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I believe he is saying “go away.”

These guys are shy and really don’t like you to come up to see them.  Normally they’re sitting right in the coral.  And in the picture they look pretty obvious with all those dark red spots.  But in the water, they’re actually pretty well camouflaged against the spots of the coral.

If you get too close, the swim away.  So, I was happy to get this shot.
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Dive site: Maui Five Graves/Five Caves/Five Names.

Shot with Olympus OMD EM5, 12-50 at 50mm f/8, 1/250th, ISO 200.

Ok, no skiing.  When it is cold and snowy up in the mountains, that seems to me like a great time to head to the ocean.  So, pardon the interruption — there’s more Palau to post, but here are a few in real(ish) time.

I’ve always been told that diagonals make for strong compositions. So this one’s great, right?
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Ok, kidding.

Found a nice coral whip with a goby.  Next time, I’ll try it with the CMC to get even tighter.

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Dive site: Maui – Molokini Back Wall.

Shot with Olympus OMD EM5, 12-50 at 50mm f/8.0, 1/250th, ISO 200.

Alex has been trying to break me of the habit of shooting the dark green coral.  Has he succeeded?  In a word, no.

When I saw this scene, I immediately stopped to shoot it.  The good news is at least I’m better at lighting them now.

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Grand Cayman.

Olympus OMD EM5, 8mm fisheye.  Nautica housing with mini-dome port.

The color of the day is orange.

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Dive Site: Black Rock, Kawe, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, February 2014

Really. Everywhere. Beautiful color on the reef. Fish all over the reef. Not the best photo ever (sorry). But gives you an idea of the experience down there.

I’m ready to go back now.

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Dive site: Boo West, Boo, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, January 2014

Whip it good. Suggested musical accompaniment for today.

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Dive site: Boo West, Boo, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, January 2014

The corals and fans were in great shape and were big.  But not as big as the tiny diver here would suggest.  He was a little far away.

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Dive site: Whale Rock. Fiabect, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, January 2014

Same dive as yesterday’s picture.  Totally different colors.  I love the intense purple coral at the bottom.  Maybe less Lilly Pulitzer, more Alexander Julian.

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Dive site: Whale Rock. Fiabect, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, January 2014

If you’ve been following along, you know that despite really good advice, I like  photographing the green coral.  Here, it was interspersed with some pink coral.  And as we were in the tropics, it naturally made me think of Lilly Pulitzer.

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Dive site: Whale Rock. Fiabect, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, January 2014

Fish and coral. Fish and Coral. Everywhere fish and coral. And as Martha Stewart likes to say, “that’s a good thing.”

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Dive site: Tank Rock. Fiabect, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, January 2014