At Scubafish, Dragon Sea Moths are by far our favourite small marine creatures. It is always a delight to see one on a dive. They are one of the strangest and most adorable little fish in the world!
The Dragon Sea Moth, (Eurypegasus draconis,) also known as the Little Dragonfish and the Pegasus Sea Moth, belongs to the family Pegasidae, within the order Gasterosteiformes. They are named Pegasus, after a creature from Greek mythology. They are found in; coastal tropical waters, sheltered bays, estuaries and silty areas on the sea bed.
Tips, tricks and photographic techniques from Liquid Lense’s underwater digital imaging specialists, to help you improve your underwater Macro images.
Macro photography works particularly well underwater, not only because the ocean is filled with fascinating small marine creatures, but also because it is less dependent than other types of underwater photography on the conditions. However good the visibility may appear, the ocean is full of particles that potentially create noise, haze, fuzz or backscatter in your shot, so positioning your lens as close as you can to your subject will help to produce the very best images. Bad visibility rarely affects close-up photographs, as there is significantly less water in the frame. One of the fundamental rules of underwater photography is to get as close as possible to your subject, or, more importantly, to have as little water as possible between your camera lens and your subject.
Underwater Macro Photography is easier than Wide-Angle Photography, so it is a great place to start your journey into the world of underwater photography, whether you have a DSLR or Digital Compact camera.
Everyone at Scubafish enjoys their encounters with Hawksbill Turtles. Some Hawksbills can be a little shy, whereas others can be overly friendly. Their curiosity sometimes gets the better of them; they have been know to snuggle up or try to gently nibble an unsuspecting diver.
The Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) is a critically endangered sea turtle, belonging to the family Cheloniidae. Hawksbill Turtles are found in the tropical waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian Oceans and the Andaman Sea….
Sunbursts are one of my favourite underwater shots. They create bright, breathtaking images, full of light and colour. Sunburst Shots capture the beauty of the underwater world and provide eye-catching images with depth.
A classic Sunburst Shot features the sun as one of the main subjects of the photo. The sun can be positioned anywhere in the frame; in full view, behind the foreground subject, or even, partially out of the frame.
Using a strobe for underwater photography will, without a doubt, help to improve the quality and colour of your underwater images. But strobes can be tricky to get the hang of. Even using a strobe for basic shot types can be challenging, never mind when you are trying to create certain specific lighting effects.
So how do you know when to use a strobe and how to achieve the best positioning?
Taking good care of your underwater equipment and caring for your underwater camera system are essential steps towards avoiding any dreaded leaks and will help to ensure your underwater camera system lasts you a long time.
Many people have had their cameras ruined through not knowing how to look after or properly set up their equipment. So what can you do to prevent the untimely demise of your underwater system?
Nudibranches (sea slugs) are wonderful little critters with amazingly bright colours and intricate details. Due to their tiny size, they can be tricky little subjects to photograph, but getting it right can produce beautiful results.