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photoblog image Coconut Grove Island
An island off the coast of Semporna, with a small cluster of stilted houses off its beach. Maiga island is one of the 8 islands making up the Tun Sakaran Islands Park, a group of islands, about 90 minutes boatride from Semporna. The nearest islands, Bodgaya and Bohey Dulang is only 20 minutes away to the east of this island. The viewfinder is facing north.

When shooting from a moving boat,or you can't get the boat to keep still, shoot at the highest shutterspeed possible, at your current ISO. You probably have to select the widest aperture for this. A good starting point is 1/1000s. If you can't get this, select the next ISO.

The best position to shoot an island or a part of it, is from the sea which is not exactly a stable place to shoot from. When shooting out at sea or expecting to see a body of water, clipped on your polarizer. It helps to remove reflection and saturate the colors. When shooting with polarizer,keep the sun somewhere behind or above you. It doesn't work well when the sun is anywhere in front.
zorobo from Malaysia 30 Nov 2006, 11:52
nice composition. reminds me of David and Goliath for some reason

Sorcha from Canada 1 Dec 2006, 16:22
i think your photo is just right.. excellent colours and so much to see. ~S.

Abdul Rahman Roslan 11 Jan 2007, 08:10
fantastic shots bro!it gives perfect scale of the small hut at the right side..i wish i live there...smilefantastic colours too!but, ithink, if u didnt put the watermark, i can enjoy them better i think.smile

Kay Martin 19 Mar 2007, 05:03
What a great picture! Love it!

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Evi 6 May 2007, 08:34
A post card!

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camera Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/2000s
aperture f/5.6
sensitivity ISO200
focal length 85.0mm
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