

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Pineapplefish, Cleidopus gloriamaris, at Shiprock, Port Hacking, New South Wales, Australia. Depth: 12.7 metres.

Taken: 2012/09/14 19:21:48
Equipment: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D, Ikelite housing, Flat port, 2 x DS161 strobes
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:37 pm

Week 38 - 16-22/09/2012

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"Golden Girl" - Female pot-bellied seahorse, Hippocampus abdominalis, at The Leap, Kurnell, New South Wales, Australia. Depth: 20.8 metres.

Taken: 2012/09/22 11:17:00
Equipment: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VRII, +5 diopter, Ikelite housing, Dome port, 2 x DS161 strobes
Settings: ISO 200, 1/200s, f/16, @ 48mm

I know I have posted photos of this same seahorse twice already but the only photos I took for week 38 were on a dive on the 22nd and she was the best of the lot. I had to do a lot of recovery on this shot, too, because camera/housing were playing up big time and overexposing almost all my shots.
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:49 am

Week 39 - 23-29/09/2012

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Bearded dragon, Pogona barbata, at Knapsack Park, Glenbrook, New South Wales, Australia.

Taken: 2012/09/23 12:36:55
Equipment: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D, Pop-up flash, Mini diffuser
Settings: ISO 200, 1/200s, f/16, EV+1.67
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:56 pm

Week 40 - 30/09-06/10/2012

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Basket star, Astrosierra amblyconus, at The Leap, Kurnell, New South Wales, Australia. Depth: 21 metres.

Taken: 2012/10/06 10:50:26
Equipment: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VRII, +5 diopter, Ikelite housing, Dome port, 2 x DS161 strobes
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:51 pm

Week 41 - 07-13/10/2012

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Jumping spider, Hypoblemum albovittatum, Glenbrook, New South Wales, Australia.

Taken: 2012/10/13 12:30:44
Equipment: Nikon D300, Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D, 36mm extension tube, pop-up flash, mini-diffuser
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby Geoff M on Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:34 pm

I have not viewed this thread in quite a while. I just have to say Andrew that you have some bloody fantastic images here, in fact all of them are bloody fantastic. Well done. :bowdown:
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:12 am

Thanks, Geoff. I have made and effort to get a good photo each week and also tried to make each one different.
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:40 pm

Week 42 - 14-20/10/2012

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Grey nurse shark, Carcharias taurus, at North Rock, Broughton Island, New South Wales, Australia. Depth: 10.6 metres.

Taken: 2012/10/20 10:01:17
Equipment: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VRII, +5 diopter, Ikelite housing, Dome port, 2 x DS161 strobes
Settings: ISO 200, 1/250s, f/8, @18mm

I know I'm doubling up here on this species but last week these sharks were pretty much all I shot.
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby Murray Foote on Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:04 pm

Overall, great stuff, Andrew.
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:59 am

Week 43 - 21-27/10/2012

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Tachinid fly at Glenbrook, New South Wales, Australia.

Taken: 2012/10/25 09:08:50
Equipment: Nikon D300, Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D, Pop-up flash, Mini diffuser
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:41 am

Week 44 - 28/10 - 02/11/2012

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Pleurobranch, Euselenops luniceps, at Camp Cove, Watsons Bay, New South Wales, Australia. Depth: 4.7 metres.

Taken: 2012/10/28 11:52:59
Equipment: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR, +5 diopter, Ikelite housing, Dome port, 2 x DS161 strobes
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:56 am

Week 45 - 4-10/11/2012

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Rock fltahead, Thysanophrys cirronasus, at Camp Cove, Watsons Bay, New South Wales, Australia.Depth: 3.7 metres.

Taken: 2012/11/09 19:39:26
Equipment: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D, Ikelite housing, Flat port, 2 x DS161 strobes
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:59 am

Week 46 - 11-17/11/2012

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Bubble snail, Hydatina physis, at The Steps, Kurnell, New South Wales, Australia. Depth: 10.3 metres.

Taken: 2012/11/17 10:49:44
Equipment: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR, +5 diopter, Ikelite housing, Dome port, 2 x DS161 strobes
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:36 pm

Week 47 - 18-24/11/2012

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Hammer octopus, Octopus australis, at Camp Cove, Watsons Bay, New South Wales, Australia. Depth: 3.3 metres.

Taken: 2012/11/23 21:14:20
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:25 pm

Week 48 - 25/11 - 1/12/2012

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Striped anglerfish, Antennarius striatus, at Chowder Bay, Clifton Gardens, New South Wales, Australia. Depth: 6.1 metres.

Taken: 2012/11/25 10:47:06
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:55 am

Week 49 - 2-8/12/2012

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Spindle cowrie, Phenacovolva sp., at The Leap, Kurnell, New South Wales, Australia. Depth: 19.9 metres.

Taken: 2012/12/08 11:52:21
Equipment: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR, +5 diopter, Ikelite housing, Dome port, 2 x DS161 strobes
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby Matt. K on Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:22 pm

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You are a master in your field and your images are just bloody wonderful! They deserve to be seen by a wider audience because they will be loved.
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby Remorhaz on Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:53 am

Agreed - it's an awesome underwater world you bring us each week

In that last it's interesting how the dof drops off so quickly even at f/11 - is that the +5 diopter or just the subject distance?
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby aim54x on Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:30 am

Remorhaz wrote:In that last it's interesting how the dof drops off so quickly even at f/11 - is that the +5 diopter or just the subject distance?


I would expect it is the +5 and therefore the subject distance as well
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:39 am

Remorhaz wrote:is that the +5 diopter or just the subject distance?

Short answer: Yes

Long answer: It's the magnification. The cowrie is only 2-3 cm long and so the magnification is around 1:2.5 (the image is cropped a bit). To get that magnification I have to be close to the subject so the subject distance is an indirect factor. Without the +5 diopter, I could not have got that magnification so it is a factor, but ultimately it is the combination of magnification and aperture. If I was to take the same shot with the 60mm lens in a flat port so that the magnification was the same, I would expect the same DoF (not withstanding any optical quality issues with the lenses or the diopter - and I wouldn't expect any significant optical issues with the diopter as I was shooting at 55mm and so would only be using the centre of the lens).
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:30 pm

oh... thanks very much to Matt and Rodney for the kind words.
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:50 pm

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Three-bar porcupinefish, Dicotylichthys punctulatus, at Shiprock, Port Hacking, New South Wales, Australia. Depth: 7.5 metres.

Taken: 2012/12/15 11:40:19
Equipment: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D, Ikelite housing, Flat port, 2 x DS161 strobes
Settings: ISO 200, 1/250s, f/11

Incidentally, here's a shot of the same (or very similar) cowrie shot with the 60mm lens at f/16.

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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:48 pm

Week 51 - 16-22/12/2012

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Eastern smooth boxfish, Anoplocapros inermis, at Bare Island, La Perouse, New South Wales, Australia. Depth: 16.8 metres.

Taken: 2012/12/16 09:32:11
Equipment: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D, Ikelite housing, Flat port, 2 x DS161 strobes
Settings: ISO 200, 1/250s, f/16
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby ATJ on Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:49 pm

Week 52 - 23-29/12/2012

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Predatory polychate worm, Eunice sp., at Camp Cove, Watsons Bay, New South Wales, Australia. Depth: 2.3 metres.

Taken: 2012/12/23 19:55:54
Equipment: NIKON D7000, Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D, Ikelite housing, Flat port, 2 x DS161 strobes
Settings: ISO 200, 1/250s, f/16

And I'm done!
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby chrisk on Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:42 pm

congratulations on an epic and thoroughly entertaining journey ! :cheers:
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EM1 l 7.5 l 12-40 l 14 l 17 l 25 l 45 l 60 l 75 l AW1 l V3
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Re: ATJ's Fifty Two Frames

Postby TonyT on Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:37 am

Andrew

Thanks for sharing, every shot to me has been a winner and putting into one thread has also been a winner. It's provided a opportunity to view your progress throughout the year (which I have) and enjoyed.
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Postby the foto fanatic on Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:57 am

Top effort!
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