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Underwater pictures
on: July 30, 2011, 01:36:23 PM
I took some pictures yesterday evening. It was a bit windy so the visibility was not very good. I have also included some from last year, from the same area.

These are taken close to some rocks, near the beach, so they do not have anything exotic in them. Hopefully I will be able to take some better ones later, in deeper and clearer waters.

I am also sure that people here, living at or visiting exotic locations, will have some much better ones to show.

Yesterday:







Last year







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Re: Underwater pictures
Reply #1 on: July 30, 2011, 03:38:41 PM
Cool pictures dks :) I've never tried anything like that before.
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Re: Underwater pictures
Reply #2 on: July 30, 2011, 04:32:49 PM
Thank you.
If you don't want to take pictures at a depth of more than a few metres then you can do this at a reasonable cost.
Also useful for taking pictures when it is raining, taking pictures of friends and family (or that female/male swimmer you think is hot, but do not want to be seen taking a picture off  >:D ) in the sea, waterparks on boats etc.
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Re: Underwater pictures
Reply #3 on: July 30, 2011, 05:14:30 PM
Ahhh, are you not using a special underwater camera then? :)
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Re: Underwater pictures
Reply #4 on: July 30, 2011, 06:40:08 PM
I am using a Pentax WS80.

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0908/09080504pentaxoptiows80.asp

It is fine for snorkelling, swimming etc and works up to a depth of 1.5m.
It comes with a rechargeable battery.

At the time I was considering a similar Olympus but the reviews it had were not very good. I did not want to spend too much money (for eg. a Canon), but still wanted good quality pictures and a branded camera.

Because it is not designed for great depths the buttons are easy to use in and out of the water.
It is also quite thin and easily pocketable.

The picture quality is quite good underwater, but you notice the noise in pictures taken out of the water (compared to my other cameras). But then, I generally don’t use it out of the water, unless it is raining.

Cameras of this type have an extra glass, after the lens, to keep them waterproof (like a snorkelling mask) so quality suffers. However in the water, because the Refractive index of water and glass are similar the glass “disappears” and the picture quality is not really affected.

Here is a test with the similar, but a bit "tougher" W60 pentax.

Conclusions:
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/Q209waterproofgroup/page17.asp
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NEW Underwater pictures
Reply #5 on: August 17, 2011, 11:41:16 AM
OK, as promised some  more, taken during one afternoon with better visibility.

Very popular fish; lots of them near the coast.















Babies..



Another common fish, about 50cm long



Crab, fairly large for Cyprus waters.



Centipede



Sea Worm



Rocks..












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and some pictures of the areas nearby, above the sea
Reply #6 on: August 17, 2011, 12:03:17 PM
quiet..





Busy, afternoon (busiest time is usually around midday)








A bit further away, different colour of sand here, more family oriented.


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Re: Underwater pictures
Reply #7 on: August 17, 2011, 12:14:49 PM
Nice pics!

I think the first time I went snorkeling was in Cyprus :)
You should seriously visit vicfan.com. All the hoopy froods are doing it.


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Re: Underwater pictures
Reply #8 on: August 17, 2011, 12:52:31 PM
It has a lot of nice rocky areas close to the coast that are quite safe to explore, without any large waves or dangerous fish.
There also some more "advanced" areas to explore, away from the main beaches, if you feel confident.
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Re: Underwater pictures
Reply #9 on: August 18, 2011, 04:27:02 PM
Whoa! I hadn't realized you came from Cyprus mate. :cheers:


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Re: Underwater pictures
Reply #10 on: August 18, 2011, 06:17:58 PM
So, did the pictures of the fish, or the pictures of the swimmers  ;)  help you to realise that?  :D

The Greek islands offer oportunities for some really nice under/over water pictures.
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Re: Underwater pictures
Reply #11 on: August 19, 2011, 12:02:29 AM
To be honest, I was a bit distracted by the swimmers... :-[ Then I noticed the name of the beach bar, had another look at the swimmers, then saw the little flag under your avatar, then a last glimpse of some more swimmers, and it all became clear... :D


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Re: Underwater pictures
Reply #12 on: August 19, 2011, 09:09:51 AM
To be honest, I was a bit distracted by the swimmers... :-[ Then I noticed the name of the beach bar, had another look at the swimmers, then saw the little flag under your avatar, then a last glimpse of some more swimmers, and it all became clear... :D

I will have to stop posting pictures of swimmers, if they are so distracting..  :D
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Re: Underwater pictures
Reply #13 on: August 22, 2011, 01:11:46 PM
Some more from the same area as the first pictures.


Hiding in the sand.....







Mullets


















lonely..















and..

Industrial beauty


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Re: Underwater pictures
Reply #14 on: August 22, 2011, 01:37:08 PM
Great pictures!  :tu:
 
You didn't see any Knives, Multitools or cameras down there did you?  :angel:
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Re: Underwater pictures
Reply #15 on: August 22, 2011, 04:29:10 PM
I didn't know you were missing any  :D

I saw a broken plate and a few weeks back, a tyre.  I will keep an eye open for any metal parts, you can turn into knives  ;)  :D

After the past few weeks I am tempted to get my spear gun or fishing rod out; too many fish, we need to control their population before they take over!!!  :ahhh

Really, if I had any sense I would have been concentrating on what was above the water, as shown in some of the pictures.  8)

Here is a low resolution video, just for fun, of the area there.

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Re: Underwater pictures
Reply #16 on: September 06, 2011, 06:29:16 PM
And a few more, with different fish

Big and small


I like this two...




hiding..


Plaice swimming (small video, large fish)
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Re: Underwater pictures
Reply #17 on: September 09, 2011, 03:44:00 AM
Pretty. :)
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Re: Underwater pictures
Reply #18 on: July 18, 2012, 02:21:02 PM
Testing the Xtar D06 D02 at night a few hundred meters from the beach and made some videos; nothing great and I can not currently post longer or better video due to PC and bandwith limitations.


Crabs mating
http://s1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee484/jladks/?action=view&current=1cdcbc58.mp4

beam
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Re: Underwater pictures
Reply #19 on: July 19, 2012, 08:05:27 PM
... probably of more interest to most here than fish...

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Re: Underwater pictures
Reply #20 on: August 03, 2012, 09:52:55 PM
..back to fish. Taken from a few places during the past few weeks.
I am mainly doing underwater videos lately but I also took some pctures inbetween videos.
Here are a few, quick pictures.











































































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Re: Underwater pictures
Reply #21 on: August 03, 2012, 09:59:09 PM
Nice!  :tu: You got some real good ones there. (Also, I envy you the water temperature. :) )


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Re: Underwater pictures
Reply #22 on: August 03, 2012, 10:04:51 PM
.... nearby area
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Re: Underwater pictures
Reply #23 on: August 03, 2012, 10:09:26 PM
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EDIT: removed a picture since I noticed that there was a topless woman in it
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Re: Underwater pictures
Reply #24 on: August 03, 2012, 10:15:19 PM
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Re: Underwater pictures
Reply #25 on: August 03, 2012, 10:18:30 PM
Nice!  :tu: You got some real good ones there. (Also, I envy you the water temperature. :) )

Thank you, though I think the beach picture are more interesting to most people here than the fish.
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