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    Spectacular! As always! Thank you, Don!
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    Eye-popping. I suspect you are applying some enhancement and correction digitally. Any tips for new shooters of bland but otherwise possibly decent underwater captures?

    edit: my brother shoots, and gave me a clue, less correction than I would think, but an orange lens filter and probably a flash
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    Quote Originally Posted by night.hoodie View Post
    Eye-popping. I suspect you are applying some enhancement and correction digitally. Any tips for new shooters of bland but otherwise possibly decent underwater captures?

    edit: my brother shoots, and gave me a clue, less correction than I would think, but an orange lens filter and probably a flash
    I shoot in raw and with white balance set at daylight. I then use Photoshop Bridge to color correct for white balance. Post production is critical if you are using ambient light which is what I use. Colored filters can help but the spectral composition is a function of the total distance in water that the light travels and on any specific day, the adjustment will depend on how deep and how far away from the subject of interest you are.
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    WOW! Amazing pictures Don. I just went through the vast majority of this thread, what a great collection you have accumulated.

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    OK, a few more whale shots from this season that recently ended:







































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    Wow, absolutely amazing photos. Thanks for sharing Don!

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    Awesome Don! Thanks for the updated photos. Amazing job.

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    Wow!! Great photos!

    If I had the money I would live in Hawaii 3 months, Italy 6 months and Lake Placid, N.Y. 3 months! I could live in Italy year round if I wanted to,,,,,,,,,,,,,,I would probably miss home!

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    This was on page #8.

    I know the water is much, much cleaner than the Jersey shore!

    However, I noticed her eyes are open w/ no mask. Doesn't the salt water bother here eyes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IlluminationDomination View Post
    This was on page #8.

    I know the water is much, much cleaner than the Jersey shore!

    However, I noticed her eyes are open w/ no mask. Doesn't the salt water bother here eyes?
    The wildlife is very adaptable in the Pacific!
    We are all flotsam and jetsam being carried by a relentless tide towards our ultimate fate!

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    I just found this thread today! Another great photo from page #8[August 2010]

    Another AWESOME picture below. It shows the perspective in a very creative way. The cleanliness of the water is unbelievable!,,,,,is it still the same 8 years later?


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    The visibility there is typical of a decent day. It can be worse but better as well. The salt water doesn't really sting your eyes as our saline solution in our eyes is about the same salinity as salt water. Unfortunately we can't focus well in salt water. There are kids in some south pacific islands who can see rather well underwater without the need of goggles or a mask. I envy them!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by McGizmo View Post
    The visibility there is typical of a decent day. It can be worse but better as well. The salt water doesn't really sting your eyes as our saline solution in our eyes is about the same salinity as salt water. Unfortunately we can't focus well in salt water. There are kids in some south pacific islands who can see rather well underwater without the need of goggles or a mask. I envy them!!

    I have several friends that admire and are fascinated by your photos. You should work for National Geographic as an underwater photographer!

    I see no way to email or PM you. I wanted to share this with you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IlluminationDomination View Post
    I have several friends that admire and are fascinated by your photos. You should work for National Geographic as an underwater photographer!

    I see no way to email or PM you. I wanted to share this with you!

    My beautiful Daria who loves Hawaii[Lives in California] said, "Tell him I will Marry him as long as we live in Hawaii. He can keep his wife."


    Daria is not a Morman!!! Here she is 5 years ago.
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    ^^^

    Nice photo!

    I went snorkeling several times in Key West , Fla. many years ago. It was in shallow water and the Snorkel was above the water.

    How do your daughters[??] or the young ladies in the photos hold there breath for so long?! Are they in relatively shallow water and hold their breath for a minute or so? Not sure how those underwater snorkels work?

    ,,,,,,,,Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by IlluminationDomination View Post
    ^^^

    Nice photo!

    I went snorkeling several times in Key West , Fla. many years ago. It was in shallow water and the Snorkel was above the water.

    How do your daughters[??] or the young ladies in the photos hold there breath for so long?! Are they in relatively shallow water and hold their breath for a minute or so? Not sure how those underwater snorkels work?

    ,,,,,,,,Thanks
    Snorkels only work when the tip is out of the water. Usually keep them in you mouth when you dive so you can quickly clear them when surfacing and then take a breath. Not sure what picture you are referring to with the ladies but most of the people I snorkel with can hold their breath for long enough to dive down 10 - 30 feet and then back to the surface.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McGizmo View Post
    Snorkels only work when the tip is out of the water. Usually keep them in you mouth when you dive so you can quickly clear them when surfacing and then take a breath. Not sure what picture you are referring to with the ladies but most of the people I snorkel with can hold their breath for long enough to dive down 10 - 30 feet and then back to the surface.
    Thanks for explaining. There were numerous pictures with her swimming with turtles in some type of Ray? There was no way to determine the depth of the Water by the photos. I kind of had a feeling it wasn't really really deep. But then again with my lack of knowledge in this area I thought that maybe that snorkel had a secret chamber of oxygen!

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    Hi Don. My wife is out there (Kaanapali Beach) right now, but I had to stay back this time.
    How are the whales this year? Any shots of the marine life I'm missing out on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjswarbrick View Post
    Hi Don. My wife is out there (Kaanapali Beach) right now, but I had to stay back this time.
    How are the whales this year? Any shots of the marine life I'm missing out on?
    It has been very unusual weather with wind, rain and cold temperatures (relative that is). Have had some time with the whales.









    Here a pair of whales pass close by my boat:



    And a bit later the one splashed us a couple times and even made contact with the boat with its pectoral flipper:



    I had my back to the whale to better see the display for the drone as well as avoid getting the gear soaked! Contact:



    Same pair in a later "fly by":









    We also had a short visit by an endangered giant manta (very cool to swim with these graceful giants):



    Humpback mom and calf joined by a pair of bottle nose dolphin moms with their youngsters:









    But lately:



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    Thank you for sharing your incredible photography with us here.
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    Wow!

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    How available is Daria? I can move to Hawaii; there's plenty of defense-contracting work out there.

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    On a more serious note, none of Don's pictures will load for me. They're all broken links, and when I right-click and select "View Image" I get a warning about an improperly-configured security certificate for dmcleish.com. Any other Firefox users with the same problem?
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    Fantastic Don! I canít imagine being so close to those huge but gentle creatures. What a marvel of creation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    How available is Daria? I can move to Hawaii; there's plenty of defense-contracting work out there.

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    On a more serious note, none of Don's pictures will load for me. They're all broken links, and when I right-click and select "View Image" I get a warning about an improperly-configured security certificate for dmcleish.com. Any other Firefox users with the same problem?
    Odd. I use firefox and have no problem viewing my website or these images here?!?!
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    Thanks again for the images.
    Would like to gaze into a whale eye in real-time some day.

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    Spectacular as always!
    She did mention the surf advisories but managed to get on a tour up to Napili Bay yesterday. Had a playful dolphin up close, but most of the whales were in the distance.
    Thanks so much. I'll be sharing these with her when she gets back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrstormer View Post
    How available is Daria? I can move to Hawaii; there's plenty of defense-contracting work out there.

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    On a more serious note, none of Don's pictures will load for me. They're all broken links, and when I right-click and select "View Image" I get a warning about an improperly-configured security certificate for dmcleish.com. Any other Firefox users with the same problem?
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