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#21 ornate_wrasse



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Posted 06 December 2005 - 04:36 AM

This is definitely not my best shot of the year, but it is probably my favorite.  Much has to do with how many failed mandarinfish dives I've been on...  To finally get something...

Hi Linda,

Glad you decided to post that pic here on wetpixel.
Congratulations on finally getting the shot you wanted!

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 05:49 AM

Ok this was tough because I have (like many others) shots I like for very different reasons.

I chose this shot because I have seen these little guys many times and have always tried to get a more unique shot of them because friends who run the Dive op say they are their favoUrite.

Anyway this one was found by Rand McMeins but, he did not notice the eggs behind it at the time. :P He was probably too busy trying to be nice and point the little guy out to me. :D I had seen a few of the Grunt Skulpins in the shells on Browing Wall in Port Hardy BC, CANADA that dive but never saw the eggs because the Grunts seemed to stick their heads out when I came by. My guess now was to hide the eggs and protect them from the big bad diver.

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 01:49 PM

Out of all my Indonesia shots, I went with my Catalina shot....D100 (TITAN with ROC light control), 10.5, two Ikelite DS125's shot at F14, 40th sec.


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Posted 06 December 2005 - 02:18 PM

Not up to par with the rest of you guys...but this one's my favorite this year.


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Posted 06 December 2005 - 02:33 PM

here is a link to one of my favorite pics from Curacao:


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Posted 06 December 2005 - 04:41 PM

This is one of my favorite shots this year. I think it's pretty decent, but feel free to give me some feedback. Thanks.

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 06:00 PM

Given all that's going on, I think I'd have to say it has to have been...

.... my flu shot! :huh:

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 06:12 PM

Juvenile Queen angel, Holacanthus ciliaris , Exuma, Bahamas about 10m/30ft deep. Canon s50, macro mode, 1/125th, f2.8, fl7.1mm, internal 1/2 power flash - natural color, only unsharp mask & crop. Not the best pose but I like the color and animal.

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 09:04 PM

For some reason that I can't quite explain, this humble shot is my favorite for the year.

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Ascidians competing for space at Rottnest Island, Western Australia

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 09:25 PM

I spent alot of time to get this shot. While i would call it a snapshot, its special to me. solomons d70 105 inons, and alot of patience

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 09:34 PM

Here's mine. I had shot spanish shaws many times, but never before had I noticed an orifice on their sides. I took it as a challenge to try to capture the opening. I spent the whole dive in surge and playing with exposure and strobes.

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 04:10 AM

This is the one that gave me more pleasure to take. :huh:

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 08:06 AM

Some great stuff here. I mean really great.

As for me, it was an off year.

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 08:20 AM

Here's my best shot of the year, especially since I took it on my honeymoon. :huh:

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 11:07 AM

Here's mine:

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#36 Craig Ruaux

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 01:05 PM

This all just makes me realise that I have not taken a shot underwater this year... so George, your off year is still better than mine :huh:
Why would I take a perfectly good camera underwater??
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Posted 07 December 2005 - 02:21 PM

I quite like this one.

10-22mm @ 13mm
1/200 sec, f/5.6

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This tiger shark was right up to the lens...... :huh:
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Posted 07 December 2005 - 03:01 PM

Well, this is mine. It was taken in Wakatobi this summer

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 06:23 PM

Coleman shrimp from Komodo trip...have a good holiday all.


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Posted 07 December 2005 - 07:48 PM


This one is special to me as it was my first Seahorse. Taken in Bonaire last week.

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