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by Scott G
Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Flash problems
Replies: 6
Views: 837

Re: Flash problems

Ok, I'm an idiot, I'll admit it right up front. I had a 960 strobe from Sealife and I really liked it. I went to Bonaire and took about 400 pictures with it. Hurrah. There were some nice German divers there and they really liked my strobe but it would have cost them about $600 in Germany so in the ...
by Scott G
Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Focal Point
Replies: 24
Views: 1350

Re: Focal Point

I am very new to the underwater photographer thing. I am shooting a Canon G9 with an Ikelite housing. In order to start slow I am not using a strobe at this point and am staying pretty much with ambient light shots. I have started by just using the program mode and setting the white balance for my ...
by Scott G
Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Invert ID help
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Invert ID help

Anyone know what these are of hand? Going through photo's, away from books. They are between 1-3' in height in ~35' of water, in Oregon... photo's kinda lousy with 6' visibility, surge and man those things move quick in the surge, had to crank on the shutter speed and ISO to get any type of shot. ar...
by Scott G
Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: New creatures found in Antarctica
Replies: 8
Views: 535

My friend has been diving there on a nudibranch research deal the past two springs (there)... they've turned up 10 or more new species not even looking for them- they are working with a species that some info is known. I wish his photo's were mine to post, absolutely amazing- 1/4 mile visibility, sp...
by Scott G
Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Whidbey Island Critters
Replies: 4330
Views: 465685

Floating docks and scallops

Jan, cool observation: I always check out the floating docks when they pick them out for replacement/maintanence... There are always Young of the Year scallops on them (rock scallops in this case) they can settle on them in the summer... but cannot survive so high in the water column when the rain c...
by Scott G
Sat Sep 15, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Dogfish vs Mud Sharks
Replies: 4
Views: 1159

Re: Dogfish vs Mud Sharks

Octoloco wrote:For those in the know:

Is there a difference between these two names or are they one and the same???

Thanks in advance


"mud shark" in my experience refers to six gill or sleeper sharks.

dogfish is the much smaller spiny dogfish.

Scott
by Scott G
Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Olive Rockfish
Replies: 16
Views: 2523

difference

Hey Tim, since i just figured out that i'm in the only common range of these two fish, i'm probably one of few that has a photo of them side by side. My buddy pointed this out to me a while back and i took this photo, he said the only absolute diagnostic ID is probably head spines and fin rays... wh...
by Scott G
Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Olive Rockfish
Replies: 16
Views: 2523

Olives are indeed California range and I think range is about the only way to really tell them apart-I think that's what Janna told me. Great find! We have them both down here, i've seen them side by side and you can tell the difference (when, as in my case, it was pointed out to me). The coloratio...
by Scott G
Sun Jun 10, 2007 8:30 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Tall Top Jelly? with Hitchhikers
Replies: 4
Views: 883

It's probably crab megalope... they should be thick in the water right now and famously travel with other jellies (Vellela)

Scott