Thursday, March 5, 2009

Marine macros- Sumilon adventure part 3

Cebu is blessed with reefs with renowned coral gardens, like Malapascua and Bantayan in the north, Hilutungan and Maribago in the east. In the west, Badian and Moalboal are popular and in the southend, there is Santander and of course, Sumilon.

Sumilon coral garden
Canon EOS 350D, 1/60s, f/10, 50mm, ISO 100, -1/3EV

As a protected no-take fish reserve since 1974, the island boasts of coral gardens that are dense, alive and thriving. In the northwest part of the island, fronting the cabanas, is a sandy beach which upon low tide, shows off a landscape of live corals.

brain coral
Canon EOS 350D, 1/60s, f/5.0, 100mm, ISO 1600, -1.0EV

coral 1
Canon EOS 350D, 1/60s, f/2.8, 100mm, ISO 200, -2/3EV

Lucky that low tide occurred early in the morning during our stay at Sumilon early this month, I had a fun time photographing the colorful array of marine life forms using the 100mm f2.8 macro lens.

coral 2
Canon EOS 350D, 1/60s, f/2.8, 100mm, ISO 400, -1/3EV

fan coral
Canon EOS 350D, 1/100s, f/6.3, 100mm, ISO 1600

The forms, colors and movements of the corals were unique and totally fascinating.

coral 3
Canon EOS 350D, 1/40s, f/2.8, 100mm, ISO 200, -1/3EV

coral 4

coral 5
Canon EOS 350D, 1/30s, f/5.6, 100mm, ISO 200, -1.0EV

Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort
Sumilon Island, Oslob
Cebu, Philippines 6025
Telefax No. +6332 4810801

continued from Sumilon, part 1 and part 2

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