Friday, August 22, 2008

Today's picture says a lot for how the day's diving was....

It was a very good day!!!! More later... Been busy for several days now and pulled a double today, it's after midnight and I have to get up at 6 for tomorrow's charter.

This critter is a Bigfin Squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana). It's the first one I've ever seen. They've been showing up on the manta dive from time to time, and this time I saw it and had a camera in hand... keep an eye on the blog for more on these critters.




Tom said...

Hi Steve,

Did you use the close up inon lenses for this photo, just zoom in, or is it cropped. Great shot, thanks for sharing it.

Steve said...

Hi Tom,

I cropped off the top 20% or so because there were some fins in it and the squid was low in the frame. The shot was just with the camera and housing, no additional lenses. I probably was zoomed in enough that the camera said the minimum focus distance was about 10-11 inches and I probably was 15-18 inches from the squid... gotta say probably because I took a lot of shots quickly.

The closeup lenses pretty much require an immobile subject, at least with my current level of ability. I generally don't take add on lenses or strobes on any charter I'm leading a dive, too much to carry around.