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#61 andy_deitsch

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:29 AM

Fantastic shot Darren. The school is shaped like a fish! Very cool!

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#62 John Bantin

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:17 PM

One of the last pictures I took underwater in 2012.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:04 PM

Darren... that is an awesome photo!!
May all your bubbles reach the surface before you do!!!

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:40 PM

Some great shots here as usual, I love seeing this annual thread as it unfurls.

My diving was a little quieter this year and my two shots are bookends of the year for me. Both taken in the neighbouring state, South Australia, but in
very different locations. Neither my "best work" perhaps, but meaningful and satisfying to me nonetheless.




First image is a macro of a Hairy Pistol Prawn(Shrimp) a critter I had only had a fleeting encounter of in the past. Just managed this pleasing composition
before it vanished with a flick of its tail.

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Second shot is a Wide Angle image, a rarity for me but the crystal clear waters of the aquifers around Mt Gambier make even me look good. It was
taken in the third pond at Ewens Ponds during a single snorkel there. I really like the colours and play of light captured.

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Algae Landscape. by JimSwims, on Flickr




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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:56 PM

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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Wauww....where was this?

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:39 AM

Wauww....where was this?


Looks like the Tua Motos?

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:49 AM

This was my favourite from last year because i think is the most difficult subject i've had ever try to photograph .

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:27 PM

I realize I'm a little late to this party, but I wanted to share my most memorable photo of 2012. As some of you may know, the Pacific Northwest is known for its species of sixgill cowsharks, one of the most ancient species of sharks still around today (and one of the few with only one small dorsal fin). While sixgill sightings were once common, to my knowledge there have been few (if any) sightings in the past 7 years. We were lucky enough to stumble upon a small group of these animals at a particular dive site last summer. It appeared that there were at least 3 distinct sixgills in the area, all relatively young and ranging in size from 3 feet to 9 feet long. This is a photo of the largest animal, a very docile sixgill who allowed us to photograph him for the better part of 30 minutes before we had to return to shallower waters for decompression.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:09 AM

Wauww....where was this?


This was taken in the south pass of Fakarava, in the Tuamotus, French Polynesia. Some of the best diving in the world, in my opinion. Hundreds of sharks every day, you just drift right into them through the pass.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:31 AM

I think this is the one for me...

I realized I didn't lock the strobes connexions to the camera in the housing during a night dive... I had to use focus light for macro shots, and ended-up playing with the good-old-bokeh style....

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:33 AM

Nice!
May all your bubbles reach the surface before you do!!!

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:55 PM

Absolutely love the abstract. I hope you have a big enlargement of that hanging in your house some place

The two main ideas I exploited this year.
Half-water and long exposure.
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Thailnd. Sail Rock.
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