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Another scuba diving trip to Hurghada

2008 was the year I took my first underwater pictures with a DSLR camera – the Canon EOS 400D in a Fantasea F400D housing. To keep down costs I started without strobes but with a red light filter which is perfect for reef panoramas. As you can see on the pictures it also worked well on closeups – just make sure the fish doesn`t move because you have to work with short exposure times.

All of the pictures below were taken on diving spots around Hurghada – most of them at Sha’ab Abu Ramada (“The Aquarium”), the Banana Reef, Sha’ab Sabina, Erg Sabina and Sha’ab Dorfa.

- Bernd -

Slender giant moray (© 2008 Bernd Neeser)
Slender giant moray (© 2008 Bernd Neeser)
Anemone fish (© 2008 Bernd Neeser)
Anemone fish (© 2008 Bernd Neeser)
Shoal of yellow goatfish (© 2008 Bernd Neeser)
Shoal of yellow goatfish (© 2008 Bernd Neeser)
Blue-spotted stingray chilling in the sand (© 2008 Bernd Neeser)
Blue-spotted stingray chilling in the sand (© 2008 Bernd Neeser)
Hawkfish on top of a coral (© 2008 Bernd Neeser)
Hawkfish on top of a coral (© 2008 Bernd Neeser)
Anemone fish @ home (© 2008 Bernd Neeser)
Anemone fish @ home (© 2008 Bernd Neeser)
A mid-size Napoleon wrasse (© 2008 Bernd Neeser)
A mid-size Napoleon wrasse (© 2008 Bernd Neeser)
Couple of masked butterfly fish (© 2008 Bernd Neeser)
Couple of masked butterfly fish (© 2008 Bernd Neeser)
Sweetlips (© 2008 Bernd Neeser)
Sweetlips (© 2008 Bernd Neeser)
Reef panorama (© 2008 Bernd Neeser)
Reef panorama (© 2008 Bernd Neeser)
Starfish (© 2008 Bernd Neeser)
Starfish (© 2008 Bernd Neeser)
Octopussy - be careful, they can punch you harder than Rocky Balboa ;-) (© 2008 Bernd Neeser)
Octopussy – be careful, they can punch you harder than Rocky Balboa ;-) (© 2008 Bernd Neeser)
Sea goldies (© 2008 Bernd Neeser)
Sea goldies (© 2008 Bernd Neeser)
Sweetlips (© 2008 Bernd Neeser)
Sweetlips (© 2008 Bernd Neeser)