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#61 alvinjamur

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Posted 22 December 2006 - 09:41 AM

The 2006 Wetpixel Bahamas trip with Jim Abernethy was the best trip ever for me. It is unlike any other
trip because you are with these really BIG animals. I was pretty nervous and hope to get better images
this coming year. I'm about 8 trips behind in the sorts but an image of a lemon shark from the Bahamas
trip stands out. I've blown this one up and its tack sharp....also got to meet the Wetpixel triumvariate in
one place at the same time....

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#62 bmyates

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Posted 22 December 2006 - 09:52 AM

Bahamas shark trip aboard Shearwater...took lots of tiger shots, but I like the mood of this reef shark shot best of anything I took on that trip.

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#63 WillyVolk

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Posted 22 December 2006 - 02:06 PM

Here's my favorite shot:
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#64 thatporchdawg

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Posted 22 December 2006 - 03:49 PM

This is my favorite shot of the year. It wasn't until I was reviewing on the laptop that I noticed the eggs.

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#65 KevReid

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Posted 22 December 2006 - 10:39 PM

Absolutely stunning!

Took ages for this guy to get comfortable with me being so close at the surface.

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#66 Jamdiver

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 06:56 AM

My favourite shot of 2006....

I love macros and Christmas tree worms are some of my favourite subjects....
I love the colours, DOF and composition here and it even got published in a magazine!

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#67 eudon

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 07:05 AM

This was taken in the Maldives and it was my first time seeing mantas... I was awestruck by these creatures.

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#68 wchen

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 07:19 AM

What a fun way to wrap up the year, to see all these beautiful images!

I have many favorites this year. But some of the most awesome diving I've done this year was a few manta night dives in Kona, Hawaii over Thanksgiving.

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#69 Kelpfish

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 07:21 AM

Here is my sorta fav shot.

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#70 Arnon_Ayal

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 10:10 AM

My favorite this year.
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#71 bvanant

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 12:58 PM

Not the best but probably my favorite
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#72 rivominer

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 01:22 PM

This was my favorite for the year, taken during a dive at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, where I work as a volunteer diver. The animal is Calypso, a green sea turtle that was rescued off Long Island about four years ago. She had a severe infection in the left front flipper, which had to be amputated to save the animal's life. She now lives in the Wings in Water exhibit with about 45 stingrays, a couple of sharks and about five tarpon. She eats lettuce, green peppers, brussels sprouts and cabbage. She loves to have her back scratched.
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#73 zook

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 01:48 PM

Hi Wetpeople!

This is my first post here, so: happy me! Spectacular thread this is, could not miss to contribute :D

I've started uw photography this year, and the portrait of this guy was taken on the second trip (to Krk, Croatia) with my D200 in it's Ikelite housing. Many firsts, this was also the first time a saw a yellow seahorse, so I was totally happy! Poseing like a real "badguy"...

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The just before this dive I saw a D70 being flooded, well, not a happy sight...

So hi you all, here I am, hope to be posting now and then!!! And once again: wonderful pictures posted in this thread, real inspiration for the future, keep them coming, thx again!


...and merry christmas 4all!

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#74 JennyHuang

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 02:21 PM

Here is my favorite shot . :D

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#75 TomStack

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 03:33 PM

Awesome shots everyone!

Csaba, absolutely wonderful seahorse, Thank You!

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#76 belizediversity

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 06:15 PM

This is from a few days ago and is one of my faves from this year
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#77 dhaas

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 07:35 PM

Amigos,

Great pics, and it is nice to see so many shooters having fun in 2006.

Picking one is hard! So to throw everyone a curve my pick is a recent creation of my amigo, Lazaro Ruda in August in the Bahamas. But with a "twist" of course :D

Being a Mac guy I am still amazed at all you can do with lowly underated Apple programs, included on every Mac. This year I usualy never even left iPhoto for image manipulation be it "normal" or as you see represented here...

Looking forward to seeing what people produce in 2007!

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Posted 24 December 2006 - 01:55 AM

There are some truly awesome images here; I'm both inspired and humbled :D

This is one of my favourites of 2006: I took in January & it's the Ghiannis D on Abu Nahas reef in the northern Red Sea. I was torn between trying to photograph the dolphin and just enjoying the interaction; she certainly wanted to play with me!

A memorable dive.

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Posted 24 December 2006 - 04:31 AM

My favourite of the year.

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#80 MikeVeitch

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Posted 24 December 2006 - 05:28 AM

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that is AWESOME!

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