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  1. Great photo and thanks for sharing about the application. Thanks Karen
  2. Hello Happy Easter firstly! I am looking to replace my Epson R1800 and have been searching through the topics here but they are all quite aged. I wont be printing larger than the 13 x 19 format so have been looking at just getting the Epson R2000 or the HP Photosmart B9180. Would be grateful for any advice or comments regarding the above or other printers within that price range? Many thanks Karen
  3. This is also a ecological disaster in Christmas Island, Aus, where the baby red crabs are returning from sea.
  4. Would also add Antihistamine for bug bites and stings if needed. Steri strips Good list though, thanks
  5. Stunning dolphin photos, a difference to see the night shots.
  6. HI All Does anyone know how to contact Fred? I know he merged with someone a couple of years ago, but would like to get an up to date email address? Many thanks Karen
  7. Great news for the end of 2010, conservation achievements are gaining momentum and I hope they continue for 2011. Happy Holidays
  8. Good points Drew, I do check everything, I even gave up Worcestershire sauce (a British favourite). Not everyone has to go this far, sustainable choices are important, and each person should and can make their own choices.
  9. I think it also depends on the area you live, small islands obviously only have so many resources as well as ways to maintain sustainable levels when such a high percentage of the population will naturally eat fish. The seafood guides do not really work for the restaurants here in the way they do in the US or Europe. We try and work with the restaurants and commercial and sports fishermen here, to monitor their catches and to protect certain species from exploitation, however tourists travel to these islands to eat as much fresh fish as they can. We even put out newsletters to operators on the status of certain species especially by catch species and for example lobster sizes. It would be good to be able to put out some general information for tourists to be able to make sustainable choices whilst they are here on holiday. For me its easy, I eat nothing from the ocean, rivers or streams.
  10. HI I dove for several years wearing a variety of leg braces after having surgeries to repair my mcl, acl and patella tendon. The neoprene one with the doughnut in it always felt strange in the water especially under the wetsuit. The best way I compensated was to have my leg taped by a sports physio properly so it supports the areas of movement that the ligament would normally follow. Then I would tubigrip it and wear it under my wetsuit. Main thing was getting in and out of the water, kicking was never an issue once I was underwater. I still have to do this sometimes. Hope this helps and good luck for the dive. Karen
  11. Thanks Ryan. Contacted Aquanaut but they can only send it to Japan....... hoping for something a little quicker and will see what we can do. Appreciate it though
  12. Hello I have tried looking up on the internet for a repair center in Oceania but have not had any luck, my D200 housing just sprung two minor leaks, one on the focus mode dial and one on the plate that holds the sync chord connectors. First week of shooting the whales, and the housing is just over a year old. Anyone know a repair center in Australia or New Zealand or can tell me if there is a way I can repair these myself? All help appreciated, really bummed. Thanks Karen
  13. "Single, the strobe, not me" ???? Glad to see your pics again, nice shots Mikey.
  14. I would second Matt Reed, he has a great set up and is very experienced. Hope you have fun and say hi to him from me. Karen
  15. wonderful shots, really like the lighting and black background. no 2 and 4 were my favourites. Thanks
  16. Here is some information for you on the areas where the operators are in. Tongatapu is the main island, there is currently one operator who is there and is offering tours, however I am not sure whether he does just whale watching or the snorkeling with whales. Ha'apai is the middle group of islands approx 60 miles North of Tongatapu, Chathams Pacific the domestic airline flies Monday to Saturday I believe once a day. They have a website for booking information. For whale trips in Ha'apai, there are three licenced operators, Ha'apai has low lying sandy atolls which can be subject to weather. During the time the whales are here is our winter, so we have the trade winds which blow an average of 20-22 kts per day, so the more sheltered water an island group offers you then the better the places to hide, which is one of the reasons that Vava'u has the most operators (13 licenced). You can find out the operators on a couple of different site: http://tongaholiday.com and http://thekingdomoftonga.com. I would suggest writing to different operators. By law here, operators may only put 4 people plus the guide in the water, there are some operators that are more aware about the whales behaviour, which in my consideration means that you will get better opportunities as the longer you take to get a whale relaxed, the more chance you have of long swims. Swims are never guaranteed, and there are some days that the whales are traveling and concentrating on other behaviours, as well as obvious weather conditions. There are also people that run photography trips and you can find out about those through other members here and what is going on. Hope this helps in someway if I can give you anything more specific please let me know. Many thanks Karen
  17. They are rumors, the whale season here is running from July to October, there are operators in Vava'u, Ha'apai and Tongatapu. Karen
  18. got a 50, did not fare so well but hues are my worst in oranges and pinks from being partially color blind. Monitors do make a difference, hope one day we can calibrate our eyes. Thanks Karen
  19. Great news and congratulations to all involved. Thanks ebonites, love the story. Here is to more news like this Karen
  20. If you would like to PM me your email address I can help you out with some answers. Many thanks Karen
  21. Well done Carol and the manatees, your work is amazing. Congrats again Karen
  22. Stunning photos Carol, Merry Christmas to you and the manatees, lets hope its a good 2010 for all animals that roam the ocean.
  23. Thanks very much for your replies and all the information, will check all these systems out. Have a great weekend Karen
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