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#1 james

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 12:07 PM

Hi Gang,

I'm home in one piece with almost no "adventures in travel."

I wanted to start a new thread so that as our group trickles home and starts going through our images, we have a new thread for them (not in the video forum).

In any case, I came home with about 50 shots that I am really really pleased with. Not bad for a week's diving. I'll be posting some soon.

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 01:02 PM

Nice tiger!! I was bummed out all week because I didn't get to go this year (although Fiji for 3 weeks is going to be sweet.) I've been following the other thread and it looks like you had an outstanding week.

Anxiously awaiting the flood of shark images.
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Posted 21 March 2006 - 01:03 PM

thats a fat tiger James... nice!

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 01:07 PM

Nice! It looks like a pregnant female.

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 01:15 PM

One thing about this dive is that the Tigers that are swimming by are easily as big as most of the white sharks at Guadalupe. This photo at the surface, w/ the reflection of the shark above really reminds me of the popular Guadalupe images.

These sharks were easily as big (up to probably 14 feet) and probably just as "formidable" but we didn't need a cage. Well, maybe we did...

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 01:26 PM

These sharks were easily as big (up to probably 14 feet) and probably just as "formidable" but we didn't need a cage.  Well, maybe we did...

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You're lucky they may have confused bad taste with taste bad. ;) :)

Nice shot James. Looking forward to the rest.
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Posted 21 March 2006 - 03:16 PM

I, too, am sorting through my photos (just got home late last night), and am happy with some of the shots I got. It'll take a day or two to get them organized and up on my website, but here are a couple for starters.

BTW, it was great getting to meet and dive with some of the Wetpixel "celebrities" (e.g., Eric, James & Alex) - the salon was brimming with photographic talent and knowledge (not to mention wall-to-wall camera gear!), and I really enjoyed getting to know the real life people that go with the online personas...

Also BTW, Tiger Beach really was a great place for the Magic Filter. I used it on two mid-day dives there (one with 15mmFE and the other with 24mm) and was very happy with the results!

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 03:17 PM

For those of you who don't check the video forum regularly, there has been a thread over there about the Wetpixel trip as well (for video clips):
http://wetpixel.com/...showtopic=12578
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Posted 21 March 2006 - 05:33 PM

happy with some of the shots I got


#2 is great B)

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 07:18 PM

Here's one of my hammerhead shark photos.

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Taken w/ the 5D 17-40L and the Seacam housing.

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 07:47 PM

Bruce, photo #2 kicks ass!

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 11:25 PM

Very nice cats ;)
Bruce, the second one is great.
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Posted 22 March 2006 - 01:01 AM

this trip looks nuts!

only one thing more insane than getting this close to tigers and great hammerheads - and that's jumping in with a load of bronze whalers in a sardine feeding frenzy. But you guys would never dream of doing something like that would you ? ;)

Great shots, this trip must have been 1 week of pure adrenalin. Maybe I need to do one of these sometime

I admire your insanity :)

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 02:38 AM

Steve man... get out of the office more....

Your old life of a bum calling you back? ;)

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 04:50 AM

just rub it in Mike, why don't you?

reminding me I'm in an office in freezing weather, while you sip a cold beer surrounded by your Manta infested Micronesian waters :)

you're right, I need a trip ;)

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 06:26 AM

Love those dorsals on Great Hammerheads!!
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Posted 22 March 2006 - 07:00 AM

I talked with Al yesterday, he had a great time being used as "bait" on the trip!
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Posted 22 March 2006 - 07:52 AM

I talked with Al yesterday, he had a great time being used as "bait" on the trip!

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;) To be perfectly honest, Dave, I think most of us felt like "bait" at one time or other during this trip. :D Al just wore that title with more pride! :)

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 08:26 AM

WOW Bruce, picture #1 clearly shows the size of these beautiful creatures!! Wonderful, thanks for the shots.

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 09:10 AM

Thanks guys.

One of my goals for this trip was to shoot some shark portraits. I ended up using a 24-70mm lens set at 50mm and I'm quite pleased w/ the results. It was frustrating waiting and waiting for a tiger to come close enough, but when we got a "player" it was worth it.

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And a lemon shark portrait:

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