Cephalopods of Anilao

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Barmaglot_07 Regular Member • Posts: 448
Cephalopods of Anilao
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Last portion of my trip is over; I'm heading to the airport tomorrow evening. Did ten dives in Anilao over the past three days, got a bunch of cool stuff.

Common reef octopus

Mototi octopus

Blue-ringed octopus

Blue-ringed octopus

Mimic octopus

Mimic octopus

Some kind of cuttlefish

Flamboyant cuttlefish

Flamboyant cuttlefish

Some kind of squid

I have found that while shooting macro, I was able to lock ISO to 100 and shutter speed to 1/160, then manipulate aperture according to DoF needs (f/8 most of the time, f/13-16 for smaller stuff, f/22 for the smallest critters) and TTL flash (2x SeaFrogs ST-100 Pro strobes triggered by pop-up flash) took care of exposure very reliably. In wide-angle, ISO 100, f/8-13 and 1/160 underexposes the water a great deal, but setting ISO to auto 100-800 produces a good balance of background exposure via ISO and foreground exposure via TTL flash.

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Sony a6300 Sony E 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 OSS LE Sony E 10-18mm F4 OSS Sony E 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 PZ OSS Sony FE 90mm F2.8 macro +4 more
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