Two dives, 202 photos and over 140 minutes of bottom time. Sharing three shots (out of 202!!) from the weekend dive. We kicked off from Anilao PHOTO Hotel with Ivan Manzanares. Not only is he a spotter, he’s adept with a camera so he helped jog back my understanding of shooting with a P&S from 3 months of absence from Vitamin Sea.
Sony RX-100 Mark II
+8 wet lens
SOLA 500 focus light
iDAS tray and arms
The mariona nudibranch is apparently quite rare. They’re likened to the alleni nudibranchs that resemble coral flora. Shooting this was a slight challenge because it was hard to distinguish where the slug’s rhinopores were located. In the photo above, these are the two white-ish antenna which go down the length of the head.
I got lucky with the hippocampus seahorse or “pygmy seahorse.” This was a full zoom + crop shot. You can compare this with a width-wise cropping of the original photo in this same post. The key is to get the eye, but shooting the “eye” of something smaller than a grain of rice is a dauntless task.