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  1. Hi folks, am heading to the US for a work conference, but have an extra week to do something fun (diving!) - so after suggestions on where to dive. I'll be in San Diego, but don't have to stay there :-) Cheers ! Leander
  2. great images, looks like an awesome experience! thanks for sharing =)
  3. Well its official ! it was a stauromedusae .. and its been published as a new species in a paper by Carolina Zagal from UTAS ! SO EXCITING !!! http://eprints.utas.edu.au/11818/ WooT !
  4. Cheers Tim For me it was more a case of being starry eyed than cross eyed hehe - but they really are string with eyes the aperture ... ummm wrong computer for exif ... I'll get back to ya
  5. Cheers Mike Is it Kyonemichthys rumengani ?? Hey Marli, I like Mae better ... maybe all the soft focus and warm lighting
  6. Hi, just wondering if someone could confirm this critter, the "Lembeh Seadragon", is the sp Kyonemichthys rumengani. Also what type of syngnathid is it considered to be (ie pygmy piphorse?) Seen at Lembeh a few weeks ago ]
  7. Hi Roland ! Nice to see you here
  8. What sort of diving would you be doing, especially what will the vis be like? 100 or 105mm -type lenses need good clean water to shoot through. Also you might find something like the 50mm easier to manage generally if you are just starting out I started with a 60mm macro (Nikon tho) and it is still my favourite lens
  9. Hey Darren, yeah sorry too. Hmmm I had a little problem with my boat ... my buddies wanted steering Heard you had a good weekend?? I hope the vis was kind generally I think we have a pretty even mix in Jervis Bay ... in fact the girls might just pip the guys ... but none of the other girls are here on wp ...
  10. I think I prefer DeanB's show tunes to that other cr*p about women ... and I HATE show tunes
  11. Ajith, I've found that the battery packs need cleaning as salt, sand, and such can tend to accumulate under the moving part of the lock (even when the strobe is rinsed after every dive. You can get access by gently pulling the black "lever" away from the battery pack. If you are confident you can carefully flush or wipe it out. HTH Lndr
  12. Hey Cal, congratulations on your gold !! Awesome effort Congratulations to all the photographers
  13. good to see Mike had the locals put on a show
  14. If you are thinking of heading south from Sydney I can give you some tips For land based stuff as well South Coast/Jervis Bay/Booderee area is great for scenery, wildlife, beaches, diving ... but you will probably love wherever u go ... really !!!
  15. Have u been on Trekie before? You'll have a great weekend diving with Lyn & Mick If you see a little Webster cat come alongside be sure to say hello !! Say hi to Kev & Cherie for me cheers Leander
  16. ( thought maybe as the saying goes ... a picture is worth 1000 words ) cheers Leander
  17. aw Bruce, admit it ... the diving south of queensland sucks ! I mean - look at it would you !!!!!!
  18. Hi Simon, Nice to see the aussie contingent growing Leander
  19. After dozens of security checks over recent years, on one of the checkpoints my buddy got the third degree about his arms. I sometimes think its pretty random, what they pick up on. Mostly it just feels like they are gonna find something just to wag their finger at you. I swear the same person got upset with me the time before (she was pretty memorable) about a charger in my kit but not about the arms. I wouldn't let it stop me. just be prepared to unpack and show ... not had anything confiscated, even though I get stopped most security checkpoints. btw, I carry-on enough kit to be able to shoot when I get there. Seen too many friends with luggage go AWOL ... and ruining their trip! Lndr
  20. congrats to everyone - there are some stellar images in this thread i'm gonna beak the rules, because i have many "favourite" things and places this year after years of not quite making it to South Aus, I made the 3000km road trip to see the leafies ... and was not disappointed! I wanted two shots - a whole dragon and a face. Anyone who has worked with these guys will know they take a bit of patience ! This was one of those times where a weeks effort paid off on pretty much the last shot & I'm not planning to wait 15 years for the next trip I have always loved anemonefish, like many of you, from way before they were "nemos" So when I am in the tropics I am hard pressed to swim past a chance to shoot them. In Layang Layang this year I was very excited to get some tending eggs shots ... and even though I was shooting for the eyes, and had better shots, this batch of shiny new eggs turned out to be my favourite i love diving at home in Jervis Bay. The squid here are hammered by fisherman and are fast disappearing. Now I'm a fan of all cephalopods so its really sad to witness the squid population crash this was a special moment on dusk with a small group escorting the female (lowest squid) laying eggs in a communal egg mass near Bowen Island. cheers Leander
  21. beautiful images the ghost shrimp is spectacular! in my experience they are very challenging subjects cheers Leander
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