2012 Photos from the Ozarks
Posted 27 September 2012 - 09:29 AM
Bryce, I use Adobe's Camera Raw and Photoshop.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 06:35 PM
I see you use a Nikon DSLR, but how is it housed?
Are you snorkeling?
Do you use flash at all?
Just curious as I want to work on my snorkeling photography.
Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:07 PM
Yes, I only snorkel. I'm sure I will get scuba certified at some point, but it wouldn't be much of an advantage in the streams that I frequent. Besides, much of the interesting stuff is in shallow water.
I never use flash. I much prefer the look of natural light. Many UW photos with flash look a little fake to me. Also, using the on-camera flash usually just degrades UW photos. A good external flash set-up is expensive and cumbersome. I wouldn't really consider using flash unless I got into deep scuba diving or night snorkeling/diving.
Your Lightroom tutorial post was very helpful. I'm looking forward to seeing some of your UW photos.
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Unlike much of the rest of the river at this time, the water of this spring-fed pool was still very clear. From shore, the center of the pool appeared to be only several feet deep. It was actually about 10 feet deep, an illusion caused by the clarity of the water:
Numerous Longears followed me around as usual:
There were quite a few Black Redhorses in the middle of the pool:
It was a little odd to see this Ozark Bass out in the open near the surface. They are usually hiding in the shadows:
Whitetail Shiners were schooling in the shallows:
This Midland Watersnake glided off its basking rock and into a scene with some nice reflections:
A few Blackspotted Topminnows were hanging out near the margins of the pool:
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By the way David, do you ever check your PMs?
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I followed a Brown Trout around for a little while:
Green Sunfish were hanging around the boulders and vegetation at the edges of the pool. I focused on them for a while as I did not have many good photos of this common species:
Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:46 AM
I was also kind of surprised to see a few male Longears still guarding nests this late in the year (late August). The Longears were well past spawning mode when I was in the Buffalo River a few days prior to this, but the fish behave differently in this cold spring. One particular male drew my attention as it was probably the best looking Longear I have ever seen:
Bluegills are usually common and not very interesting, but I was really struck by the intense golden color of this individual:
There was a good variety of sunfish species in this pool. It was probably the highest diversity of sunfish species I have seen together. In one small area there were Bluegill, Green, Longear, Redear, and Redspotted Sunfish as well as Ozark Bass and Largemouth Bass. This photo shows 4 species:
Here’s an Ozark Bass with a Striped Shiner and some Hornyhead Chubs:
And finally, here’s a young White Sucker that was sifting through the sand:
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