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This is a closeup of a Baeolidia australis taken with a Nauticam CMC-1 wet lens that I've been testing.

For some time I've been attempting to use my wet lenses to shorten the working distance of the my Sigma 60mm lens.

Previously I've been stacking Inon UCL 165 and a +16 diopter wet lenses, however I think, with a bit of practise, I may be able to use just the Nauticam to get the same or better magnification.

The Sigma 60mm is a lovely sharp lens, but this image is a little on the soft side. It was freezing cold, I hadn't dived for a month and the conditions were pretty murky, so I probably need a few more sessions with it to optimise its performance.

 

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Awesome turtle

I took this shot during a night dive in North Sulawesi and I think it is one of my best photos.

This Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) was in awesome condition. It's markings were so strong and clear and it seemed beautifully healthy. It drifted out of the darkness, hovered around me long enough to photograph it from a couple of different angles and then disappeared into the darkness.

It was brilliant.

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Fireworm
This wonderful little critter is a Fireworm - Chloeia amphora.

Some species of Fireworms' bristles are hollow, venom-filled chaeta which can produce an intense burning irritation in the area of contact - which is how they got their name .

They certainly are interesting little creatures.


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Jorgipie Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the watch, I appreciate your support! *Free Icon/Emote* Totoro ( Heart)
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Holophite Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2018   General Artist
Love your macro shots!
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Jorgipie Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I plan to do lots more soon! Gonna rent a lens that can give me a wider range of focus for those kinds of shots :D
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Holophite Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018   General Artist
Have you tried close up filters? I started with one underwater. I didnt have much depth of field but they arent expensive and they get you in close to your subjects.
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Uzag Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018

Gorgeous gallery! The quality of your photos is beautiful, always crisp and with a natural yet vibrant look. I enjoy the variety of the subjects, ranging from massive species and scenery to delicate close ups of small organisms.

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Holophite Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2018   General Artist
Thankyou so much - nature is pretty crazy. I love the unusual stuff and I see you have some pretty sea-beasty creatures in your art works!!  
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Iris-cup Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
so nice by vafiehya of you to fave  Rainbow Butterfly by cutecolorful     Thank You by cutecolorful
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Iris-cup Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
so nice by vafiehya of you to fave  Rainbow Butterfly by cutecolorful     Thank You by cutecolorful
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Bysthedragon Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for favoriting my artwork!
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Holophite Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018   General Artist
My pleasure! I'm fascinated by Quetzalcoatl and the Egyptian flying serpent lore. I bet they share the same origins!
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