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#1 JackConnick

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 07:21 PM

My manta shot was picked as a Picture of the Day by Gadling.

Gadling POTD

Also Divester and ScubaGeek both wrote additional articles on/from my blog.

Divester: BC 737 sinking

Scubageek: Nudibranchs on OpticalOcean

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#2 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 12:59 AM

That black Manta is sooo cool. Total space-ship/stealth aircraft. Graphically it is very strong - no surprise it have been picked up in several places.

Congrats,

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#3 MikeVeitch

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 03:19 AM

Jack, that is awesome!!! love that one little touch of white on the cephalic fin! I am assuming that is from Socorro?

What is interesting to me is the length and skinnyness of the cephalic fins of your manta. Very different looking from the ones out here.

Congrats on the exposure

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Posted 24 January 2006 - 08:25 AM

Jack, that is awesome!!! love that one little touch of white on the cephalic fin!  I am assuming that is from Socorro?

What is interesting to me is the length and skinnyness of the cephalic fins of your manta.  Very different looking from the ones out here.

Congrats on the exposure

M

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Thanks guys,

Coming from you, that's high praise indeed. Makes my morning.

Yes, Mike off San Benedicto, interestingly enough not "El Boiler" which was too rough the second time we came there on the trip. It was on probably one of the coolest dives I've been on, we had a pod of dolphins and the manta vying for our attention!

The manta was around 20'+! Like a 747 just over your head. I swear I heard the dolphins giving it landing instructions...

Shot RAW on my Fuji F810, white balanced (convenient white patch on the beast!) and cleaned up the water/backscatter in PS.

Trip report here: Reveling in the Revelligegedos

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