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Nudis Nudibranchs Macro

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#1 JimSwims

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:15 PM

Hi Folks,

while on annual leave I've been enjoying some nice diving lately at my local site, Blairgowrie Marina. Despite a new dive school that has been really
punishing the site for the last 18 months+ I have been finding some interesting critters. Its the height of Summer here now and the marine life is at its
peak. Recently added the Nikon 105mm and SubSee magnifiers to my kit so I've been focusing on using those to hunt for slugs.




One of my fave local slugs is an as yet undescribed Tritonia sp. and I came across one the other day laying eggs.

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Slug Spiral. by JimSwims, on Flickr






A new find for me was this Spurilla australis, a beautiful species I've been on the lookout for.

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Spurilla australis. by JimSwims, on Flickr






At the moment there are good numbers of this bubble shelled slug about.

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Green Oxynoe on kelp. by JimSwims, on Flickr


1st and 3rd images were taken using the 105mm with SubSee+10. 2nd with 105mm only.



Cheers,
Jim.

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#2 wobby

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:08 PM

Jim,

Some lovely shots, wish I was down there.

Cheers,

Nigel

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#3 JimSwims

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:19 AM

Thanks Nigel, are you still coming down here for your Shark/Ray search?





Here's some more images of critters other than Slugs.

A tiny juvenile Spiny Gurnard using its dazzling "eye spot" markings to confuse and distract.

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Little Peacock. by JimSwims, on Flickr





A local Mantis Shrimp at the mouth of its burrow.

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Mini Mantis. by JimSwims, on Flickr





A cute little Weedfish(Clinidae) that I've tentatively ID'ed as Heteroclinus heptaeolus.

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Ogilby's Weedfish. by JimSwims, on Flickr



Comments and feedback welcome.

Cheers,
Jim.

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#4 DamonA

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:06 AM

Nice Macro stuff Jim, the green nudi is my fav.(like the geometics)

#5 wobby

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:30 PM

Hi Jim,

Unfortunately put on hold at the moment, as we are building a house that I was hoping would be finished by now, but has only just started. But I will let you know.

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Nigel

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