The ongoing 'Dond Lumpie and Friends Show ...

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The ongoing 'Dond Lumpie and Friends Show ...

Post by Grateful Diver » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:29 pm

I can foresee a lot of dives coming up in the near future ... so figure I might as well cache them all in one thread. Went out last night with Scott Lundy. Found a bunch of lumpies, and some other things. I'll post my pics here, and hope Scott posts some of his.

Those of you doing 'Dond dives, feel free to pitch your pics here too ...

On with the show ... first, last night's lumpies ...

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... and a few things that weren't quite so lumpy ...

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... goin' back tomorrow night for some more ... :supz:

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Post by cardiver » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:32 pm

Wow! The dogfish is a rare thing to see there! Nice pics , Bob.
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Post by LCF » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:55 pm

Oh, I am SO envious of the Cockerel's dorid!

BTW, I looked up lumpies. The reason the ones you are seeing are all greenish is because they are all females. Females are greenish-gold; males are pink, purple, orange, and other colors. (At least according to Milton Love.)
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Post by lundysd » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:55 pm

good stuff Bob... we had one heckuva dive together :)

I haven't finished going through all my shots yet, but here are a few that turned out okay... The rest are in a gallery at:

http://www.raptureofthedeep.net/redondo/slideshow

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Post by cardiver » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:08 pm

Nice pics, Scott!
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Post by Dusty2 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:25 pm

Bob, Shots 2, 5,and 6 are just too cute! Scott love the slide show, That first shot is awesome and that saddleback is nice.

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Post by Scubak » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:19 pm

I love them all!!!
I am so glad they are back!!!
I will have to join you soon Bob!
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Post by gutholmj » Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:21 pm

This is a terrific idea for a thread Bob. It was nice seeing many old faces and quite a few new ones last night at "The Dond." Here's my small contribution of more friends than lumpies.

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The sunset was beautiful. This was at the end of dive 2.

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The first dive of the day was filled with tiny nudis in the 10-12 fsw range.

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Dive 3 was lumpsuckers galore. All of the ones I found were in the kelp and really small.

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I love the color of this one.

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I am one with the flounder.

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The white-lined dironas were so plentiful during the day I was guilted into taking a couple of pics. Kind of like photographing black rockfish.

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This was the most cooperative lumpie of the day. Most were tucked under kelp hanging upside down.

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I love these little guys and they were everywhere in the shallow cobble substrate.

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Of course you can never get enough sailfin sculpin. The eel grass was infested with them but it was impossible to get a good pic.

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And finally, I found one hooded nudibranch. The creature I was most hoping to see and he was in horrible location.
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Post by cardiver » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:33 pm

Very nice!
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Post by BASSMAN » Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:13 am

On the Thursday mini club dive, I buddied up with Jeremy and we had a couple of great dives.
We didn't find the Lumpies but we did see alot of The Dond critters. Here are a few of the picks I took....
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At the beginning of dive two, Renoun came to me with this in his hand. Open the picture to see the tiny Nudibranch!

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Northern Ronquill or eelpout?

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This fatty was about the size of my fist! A Pink Titronia(sp?)

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can you say "Camoflaged"?

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This is Jeremy!

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Post by Dusty2 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:42 am

Ah, You saw one of my big white nudies. :smt064 Fun trying to get a good pic isn't it?

That is a black belly eel pout, pretty common there
Nice find on the Pink. I have never seen one at the Dond.

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Post by cardiver » Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:54 pm

Here are a couple of pics from the ONE DIVE I got to do on Thursday.....
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Post by Dusty2 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:55 pm

cardiver wrote:Here are a couple of pics from the ONE DIVE I got to do on Thursday.....


One dive on a Thursday??? :eek: Are you ill? :smt064

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Post by cardiver » Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:08 pm

Dusty2 wrote:
cardiver wrote:Here are a couple of pics from the ONE DIVE I got to do on Thursday.....


One dive on a Thursday??? :eek: Are you ill? :smt064

My other two tanks went missing.......
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Post by gutholmj » Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:35 pm

cardiver wrote:
Dusty2 wrote:
cardiver wrote:Here are a couple of pics from the ONE DIVE I got to do on Thursday.....


One dive on a Thursday??? :eek: Are you ill? :smt064

My other two tanks went missing.......


Missing? What happened? Inquiring minds want to know. It couldn't possibly be anything controversial.
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Post by cardiver » Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:36 pm

gutholmj wrote:
cardiver wrote:
Dusty2 wrote:
cardiver wrote:Here are a couple of pics from the ONE DIVE I got to do on Thursday.....


One dive on a Thursday??? :eek: Are you ill? :smt064

My other two tanks went missing.......


Missing? What happened? Inquiring minds want to know. It couldn't possibly be anything controversial.

Definitely not controversial.
Just missing for a day......
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Post by BASSMAN » Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:18 pm

cardiver wrote:
gutholmj wrote:
cardiver wrote:
Dusty2 wrote:
cardiver wrote:Here are a couple of pics from the ONE DIVE I got to do on Thursday.....


One dive on a Thursday??? :eek: Are you ill? :smt064

My other two tanks went missing.......


Missing? What happened? Inquiring minds want to know. It couldn't possibly be anything controversial.

Definitely not controversial.
Just missing for a day......

:uh: :confused: Tanks? What Tanks? I thought you had three of them.
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Post by cardiver » Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:20 pm

BASSMAN wrote:
cardiver wrote:
gutholmj wrote:
cardiver wrote:
Dusty2 wrote:
cardiver wrote:Here are a couple of pics from the ONE DIVE I got to do on Thursday.....


One dive on a Thursday??? :eek: Are you ill? :smt064

My other two tanks went missing.......


Missing? What happened? Inquiring minds want to know. It couldn't possibly be anything controversial.

Definitely not controversial.
Just missing for a day......

:uh: :confused: Tanks? What Tanks? I thought you had three of them.
:popcorn:
:chrisnjoe: #-o :dontknow: :stickwhack: :angryblue: :violent1: Wher is the "Kicking A Dead Horse" Smilie?
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No worries, buddy. I'll be using those short fills tomorrow morning in the eel grass!
I really don't know if they're short fills or not. I'm just assuming! :smt064
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Post by BASSMAN » Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:23 pm

Yeah, we need to get a couple of HP 80's just for those dives! :smt064
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Post by Scubie Doo » Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:35 am

I had to get in on the Lumpie show. I love diving to finds these little critters. The most I have seen on one dive is 3, until tonight. We drop in about 9:15 and saw around 12 different Lumpies. I really started losing count :-) We were down for only 48 minutes and had a blast. Here is my favorite shot. These little things are tough to photograph. Happy Lumpie diving you all!
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Post by cardiver » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:33 am

A few pics from early this morning.
They look so clear in my viewfinder!
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Post by Bric Martin » Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:29 pm

Redondo is always great! I got there too late for lumpies, but it was still a great day. The weather was cold and clear and the water was loaded with the usual suspects. Ron and James it was good to see you guys!

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Post by cardiver » Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:34 pm

Great shots, as always! I've never seen the critter in your last pic before!
I see that the wolfie has moved.
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Post by Bric Martin » Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:49 pm

cardiver wrote:Great shots, as always! I've never seen the critter in your last pic before!
I see that the wolfie has moved.


I had never seen one before either, I think it is a silver spot sculpin.

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Post by gutholmj » Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:35 pm

Bric the sculpin (what ever it is) is not only really cool, but also a great photo.

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