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Monthly Archives: November 2013

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Growing up we had a cat that on occasion would “hide” under a couch. But it would seem to forget that its tail was sticking out. Not hard to find.

This porcupine puffer seems to be operating under the same theory. It’s found half of a plastic bottle and is “hiding” in it, head first. It can’t see me, so it’s “hidden.”

Since somewhere along the way the metadata is getting stripped, here’s “hand made EXIF.” All of these shots are with Olympus OM-D EM-5 with the 12-50mm lens in macro mode (at 43mm) in a Nauticam housing. One Sea & Sea YS-100alpha strobe.

Lembeh, October 2013

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This one is called a coconut octopus. And it can “walk” across the bottom in this tight little ball.

Since somewhere along the way the metadata is getting stripped, here’s “hand made EXIF.” All of these shots are with Olympus OM-D EM-5 with the 12-50mm lens in macro mode (at 43mm) in a Nauticam housing. One Sea & Sea YS-100alpha strobe.

Lembeh, October 2013

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This was one of a small school of about a half dozen rays that had been resting, mostly buried, on the bottom. When our little group approached, all but this guy shook off their sand and swam away. Less shy, he hung out and let me at least get a shot.

And, yes, you guessed it. While this guy certainly isn’t a manta, he is much bigger than the things I was after. So you’re seeing only a small part of him. And I’m further away from him that from most of the other things I shot on this trip.

Since somewhere along the way the metadata is getting stripped, here’s “hand made EXIF.” All of these shots are with Olympus OM-D EM-5 with the 12-50mm lens in macro mode (at 43mm) in a Nauticam housing. One Sea & Sea YS-100alpha strobe.

Lembeh, October 2013

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Porcelain crab in anemone.

And since somewhere along the way the metadata is getting stripped, all of these shots are with Olympus OM-D EM-5 with the 12-50mm lens in macro mode (at 43mm) in a Nauticam housing. One Sea & Sea YS-100alpha strobe.

Lembeh, October 2013

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Musical accompaniment.

Transparent shrimp with eggs.

And since somewhere along the way the metadata is getting stripped, all of these shots are with Olympus OM-D EM-5 with the 12-50mm lens in macro mode (at 43mm) in a Nauticam housing. One Sea & Sea YS-100alpha strobe.

Lembeh, October 2013

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Hoping that the maroon color will confuse me. Didn’t work.

And since somewhere along the way the metadata is getting stripped, all of these shots are with Olympus OM-D EM-5 with the 12-50mm lens in macro mode (at 43mm) in a Nauticam housing. One Sea & Sea YS-100alpha strobe.

Lembeh, October 2013

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This is *straight* out of the camera.  It really does look like it’s glowing while you’re in the water.

False Fire Urchin.

And since somewhere along the way the metadata is getting stripped, all of these shots are with Olympus OM-D EM-5 with the 12-50mm lens in macro mode (at 43mm) in a Nauticam housing. One Sea & Sea YS-100alpha strobe.

Lembeh, October 2013

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These guys always make me smile. They’re shy and move away. But helpfully, they *back* away so you get a nice face instead of a fish butt.

Box fish.

And since somewhere along the way the metadata is getting stripped, all of these shots are with Olympus OM-D EM-5 with the 12-50mm lens in macro mode (at 43mm) in a Nauticam housing. One Sea & Sea YS-100alpha strobe.

Lembeh, October 2013

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Ok, not exactly a bucking bronco. Sea Cucumber being ridden by Emperor Shrimp.

And since somewhere along the way the metadata is getting stripped, all of these shots are with Olympus OM-D EM-5 with the 12-50mm lens in macro mode (at 43mm) in a Nauticam housing. One Sea & Sea YS-100alpha strobe.

Lembeh, October 2013

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There were a *lot* of frogfish out and about. Here’s one with his esca (the lure he uses) out.  He shakes it around and other fish really do come over and check it out.  I saw one almost, but sadly for the frogfish, only almost, become dinner.

And since somewhere along the way the metadata is getting stripped, all of these shots are with Olympus OM-D EM-5 with the 12-50mm lens in macro mode (at 43mm) in a Nauticam housing. One Sea & Sea YS-100alpha strobe.

Lembeh, October 2013