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© Copyright 2009 Andrew Trevor-Jones

Red brick sea star, Pentagonaster duebeni, at Bare Island, La Perouse, New South Wales, Australia. Depth: 17.8 metres.

Nikon D300, Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D with +4 diopter, Ikelite housing with dome port, 2 x DS125 strobes.

ISO 200, 1/125s, f/16

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2009, pentagonaster, duebeni, underwater, sydney

I have been participating in photography in one form or other since I was very young. It has been a passion that has not left me.

Most of my photographs are of natural subjects both above and below the water, with macro photography being my favourite.

I use Nikon gear and Ikelite housings.

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  • Enivea
    Eniveaabout 5 years ago

    WOW! Amazing markings, I’m blown away by it!

  • Thanks very much. They are quite stunning, although at 18 metres they look dull and brown until you get some light on them.

    – Andrew Trevor-Jones

  • Enivea
    Eniveaabout 5 years ago

    Earlier today I came across these stars – it must be the day for them even on opposite sides of the world!

  • I guess that just shows how common sea stars are. :)

    – Andrew Trevor-Jones

  • robmac
    robmacabout 5 years ago

    I saw the Macro shot first Trevor but this is amazing

  • They are great little sea stars.

    – Andrew Trevor-Jones

  • Stephen Colquitt
    Stephen Colquittabout 5 years ago

    Classic stuff ATJ

  • Thanks, Steve. I almost didn’t get to keep the image as I had a minor flood of the housing a few minutes after taking this shot. Fortunately, the camera did not get wet.

    – Andrew Trevor-Jones

  • MarianaEwa
    MarianaEwaabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot Andrew.

  • Thanks very much, Mariana.

    – Andrew Trevor-Jones

  • Stefanie Köppler
    Stefanie Köpplerabout 5 years ago

    This is beautiful!

  • Thank you, Stefanie.

    – Andrew Trevor-Jones

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 5 years ago

    Very beautiful little creature. Excellent capture.

  • Thanks, Bunny. They are quite common but I always enjoy seeing them.

    – Andrew Trevor-Jones

  • Stephen Colquitt
    Stephen Colquittabout 5 years ago

    What happened Andrew? You were very lucky to not damage the camera!

  • It appears the sub-command dial control (used to adjust aperture) is letting water in. Everything was fine for the first 35 minutes of the dive (25 minutes at 18m) but when I went to change aperture for a shot, the leak detector started flashing. I immediately aborted the dive and got back to shore as quickly as possible (took 5 minutes to surface). It only let in a few mL of water and the sanitary napkin in the housing soaked up most of it.
    I’m just back from a test dive with an empty housing and was able to reproduce the leak by playing with the sub-command dial control. Now I just have to work out how to fix it.

    – Andrew Trevor-Jones

  • Stephen Colquitt
    Stephen Colquittabout 5 years ago

    Thanks for the details. Sounds like a nightmare but lucky you caught it early!

  • The only problem now is working out how to fix it. It may have to go back to Ikelite. :(

    – Andrew Trevor-Jones

  • Andrew Trevor-Jones
    Andrew Trevor-...about 5 years ago

    Featured in Underwater Photographer’s Guild 8 June 2009

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