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Archive for November 13, 2013

Octopus Encounter


IMG_1683 aThis is a very shy creature. It lives under the coral and is a master at camouflage. My dive buddy and I were headed in to shore and just about out of air when we came upon this guy in the open. Oh boy! I just shot a bunch of images and hoped the air would hold out. My other problem here was that I was breaking in my new underwater setup. It was a matter of getting exposure – shutter speed, focus, aperture, and ISO – all coordinated. I had been getting a lot of blurred out of focus shots and this day was no different. I was just fortunate that I came away with several good images. Here you see the octopus literally starting to blend into the coral. It’s why they are so darned hard to spot (pun?).