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#1 gecko1


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:13 AM

So my buddies Rob and Allison and I were swimming back along the sand channel at Point Lobos near the end of a very nice dive in Whaler's Cove. We came across a school of tube-snouts which for some random reason I decided to try and photograph. I know they're too small and too scattered for the 10-17 but there weren't any other subjects so I gave it a go. Which meant that about 20 seconds later when this magnificent beast swam by that I had the camera ready to go with an appropriate exposure, etc. I was slightly ahead of the other 2 and for a brief moment I thought about signaling them so they didn't miss it but thought better of it and started shooting. I was very relieved when I turned around after the whale was gone to see that they had indeed seen the whale! Amazing way to finish a dive even if it was only a 15 second encounter.

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#2 Steve Williams

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:57 PM

Congrats Clinton! Amazing is right.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:57 PM

Your instincts are serving you well. Posted Image
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:37 PM

So glad you were'nt rigged for macro. Well done and thanks for sharing.

Tim :-)

Edited by Timmoranuk, 28 January 2013 - 02:38 PM.

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