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#141 eXeC-

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 10:42 AM

Great images!! :drink:

This is mine:
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The tail of Orange-lined Triggerfish. This was take in Tulamben,Bali. I love the simple beauty of this shot.

Happy New Year!! :D




Omg! that image is so creative and soooooooooooo beautiful!!! Love that picture a lot!

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 11:03 AM

My first and ONLY dive trip of the year came last month on the Big Island of Hawaii. I had done night dives with mantas before, but I have never seen so many at one time. We had upwards of 25 mantas on site!! While not the most technically perfect shot - this was my favorite for this trip. The symmetry of these two avoiding each other reminds me of the controlled chaos of this dive.

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another amaziiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing picture!!! Love it sooooooo much !

very nice thread.

#143 Wishbone

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 02:42 PM

How does a speargun guard you from jellyfish?

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You don't know!? Really!?


Google shallow water blackout.

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#144 jonhanson

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 02:49 PM

Fantastic photos.

Here's my favourite, taken in June in the Lembeh Straits, with a D300 and 105mm VR:

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#145 diggy

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 10:38 PM

Did not get to dive much in 2009...but here's one i like due to the lighting. Its a great and humbling experience to see all these beautiful images. Thanks Alex for the post and all the other contributors for sharing these lovely pics.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 04:56 PM

Some amazing photos here! Seriously impressive.

Here's my favorite photo, not so much for the image itself,
but rather it was an accomplishment coordinating two people at once while maintaining my camera dome half in and out of the water simultaneously.

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Happy New Year!
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#147 Simon Rogerson

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 09:07 AM

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Very clever! Great stuff!

Edited by Simon Rogerson, 08 January 2010 - 09:09 AM.


#148 DeanB

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 03:38 PM

There are plenty of excellent photos in this thread. Here's my effort: a well-placed frogfish that has taken on the rusty coloration of its shipwreck home.


I've Just seen this pic Simon ... Thats so cool :D

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#149 Simon Rogerson

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 08:46 AM

Cheers Dean! Took me ages to paint the froggie... :D

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Posted 09 January 2010 - 09:24 AM

This is the best shot i've taken in 2009. Nikon D300, Ikelite Housing, Sigma 105mm Macro lens and dual Ikelite DS125 strobes. Taken at Banana Reef, Maldives.

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 07:55 AM

I'm a little late for this thread. We didn't get in as much diving as I had hoped this past year. This was taken in the Florida Keys on a day with 100' vis. The wreck is the Eagle and the videographer model is my husband, John.

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Every year I am humbled by this thread. What is wonderful is that the photos are taken in every part of the world!

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#152 Rocha

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 10:14 AM

Wow, absolutely stunning images... Unfortunately I didn't have much time to dive this year, too busy with the new job. But I did manage to take a couple of days off in Bali for a few photos. Can't decide which one I like the most, so here are my two favorites:

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 01:06 PM

This thread has been such an inspiration to me - to try harder!!!!!!!

This is certainly one of my faves from last year:

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It marked a bit of a watershed for me on two counts: to experiment more with b&w and more importantly, to work on balancing natural/artificial light. It's such a favourite as the school of barracuda were very timid, it took a looooooong time staying stock still and many attempts to get them so close, even exhalation would turn them away but I was determined to get the shot I had visualised in my mind.

D300, 10.5mm, YS90's, f11, 100th.

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#154 ToddB

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 04:08 PM

Technically not my best, but this is my favorite on account of the effort and patience involved. I sat behind that rock in the foreground for almost the entire dive waiting patiently for a memeber of the school to swim in my direction, while I holding my breath over and over again. On an earlier occasion by the time I lifted up my camera to shoot, the shark had turned away instantly like the shark in the background of this picture. I thought this was hopeless. Fortunately, this time the front shark didn't immediately scare and while completely starved for breath, I was able to get something resembling the shot I had had in my head.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 04:56 PM

Favorite Photo for 2009

Here is my favorite from 2009 as I finally got to dive the SS Yongala and got the trip partially funded by work as I had a conference nearby.

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#156 Scubysnaps

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 12:48 PM

Wow nice shot Cal ^_^ (from page 1)
ok, just managed to squeeze some 2009 photos in with my new set up,
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Got loads still to plough thru and cut them all down

Edited by Scubysnaps, 13 January 2010 - 12:49 PM.

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 12:59 PM

Shaff thats a great picture. I saw one of those a number of years ago in Cozumel and was amazed our local dive leader could find it! Great to bring back memories of that.

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#158 scubaholic

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 03:25 AM

hi shutterbugs!

just some of my favorite photos to share from Komodo, Indonesia... :)

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hope you like them. thanks!

ps: so many awesome photos in this thread! wow!!!

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 03:35 AM

Red Sea, December 2009.

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 11:37 AM

As tempting as it is to include one of the memorable pics of Alex shooting pigs in the Bahamas, I opted otherwise. I include this shot, because the it was a 3-tank day above and beyond what I had ever encountered off West Palm before. Schooling Goliath Grouper turned the Mizpah from an OK day dive to an amazing experience, with massive schools of cigar minnows that could change the viz in seconds as they engulfed you.

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