Sunday, May 23, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I screwed on an old diopter to my 100mm macro lens today and headed out to Tasi Tolu for a morning dive. My mission was to get a close-up photo of a Eubranchus (not sure what species) that I had found yesterday. The diopter seemed like a good idea, letting me get super close to the Eubranchus. But wouldn't you know it, today the conditions at Tasi Tolu were absolutely stunning, with crystal clear water and visibility like I've rarely experienced there. I saw a huge barracuda and four reef squid laying eggs, but I couldn't photograph any of it. Having said that, here's the photo of the Eubranchus hanging out on a stinging hydroid. It's about 1cm and almost full-frame.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
This Brown-Banded Pipefish (Corythoichthys amplexus) was actively hunting on the Dili Rock reef today. This individual (~6cm) was very easy to approach and photograph, unperturbed as it searched for benthic invertebrates in small crevices and coral polyps.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Thanks to Greg from DTL for joining me at Tasi Tolu this morning. We were in search of two Dragon Shrimp Phyllognathia ceratophthalmu that I had a spotted a few days ago. Although it was blustery above water, the dive conditions were surprisingly good.