Super Macro @ Redondo

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Super Macro @ Redondo

Post by Scubie Doo » Sun May 20, 2018 9:42 am

Hope everyone is having a nice weekend.

Yesterday I went to Redondo to try out super macro. The macro dive gods smiled upon me and I found a tiny Mosshead Warbonnet on the large pipe. This critter was by far the smallest Warbonnet I have encountered. With my 100mm lens, I could not get close enough for detail. So I flipped down my +15 wet diopter and fired away. I had to get about 1/4" away to even get this little critter in focus. My focal range was about 1/8" to 1/16" too. Many shots, I had missed the focus point of the eye by a small margin. The final result of all this effort was one really nice photo :-) I shot this at f10 to get enough light. However, I will try f22 next time to try to increase the depth of field.

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Post by dlh » Sun May 20, 2018 12:06 pm

Great photo, nice background! I love that even looking at a tiny critter like this petite warbonnet, there is an even tinnier barnacle that shows up off to the left.
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Post by ScubaJess » Sun May 20, 2018 4:40 pm

Super adorable!!!! Love it :)
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Post by Scubie Doo » Sun May 20, 2018 4:55 pm

dlh wrote:Great photo, nice background! I love that even looking at a tiny critter like this petite warbonnet, there is an even tinnier barnacle that shows up off to the left.


Thanks dlh. I saw that too :)


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Post by Scubie Doo » Sun May 20, 2018 4:56 pm

ScubaJess wrote:Super adorable!!!! Love it :)


Thanks SJ :)


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Post by Jan K » Sun May 20, 2018 5:32 pm

What a beauty, You young guys with eagle eyesight and magic skills. I can't see this stuff underwater myself, so it is a treat to see it on my computer screen.
Thanks for sharing!

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Post by YellowEye » Sun May 20, 2018 7:16 pm

Awesome Scube! Thanks for the behind-the-lens story too -- I still need to try shooting with a diopter, so this is useful.

We had a great weekend trying to dive Salt Creek. We made it out for a 100 minute dive on Sat -- calm but poor viz. Today we got blown out and went to Crescent instead. It was a super fun trip!
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Post by Scubie Doo » Sun May 20, 2018 9:59 pm

Jan K wrote:What a beauty, You young guys with eagle eyesight and magic skills. I can't see this stuff underwater myself, so it is a treat to see it on my computer screen.
Thanks for sharing!


Thanks Jan. My sight is getting worse, so I have to hit the tiny critters while I can. Lol


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Post by Scubie Doo » Sun May 20, 2018 10:01 pm

YellowEye wrote:Awesome Scube! Thanks for the behind-the-lens story too -- I still need to try shooting with a diopter, so this is useful.

We had a great weekend trying to dive Salt Creek. We made it out for a 100 minute dive on Sat -- calm but poor viz. Today we got blown out and went to Crescent instead. It was a super fun trip!


Thanks YE. It is super tough. Especially with a full frame camera. Glad you had fun up at salt creek. Sorry to hear you got blown out today though.


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Post by Gdog » Sun May 20, 2018 10:50 pm

Whew, great eyes, great shot!

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Post by stphnmartin » Mon May 21, 2018 1:04 pm

Amazing shot Jesse! Such fine margins to work withing. Beautiful creature!
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Post by kerbyk » Mon May 21, 2018 5:07 pm

Where's the "like" button???? :computersmash:
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Post by H20doctor » Mon May 21, 2018 7:06 pm

Very cool ... BUT I NEED MORE !!!!!
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Post by Scubie Doo » Mon May 21, 2018 10:51 pm

Gdog wrote:Whew, great eyes, great shot!


Thanks GD. With some fine tuning, super macro should produce some good shots.


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Post by Scubie Doo » Mon May 21, 2018 10:51 pm

stphnmartin wrote:Amazing shot Jesse! Such fine margins to work withing. Beautiful creature!


Thanks SM. Yeah the margins are crazy. It is very difficult. Hmmmm, I should add a snoot. Lol


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Post by Scubie Doo » Mon May 21, 2018 10:52 pm

kerbyk wrote:Where's the "like" button???? :computersmash:


Thanks much kerbyk.


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Post by Scubie Doo » Mon May 21, 2018 10:53 pm

H20doctor wrote:Very cool ... BUT I NEED MORE !!!!!


You will get more. Patience young padawan. :-) lol


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Post by derekcs » Wed May 23, 2018 12:47 am

Very warm colors. What were the surroundings like?
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Post by Vjw » Wed May 23, 2018 6:39 pm

Truly amazing shot, Jesse! Love the details and color.

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Post by Scubie Doo » Thu May 24, 2018 12:40 am

derekcs wrote:Very warm colors. What were the surroundings like?


Excellent question Derek. This critter was on the large pipe. IMO, I think the rusty orange background makes for great contrast. However, this critter was super small and kept making its way toward the white patches of barnacles. To most likely blend in. So I had to wait for a few fleeting moments when the warbonnet was in a barnacle free patch. As far as location, it was right in the middle of the pipe right in the open. But this thing was tiny. I have no idea how I found it to be honest :-) did that answer your question?


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Post by Scubie Doo » Thu May 24, 2018 12:41 am

Vjw wrote:Truly amazing shot, Jesse! Love the details and color.


Thanks vjw :-)


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Post by derekcs » Thu May 24, 2018 10:47 am

Scubie Doo wrote:
derekcs wrote:Very warm colors. What were the surroundings like?


Excellent question Derek. This critter was on the large pipe. IMO, I think the rusty orange background makes for great contrast. However, this critter was super small and kept making its way toward the white patches of barnacles. To most likely blend in. So I had to wait for a few fleeting moments when the warbonnet was in a barnacle free patch. As far as location, it was right in the middle of the pipe right in the open. But this thing was tiny. I have no idea how I found it to be honest :-) did that answer your question?


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Post by Tangfish » Thu May 31, 2018 4:49 pm

Creamy buttery bokeh!

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