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by Scubie Doo
Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sculpin ID
Replies: 6
Views: 930

Re: Sculpin ID

Thanks for the tips! I just ordered Lamb and Hanby's book. So hopefully that will help too :-) Thanks again.
by Scubie Doo
Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Sculpin ID
Replies: 6
Views: 930

Sculpin ID

Grunts and Buffalo Sculpin are easy to ID. However, I find it hard to differentiate between Great, Scalyhead, Red Irish Lords. Are there some keys to ID these Sculpins?

Thanks for your help.
by Scubie Doo
Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: Photo Slideshow from Bali, Indonesia
Replies: 18
Views: 722

Re: Photo Slideshow from Bali, Indonesia

Calvin, Great shots. I realized I was starring at my screen with my mouth open. My wife said "What the heck are you looking at?" I know what she was thinking. :smt119
by Scubie Doo
Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Daddy Long Leg at TTN?
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Re: Daddy Long Leg at TTN?

You got it!!!! That is it. Didn't even know they existed.

Thanks for the ID.
by Scubie Doo
Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Daddy Long Leg at TTN?
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Daddy Long Leg at TTN?

At about 60ft we ran into this critter. Looked like a daddy-long-leg spider. It folded its legs when I got close. Sorry the photos are a bit out of focus, this guy was tough to shoot. Hopefully Penders will post his shots too :-)

Any idea what it is?
by Scubie Doo
Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: New Years Night with Bob and his Lumpies
Replies: 9
Views: 973

Re: New Years Night with Bob and his Lumpies

Penders, good to see you here :highfive:

I didn't even notice we found the same lumpie as Dusty2. That is pretty cool.
by Scubie Doo
Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: New Years Night with Bob and his Lumpies
Replies: 9
Views: 973

Re: New Years Night with Bob and his Lumpies

The previous one I posted was the size of a golf ball. This tiny fella took a brake on my buddies glove.
by Scubie Doo
Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: New Years Night with Bob and his Lumpies
Replies: 9
Views: 973

Re: New Years Night with Bob and his Lumpies

I followed the advice given on this board and went searching for the elusive Lumpie. It took a full 1-1/2 hour dive to find two, but we did. I must agree with other posters, the eel grass at Redondo have a ton of life. We also saw a Medusa Jelly, one of those winged slugs, and many sculpin. The Lump...
by Scubie Doo
Sat Jan 02, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: A couple IDs
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: A couple IDs

Janna,

Thanks again for your prompt help. Just signed up for Critterwatchers. Have a an awesome weekend!

Jesse
by Scubie Doo
Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: A couple IDs
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: A couple IDs

Two more questions. I have looked everywhere for the attached Jelly. Saw this at TTN and they light up.

Also how does one differentiate between a baby red octopus and baby GPO?
by Scubie Doo
Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: A couple IDs
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: A couple IDs

Sorry, pretty new to the board. Still getting my feet wet. There are a lot of talented people on this board. Thanks again for the assistance! I am trying to properly label my pictures. \:D/
by Scubie Doo
Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: A couple IDs
Replies: 9
Views: 572

Re: A couple IDs

Awesome, thanks for the quick response. BTW - Janna your photos/drawings are phenomenal! I would love to by an ID book filled with them :-)
by Scubie Doo
Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: Gunnels, Gunnels everywhere
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Gunnels, Gunnels everywhere

Diving at Redondo last night. Under the pipe a bit north of the pier I found a large group of gunnels. Had to share, I thought they were pretty funny :roll:
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Oh and a squid with a shrimp in his mouth :-) He was trying to swim away so the shot isn't great.
by Scubie Doo
Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: Critter Watchers - PNW Marine Life
Topic: A couple IDs
Replies: 9
Views: 572

A couple IDs

My buddy and I went on a search for Lumpies last night. Unfortunately we did not see any, but I saw two species I have not seen (or noticed) before. Can you help ID them? BTW - we were at Redondo. Thanks for your help!
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Better exposure.

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Not sure what the long guy on the left is.

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A bit overexposed but a good profile of the fish.
by Scubie Doo
Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: New UW Photographer
Replies: 11
Views: 955

Re: New UW Photographer

Tangfish, thanks! That means a lot coming from you. We need to get out and dive together sometime! Does brother Tangfish dive too?
by Scubie Doo
Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: New UW Photographer
Replies: 11
Views: 955

Re: New UW Photographer

I took shots in RAW and Jpeg. I like that option as I throw the Jpeg on Facebook for friends and family to view. I don't care if they are perfect at that point. I used the Canon editor for RAW editing and I agree, use that for color adjustments and then Picasa (or something else) for cropping, etc. ...
by Scubie Doo
Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:06 am
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: New UW Photographer
Replies: 11
Views: 955

Re: New UW Photographer

Smike, Great information, I appreciate it. I agree with shooting the subject in the top half due to the lack of light on the bottom. My light is on my hand so I can position the light to fill in the bottom of the photo (takes a little work though). Have you shot in RAW yet? If so, do you use Canon's...
by Scubie Doo
Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: New UW Photographer
Replies: 11
Views: 955

Re: New UW Photographer

Thanks for all the advice I received, it was helpful. I got my G10 and could not wait for a strobe, so I said "what the heck". I was getting terrible shots with my Reef Master Mini. Well the investment was well worth it! Here are a few shots with minor Picasa editing. I shot all my images ...
by Scubie Doo
Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New to the board!
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Re: New to the board!

Bassman,

Thanks for the welcome. I am a south-ender, I live in Puyallup.

Jesse
by Scubie Doo
Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: Dive Site Listings
Topic: Saltwater State Park
Replies: 0
Views: 865

Saltwater State Park

I am finishing up my Masters at Gonzaga. I had to put together a multimedia project on the environment and the community. Thought I'd share my finished product with some fellow divers. Take care!

http://saltwaterdivepark.blogspot.com/
by Scubie Doo
Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Introductions (New Visitors, Start Here)
Topic: New to the board!
Replies: 6
Views: 605

New to the board!

Hi there. New to the board. I have been diving for about one year (about 50 dives so far). I have only dove Puget Sound and Turks/Caicos. I look forward to meeting everyone!

Jesse
by Scubie Doo
Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: Underwater Imaging - Photography & Video
Topic: New UW Photographer
Replies: 11
Views: 955

New UW Photographer

Hi everyone! I have been diving for about one year. During that time I have been using the Sealife Reef Master Mini. This little camera has served me well on tropical dives/snorkeling trips. However, here in the Puget Sound this camera does not cut it. I have been doing a lot of research on upgradin...