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.
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.
Spurilla australis. by JimSwims, on Flickr
At the moment there are good numbers of this bubble shelled slug about.
Green Oxynoe on kelp. by JimSwims, on Flickr
1st and 3rd images were taken using the 105mm with SubSee+10. 2nd with 105mm only.
JimSwimsMember Since 01 Aug 2008
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Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia with the bulk of my diving done in nearby Port Phillip and Westernport Bays. Love sharing the amazing marine diversity that these southern temperate waters support as most people, including the locals, don't have a clue of the treasures to be found under the surface here. Consequently I wanted to start taking photo's underwater to share the experience and add a new dimension to my diving. Started out in early 2007 with a point & shoot Fuji E900 in an Ikelite housing with a single DS125 strobe. I was very happy with the images achieved with that rig and enjoyed the learning curve that it provided me. In 2009 I sold that rig to upgrade to a Nikon D90 housed in Nexus. I can be found on most weekends somewhere underwater off the shores of Mornington Peninsula.
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