September 23-28, 2012
All pictures © 2013 by Ken Kurtis
For those interested . . .
Underwater: Nikon D200 in full manual mode in an Ikelite housing, dual Sea&Sea YS-D1 strobes in manual,
400 ISO, lenses mostly 28-105mm (macro 50-105mm), with some 18-70mm and 105mm macro.
Surface shots: Nikon D7000 in "Program," 400 ISO, various lenses.
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|The gray guy||The red guy||The yellow guy||Note the lure on top of his head|
|Holding on||Closer look||Note how tail wraps||Headshot|
|FEEDING THE FRENCH ANGELS|
|Jay feeds||Tony feeds while Mark shoots||Walt feeds & shoots||DM JIm shares the melon|
|THE TARPON AT NIGHT|
|Passing by||Scaly guy||Good look at the head||Remora on the big one|
|Soldierfish||Coral close-up||Bicolor Damselfish||Angel staredown|
|Sargeant-Major||Lovely Christmas Tree worm||Juvy Spotted Drum . . .||. . . and the adult|
|Bright orange sponge||Hello Princess (Parrotfish)||Cute little Cherubfish||Coming out to investigate|
|Yellow-Headed jawfish||Orange-Spotted Filefish||Colorful Green Turtle shell||Hawksbill turtle face|
|Sharpnose Puffer||Coral feeding||Juvy Squirrelfish at night||Orange Cup Coral|
|Bluestriped Grunt||Stoplight parrotfish||Rock Beauty (note orange margins)||Razorfish (who didn't flee by diving)|
|Blue Tang||Queen Angel (note "crown")||Incognito hunting Trumpetfish||Porcupinefish|
|Arrow crab defending territory||Spotted Trunkfish||Invasive Lionfish (but awfully pretty)||Purple Tube Sponges|
|Octopus at night||Flamingo Tongue||Yellow phase Yellowtail Damselfish||Coral mound|
|Reef squid||Creole Wrasse getting cleaned||Purple Tube Sponges||Yellow Tube Sponges|
|Bar Jack||Note the Isopod on right cheek||Batwing Coral Crab||White-spotted Filefish|
|Flamingoes foraging||Salt mountains||Why they call it "The Wild Side" (east)||Sunset at Buddy Dive|
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