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Phuket LOB - 15 to 20 Sep 2010
« on: 04 Oct 10, 00:23 »
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  • Just sharing some photos from a recent LOB trip to Phuket from 15-20 Sep 2010.  Dive sites includes Hin Daeng/Hin Muang, Koh Haa and Koh Bida islands. Any critics/comments for improvement are welcome. :)


    Gorgonian Sea Fan (Annella mollis) at Koh Bida Nok (15m) - Phuket, Thailand


    School of squids at Koh Haa Lagoon (8m)


    Dogfaced Puffer (Arothron nigropunctatus) at Koh Haa Lagoon (18m)


    Handsome Halgerda (Halgerda bacalusia) at Koh Haa Yai (15m)

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    Re: Phuket LOB - 15 to 20 Sep 2010
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  • Spearing mantis shrimp (Lysiosquillina lisa) at Hin Daeng (15m)


    Anemone porcelain crab (Neopetrolisthes maculatus) at Ao Noi (12m)


    Red Saddleback Anemonefish (Amphiprion ephippium) at Ao Noi (12m)


    Fingerprint Toby (Canthigaster compressa) at Hin Daeng (20m)

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    Re: Phuket LOB - 15 to 20 Sep 2010
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  • Zebra lionfish (Dendrochirus zebra) at Ao Noi (17m)


    Bearded scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis barbata) at Koh Haa Neua (19m)


    Giant Moray (Gymnothorax javanicus) being cleaned by cleaner shrimps at Hin Daeng (15m)


    Honeycomb grouper (Epinephelus merra) at Koh Bida Nai (19m)

    Rest of the photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/karseng76/sets/72157624961081339/

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    Re: Phuket LOB - 15 to 20 Sep 2010
    « Reply #3 on: 04 Oct 10, 00:45 »
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  • Woah! Love that dogfaced puffer shot!  ;)
    « Last Edit: 04 Oct 10, 01:15 by siaokao »
    So they call it a 'FACT' coz someone made some statements on a 'FACT SHEET'? hummm...

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    Re: Phuket LOB - 15 to 20 Sep 2010
    « Reply #4 on: 04 Oct 10, 17:41 »
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  • Thanks siaokao. Keke.. It's cute isn't it? Just like a puppy lazing on a rock. I resisted the temptation to give it a pet! lolx.  :D

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    Re: Phuket LOB - 15 to 20 Sep 2010
    « Reply #5 on: 04 Oct 10, 19:49 »
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  • Thanks siaokao. Keke.. It's cute isn't it? Just like a puppy lazing on a rock. I resisted the temptation to give it a pet! lolx.  :D

    haha.. these are all great photos.. but I find that puffer pix outstanding.  To begin with, I think u have a great subject!  Excellent composition (donno how you frame this shot, fish seems to be turning and position of the fins.. incredibly lucky or skills man!) and of coz, lighting, details and the rest.. nothing I cannot fault.  Wonder when I can have results like that..  ;D ;D ;D

    Btw, u shooting with single strobe?
    « Last Edit: 04 Oct 10, 19:55 by siaokao »
    So they call it a 'FACT' coz someone made some statements on a 'FACT SHEET'? hummm...

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    Re: Phuket LOB - 15 to 20 Sep 2010
    « Reply #6 on: 04 Oct 10, 21:27 »
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  • Yeap, I guess being at the right place and time helps! I didn't spot this fellow myself. The first instance when I saw it, I almost burst out laughing due to that 'lazy dog' look! It's body is indeed slanted one side. I think I forgot to mention this was taken on a night dive. After this fellow, also saw quite a few other puffer "lying" around but this is still the cutest fellow among all that I've saw.

    Oh ya, using a single strobe. To think of it, maybe if I can have another strobe or light to add a little catchlight to the eye, that would be nice. :)

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    Re: Phuket LOB - 15 to 20 Sep 2010
    « Reply #7 on: 04 Oct 10, 21:30 »
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  • very nice... really like the puffer shot too.

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    Re: Phuket LOB - 15 to 20 Sep 2010
    « Reply #8 on: 04 Oct 10, 22:05 »
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  • Yeap, I guess being at the right place and time helps! I didn't spot this fellow myself. The first instance when I saw it, I almost burst out laughing due to that 'lazy dog' look! It's body is indeed slanted one side. I think I forgot to mention this was taken on a night dive. After this fellow, also saw quite a few other puffer "lying" around but this is still the cutest fellow among all that I've saw.

    Oh ya, using a single strobe. To think of it, maybe if I can have another strobe or light to add a little catchlight to the eye, that would be nice. :)

    naa.. I think single strobe is nice for this shot.  If you have another strobe.. you may have lighted up rear of fish and I think the pic will not look as balanced.  Single strobe also enhances puffer's 'skin' texture due to shadow.. especially at the mouth and bottom side area.. Very nice.   ;)

    hehe.. sounds like I very pro hor.. but actually i only pro toking.. actual shooting.. very far away..  :P
    So they call it a 'FACT' coz someone made some statements on a 'FACT SHEET'? hummm...

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    Re: Phuket LOB - 15 to 20 Sep 2010
    « Reply #9 on: 05 Oct 10, 09:14 »
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  • Thks Jordan76.

    Hm.. I guess the single strobe probably works well for the puffer. Somehow I'm just toying with the idea of a 2nd strobe (not that I own one) either to the left, bottom or even almost directly in front at the lowest power. Idea is not to fill up the shadows but rather just enough to create a little sparkle in the eyes. If you've noticed, the eyes seems a little dull and lifeless though. K, maybe that adds to the lazy dog feeling. lolx. :p