Creative Bokeh

Soap Bubble Bokeh

Every underwater photographer has his „thing“ and a certain way they get comfortable with shooting subjects. For most photographers and when it comes to macro, it’s the black background. For me, it’s Bokeh and shooting with an open aperture. I never get bored of this technique and the creamy background but in order to add a bit more color to my pictures, I thought I’d try another more creative approach.

Gäste Portrait – Werner Malle

Immer mal wieder haben wir „Wiederholungstäter“ hier im NAD-Lembeh Resort. So auch in den vergangenen Wochen: „Opa Werner“ aus Deutschland macht bereits zum fünften Mal bei uns Urlaub!

Wobei Urlaub für den mittlerweile 84-jährigen nicht im Vordergrund steht, viel lieber filmt Werner mit seiner Videokamera samt Gehäuse und Keldan Lampen interessante Kreaturen oder aber auch mal nur Korallen auf seinen mindestens drei Tauchgängen pro Tag. Da bleibt nur wenig Zeit für Anderes, aber für einen interessante Tauchgeschichte aus seinem Leben ist Werner immer zu haben.

Goby Quiz!

How well do you know your gobies from the Lembeh Strait?  Here’s a quick quiz of just some of teh gobies you can look for during your stay in Lembeh.  Of course, we all have a favourite goby, and tastes may be different but there is one thing for sure, they are way cooler than nudibranchs!

Nikon 200mm F/4 Micro testing

The Nikon 200mm F/4 Micro is an old design lens, no stabilisers, no focus drive motors.  So it is quite slow and will get blurry if you are not super steady – I would definitely suggest this lens only to those who are looking for a new challenge underwater or if you’re shooting extremely shy animals.  It’s also quite heavy, but feels solidly built with nice balance when used above water.  There are many reviews on the lens around the internet – if you’re also into dragonflies and other skittish insects this lens will already be on your radar.