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Thumbi Island West

Postby Dave G » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:10 pm

Just a few shots here for inspiration on rocks, decor etc.

I put the fish eye lens back on the camera for this dive - to get some wide angle shots

Her'e's Swdish buddy Lars Andersson with his camera gear

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Yup it can be pretty bleak!

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Some of the fish make up for it!
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The red and green of the rocks go well with the blue and yellow of the fish
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The peacock is A cobue (not originally from this part of the lake)
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Over/ under shot of the boat - you can see the water colour and the shallow depth we were in here.
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Went for a snorkel with the 60mm lens back on. We wondered about how this small croc had died - but look at the tetras swimming here
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Nice trewavasae in very shallow water
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A zebra
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Re: Thumbi Island West

Postby chris33 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:17 pm

got to say thats some camera gear. great photosonce again. what gear doyou use?
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Re: Thumbi Island West

Postby Dave G » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:28 pm

Hi Chris

I've got a Nikon D300 with a Sea & Sea housing / strobes. I use either a Tokina 10-17mm fisheye, Nikon 17-35mm, Nikon 60mm macro or (in really clear water with easily spooked fish) a Nikon 105mm VR macro.
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Re: Thumbi Island West

Postby daveyboy » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:49 pm

Wow great shots there Dave :text-coolphotos: :tu:
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Re: Thumbi Island West

Postby Tony » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:31 pm

Brilliant pic's again Dave :tu:
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Re: Thumbi Island West

Postby Clare » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:52 pm

Dave, what can I say. A lovely episode to last years safari exclusive. :)

That aurora looks stunning. Great photos yet again of some lovely fish. :tu:
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Re: Thumbi Island West

Postby Barry » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:51 am

Marvellous stuff Dave - thanks for posting! :text-coolphotos: :text-bravo:


Anyone notice... not a single lump of ocean rock anywhere.... :tu:
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Re: Thumbi Island West

Postby Scott » Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:19 pm

Barry wrote:Marvellous stuff Dave - thanks for posting! :text-coolphotos: :text-bravo:


Anyone notice... not a single lump of ocean rock anywhere.... :tu:


:clap: :clap: :clap:

Or purple plants.
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Re: Thumbi Island West

Postby Barry » Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:31 pm

:naughty: :shhh:


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Re: Thumbi Island West

Postby wesg8 » Thu May 24, 2012 3:10 pm

Excellent photos
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