A Shrimp and Something Else

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On Saturday, I got the first good chance to try out the new Canon G9 in its underwater housing. For moderately priced gear, I have to say that, so far, I’m very happy with it.

Here’s a little nudibranch (a fairly rare one). It’s about 2 cm long:


A huge numbers of megapixels (12) and a very sharp lens combined with a very good macro capability (able to get very close to the subject) is a combination that is ideal for small subjects.

This tiny shrimp, about 2 cm long, is a good example. I’ve never before had a camera that could give me so much detail up close. I you look carefully at the shrimp (as always, just click the picture for an enlargement), you can see it’s a mama carrying a clutch of eggs. Look to the right of the bright marking on the back and you will be able to make out the individual eggs:

 Commensal shrimp

I took both of these shots without flash. I like that, because using flash is always a pain for me.

Stay tuned for the next few days, please, while I get my life back under control. I want to get back to posting every day.

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4 Responses to “A Shrimp and Something Else”

  1. Eunie Messersmith Says:

    Hi Hon,

    Just read this latest. The camera and housing did good. I leave here tomorrow Thursday 19th. We spend the night in Phoenix and I fly to St Louis on Friday the 20th.

    Please take the Degicel phone with yo to the office on Monday. I will try to call you Sunday night on Skype but it may be a good idea to have the phone there also.

    I love you hope you look at this soon. I am writing from Grace’s computer.

    Love you,

  2. MadDog Says:

    Yes, I’m very happy so far with the outfit – especially how cheap it was.

    I’ll have the Digicell on Monday. I’ll wait for you to call. If you don’t, I’ll call.


  3. Madang - Ples Bilong Mi » Blog Archive » Pig Island Oddities Says:

    See more shrimp eggs.

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