Mmmm . . . stepped out of the front door last night to let Sheba out for a little swim – she likes to skinny dip in the dark – and the lights on the ships across the harbour simply stunned me. Had to trot back inside to get my G11.
I set everything to manual and cranked the ISO up to 800 and got this telephoto shot by bracing the camera against a coconut tree:
I backed off the telephoto a little and got this nice little panorama:I’m not feeling too wordy today. I think I may have blown a fuse or something yesterday. Maybe it’s the Aliens influencing me to cool it.
Going back to the images from my dive with Monty Armstrong on The Lady Anne I found one that I’d forgotten to massage. It’s a kind of Sea Squirt that grows profusely in the rich (read full of sewerage) waters of the inner harbour:Its formal name is Rhopalaea circulata. I’m actually quite happy with the image, considering that the water was filthy. It marks the first time that I’ve posted an image of a species that is clearly better than anything that I could find on the web (not that a better one doesn’t exist somewhere). Yeah, I’m feeling a bit smug about that. Hey, I work hard at this. Even geeks should get to win once in a while.
This little Freckled Hawkfish (Paracirrhites fosteri) also makes me smile:It gave me every opportunity to capture a good image. If there is any fault for imperfection, it’s the photographer’s. I wish every fish posed so nicely.
Well, I’m running out of words. Some days I feel like I could write all day. Sometimes I do, for magazine articles. Other days, it just doesn’t flow. However, I can’t leave without showing you one more shot of the amazing Broadclub Cuttlefish (Sepia latimanus) that inspired my bizarre “Aliens” post of yesterday.I had a dream this morning about these critters. Very amusing.
Ursula Andress was in it too.Tags: Broadclub Cuttlefish, freckled hawkfish, Paracirrhites fosteri, rhopalaea circulata, sea squirt, sepia latimanus, ship