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Winter at the Flowergardens


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#1 james

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Posted 03 February 2003 - 07:10 AM

Hi Folks,

I'm just back from a weekend trip to the Flowergardens on the Spree. The weather was perfect this weekend and I was one of the lucky ones to "seize the day" and get out there! Conditions were VERY challenging for photography with 65-69 degree water, limited viz (50') deep water, and low light.

I was pretty tired when I got back, but I couldn't resist grabbing a few of my favorite shots from the trip to post:

Eye of the Amberjack
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S2pro - 60mm lens f22@ 1/125th Strobes TTL

Male Manta
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Nikkor 18-35 @ 18mm f8 @1/60th strobes at 1/2 power

Hogfish at 376A Platform
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Nikkor 18-35 Strobes at 1/2 power

Dwarf Golden Moray at Stetson
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60mm f22 @ 1/125th strobes in TTL

Hogfish at Stetson (one of my favorites)
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60mm f22 @ 1/125th strobes at full

When we were listening to the dive briefing at Stetson Bank in the morning yesterday, I spotted a large group of hammerheads on the surface - more than 6 at least. Unfortunately, the surface visability was only 20' and the bottom viz was about 40' Since the hammerheads are so shy - I never saw any of them on either of my dives there. I did see some King Mackerel, Amberjack, and a huge school (>100) of Spanish Mackerel.

I'll let y'all know when I get the full gallery posted.

Cheers
James
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#2 scottyb

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Posted 03 February 2003 - 04:17 PM

OK James. Why don't you rub it in a little more. At least I got to spend the night on the boat and have breakfast for my 8 hour RT.

Great job on what you posted so far. How did you end up using your S2?

#3 james

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Posted 04 February 2003 - 06:35 AM

Hi Scotty,

Check out my posting in the Photo Critique forum.

Cheers
James
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