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Candy nudibranch   Cuthona sp.  There are so many colour combinations of this tiny nudibranch but this is one of my favourite
By Kate Jonker
posted 05:46 CST Today (within the last hour)
Silver Nudibranch unique to South African waters. I love the silver color against the red background
By Peet J Van Eeden
posted 05:36 CST Today (within the last hour)
Black tip close up again
By Marco Calvani
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Cephalopod on small jelly
By Wayne Jones
posted 04:14 CST Today (1 hour ago)

4.The incredible journey of pearl mullet fishes living in the Van lake Van Turkey 2018
By Mehmet Öztabak
posted 03:45 CST Today (2 hours ago)
A Benny taking a pose
By Andrew Macleod
posted 03:19 CST Today (2 hours ago)

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message this message is importantGot a Canon G7X and underwaterhousing. If I use the underwatersetting on the camera till what depth do I get reasonable colours ?
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message Generally you will start to lose the colours from around 5-10m, even in tropical water with strong sunlight. Every camera is different, with my Canon S90 anything below about 6m will start to look washed out.
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Question Do you mean that the special underwater setting (and software of course) of the Canon is no good ? And you only get good pictures with Flash and/or postprocess them with Photoshop/Gimp ?
So if
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message It is good but there is a limit as to how much light (and therefore colour) can be captured. If you are going deeper, it is definitely worth investing in some strobes.
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message I think Jenny is right, even in clear bright waters a strobe will bring colors out best at all depths. I haven't used the software you mention, but for a lot of people putting a red filter on the lens will warm the colors up for you, a lot of people shooting natural light will shoot RAW, then go into the white balance in Lightroom to make adjustments.. -it's a great camera- best wishes!
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