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The past week has been a macro photography week. Visibility wasn’t so good and so everybody was more concentrating on the small stuff. One of the key points to get some good pictures is a very good buoyancy control! Avoiding a lot of backscatter in the background can be achieved by hovering and not putting yourself down on the sand bottom. When in complete control of a good neutral buoyancy underwater you will be amazed how close you can get to some shy animals. It’s sometimes forgotten but before becoming a keen photographer you have to be …… a good diver.

03e2   In the picture this week a garden eel from ‘Giant clams’ at less than 10 cm distance from the lens. Camera Canon 7D / Camera settings – F 11 – 1/60 sec – ISO 200 – Inon Z240 Flashes
Picture by Danny Van Belle


Also from the HUGYCUP. Congratulations to Françoise Jadoul for getting her 1000 dive Club T-shirt. It’s been a very well earned shirt as this has taken 40 years of diving to get it!


Alli has been spending some time with Filip Staes learning all the ins and outs of being an underwater model recently.  Here is a nice shot he took over at Verde Island. Maybe Alli will need a nice yellow dry suit soon…

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