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Octopus Octopus

Post by ljjames » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:46 am

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Re: Octopus Octopus

Post by verrinne » Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:33 am

Is that the red in the 60' boat at Redondo
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Re: Octopus Octopus

Post by Scubie Doo » Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:32 am

That is very cool. Great video and lighting.

You are using a Canon 5d, correct? If so, I assume you are using a tripod, correct? Do you mind sharing your tripod setup? I've tried to get video, but it has been very difficult to (1) focus and (2) keep steady.

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Re: Octopus Octopus

Post by ljjames » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:31 pm

This octopus was in an engine block off a private residence on Brace Point it was the biggest Red Octo I've ever seen. At first glance i thought was a young GPO :)

This was shot with a Canon 5DMK2 in a Subal Housing with a flat port and 100mm Macro lens (non-L) I used an xit404 tripod base with short light arms (~4"'?) as opposed to the fancy, purpose built but more expensive adjustable arms, because I had those laying around from when I switched to extra buoyancy arms :

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Re: Octopus Octopus

Post by verrinne » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:46 pm

Thats awesome
From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.-Jacques-Yves Cousteau

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Re: Octopus Octopus

Post by Scubie Doo » Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:16 pm

Very neato, thanks for the pics :)

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