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Pictures of wild anemones

Discussion in 'Anemones' started by mbjnt, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. mbjnt

    mbjnt Copepod

    Some really cool wild anemones that I saw this summer when practicing snorkeling and using my gopro. Water was not that clear at that time. But these anemones were easy 3+ feet across, so some huge ones. This was at Ocho Rios Jamaica. Seeing them in the wild was so much fun. Though I got pictures of many other coral and some fish, the anemones stick the most out in my mind just by the huge size.
     
  2. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    That's awesome!
     
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  3. SantaMonicaHelp

    SantaMonicaHelp Copepod

    Hi Mbjnt,
    Very cool pictures, I think you had amazing holidays in Jamaica ;)
    What fish did you see?

    Zhenya
     
  4. Octopi

    Octopi Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    That's awesome! Thanks for sharing the photos. I am hoping to go snorkeling in Hawaii this summer. Would you recommend the GoPro?


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  5. MuralReef

    MuralReef Marlin Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    I would but it takes some practice even if you have one with an LCD. We used ours a ton snorkeling in Hawaii last summer and got some good videos and some not so good!
     
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  6. mbjnt

    mbjnt Copepod

    I used a GoPro to take the pictures, with the one that has LCD. Under water, I did not user the LCD much, you can set quick buttons. And most of the pictures, I extracted from video. The one thing I wished I had was filters to make it more clear. I knew I was only going snorkel since I can't get medical clearance for suba ( I soo wish, but to many ear issues no sane Dr would sign off ). But much of the water was so clear, I still really needed the filters for the deeper depths. The anemones where in shallow water though, it was not for the rough water they would been amazing pictures even without filters. But hey, it's nature and you can't out guess it most of the time. I half expected "Oh I'm a good swimmer, I will be able get stable videos my first time" and half expected disaster. The video came in somewhere between. I practiced a lot off the beach before doing the trips, (these guys where off the beach). Which I was glad, otherwise the video would been horrible. I swear, my first half dozen attempts ended up being shots of my "swimming trunks" area more than actual stuff since trying get use to waves+snorkeling+camera. Which being in Jamaica and "type" of beach, most of them I had to delete after sharing with wife and her laughing at me. Largest thing I learned, if your first time doing it with a camera, just have fun. Most the video will be horrible, but you can at least get great pictures extracted from the video. But it's fun trying and gives you just enough hope to keep trying and excited for next time to try more.
     
  7. kane4fire

    kane4fire Copepod

    Wow that's incredible! I am amazed by large it is!
     
  8. mbjnt

    mbjnt Copepod

    Well, going back to same resort this year. So going see how they look after a year.
     
  9. MBX5

    MBX5 Copepod

    Nice looking anemones
     
  10. MBX5

    MBX5 Copepod

    Take a look ate the Backscatter Flip filters. Even on shallow dive/snorkels it makes the gopro so much better ;) Took these a few weeks ago in West Palm all in about 8'-10' of water with the shallow red filter. You'll be amazed what it can do to keep colors closer to what you see with your own eyes
     
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  11. mbjnt

    mbjnt Copepod

    MBX5, thank you for the advice! I am wanting get some flip filters so will take a look at those.
     
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  12. Bugaga

    Bugaga Copepod

    Some covered in sand during a low tide in Newport California.
     
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  13. mbjnt

    mbjnt Copepod

    Bugaga, those are cool little guys. Going out to Cali around San Fran this summer also, I am excited to explore the beaches there. Though water is a little bit cooler than in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, and not owning a wet-suit, not thinking going snorkeling. Maybe... lol. I've swam in glacier lakes and slept in snow (polar bear club in scouts and just crazy I guess). lol. Will see what I find out in Cali. lol. Jamaica will be fun again though.
     
  14. goslugsgo

    goslugsgo Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    You can definitely snorkel bareback in the summer. Not a lot of protected coves up there as far as I know, so be careful. The cool kids go to Santa Cruz.
     
  15. woody

    woody Registered Users

    love that natural light picture
     
  16. mbjnt

    mbjnt Copepod

    Yeah.. .bad stormy weather when out to Cali, so no snorkeling this time :( But we did get to go to California Academy of Science which the Steinhart Aquarium is amazing.
     

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