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#41 mcliffy2

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:53 AM

I like this shot because of the moment. I've always dreamed of seeing this many sharks in one place, and I finally got to.


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Posted 26 December 2012 - 06:11 PM

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#43 Bigeye Bubblefish

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:02 AM

I love this thread... so much inspirational.

Last week in the Maldives.
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But I also like very much this one taken last June during Alex's workshop in the Red Sea.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:54 PM

Wow, there are some great images in this post.

Alex the slow shutter Jacks is just amazing, love it.

It is extremely hard to pick a favourite but this is the one I came up with Silver Lustre. It is special for me as the model is my beautiful girlfriend.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:18 AM

Not the greatest by any stretch of the imagination, just one I liked.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:49 AM

I met this male ribbon moray at the begin and end of every dive at a housreef northern of Tulamben this oktober and made so about 50 shots. Hope it,s not blind now.


That explains the shell-shocked appearance in November, then! Not blind, but still dazed...

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... more later, Photoshop permitting!

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:56 AM

here is my picture reminder of my best dive of 2012....and i didn't have to travel far for it...backyard NC on a world class day

Great pictures everyone...have a great and safe 2013

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:37 AM

This year was good, not stellar. I spent more time thinking about my equipment than actually using it :-(

Two favorite pictures, one for its esthetics and the other for capturing an amazing moment.

Happy New Year!

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:52 PM

As always with this thread, so many inspiring images. Thank you so much for sharing them.

Mine really marks a creative idea that I have had for a long time, that finally came (almost) to fruition.

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Wishing everyone great shooting for 2013!

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:58 PM

There are a lot of very fine images so far. Here are two of my selections. First is a mating mandarinfish shot.

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and second is a "reefy" shot from the British Virgin Islands

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:47 PM

Wrecks and groupers are the best reasons for diving around my home in the south of France :

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and there's many reasons also to dive in Philippinas , like jacks and turtles from Balicasan island Posted Image
Both pictures have been taken with Olympus OMD-EM5 , and Panasonic 8mm fisheye .

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 09:07 PM

It's been a year for less local diving and a couple of trips; to the Phillipines and to Fiji. I mostly shot macro in the PI and w/a in Fiji, so my more memorable images are the reverse of that flow.

School of Jacks, Phillipines (Nauticam D7000 Tokina 10-17, Zen 100 dome):
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Rush Hour, Fiji (Nauticam D800, 105VR+Fit +5 diopter):
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#53 John Bantin

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:51 PM

I chose this one only because I thought it would make a great DPS but it never got used...(They prefered the turtle framed upin the centre but without any jacks.)

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#54 John Bantin

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:01 PM

This was taken during the same dive. (Tubbataha Philippines)

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:44 PM

Here are my two favorites from 2012.
The first is of a Goliath Grouper in Jupiter, FL and the second of my wife in the Chac Mool Cenote.
Happy New Year

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:59 PM

Just came across this right now via Google+ and got caught up with the amazing photos here. Figured I'd chime in with a few images from earlier this year, while I was getting my divemaster certification in the Philippines.

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#57 Elainew

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:46 AM

This is always a great thread. This is my offering - octopus posing in North Sea at St Abbs, Scotland

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:31 AM

I love this thread - Pam Murph, your image is lovely, and I love the humor of the model's Mickey ears!

This year, after 20 years of diving open circuit, I got certified to dive on a closed-circuit rebreather. My class was at the beginning of July, and I had to put aside my camera for a while afterwards so I could become comfortable with new buoyancy and other skills. The first day I took my camera back out, I was pretty nervous; I could hardly shoot for constantly checking my pO2. That dive day coincided with what we in Southern California see as a nearly annual event - an influx of jellyfish that come in briefly, then disappear. This year's jelly was a pretty uncommon one, the black sea nettle. (I had only seen one of these before, years ago, and it was pretty beaten up.) Seeing tens of them in the water column on this day was incredible. We brought some friends out to shoot them 2 days later, and the vis and jelly numbers had dropped precipitously.

This image was my favorite of the year because it was the first real encounter I'd had with these creatures...and most of all because it was my first day getting used to diving a rebreather with my camera in hand. I didn't take many photos, but because there weren't a bunch of exhalation bubbles, I got a few keepers anyways.

Here's to great diving and successful shooting in 2013!!

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:08 AM

Here's my favourite from 2012, shot in Swallows Cave in Tonga.

The location will be very familiar to anyone who knows Tonga's Vava'u Island Group. I like the image because its shot in a place I snorkel with my groups on many occasions every whale season... and I try to do a new and different view each time I'm in there...

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:46 AM

Great Image Darren; really creative use of the 8-15.
Definitely have to get in the water more this year!!!
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