Photos of the Week #264

May 10, 2010

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Gail Kukula
First submission to POTW!

Los Coronodos
North Island
Lobster Shack
15 feet

California Sea Lion
Zalophus californianus

Canon G9
Ambient light

Kevin Lee

Catalina Island
25 feet

Giant Kelpfish
Heterostichus rostratus

Nikon D300
Dual YS-110a strobes

Peter Brueggeman

San Diego's Wreck Alley
85 feet

Moss Crab
Loxorhynchus crispatus

Olympus 8080
Ikelite housing
Ikelite DS51 strobe

Herb Gruenhagen

La Jolla Shores
Main Wall
55 feet

Painted Greenling
Oxylebius pictus

Sea & Sea DX-2G
Single YS110 strobe

Brenda Bridgett

La Jolla Shores

The hermit crab
Phimochirus californiensis

and Club-tipped Anemones
(Strawberry Anemones)
Corynactis californica

Canon A570
Internal flash

Debbie Karimoto

Catalina Island
Crane Point

Hypsypops rubicundus

Canon G10
Inon D2000 Strobe

Mike Hallack

La Jolla Shores
60 feet

Scorpaenichthys marmoratus

Nikon D90
Ikelite DS125 strobe

Gayle Van Leer

Point Loma Kelp
60 feet

Yellowfin Fringehead
Neoclinus stephensae

Sony T900
Internal flash

Spencer Tuck

La Jolla Shores
75 feet

Juvenile California Sea Hare
Aplysia californica

Canon 50D
Ikelite housing
Ikelite DS125 & DS160 strobes
60mm lens
Also tried a homemade snoot on the primary strobe

Dori Dirig

San Diego's Wreck Alley
Ruby E

Spanish Shawl
Flabellina iodinea

Nikon D80
Ikelite housing
Dual DS125 strobes (TTL)
105mm lens

Tracy Clark

La Jolla Shores

A gammarid amphipod
Perampithoe humeralis

Nikon D70s
60mm lens

These amphipods build nests in the kelp blades to rear direct developing juveniles; in an El Nino, they can take over a kelp forest and mow it down.

Mark Pidcoe

La Jolla Shores
Main Wall
40 feet

Diver David Pidcoe watches a

Sheep Crab
Loxorhynchus grandis

Sea & Sea DX750G
Intova ISS2000 slave strobe

Clint Crowe


Whitebar Surgeonfish (mai'koiko)
Acanthurus leucopareius

Yellow Tang (lau'i'pala)
Zebrasoma flavescens

Canon A710is
Canon WP1 housing

Brian McHugh

La Jolla Shores
60 feet

Male Pithead Sculpin
Icelinus cavifrons

Olympus E-520
YS 110a & 110 strobes
50mm lens w/1.4x teleconverter
f/18, 1/180, and ISO 100

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