Anilao photography, the critters return
Posted 25 February 2009 - 10:05 AM
The water was cold (76-77), but clear. Luckily we brought our full 3mm wetsuits and 7mm warmers, so we were just right. A wind breaker was mandatory on the boat, it was cool and windy topside. I managed to squeeze in 30 dives, and my dive did 28.
The critters did not disappoint us. The harlequin shrimp, bumblebee shrimp, and rhinopias we found last time did not appear, but multitudes of pipefish, giant seahorses, bobbit worms, flamboyant cuttlefish, wonderpus, ambons, soft coral crabs, numerous nudibranchs, and many other strange creatures made for a fantastic trip.
Here's my photo gallery:
and here's a few preview photos. Nikon D300, S&S housing, dual Z240s, 10-17mm,60mm,60mm+1.4x,105mm.
My wife and the school of jacks
Hairy squat lobster
Xenia soft coral mimic nudibranch, nature's finest mimic
Pair of Cerastoma
King of the hill
Hand-painted ghost pipefish
A little hungry? Bobbit worm lunging at a fish
Ornate ghost pipefish
Posted 25 February 2009 - 12:07 PM
I did, thanks for posting these. Many really really nice shots in there, like the Giant Seahorse (well more than just that one...)
Edited by TheRealDrew, 25 February 2009 - 12:07 PM.
Posted 25 February 2009 - 12:14 PM
I am booked for 5 days there in April and cannot wait!
Canon G10, S&S YS110a, Inon UCL165
Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:21 PM
Olympus E-520, TLC arms, Inon Z-240s, 50mm, 14-42mm woody's diopter
Posted 25 February 2009 - 10:00 PM
SERENE I FOLD MY HANDS AND WAIT, FOR WHAT IS MINE WILL KNOW MY FACE
Canon7D, Nauticam housing, mini and large dome, canon 100mm, canon 60mm, 10-17 tokina, macro ports, extensions, two inon Z240, Nauticam SMC converter, +3, +5 diopters. Two Sola 2000, One Sola 1200, Go Pro hero 3 Black
Posted 26 February 2009 - 07:43 AM
Posted 26 February 2009 - 05:19 PM
thanks Steve, you get some great photos too, can't wait to see your latest results.
RealDrew, thanks, the giant seahorse (12 inches long) was one of the highlights of the trip, they are rarely found and we found 3.
Stephen - thanks! how long are you going for? You're going to have a great time!
gary - thanks alot - so I guess you've been there? yeah, I feel like going back again too!
Diggy, Lionfish, MSH - thanks alot guys. Jeff Guzman met me down there, he got some really fabulous photos, hopefully he'll post them also.
I know they are fairly common, but I love Mantis shrimp. There's always a plentiful supply in Anilao, several species too:
Posted 27 February 2009 - 12:42 PM
SLS Photography, when your images matter....
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