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#21 scubarews

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 08:57 AM

Some more macro sharks and the ever popular lemon snaps:
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The last two shots were shot with the 105 macro lens. Something different that Brian (captain) and James said to try on at least one dive and glad I did. Never would have thought to do macro sharks. All of the snaps were with the 10.5.

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 09:11 AM

And finally a few shots from Blue Heron Bridge. A truly special muck dive in our backyard. I could dive that every day at high tide and never get bored. Very cool. James said to include pictures of the people on the trip and I realized I forgot to include one of our fearless leader. Comments on images are appreciated, especially the new species of tripus leadarious (aka James).

This little hermit crab left his shell and took over this CRACK PIPE as a home. Just say no to CRACK my little friend! James found him and actually brought him over to me to see. When I set him down, a snapper could see him through the glass and would bite at him, but Mr crab was safe in his own little biosphere. Hillarious. Someone must have thrown the crack pipe over the bridge and didn't even know they were providing habiatat for this little guy.
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Posted 23 July 2009 - 03:10 PM

The images really gave me an adrenalin rush! Well done to both James and Ron!

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 02:07 AM

Wow, absolutely breathtaking shots.

Thanks for sharing

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 03:43 AM

... since everyone asked so nicely, here are a few more teasers...


Great, James.

What lens/es do you use for the sharks?

And how on earth do you get onto a Shearwater trip, as I'm having trouble getting an answer from JASA about next year?

Tim

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 05:52 AM

Super stuff Ron,
Glad you had a great trip! Really love the shark in the sunball. Tough shot to get right.
Congrats!

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Posted 24 July 2009 - 09:05 AM

Thanks Steve,
Just noticed you are in Tucson. I am up the road just outside of PHX. Hot enough for you. Sure makes me wish I was in those nice cool waters again.
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Posted 24 July 2009 - 11:22 AM

You've got that right partner. The memories of that crystal blue Bahamaian water will have to hold us over for a while. By the way down here we don't use the H word. We just say it's warming up nicely. :D

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 06:06 PM

Thanks for posting your photos Ron - a great collection. Hopefully we'll see more soon.

I've been working on a few more - it's slow going.

Here are a few more dolphin images:

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Here's Ron swimming down:

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And another gulf stream night-dive image:

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 08:55 PM

They are all great James but that last one is very special. The eye contact in that image, and it's at night, is ....... hard to put into words.

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 06:43 PM

Here are a few photos of our group. We had people from all over: the closest was Bess from Houston and the prize for traveling the farthest went to Chris who basically couldn't have flown any farther unless he'd wanted to go diving in Greenland.

The first one is everyone, and the second one, Stella went to get her sunglasses (it was too darned bright) :-)

From left to right (on the bow): James, Ron, Brian, Ed, Stella, Ludovic, Bess, Cal, Duncan, Chris, Mark, and Gray

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 03:18 PM

Dolphins looks really amazing...
From these pictures everything sound great about this trip!

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 05:22 AM

Thank you jJames and all the Shear Water Crew for this fantastic trip.

You can see some pictures and a slide that I made on the following url : www.photosludovic-savariello.magix.net

I hope to see you one day in France or in Malte for tunas !

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Thanks guys. As the other folks from the trip get home I'm sure they'll post some photos too. Some of them had a LONG haul to get home.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 07:06 AM

Thank you for the compliment and for posting your photos Ludovic. I especially like the dolphins with sunburst - it's great.

I have posted a lot more photos - many including trip participants here:

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 09:49 AM

Ludovic,

I couldn't wait to see you images especially of the dolphins because of your incredible free diving ability. Your presentation of the images with the two musical themes was enchanting and I thank you for sharing them with us and allowing me to daydream a little this morning about our trip together. You captured the essence of the trip and the fun we hade diving with the sharks and dolphins. Hope to run into you again on another trip in the future. Take care my firend.

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 09:53 AM

Truly awesome shots :drink: thanks for sharing them with us :)
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Posted 31 July 2009 - 05:36 AM

Here are some photos of trip participants - I've been meaning to share these:

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Mark Swimming as fast as possible.

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Stell and Chris w/ dolphin

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Gray - shark wrangler extraordinaire

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Ludovic - just plain showing off his tremendous free-diving skillz

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Chef Mike - also showing off...

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Mark and Ludovic again

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Look at this dolphin posing for Cal!


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Posted 31 July 2009 - 10:44 AM

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Capt Brian w/ scooter and Ludo

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Duncan - looks like he's WAAAAY down there

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Mark and the only good tiger shark pass he got on the trip :-)

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Mark and a biga$$ lemon shark

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Cal + Lemon shark

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Bess w/ Reef sharks - at least I think it's Bess - whoever it is is really wrapped up!

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Cal w/ Night dolphin
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Posted 04 August 2009 - 12:05 AM

It seems like an age since this trip came back now. Why is it work seems to be twice as busy when you get back !

Anyway, I wanted to publically thank James for doing a great job of leading the trip and all those on board for helping to contribute to a thoroughly enjoyable time.

I am struggling to go through all the pictures that I took but I do have a couple to show.


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I hope to see everyone again at some point in the future.

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 01:05 AM

:) WOW! to Mark's huge moray eel & shark! :) The photo is stunningly unreal! & James' "And another gulf stream night-dive image:"!
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