Video: Feather Duster Worms Emerge
In Earth Touch’s Wild Oceans channel, Mark Thorpe has captured some lovely footage of feather duster worms (Sabellidae sp.) emerging from their tubes in order to feed. The worms have a plume of feeding appendages known as radioles that capture plankton in the water around the animal.
Bull Sharks of Jupiter by Alan Egan
Mini tutorial: Lightroom Auto Advance
Adobe’s Lightroom Coffee Breaks mini tutorial series has featured an episode about “Rating Photos with Auto Advance”. If the caps lock key is on while adding star ratings, color labels or flags, the app auto advances through the images in the selected folder.
Happy Lunar New Year
Wishing all the members of the Wetpixel community that celebrate the lunar New Year a very happy year of the monkey! We hope that you have prosperity and lots of amazing, safe underwater encounters over the next year.
Final Call: Our World Underwater 2016
The deadline for entries to the 2016 Our World Underwater contest is here! All entries need to be in by today, 6 February at 11:59PM PST. In case you aren’t aware, the Our World Underwater contest is the first part of the Underwater Imaging series, which offers up $100K in total prizes. This year’s Our World Underwater contest also offers a $1,000 cash prize to the “Best in Show” winner.
UW Technics releases TTL converter
At the recent BOOT Show, Subal, Nauticam, BS Kinetics and others were showing or offering new TTL circuitry that enables both electric and fiber optic TTL (and manual) triggering of strobes. Wetpixel has done a little digging, and can now reveal the actual specifications of the board. Currently available only for Nikon cameras, and for use with Z240 and YS-D1/D2 strobes, there are plans to launch versions for Canon and perhaps Sony, as well as for additional strobes.
Borneo from Below: Seahorses
This week’s episode of Borneo from Below features Seahorses and the threats they face in the open ocean. Bertie discusses the natural history of these fascinating critters and visits a store selling a shocking amount of dried seahorses for use in tea with dubious health benefits.
Sony announces the α6300 mirrorless camera
Sony has announced the α6300 mirrorless camera. It features a 24.2MP APS-C sized sensor with the BIONZ X image processing engine to give a native ISO range of 100 to 51,200. The camera’s AF system features 425 phase detection AF points resulting in the claim that it has the fastest AF system of any APS-C sized camera. 4K video in Super 35mm format is available with a data rate of 100Mbps.
- Dumbo octopus footage capture by NOAA Okeanos (via )
- Nikon demonstrates new lens coating (via )
- Interview with a National Geographic photo editor (via )
- Has Columbus’ Santa Maria been discovered? (via )
- Komo News 2014 UW photo contest winners (via )
- Project to replace scuba tanks with solid air wins prize (via )
- 103-year old orca spotted in wild (via )
- Major firmware update for Nikon D800/800e (via )
- NG photo of the day by Thomas Bannenberg (via )
- Rare megamouth shark caught off Japan (via )