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last weekend we went dove the 'Flagpole' dive site in Hood canal, it is probably one of the best diving spot in that area, and behold, this easily wingspan 10 foot plus giant pacific octopus decided to come out of its den and say hi to us. 

absolutely once a life time experience for myself.

 

shot on 1dx + retra strobs, WACP1

50354334477_7dc1673324_c.jpg7-1 by Joe Hua, on Flickr

 

50354344557_6046dfe826_c.jpg13-1 by Joe Hua, on Flickr

 

50353468973_7e78dde4c9_c.jpg12-1 by Joe Hua, on Flickr

 

50353466683_453aa18673_c.jpg2-1 by Joe Hua, on Flickr

 

 

50353466753_6175133e0e_c.jpg1-1 by Joe Hua, on Flickr

 

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17 minutes ago, holloways said:

Love the scale with the diver!

thank you ! I kept telling my friend Richard to get closer ! but he's afraid that octopus is going to attack him , I told him that would make great pictures. :lol:

 

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Great photos. Now following you on Flickr too. Particularly interested in images taken with the wacp-1. Please post many more, thanks.

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1 hour ago, Placebo365 said:

Great photos. Now following you on Flickr too. Particularly interested in images taken with the wacp-1. Please post many more, thanks.

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thank you ! pretty much WACP1 is my favorite lens and the only lens I use on all my dives right now, as I don't really shoot macro, one WACP1 does pretty much all I need, the second picture is wacp 28-70 at 28mm, it is actually quite wide, and the last photo is in the 70mm, all the way zoomed in. It gives me incredible range and flexibility to work with during a dive. 

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Exactly the reasons I'm saving up for one. Apart from macro, which my eyesight isnt the best for, it's the best all rounder I can find. By the time you work out costs of wide and medium lenses and ports, the cost of the wacp with standard 28-70 kit lens isn't hugely more expensive. And the best part is getting it all on one dive. Looking forward to seeing more of your photos.

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I was diving with Charles Hood from a beach north of Nanaimo more than a few years back. Typical photographers, our buddy discipline was shoddy. I was just back at the beach when I saw a splashing 100m out. Charles was being mugged by a giant octopus. Even worse, he had a macro lens. I had a wide angle lens, but had missed the action.

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5 hours ago, JohnLiddiard said:

I was diving with Charles Hood from a beach north of Nanaimo more than a few years back. Typical photographers, our buddy discipline was shoddy. I was just back at the beach when I saw a splashing 100m out. Charles was being mugged by a giant octopus. Even worse, he had a macro lens. I had a wide angle lens, but had missed the action.

hahaha that sounded like One Hell of an Experience!!

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30 minutes ago, Pistola55 said:

Wow beautiful shots.  Very clear, colorful with nice lighting.  Well done!

thank you so much ! glad you liked it 

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