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#342478 Whale Shark Slaughter

Posted by JimG on 28 January 2014 - 01:03 AM

Truly shocking - http://www.scmp.com/...ures-show-scale

#340876 Your Favourite/Best Image of 2013

Posted by JimG on 19 December 2013 - 10:54 AM

Great stuff on here. In some trepidation I'll add a couple of my own - a wide angle of bumphead parrotfish and a macro of a prickly leatherjacket. Never seen the latter before and I think he is pretty photogenic.

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#339985 Dahab Triangle Body

Posted by JimG on 27 November 2013 - 12:46 AM

Agree. This one looks like Eurypegasus draconis. Common name per Fishbase - Short Dragonfish. I think it is the only sea moth found in the Red Sea



#328171 Juvenile fish from Bali

Posted by JimG on 19 March 2013 - 04:08 AM


I think this is an Oxycheilinus of some sort, maybe O. orientalis, the Oriental Maori Wrasse. I sent a photo similar yours with the green spots to Fishbase a couple of years ago, suggesting it might be a juvenile O. orientalis. They got Dr Randall to look at it. He said he had no records of wrasse like this. I have seen similar ones since so would also be interested to hear from anybody who has any ideas.


Just been doing a bit more research and notice a photo on Fishbase of Oxycheilinus unifasciatus - http://www.fishbase....pecies&TotRec=7. This has the green spots which may help.

#321847 Getting inside a DS50

Posted by JimG on 02 December 2012 - 09:26 AM

If it is like the old Substrobe - and it is the same outer casing - pull out the ready-light lens on the rear with a pair of pincers. It is a conical shaped thing that is a tight fit down a hole and sits on an 0-ring. Use compressed air to then blow out the lens - it doesn't need much and I used a car tyre pump.

#314151 How do I get more Dynamic Blues

Posted by JimG on 07 August 2012 - 12:20 AM

Well I thought at first I must have activated the links and was looking at your favourite photos! Nowt wrong with them - i'd be very pleased.