We picked a very windy day for our Sunday Social Dive in North Bali. With friends Chris Cunnold & Wendy Hutchins, we went in search of critters to photograph, all armed with our new BluSnoot Fiber Optic Snoots
We chose Tianyar Beach west of Tulamben, as it had the largest waves and most surge - ideal for fine tuning our skills with our Fiber Optic Snoots ??
It was also a great place for fine tuning our surf entry/exit skills. We were surprised that we found anything given the conditions but we all managed to capture a few shots of some nudi's and a juvenile ornate ghost pipefish. If nothing else we proved that in very low visibility conditions, we can eliminate almost all backscatter by using our Fiber Optic Snoots to light just the photo subject, rather than all of the sediment in the water... and there was plenty of it !!
Tiny Doto Nudibranch on Black Coral (Also two skeleton shrimps just below the nudibranch)
because the Fiber Optic Snoot only lit the subject, the background is
totally black, making the crinoid invisible in the photo.
Canon 7D, Nauticam Housing, 100mm macro, Inon Z240 with BlueSnoot Fiber Optic Snoot (Chris Cunnold)
Nikon D90, Nauticam Housing, 60mm macro, Inon Z240 with BluSnoot Fiber Optic Snoot (Wendy Hutchins)
Olympus E-PL2, Olympus Housing, 60mm macro, Inon Z220 with BluSnoot Fiber Optic Snoot (Jeff Mullins)