Photos of the Week #237

November 2, 2009

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Randy Thomas
First submission to POTW!

La Jolla Shores

Mantis Shrimp
Hemisquilla californiensis

Walter Heim

Offshore San Diego

Blue Shark
Prionace glauca

Canon 20d
Tokina 10-17mm lens
1/320, ISO 800

"One full day on the water for one shark."

Shauna McGillivray

La Jolla Shores
South Walls
65 feet

Octopus sp.

and a clam breakfast
Protothaca sp.

Canon A570IS
Internal flash

David Andrew

San Clemente Island
Pyramid Cove
125 feet

Bat Stars
Asterina miniata

Nikon D90
Ikelite Housing
Dual Ikelite DS-160 Strobes
60mm lens
f/18.0, 1/200, ISO 250

Kevin Lee

Point Loma

An egg-bearing Skeleton Shrimp
Infraorder Caprellida

Nikon D300
Dual Inon Z240 strobes

A Flash animation of 2 photos, because "the depth of field was so shallow that I couldn't get both eggs and face at the same time..."

Steve Gardner

La Jolla Shores
Above Secret Garden

Angel Shark
Squatina californica

Olympus c5050z
Single strobe
f/2.8, 1/100, ISO 100

Mark Pidcoe

La Jolla Shores
Main Wall

Divers John Moore (foreground) and Steve Gardner (background) look for Lion Nudibranchs

Sony DSC-F828
Ikelite housing
Dual strobes

Suzanne McNair

Farnsworth Bank
75 feet

California Hydrocoral
Stylaster californicus

Painted Greenling
Oxylebius pictus

Canon A710is
Internal flash

Dave McNair

Catalina Island
Isthmus Reef
35 feet

a very, very small
Chromodoris macfarlandi

Canon A710is
Internal flash

Mike Bartick

Anacapa Island

Harbor Seal
Phoca vitulina

in the Giant Kelp
Macrocystis pyrifera

Nikon D300
Dual Ikelite DS-125 strobes
Tokina 10-17mm lens

Allison Vitsky

La Jolla Shores
30 feet

Dendronotus frondosus

in a standoff with an amphipod (to the right)

Canon 20D
Single YS250 strobe
100mm macro lens with Hoya +4 dry diopter

Steve Murvine

Point Loma
80 feet

Dendronotus alba

Canon G-9
Ikelite housing
DS125 strobe and Sea & Sea YS15 slave strobe

Roger Uzun

Catalina Island
Near Ship Rock

Giant Kelpfish
Heterostichus rostratus

Sony XR520v camcorder
Light and Motion Bluefin Pro housing with a wide angle port
Sunray 2000 Video Lights

Brian McHugh

La Jolla Shores
60 feet

Blackeye Goby
Coryphopterus nicholsi

Olympus E-520, 50mm lens
YS110 & 110a strobes
f/16, 1/180, ISO 100

Frédéric Pache

La Jolla Shores
20 feet

Lewis's Moon Snail
Polinices lewisii

Sand Dollars
Dendraster excentricus

Canon Powershot G10
Ikelite housing
Ikelite DS160 strobe
f/4, 1/60, ISO 80

Brenda Bridgett

La Jolla Shores

Chestnut Cowry
Cypraea spadicea

Canon A570
Internal flash

Terry Strait

US/Mexican Border
Wreck of the USS Hogan

The Hogan

Nikon D40x
Ikelite housing
Dual DS125 strobes
Sigma 10-20mm WA lens at 10 mm
f/7.1, 1/60, ISO 400

Phil Garner

Rancho Palos Verdes

Channelled Top Snail
Calliostoma canaliculatum

Sea & Sea DX-1G
f/9.1, 1/1000, ISO 100

Jimmy Yuan

San Diego's Wreck Alley
Ruby E
75 feet

Ancula gibbosa

Canon Powershot A620

Herb Gruenhagen

La Jolla Shores
North Wall
75 feet

California Spiny Lobster
Panulirus interruptus

Canon G10
Dual YS-110 strobes

Matt Grace

Belatedly from Wakatobi, Indonesia

Six photos in a Flash animation

Canon 50D
Sea & Sea housing
Sea & Sea strobes
Hartenberger Nano Focus Light
Canon 100mm lens

Brett Tischler

San Diego's Wreck Alley

White-plumed Anemones
Metridium farcimen

Nikon D70
Dual YS-250 strobes with 6" Globe Diffusers
10.5mm lens

Tracy Clark

La Jolla Shores

Shrimp, probably
Hippolyte californiensis

Nikon D70s
60mm lens

Scott McGee

La Jolla Cove

The Cove on a beautiful day!

Nikon D200
10.5mm lens
f/9, 1/1000

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