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Member Since 28 Jun 2007
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In Topic: Another crab from Indonesia

17 November 2012 - 10:00 PM

Andrew, why not get yourself prescription lenses for your mask? Subject discussed in depth here. I have a Technisub Look 2 with small bifocal lenses, but I'm going to try the company Peter mentioned in the last post of the thread.

Thanks, Nick. I do - well sort of. I have a Tusa Geminus mask with bifocal +2.5 diopters. Makes a huge difference, especially when shooting video with my D7000, however, I still miss a lot of the detail on small critters. Although I did "see" some pygmy seahorses in Komodo in August for the first time (other than seeing them through the viewfinder).

Note that I am still able to find lots of cool stuff, I just don't get the full enjoyment until reviewing the photos later.

In Topic: Another crab from Indonesia

17 November 2012 - 02:18 PM

Jeremy, I really feel for you. I love diving and taking photos so much I hate it if I can't go for at least one dive on a weekend.

Thanks, Leslie. I didn't notice the polychaete until looking at the photos. I have poor close vision (I'm an old fart) and frequently find gems like this after the dive. This particular dive I had a number of such suprises.

There was this crab holding a sand dollar on its back. I had just assumed it was a flat-top crab until looking at the photo:
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A spider crab with hydroids (I saw the crab but not the hydroids):
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A dwarf lionfish with a copepod parasite on its eye:
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And then there were the crabs carrying upside-down jellyfish on their backs:
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(Sorry, Jeremy if make you miss UW photography more.)

In Topic: Mantis Shrimp from Indonesia

21 September 2012 - 12:27 PM

Thanks very much, Kaj.

In Topic: Crab from Indonesia

21 September 2012 - 12:21 PM

Thanks, Leslie.

In Topic: Diving for 40 years

23 May 2012 - 04:00 PM

Hey Guys,
Do you remember the Fenzy horse collar?

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My buddy had one. He was the only person I knew with one.