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#1 tdpriest

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 03:11 PM

Super-moderator Alex Mustard inspired this trip aboard Indo Siren after a short acclimation at Scuba Seraya in Bali, where we were forced into a small corner by Drew's vast collection of gear...

... here are some highlights:


Indonesia_2011_001_0181_Bali_Striped_triplefin.jpg


Indonesia_2011_155_0900_Sumbawa_Thorny_seahorse_Hippocampus_hystrix.jpg


Indonesia_2011_082_0565_Rinca_Komodo_dragons.jpg


Indonesia_2011_151_0867_Sumbawa_Porcelain_crab_Neopetrolisthes_oshimai.jpg


Indonesia_2011_106_0677_Komodo_Makassar_reef_Manta_birostris.jpg


Here is the full story: Komodo 2011

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Edited by tdpriest, 05 November 2011 - 03:12 PM.


#2 tdpriest

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 06:41 PM

More:


Indonesia_2011_027_0929_Sumbawa_Indo_Siren.jpg


Indonesia_2011_059_0446_Rinca_Hawksbill_turtle.jpg


Indonesia_2011_061_0456_Rinca_Broadclub_cuttlefish_Sepia_latimanus.jpg


Indonesia_2011_125_0772_Komodo_Cleaner_rock_shrimp_Urocaridella_antobrunii.jpg


Indonesia_2011_088_0558_Rinca_Giant_frogfish.jpg


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Posted 05 November 2011 - 11:25 PM

That's a pretty impressive collection of critters Tim. I lov Komodo and can't wait to get back out there next year. Is there a trip report anywhere to go with these lovely images. I don't think I have seen any report from this trip which is odd as there is usually loads of write ups after an Alex Mustard trip.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 12:36 AM

Thanks for sharing the awesome pictures. I really enjoyed viewing them. Love the diversity!

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 12:53 AM

Brilliant pictures, been really tempted to look into Komodo after getting recommended it by my last dive guide

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 02:47 AM

Is there a trip report anywhere to go with these lovely images. I don't think I have seen any report from this trip which is odd as there is usually loads of write ups after an Alex Mustard trip.

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Errr...

... no.

I managed to delete it after writing it, and I haven't recreated it!

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 03:23 AM

Errr...

... no.

I managed to delete it after writing it, and I haven't recreated it!

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Now that aint good.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 04:52 AM

Looking very nice, Tim.

4 mantas in a frame - you are just showing off there! Like the frogfish in the WA scene as well. Much more interesting than another froggy face. As you know I have one of that froggie with you as the background model! Dynamic angle on the cuttlefish. I would have tried the shrimp on the red with less depth of field.

I've showed quite a lot of shots from Komodo and Bali at my talks in GDT (Germany) and DEMA (USA) in the last week and they have been very well received. Must get around to processing some for the web. Although the downside of going to these events is that my do-to list grows much faster than usual with many commissions! Will get round to them at some point.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 07:38 AM

Wonderful images Tim, just for the record, the quality improvement in the last year or so is very obvious to my eye. Well done partner!

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 09:09 AM

Hey Tim,

That is a pretty spectacular collection of images.

I just returned from a Komodo/Tulamben trip myself and your images bring back great memories.

A couple favorites: the shrimp on the red sponge, the long nose hawkfish, and the orange whip coral shrimp.

Do I see a shot of a Rhinopias in there as well?! Was that found in komodo?

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 11:36 PM

Looks like You had a lot of fun Tim!
The manta shot is way cool! :B):

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 04:08 AM

Lovely shots Tim

Really made me want to go!

Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 06:13 AM

Do I see a shot of a Rhinopias in there as well?! Was that found in komodo?


It was a particularly scruffy and small Rhinopias tucked into a bit of mucky coral at 23m at "Pantai Merah", on the east side of Komodo:


Indonesia_2011_0636_Komodo_Rhinopias_eschmeyeri.jpg


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Posted 10 November 2011 - 06:16 AM

... the quality improvement in the last year or so is very obvious to my eye...


I blame Nauticam...

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 06:42 AM

Really wonderful images. The 4 mantas shot is fantastic. My favorite though is the cuttlefish scurrying away and the model shining his light.

Everything about Komodo is just goddamn magic. I wanna go back.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 10:10 AM

Can anyone help me to pin down these two nudibranchs?


Indonesia_2011_0171_Bali_Doto_nudibranch.jpg

Tulamben


Indonesia_2011_0836_Sangeang_Fractal_nudibranch.jpg

Sangeang


Is the second nudibranch also Chromodoris kuhnii?


Indonesia_2011_0591_Komodo_Chromodoris_kuniei_nudibranch.jpg

Indonesia_2011_0471_Rinca_Chromodoris_kuniei_nudibranch.jpg

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 10:43 AM

The first one is a donut Doto - see here in DIVE Magazine (now free online):



Second is Glossodoris cincta (check my spelling).

And for the third I think it is spelled kuniei.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 01:44 PM

Nice shots Tim!
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 08:00 AM

... I think it is spelled kuniei...


Ta!

The first isn't in my big brown book except as Doto sp, the second not at all and three books have different versions of kuhni / kuhnii / kuniei....

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:25 PM

Beautiful images!
I especially love the turtle shot!