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Sat, October 28, 2006

Favorite of the Day, October 28, 2006    [ Photography ]

I think we’ve probably seen enough of the images I have from the Lembeh 2006 trip. However, I have been enjoying posting these favorites to my news page, so I’m going to continue with a theme, and choose a favorite periodically from my other galleries.

The photo I’ve chosen for today is from my 2004 Solomon Islands gallery. I took this photo at Mary Island, which is known for large schools of fish and pelagics. But it’s also a great spot for macro life. This is a pair of blueband gobies. They are bottom filterers and are frequently seen in pairs. I love their subtle but jewelled markings.

Blueband Gobies

10:25:32

Sat, October 21, 2006

Website update..    [ Website updates ]

I have updated my gallery engine to Exhibit Engine 2.01, so it’s looking a bit differently. It also doesn’t display perfectly in IE 6 and earlier, because of IE bugs, but there shouldn’t be any serious gaps. While some things look differently, and some link names have changed, most all the old functionality and more should be there. If you notice some funniness, I’d really appreciate it if you could send me a note. Thanks!

09:43:13

Thu, October 19, 2006

2006 LAUPS International Photo Competition Results    [ Photography ]

Looks like the results just got posted. I previously posted this image as a Lembeh Favorite of the Day. It placed fifth in Macro Digital. This is a tough competition, so I’m happy with fifth, especially in the very popular Macro category!

Ringed Pipefish

23:19:16

Sat, October 14, 2006

Lembeh ‘06 Favorite of the Day, October 14, 2006    [ Diving,Photography,Travel ]

Risbecia tryoni is one of my favorite nudibranchs. I like the dark purple spots and skirt edging, and the shades of brown coloration. These nudibranchs frequently are “tailgaters” in pairs, and sometimes have commensal shrimp aboard.

Risbecia tryoni nudibranch

07:52:45

Sat, October 07, 2006

Lembeh ‘06 Favorite of the Day, October 7, 2006    [ Diving,Photography,Travel ]

Pegasusfish or Pegasus Sea Moths are very small and very well camoflauged fish that dwell on sand bottoms, blending in so well that if you look away from them for just a moment, you frequently have to re-search the bottom to find them again. This aids in their survival, as they are also slow and clumsy. So low to the bottom, they are a difficult subject to photograph as you can’t “get under them”.

Pegasus

08:22:46

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