New cuttlefish photos!

Discussion in 'Cephalopod Journals' started by fluffysquid, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. fluffysquid

    fluffysquid Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Ages ago I posted some rather vibrant photos of pharoah cuttlefish. This is the newest installment. I have since gotten my beloved 8 megapixel digital camera, and with the encouragement of Nancy, finally took it into the lab to shoot some cuttles.

    They're OK... cuttles dont pose when you ask them to. I'm also still working on my technique now that i have a "real" camera.... shooting through the surface of water can be tricky.

    But I am tempted to have some printed out nice and big... with 3624x2448 pixels, they're certainly large enough.
     

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    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Very nice for a first time effort! What kind of camera did you end up going with?
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    They turned out very well! Yes, have some printed out big!

    How large are the S. pharaonis that you're photographing? If they weren't so big, they'd be nice to keep in our home aquariums.

    Nancy
     
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    fluffysquid Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    I have an Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom with 8 megapixels of doom! Ahem...

    Those pharoanis are beefy... although... our last big male officinalis is right up there with the biggest of these guys. He is downright geriatric at 14 months, but still puts on quite a display when we give him a live crab.
     
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    fluffysquid Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    but to better answer your question... larger ones are around 10" (rough estimate, without one in front of me) mantle length... more with arms.
     
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    sorseress Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Those are really nice. I particularly like the top one.
     
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    Great pictures! Beautiful creatures.
     
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    pipsquek Wonderpus Supporter

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    If you ever get one of the flamboyant display I'd like to use if for a :cuttle: sculpture reference.
     

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