Patterns and things underwater

Sea Urchins

Its been a while since I have had an update on the blog again, but rest assured I have been taking many photos and there will be lots of catch-ups once things slow down again.  Today was one of those days where I could not decide what to do, so I grabbed my Olympus OM-D E-M5, 60mm macro lens, Nauticam underwater housing, and two Sea & Sea YS-D1 strobes and decided to go for a dive in the Tweed River.  I knew the high tide was around lunch time and that the visibility would be fairly horrible due to the recent weather, but I really needed to get wet.  The water was quite warm (not 27 degrees though) and visibility was about 3-5m with a lot of particle.  I managed to get a 96minute dive in and a few photos even though the conditions were not the best.  I mainly focused on patterns during this dive and while they are not the most exciting and well composed photos they demonstrate the many patterns that you can find under water.  Settings varied a little but Manual settings were used to get the type of photo wanted in the picture.  Shutter ranged between 1/125th and 1/250th sec and aperture was between f8 and f11.

A colourful Sea Urchin

A Feather Star (Crinoid)

Another Feather Star

A fish portrait

suspended particles

powerful arms

The owner of the powerful arms



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