Posts Tagged "Komodo"

NCUPS Monthly Minicomp Entry

Posted by on Aug 11, 2012

I’m a member of the Northern California Underwater Photographic Society (NCUPS). Some of you may know this already. Every month at the membership meeting the club holds a minicomp. Minicomps are photo competitions that are open to members in good standing who are present at the meeting, where only one image per member is allowed of a subject that is announced in advance. The images are collected during the break and judged by the audience (everyone can judge not just members). The prize is $30!

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Komodo Reef Fish Ballet

Posted by on Mar 26, 2012

While I was diving in Komodo Marine Park I was fascinated with the small reef fish. They were all different colors and they would swoop in and out of the coral in a choreographed fish ballet. Here are a few images of the reef fish dancing along the reef.


Reef Fish and Coral Gently Waving in the Current

Reef Fish and Coral Gently Waving in the Current


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Destructive Blast Fishing Seen in Komodo National Park

Posted by on Aug 12, 2011

Cannibal Rock is one of the more famous dive sites in Komodo National Marine Park. Cannibal Rock is a pinnacle in a channel between Rinca island and a smaller island, Nusa Kode. The reef and marine life at this site are diverse and abundant and this site is considered by those who dive there as one of the best dive sites anywhere.

Reef on the healthy side of Cannibal Rock.

Unfortunately that was not completely true in our case.

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Underwater Photography, Large Camera Systems and Arm Strain

Posted by on Jun 17, 2011

Underwater with my camera in Macro mode. Good thing I don’t model often.
Photo by Randy Herz.
One thing I had problems with on our dive/underwater photography trip to Komodo was right-sided wrist, arm and shoulder strain. I’m shooting a Nikon D300 underwater in a Sea&Sea housing, both macro (60 mm lens) and wide-angle (16 mm fisheye). After a few dives in Monterey prior to our trip I realized that this system was considerably more negative than my old D70 system and bought some floats for my arms.
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Indo Siren, Komodo Dive Liveaboard

Posted by on Jun 4, 2011

Randy waves from the deck of the Indo Siren.

We went to Komodo with Worldwide Dive & Sail on board the Indo Siren. Our trip was only the third sailing of the Indo Siren. She is all fresh polished wood and shiny white paint with blue sails and canvas trim. There are three decks; the lower deck with passenger cabins(also kitchen, laundry, crew quarters etc.); the middle deck with salon, dive deck, and dining area; and the top sun deck (where there is no shade). 😉
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