Newest D80 underwater pics

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Newest D80 underwater pics
Mar 30, 2007

Dove at Casino Point in Catalina on Saturday. I was hoping to do some wide angle photos of the kelp (using my new 8" dome and Tokina 12-24 lens), but the water was quite trashy, so I shot macro.

These were all shot with my Nikon D80 in an Ikelite housing, with a Ikelite DS125 strobe, a Nikon 60mm lens, and occassionally a Woody's diopter.

Now to the photos.

Here's the Porter's Chromodorid. He was a little fella, about the length of a black-eyed pea. After shooting him, I realized that my aperature was only f/5.6, so I didn't get very good depth of field. Dang.

Also for the first time, I saw a couple of juvenile [I]Tylodina fungina[ I], a type of sea slug with a nearly transparent shell, particularly when they are young. This first one is a juvenile

and this is his little brother who was a foot away.

The third slug of the day was a fat Navanax.

Last, here are a Bluebanded Goby (about the most common fish out there)

and a close-up of some polyps on a Red Gorgonian.

David

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