Photos of the Week #180

September 29, 2008

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Allison Vitsky

US/Mexican Border
USS Hogan
125 feet

Diver Kevin Lee and a

Ophiodon elongatus

Canon 20D
Dual Ikelite DS125 strobes
Sigma 15mm fisheye lens

Spencer Tuck

Point Loma
80 feet

Two Furry Hermits
Paguristes ulreyi

Canon Rebel XT
Ikelite housing
Single Ikelite DS125 strobe
60mm lens

Steve Gardner

La Jolla Shores

The engine block

plus a barred sand bass, sea hare (see it?), and many sand dollars.

Olympus C5050z
Two strobes
Inon super wide angle lens (138 degrees)
f/1.8, 1/100, ISO 100

Kim Mitchell

La Jolla Shores
North Wall
75 feet

A Brown Rockfish
Sebastes auriculatus

eating a Coonstripe Shrimp
Pandalus danae

Canon Powershot S410

Chris Bell

Los Coronados
Middle Grounds
20 feet

California Sea Lion
Zalophus californianus

Nikon Coolpix 990
Ikelite Housing
No strobe

Brett Tischler

San Diego's Wreck Alley
Ruby E
80 feet

Tube-dwelling Anemone
Order Ceriantharia

Nikon D70
Dual Inon D2000 strobes
60mm macro lens

Mark Pidcoe

La Jolla
Children's Pool

Juvenile Garibaldi
Hypsypops rubicundus

Sony DSC-F828
Ikelite housing
DS50 strobe

Volker Kilian

La Jolla Shores
20 feet

Heart Urchin
Lovenia cordiformis

Canon G9
Internal flash

Scott McGee

La Jolla Shores
Main Wall
60 feet

Fragile Rainbow Star
Astrometis sertulifera

Nikon D200
Ikelite housing
DS 125 strobe
105mm lens
f/20, 1/200

Kevin Lee

US/Mexican Border
USS Hogan
125 feet

Sure looks like a bomb to me!

Nikon D200
Single YS-250 strobe

Jim Swanson

La Jolla Shores

Horn Shark
Heterodontus francisci

Olympus Stylus 770 SW
Olympus housing
Internal flash

Margaret Webb

Rat Beach

California Spiny Lobster
Panulirus interruptus

Olympus E-330
Dual DS 125 strobes
50mm lens

Gayle Van Leer

La Jolla
Marine Room
80 feet

Red Octopus
Octopus rubescens

Sony T30
Sony housing
Internal flash

David Hershman

Point Loma
Wreck of the Lazy Days

California Moray
Gymnothorax mordax

Olympus 1030SW
Internal Flash and hand held Sartek light

Mike Bartick

Laguna Beach
Shaw's Cove

Dwarf Teardrop Crab
Pelia tumida

on California Golden Gorgonian
Muricea californica

Nikon D300
60mm lens with 1.4x diopter

Tracy Clark

Maui, Hawaii

Ceratosoma tenue

Nikon D70s
60mm lens

Brenda Bridgett

La Jolla
35 feet

A nemertean worm

Sealife DC 600

Chris Nelson

Los Coronados
North Island
Lobster Shack
Sal Si Puede Wreck
65 feet

California Scorpionfish
Scorpaena guttata

Sea & Sea DX-1G

Steve Murvine

US/Mexican Border
USS Hogan
120 feet

Peltodoris nobilis

Canon G-9
Ikelite housing
DS-51 strobe
Inon UCL-165M67 close-up lens

Brian McHugh

Baja California, Mexico
La Bufadora

Kelp Rockfish
Sebastes atrovirens

Sea Life DC600
YS110 Strobe
Wide angle lens

Terry Strait

La Jolla Shores
Main Wall

Octopus sp.

Nikon D40x
f/14, 1/100, ISO 200

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