Just back from a great trip to Santa Cruz Island over Memorial day. Did some teaching, and had just about two dives to do some Underwater Macro Photography. I recently purchased a Canon 100 mm USM, which I got to check out. Water was pretty murky, but being able to get just inches away from the subjects does wonders.
While shooting one of the Nudi's a Harbor Seal started tugging on my fins, and came right around in front; that's when I wished I had had a wide angle lens too.
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Just got back from my second trip to Palau, a wonderful place to dive. You can check out the photo album, or see the video slideshow along with some video clips.
I just returned from a week on the Rocio del Mar diving the northern Sea of Cortez (aka the Gulf of California). We dove along the Midriff Islands and had great encounters with Sperm Whales and Whale Sharks, not to mention the often over-exhuberant Sea Lions.
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Recently returned from a 3-day trip on the Horizon out of San Diego. We had two great days at San Clemente Island, and spent the last day outside San Diego, with two dives on the Yukon, a former Canadian Destroyer sunk as an artificial reef and dive site. Unfortunately, it went down early and landed on it's side; it's now known as "Milt's Tilt".
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Two great dives at Point Lobos with the Pinnacles crew. First dives with my new Canon T2i/Aquatica set up. Pictures here.
New photos from my recent dive trip to the Channel Islands.
I had some camera issues in the first couple of days, but things settled down by the time I got to the Macro photography on day 3. I like the perspective on the Nudibranchs. The last couple of shots may be of an embryonic Nudibramch.
The Gold and White Nudibranch is a Horned Aeolid (Hermissenda crassicornis), which is reasonably common in the Northern Channel Islands.
The Purple and Orange is a Spanish Shawl (Flabellina iodinea), also fairly common.
Just got back from Socorro and associated islands. We dove off of the Solmar V, a very nice dive boat operating out of Cabo San Lucas. I got some wonderful pictures of a friendly Giant Manta Rey who did several fly overs during the course of one dive off San Benedicto Island.