Say “Halo” to this Bobtail Squid that is able to mimic moonlight to avoid casting a dark shadow as it hovers above the ocean floor to hunt for food. The Bobtail Squid has symbiotic relationship with a bioluminescent bacteria, Aliivibrio fisheri, that lives in the light emitting organ in the squid mantle that is able to mimic and match the brightness of the moonlight giving it a highly stealthy an halo effect protecting it from bottom dwelling predators! Read more ….here Continue reading A Highly Stealthy Critter – The Bobtail Squid
The Rhinopias Scorpionfish is relatively rare and it also one of the must see marine critters for divers and underwater photographers. It was on my bucket list in my previous trip in April this year but as the weather was … Continue reading The Weedy Scorpionfish – Rhinopias frondosa
Various small marine critters like worms, crabs, brittle stars or shrimps are found living among the arms of the Crinoid or Feather Star but one of the more interesting critters is the Crinoid Shrimp. It is cryptic as it is … Continue reading Crinoid Shrimp- The Stars of Feather Star
“If photography is an Art Form, the canvas is our sensor in the camera, the light is our medium and the camera and lens are our paint brushes, then our photograph is the picture “. This is a short … Continue reading UW Photography An Art Form – With Macro Subjects
The Lembeh Straits is one of the top muck diving sites of the world, for some it is the muck diving capital of the world! It is not only a macro-haven but also homes for many unique marine critters both … Continue reading Lembeh Straits – Macro Haven Of Dwarf Marine Critters
When visibility is poor, when weather is bad , the use of snoot can help overcome these difficult conditions for macro subjects.
Snoot can also provide a new perspective and artistic photographic opportunities.
Used during day and night dives. Continue reading Single And Multiple Aperture Snoot
Turning negative condition to positive opportunity by using snoot and scuba lamp. When visibility is poor and water condition is milky and covered with sediment, we need to go close, use of snoot and scuba lamp for macro photography will help you overcome these problems. We can go close or even closer for macro and super -macro shots. We can overcome disappointing dive conditions and come up happy and smiling! Continue reading Using Scuba Lamp and Snoot – Can Turn Negative Condition to Positive Outcome!