FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 12-17, 2012
All pictures 2014 by Ken Kurtis
For those interested . . . 
Underwater: GoPro camera in still mode, usually with warming filter and +2 or +4 close-up lens, as well as . . .
Nik
on D200 in full manual mode in an Ikelite housing, dual Nikon SB-105 strobes at 1/4 power, generally 400 ISO, 18-70mm lens
Surface shots: Nikon D7000 mainly in "Program," 100-800 ISO, 10-24mm, 18-70mm, and 70-300mm lenses.

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SmugMug slide show of these shots & more

SmugMug video of rehabilitated manatee release

CRYSTAL RIVER
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Grabbing a snort of air Mom & calf At the surface Resting mid-water
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Reflections of a manatee Coming through the grate Mouth & teeth That's the spot!!!!
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RAINBOW RIVER
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The gang's all here Perch Susan Crandall snorkeled above us Joy Radecki posing in the current
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Spotted Gar Bass was fascinated with Joy Took a peek at me too Small cavern at end
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GINNIE SPRINGS
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The requisite "We're here" shot Simple rules to follow The narrow entrance to Little Devil On the floor at Devil's Eye
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Fish in Devil's Eye. Turtle in the river Kicking down the slough Joy & Kiff at the Ginnie cavern entry
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ORANGE GROVE SINK
& TROY SPRINGS
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Tech guy tying line at Orange Grove Looking up through the duckweed Turtle on a ledge Down in Columbia
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Low water level at Troy Springs Descending through the green Juvy catfish Brian Gendreau says it's all OK

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