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#1 Rocha

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 04:44 PM

Last year Alex started a very popular topic in which we were supposed to post our best shots of 2005. There were some amazing images posted:

http://wetpixel.com/...showtopic=10989

Continuing with the tradition, I am asking now that you post your best shot of 2006. Remember, only one image allowed and a short explanation of why you consider this your best shot. Here is mine:

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Nothing too unique or especially difficult about it, just brings me memories of one of my best dive trips. Taken with the D2x, Nikon 16mm fisheye and 2 Ikelites SS200.

Now let's see yours!

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#2 loftus

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 07:22 PM

My favorite; it was just so cool to dive the Oriskany a couple of weeks after the sinking.
This wreck is huge, and I plan to go back once a year for a while.

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#3 seagrant

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 08:55 PM

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I call it "Blue Manatee".

Why? Well it is the first series of shots with my new DSLR I'm learning. It was an incredible day with the manatee - I actually got other shots where I like the "behavior" and interaction better, maybe even other shots that tell a better story or have better composition.....
But my jaw dropped when I saw the colors in this one. I hope it communicates on all monitors. Plus it is pretty much straight out of the camera. I'm proud of that because I'm just learning..... [d200/16mm/subal dome]

Blue Manatee - haunting, primal, sweet-natured, aesthetic above and beyond - but also "blue" in the sense that his future is uncertain.

It is a "blue" and bittersweet shot. I'm picking it as my best because it captured a uniquely "blue" moment in time.

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Edited by seagrant, 16 December 2006 - 09:10 PM.


#4 Lionfish43

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 09:46 PM

I don't know if this is the best shot of '06 but it is my favorite.
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Posted 16 December 2006 - 11:29 PM

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This is my eight year old mermaid. Of all the UW shots I had the opportunity to take in 2006, this one is still my favorite!
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#6 MikeVeitch

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 12:04 AM

This is probably mine.

I spent a couple of days takin pics of these guys and this one really stands out for me. Not the best shot or the most unique subject, but damn i got a sore arm holding the housing vertical for an hour!

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#7 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 03:41 AM

Excellent stuff. Keep the favourites coming...

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#8 DeanB

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 04:21 AM

O.k its not underwater but its the location for my new film... and I haven't got a housing and its not my camera. But its my fave of this year..

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#9 wagsy

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 05:41 AM

Dean great pic there. :P

Okay not much of still guy but here is mine..Beauty and the Beast.
Queensland Grouper under the Exmouth Navy Pier.
Yep he was big and we got real close :D

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 08:15 AM

Just to be weird: here's a shot housed in a very large dome! I got lucky and the flash and external light balanced, and the 10.5 didn't make John look any weirder than he usually does. Below 1000' on the wall at Cocos:
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Posted 17 December 2006 - 09:37 AM

This is my favorite shot, taken on a not so favorite trip to Roatan. I spent hours photographing these guys, but this expression makes me laugh. I call it Stella! (as in Streetcar Named Desire) It's in the January Scuba Diving magazine.
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#12 gorgipark

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 10:01 AM

El Bajo, ascending into the wide blue....one of my favourite dives this year.


I also wanted to add a bizzare find... (happy.jpg)

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 10:42 AM

Don't you hate people who can't follow the rules :P

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Seastar, barnacles and a coral hawkfish on Alcyone. d200, 12-24mm lens @ 24 mm, 1 x SS200 on manual. I like this shot as it is a reminder that there are often things on the dive site other than what you came for...


And here I go, breaking the rules...

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Two frigates off Cocos Island. I'm going to call this my favourite topside image :D

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 11:53 AM

Since there is already a blenny shot. this is my favorite nudibranch shot of 2006. I like it because the lighting gives it an ethereal glow. Shot with a 1Ds MarkII, Subal housing, 100mm Macro, twin ds 125's.

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 10:06 PM

Not my best shot, but loved the subject matter.3Orc.11x7.03.jpg
Also shot at El Bajo seamount; sea of Cortez.
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Posted 17 December 2006 - 10:26 PM

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Posted 17 December 2006 - 11:03 PM

Not my best shot, but loved the subject matter.3Orc.11x7.03.jpg



I hate you Dave...

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 02:11 AM

Hard!

Like so often, my favourite shot is not necessarily my best. The favourite ones being the images taken deep, dark and in poor viz...

This one is a good compromise in between.

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Taken during Alex's Red Sea workshop last summer. Apart being a nice picture, I like the fact that this was really "made" in stead of "taken".

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 05:30 AM

I hate you Dave...

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Ditto Dave! :wacko:

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 06:39 AM

Well Dave i love ya, for that lovely Orca shot... :D

Cheers wags, I liked the underwater wedding photo's you posted or though you looked a bit green in the gills on that shot ;) Lost some weight though i see :D :wacko:

Sorry just can't resist it...

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