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Wanda going for a dip, a skinny dip.

Canon EOS 10D ,Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
1/500s f/5.6 at 24.0mm iso200 full exif

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Guest 22-Jun-2008 11:19
Hmmm..... A real life "Fish named Wanda". Sorry, I couldn't resist. 8^o
Guest 21-Oct-2007 04:58
stunning and unusual!
Guest 24-Jul-2006 12:07
great pic, wow
PauloCGama08-Sep-2005 14:01
Rob Oele29-Aug-2005 12:32
Guest 17-Sep-2004 21:35
Wandaful! err... Waterful!.. no! Wonderful!
Gets my vote dude!
Steve Patterson24-Jun-2004 14:18
Beautiful shot (of a beautiful shape). Thanks for this PAD project. The photos and your imagination are fun to follow. And thanks to Wanda for doing it. I do believe she has become famous!
Tara Shriner13-Jun-2004 02:29
Absolutely one of my favorite elements, you did a wonderful job on this shot.
Wm. Bates09-Jun-2004 13:42
Ian, Minolta's Dimage cameras are great. I really liked my Dimage 7 that is now owned and used by my daughter Mindi . One of the reasons I switched to a Digital SLR was to get shots like this. The long shutter lag of the Dimage made action shots of moving subjects very hard. The other minor problem with the Dimage and other similar cameras is noise/grain when set at ISO higher than 100ISO. The Canon 10D DSLR allows me much more creative flexibility; it takes a picture the instant I push the shutter release and I can bump the ISO up when I need more shutter speed in low light.

On your camera you want to set it to A (aperture priority) I would then stop it down to f/6 or so and set it at about as wide as it will go around 35mm. That will give you enough depth of field that focus won't be critical. After that with the Dimage, I would try to click as fast as you can while panning with the subject. With the long shutter lag of the D5 it will be tough but I don't think impossible.
Ian 09-Jun-2004 08:15
William, Thanks for coming back with the technical stuff but some of it went straight over my head. I'm guessing that "Av mode, AI servo (predictive) focus, used all seven focus points" are Canon settings? I'm using a Minolta Dimage 5 which is somewhat less sophisticated, so, if it's not too much trouble, could you 'dumb it down' a bit? I note from some of your landscapes around Jan '03 you were using a Dimage 7 so you'll know [roughly] the 5's capability.
I'm still not sure whether to be inspired or demoralised by your photography. The colours and vibrancy really are wonderful [Wandaful?]. Regards, Ian.
Guest 09-Jun-2004 06:09
OMG! This is spectacular!! The water movement, the shadow under her, the bubbles...One of the BEST I have seen here!! REALLY!!
John Buffin08-Jun-2004 05:00
Not only is this a top notch capture, but a daring one as well.
Thank you, thank you, thank you,... for sharing.
That's one sexy woman you've got there sir.
Iain 08-Jun-2004 03:49
Great photo of a lovely woman. I have been following your series since the begining, just happened on it when looking at a friend PBase site. Keep up the good work.

James Lundy08-Jun-2004 03:17
William, Wanda

Really an excellent photo! I really like that you captured the stream of air bubbles rising up. Impressive.

Wm. Bates07-Jun-2004 13:51
Ian, this was shot pretty straight forward as to technique. I set the Canon 10D to Av mode, AI servo (predictive) focus, used all seven focus points and shot continuous. I stopped the Canon 24-70/f2.8 L down a bit and just had Wanda swim buy underwater as I clicked the shutter. After that it was just find a photo that the composition worked and was PG rated from the 25 or so photos I took.
Kenneth Zimmerman07-Jun-2004 12:22
For some reason I don't care that we don't wee Wanda's eyes in this shot!!!
Ian 07-Jun-2004 12:06
WOW! Top marks; technigue, clarity & subject. WOW!
Now, please, give us the low down on how you shot this. Ian