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#1 tdpriest

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 04:37 PM

Some six weeks ago my D300s sank into the abyss: just a few yards off a reef in the Sudanese Red Sea my camera escaped to fall hundreds of fathoms into the depths of that hot, salty and expanding sea. This is what I rescued:


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The full collection, from half of the expedition:

Sudan 2012


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Posted 08 July 2012 - 05:14 AM

Awww...

.... c'mon: someone could say if I was doing all right before losing the camera...


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Posted 08 July 2012 - 06:25 AM

Hi Tim,
It took me forever to find the reply button in the new layout. (Good excuse ?) Just for the record, you were doing all right before Neptune took your camera. So I have to ask, has the pain receded far enough that you can talk about it. Did you have a tether, were you accosted by a mermaid? What happened?

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 07:57 AM

Hi Tim,
Like the Whip Coral Gobies had a great deal of fun with them in Philippines earlier this year and with this little chap. The red big eyes are very striking against the blue. Also due to go to Sudan in November. Were you on Royal Evolution?Posted Image
Cheers Tim Digger

Edited by Tim Digger, 08 July 2012 - 07:58 AM.

Upgraded from D70s to Nikon D300s Dec2010. Lenses Sigma 17-70mm macro (non HSM) and 105mm macro. Tokina 10-17mm
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Posted 08 July 2012 - 10:07 AM

It took me forever to find the reply button in the new layout. (Good excuse ?) Just for the record, you were doing all right before Neptune took your camera. So I have to ask, has the pain receded far enough that you can talk about it. Did you have a tether, were you accosted by a mermaid? What happened?


I'm not sure of it's Asperger's or incipient Alzheimer's, but I've also had some trouble with the new style (and why on earth am I the only person to have "0 warning points" added to my profile?)...

... the pain is deep, but partly assuaged by the financial pain of my new D800 and a Nauticam housing that arrived on Friday!

My D300s was lost in the clipping/unclipping confusion of swimming to a RIB, then being asked to swim off again and wait for the next load. Unfortunate (and amazing) that the reefs in south Sudan go straight down to 500m or so. I followed the housing to 15m, but it was then falling pretty fast and I gave up before damaging myself.

I guess that the mermaids (do Sudanese mermaids wear the Hijab? Or the Burqa? Weird thought...) have it, and if the Zen dome hasn't imploded they should negotiate an advertising deal with Ryan.

The hammerhead sharks showed up time and again for the rest of our trip, and I had to hide my dive signals (the underwater equivalent of biting your tongue) as my buddy played with his D3x, enjoying his snapshots, even if they were of me...


Sudan 2012 507 Sha'ab Rumi.jpg


Sudan 2012 508 Sha'ab Rumi.jpg



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Posted 08 July 2012 - 10:31 AM

... due to go to Sudan in November. Were you on Royal Evolution?


Yeah! My second trip on Royal Evolution, and my third to the Sudan, to the waters of "Say hi! Say 'bye..." to the sharks...


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Posted 09 July 2012 - 04:00 PM

And Royal Emperor:


http://www.flickr.com/photos/timsdiving/sets/72157630504463174/ 2007


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Posted 22 July 2012 - 08:06 AM

This is really a beautiful set of pictures , congratulations Tim :)

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 09:09 AM

You were doing awesome sorry for your loss, Iroost a macromate several years ago in Palau on a wall so I feel some of your pain.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 08:10 PM

You were doing awesome sorry for your loss, Iroost a macromate several years ago in Palau on a wall so I feel some of your pain.

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Ah, which wall by chance?

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 08:37 PM

Don't remember which wall, it was 6 years ago.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:09 PM

Love your stuff Tim- Outstanding looking photos
shame about the old camera- but it gives you a good reason for the upgrade to 3x the megapixels.....can't wait to see some shots with it!

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 09:52 PM

Love the hammerhead shot Tim. Ethereal.

Edited by ErolE, 29 July 2012 - 09:55 PM.

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