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#1 aussie

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 12:45 AM

I was playing around with the video feature on my 7D yesterday, when our resident napoleon wrasse Wally got a little too curious. Note to self, don't get camera so close to Wally when he's looking to play.



Housing is ok, it was just a little tap, although there's now a big scratch on my 8" port that I'll have to buffer out (thank god it's not a glass port!).

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Posted 20 November 2010 - 12:02 PM

Ouch! LOL :)
Nice video tough.

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Posted 21 November 2010 - 08:22 PM

Bet you wasn't expecting that! :)
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Posted 22 November 2010 - 03:18 AM

He was just giving you a kiss!

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 03:40 AM

Looks to me like Wally didn't like the nasty competitor hiding in the dome port...

... did you have video lights on the wrasse?

A lovely video clip (as long as your dome is now better)!

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 04:15 AM

Polished the scratches out today, all good.

No lights, just manual white balance in about 6m of water. Guessing it was his reflection that was the problem.
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Posted 30 November 2010 - 10:22 PM

What a magnificent fish! Thank you for sharing.

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Posted 30 November 2010 - 11:39 PM

I wanna see or rather hear the version that has the audio on :D

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 03:16 PM

Haha, it's just a loud bang, then you can hear me swearing through my reg for a few seconds.
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Posted 01 December 2010 - 08:49 PM

Looks to me like Wally didn't like the nasty competitor hiding in the dome port...

... did you have video lights on the wrasse?

A lovely video clip (as long as your dome is now better)!

Tim

:P


Nice video! Yup, think he ddin't like the handsome face he saw in the dome. :P
I seldom see big fish in the places that I dive at, so always wary (worry) abt big fish... My cowardice does serve me well... :D

Btw, for those who love Napoleon Wrasse, I have received this from Edward Dorson
"November 30, 2010

Palau's Napoleon wrasse bill, SB No. 8-56, has been vetoed!

Due to the spontaneous efforts of dedicated people worldwide and a wise president, a significant victory for ocean conservation was achieved yesterday in Palau.

President Toribiong has VETOED Senate Bill No. 8-56, a bill that sought to have open seasons for the taking and selling of Napoleon wrasse and Bumphead parrotfish, along with extending the season for the taking and selling of grouper. See the attached veto letter from the president which gives his explanation.

Please express your words of gratitude to President Toribiong regarding his veto of SB No. 8-56 and also help Palau in securing it. Although vetoed by the president, SB No. 8-56 can still become law by a 3/4 overriding vote in the Olbiil Era Kelulau (the OEK -- Palau's National Congress) within 30 days of its return.

With this override possibility, please extend your continuing support for President Toribiong's veto by having your message of gratitude copied to the OEK's Senate and House of Delegates, as well as the civic associations listed below:

Send to:

President Toribiong, President of the Republic of Palau:
rop.president@palaunet.com

and Cc to:

Mlib Tmetuchl, President of the Senate of the Eighth Olbiil Era Kelulau
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Noah Idechong, Speaker of the House of Delegates
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 04:34 AM

In 1992, while at Norman Reef near Cairns (I think thats what its called) one of these local Wrasse, decided that my orange gloves were food and attacked my hand, at one point he swallowed my whole hand up past my wrist, scared the crap out of me. :D



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Posted 02 April 2011 - 09:07 AM

It's always capturing actual behaviors that is the most interesting. I had a Goliath Grouper in Thailand attack my hand as I attempted to pull a stray piece of rope away from the front of my port. Those teeth caused a lot of pain and couldn't shake hands with anyone for weeks. Kept filming though.
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 11:28 AM

Nice video, and amazing fish:) Mount up some lights on 7D and you`ll see how world changes:) I`m aiming for pair of Sola 1200 for my setup!
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Posted 03 May 2011 - 05:50 AM

Wow! I like how he kept eyeing you warily. Funny stuff. That camera takes great video; very nice.
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