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#1 BigJeff

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 09:59 PM

Have just finished another trip in the Andaman Sea, one week in the Similans and some "day" diving out of Phuket and would like to share some images & have a little fun

Ever wondered what is inside a GPF?
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The answer is surprising - MORE Ghost Pipe Fish
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Forget the Coral Bleaching, there appears to be a risk of "over cleaning" as well

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After
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Using an SLR is great, except when.....

Taking some nice photos of HQ Shrimp
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This turns up - and it's too big for my 70mm!
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Finally, for a few years I've never seen any Xeno Crabs in Thai waters. This trip I managed to find one in the Similans and four on local Phuket dive sites.
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Hope You Enjoyed them.
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Posted 04 February 2011 - 10:50 PM

Love the Eels -- hilarious!!

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 04:00 AM

Stunning Harlequin shot Jeff. What boat were you on for the liveaboard section of your trip.?

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 12:07 PM

Good laugh and nice shots. Where exactly did you find the xeno crab? Never seen it.

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 12:11 PM

Nice Jeff, love the way you did that! Are those 2 harlequins still in the rock on the right as you go down, pretty difficult to get the camera in there?
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Posted 05 February 2011 - 06:08 PM

Thanks - I'll try and answer the questions

Liveaboard was the Marco Polo

Xeno in the picture is from Phi-Phi, Turtle Rock. There were also 3 at Phuket, Shark Point and 1 at Similan, West of Sweden.

The Shrimps were on the North side of the rock, in a crack, but with a long macro lens there is no need to put the camera inside - hardest part was getting the strobes to light the back of the hole.
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Posted 05 February 2011 - 09:05 PM

Thanks - I'll try and answer the questions

Liveaboard was the Marco Polo

Xeno in the picture is from Phi-Phi, Turtle Rock. There were also 3 at Phuket, Shark Point and 1 at Similan, West of Sweden.

The Shrimps were on the North side of the rock, in a crack, but with a long macro lens there is no need to put the camera inside - hardest part was getting the strobes to light the back of the hole.


I've seen the Harlequins on the West side in a crack close to a sea fan at the first Channel. Seems like they are gone though. It was Pain to get the strobes inside for sure!

West of Sweden. That's a new one too. :) Can you tell me the general area maybe. Was it close to the ribbon eels, or the channel, or something distinctive?

Thanks for sharing anyways!

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 12:55 AM

Not far from the Ribbon Eels - opposite side of the BIG rock that they are up against.
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Posted 06 February 2011 - 06:36 AM

Very nice shots and thanks for the laughs. Brightened my day.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 07:18 AM

Fantastic stuff Jeff..:-)
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:41 PM

Not far from the Ribbon Eels - opposite side of the BIG rock that they are up against.


Thank you Jeff! I'll have a look next time I'm there.

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 07:55 PM

Great shots Jeff - said it before about other macro shots by you, but great DOF in the harliquin shrimps.
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Posted 24 February 2011 - 04:53 AM

Nice collections. You just have to love shooting Manta's with a macro lens ;-)

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 01:53 PM

that shot of the harlequin pipe eggs is incredible! awesome

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:56 PM

the moray eel..........simply hilarious!!

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 03:27 PM

Your macro are simply great.
I love your xeno crab !!!
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