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#41 Cybergoldfish

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Posted 21 October 2003 - 09:33 PM

We found one spot with 4 within a couple of metres of each other, plus a frogfish, banded moray 4 species of lionfish and a wonderpuss too... Just 2m deep :(

I am planning next years trip for September if you are interested, and maybe a jump to Sangalaki for some manta too.

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Posted 21 October 2003 - 09:49 PM

OK, so now I'm definitely green :(

... and yellow and black and orange...
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Posted 21 October 2003 - 10:16 PM

... and yellow and black and orange...

pale one
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and THE posthumous shot of a brown one.

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Posted 21 October 2003 - 10:41 PM

ooooooooo ...
aaaaaaaah ...

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Posted 21 October 2003 - 10:43 PM

I am planning next years trip for September if you are interested

definitely keep me posted!
[no pun intended ;)]

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Posted 22 October 2003 - 07:07 AM

Ok I'm not posting every coloUr I have a picture of right now. Maybe when I get home.

Here's one.
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Posted 24 October 2003 - 06:58 PM

I'm a little late to the party, but here's a few pygmies...

The first ones are extremely pregnant, Komodo, 70-180
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Pregnant ones really try to stay within the coral. There were no handholds and a current, so I had to shoot these free-swimming, upcurrent at 30m.

Here's one that appears to not be on the right coral.
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The coral had algae patches and this pygmy was within one.

Next ones were extremely small and difficult to shoot. 200mm +3
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They're color did not match the coral but were so small many divers couldn't see them anyway. The last one I caught free-swimming. Not a good photo but interesting.

The last ones are from nudi falls in Lembeh, 200mm +3. Also extremely small.
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These are uncropped. That's all the lens saw!
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Posted 24 October 2003 - 07:07 PM

Ghost pipefish.

Pretty robust one like the one in Lembeh but found in Komodo:
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Todd's ornate one at nudi falls:
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Yellow ornate playing hard to get:
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He couldn't resist the pointer, though:
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Dogs and cats sleeping together! Oh my!
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Posted 24 October 2003 - 08:02 PM

Damn, now I have to go back to find that new version of seahorses!

Well done!
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Posted 25 October 2003 - 04:08 AM

The bad news about Pygmies is that they are fast disapearing due probably to photographic types destroying their eysights!
'Denise' and the yellow, white and brown Hypocampus (sp) have all disappeared from most Indonesian locations. The Red knobbly ones however, are sticking it out, and were obvious on various sites in Samama and Sangalaki. Didn't shoot any tho'.

The Yellow version pictured on the cover of Asian Diver has disappeared too, this WAS due directly to photo-abuse.

The shots of denise were taken on the Liberty Wreck, yes?

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Posted 25 October 2003 - 08:05 AM

Exquisite series of images, Craig. I would give my right fin for such extraordinary shots. :(
Special congratulations on the Hippocampus denise shots. I'm betting somewhere around Komodo/Flores, not Bali. :blink:
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Posted 25 October 2003 - 10:32 AM

Exquisite series of images, Craig. I would give my right fin for such extraordinary shots. :(
Special congratulations on the Hippocampus denise shots. I'm betting somewhere around Komodo/Flores, not Bali. :blink:

In the Komodo area. We did not dive Bali itself, except at the pool at the Sheraton Laguna.
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Posted 25 October 2003 - 10:49 AM

The bad news about Pygmies is that they are fast disapearing due probably to photographic types destroying their eysights!
'Denise' and the yellow, white and brown Hypocanthus (sp) have all disappeared from most Indonesian locations. The Red knobbly ones however, are sticking it out, and were obvious on various sites in Samama and Sangalaki. Didn't shoot any tho'.

The shots of denise were taken on the Liberty Wreck, yes?

We didn't do the Liberty wreck. These were at magic rock below the "magic rock" itself at about 24m.
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Posted 26 October 2003 - 01:49 AM

These are uncropped. That's all the lens saw!

I could only get the heads in my 100% frame :(

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Posted 26 October 2003 - 09:01 AM

Hi guys

Some great photos pasted already!

Only just got home from Sangalaki. As you all know I forgot my PC so I couldn't do any significant review of my photos on the trip so I now have a couple of thousand images to look through. And not much spare time coming up. It's just like shooting film again! Meanwhile my hard drive is full so I have some housekeeping to do. All in all it looks like I won't be ready to post anything until the fun is over... :(

Meanwhile I'm relying on the rest of you to keep making the rest of wetpixel jealous!

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Posted 27 October 2003 - 02:57 PM

Can I post some of mine? :huh:

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Posted 27 October 2003 - 03:10 PM

Heck yeah!

Man, I wish I was there...

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Posted 27 October 2003 - 03:12 PM

Bring the misses on next years trip - We will be doing shore & Live aboard hookup whilst in Lembeh to allow families to come out too. :huh:

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Posted 27 October 2003 - 06:02 PM

Actually today she said I could go if she can go shopping with the same amount of money for clothes.

What am I getting myself into. Could be worse as I have not checked my phone bill yet from when I was gone.

And, you bet Sink boy you have some great ones to show what a new guy can do. Some definate shots to frame.
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Posted 29 October 2003 - 12:03 PM

Yep, He chose the right trip on which to come eh!

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