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Fri, July 28, 2006

Lembeh ‘06 Favorite of the Day, July 28, 2006    [ Diving,Photography,Travel ]

This is a spiny waspfish, one of several species of waspfish that I have seen in the Lembeh Strait, but this is one of the less common ones. Its pale color made for a nice contrast with the dark green sponge.

Spiny Waspfish


Sat, July 22, 2006

Lembeh ‘06 Favorite of the Day, July 22, 2006    [ Diving,Photography,Travel ]

I have difficulty telling the difference between juvenile cuttlefish and full grown pygmy or other tiny cuttlefish.  I need to do more research into the distinguishing factors, but I believe this one was a juvenile (about 2″ in length).



Sun, July 16, 2006

Lembeh ‘06 Favorite of the Day, July 16, 2006    [ Diving,Photography,Travel ]

Fingered dragonets are funny little fish. They have claw-like pectoral fins, and walk about on the bottom with deliberate, lurching movements. They look very nondescript at first glance, but have some beautiful blue markings on their face and fins, well worth a closeup.

Fingered Dragonet


Wed, July 12, 2006

Lembeh ‘06 Favorite of the Day, July 12, 2006    [ Diving,Photography,Travel ]

No, I haven’t slacked off, and I have yet more photos that I want to post, but I’ve just been very busy. It’s time to look at Rhinopias number two from this trip. This is again a Rhinopias frondosa, similar to the yawning red one I posted earlier, but this one was a beautiful lavender color. He seems to have lots of friends attached to his face (I think I counted at least five isopods (amphipods??) on him). I hope they aren’t bugging him…

Lavender Rhinopias


Thu, July 06, 2006

Lembeh ‘06 Favorite of the Day, July 6, 2006    [ Diving,Photography,Travel ]

Clowns are always great fun to shoot. ‘Nuff said! :)



Sun, July 02, 2006

Lembeh ‘06 Favorite of the Day, July 2, 2006    [ Diving,Photography,Travel ]

Lionfish are very common in the Indo-Pacific; however, I never get tired of shooting them. They can be very curious and bold, approaching divers and bumping into their reflections in the housing port. This lionfish seemed enamored of his own reflection, and I’m posting two favorites that I took of him. We were off the bottom and in the water column, and I was able to shoot him without any distracting background.

Lionfish face



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