The ongoing 'Dond Lumpie and Friends Show ...

Tell us your tale of coming nose-to-nose with a 6 gill [--this big--], or about your vacation to turquoise warm waters. Share your adventures here!
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Post by Lonestar » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:43 am

At depths >100fsw too I bet!
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Post by cardiver » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:51 am

Lonestar wrote:At depths >100fsw too I bet!

12-20' at Redondo and I'm finding them at 12' at Three Tree during the day.
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Post by Grateful Diver » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:06 pm

Plenty of lumpies down in the bottle field. I was there last night as well ... with Diver_C. Got in around 7 PM. Was using Cheng's new camera ... trying to figure it out before our Maldives trip. Perhaps I'll have time to download some shots later this evening.

It's getting harder for me to dive ... leaking drysuit isn't much fun in January, and I don't have a spare suit to use while it gets fixed. Oh well ... two more weeks I can give it to Wally and hope for the best while I'm off diving warm water. Hopefully it doesn't need a zipper (but I suspect that's the problem). Came out last night wet chest to knees ...

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Post by mpenders » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:35 pm

Here's a few I took last night:

Decorator Crab.JPG
Decorator Crab


Horned Shrimp.JPG
Horned Shrimp


Juvenile Wolf Eel 1.JPG
Juvenile Wolf Eel - found him (her?) and sibling south of the boat ramp


Nanaimo Dorid 2.JPG
Nanaimo Dorid


Parasite on Sea Star.JPG
Fragile Ruffled Scaleworm on star (Thanks, Jan!)


Pygmy Poacher.JPG
Blacktip Poacher (Thanks, Greg!)


White Lined Dirona.JPG
White Lined Dirona


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Lumpie


Lumpy 1.JPG
Lumpie


Lumpy 3.JPG
Lumpie


Lumpy 7.JPG
Lumpie


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Lumpie
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Post by cardiver » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:55 pm

I was wondering what you were focusing on when you were taking pics of that star!
Seeing your pic on the Poacher reminded me that I saw one on eggs last night.....
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Post by cardiver » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:56 pm

I was wondering what you were focusing on when you were taking pics of that star!
Seeing your pic on the Poacher reminded me that I saw one in the shallows last night that was posing.
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Post by Jan K » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:40 pm

mpenders wrote:Here's a few I took last night:
Parasite on Sea Star.JPG


it might be this one, they are quite common
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Jan K wrote:
mpenders wrote:Here's a few I took last night:
Parasite on Sea Star.JPG


it might be this one, they are quite common


Sure looks like it. Thanks, Jan!

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Post by Lonestar » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:46 pm

Saw you headed down the steps Bob. It was a wet dive night. I didn't check my neck seal for the second dive so it was wee bit chilly packing everything up!
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Post by Grateful Diver » Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:31 pm

Here's a few pics I took with Cheng's new camera last night. I think I might have it figured out now ...

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Post by gutholmj » Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:40 pm

Grateful Diver wrote:Here's a few pics I took with Cheng's new camera last night. I think I might have it figured out now

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That XZ-1 is a great camera. I guess the shooter might deserve a little credit as well ;)
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Post by cardiver » Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:46 pm

gutholmj wrote:
Grateful Diver wrote:Here's a few pics I took with Cheng's new camera last night. I think I might have it figured out now

... Bob (Grateful Diver)


That XZ-1 is a great camera. I guess the shooter might deserve a little credit as well ;)

He lives!
Great pics, Bob. I really liked that camera but I have this sickness that makes me buy a new kit every few months.......
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Post by gutholmj » Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:02 pm

cardiver wrote:
gutholmj wrote:
Grateful Diver wrote:Here's a few pics I took with Cheng's new camera last night. I think I might have it figured out now

... Bob (Grateful Diver)


That XZ-1 is a great camera. I guess the shooter might deserve a little credit as well ;)

He lives!
Great pics, Bob. I really liked that camera but I have this sickness that makes me buy a new kit every few months.......


Admitting your problem is the first step to recovery smartass. Oh, & I went diving too. I forgot my mask, but used my backup despite my "rule" of no-solo without a backup, and forgot my computer. I learned something though, the camera timestamps can be used as a bottom timer.

Redondo, Thursday around noon.
Not a pic worth keeping, but proof I was there.
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Post by cardiver » Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:12 pm

So you only solo dive now? :angry:
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Post by LCF » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:12 pm

Wonderful catch on the eelpout, Bob -- do you know what he was eating?

Love the gunnels, too. I have GOT to get out one of these days and do some more playing with MY new camera!
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Post by gutholmj » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:20 pm

cardiver wrote:So you only solo dive now? :angry:


Nah, I just didn't feel like getting up early or staying out late.
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Post by Diver_C » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:47 pm

LCF wrote:Wonderful catch on the eelpout, Bob -- do you know what he was eating?

Crab

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Post by Grateful Diver » Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:34 am

Not a crab ... Cheng and I looked closely at the pic, and that's a fish tail sticking out of its mouth. Dunno what kind though ... doesn't look like a tubesnout ...

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Post by Greg Jensen » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:11 pm

The last two poacher pics here are blacktip poachers (first was labeled as a pygmy)

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Post by cardiver » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:19 pm

Greg Jensen wrote:The last two poacher pics here are blacktip poachers (first was labeled as a pygmy)

I wasn't sure so I just went with the generic, "Poacher".......
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Post by mpenders » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:14 pm

Greg Jensen wrote:The last two poacher pics here are blacktip poachers (first was labeled as a pygmy)


Okay, it was a (not very) educated guess. :dontknow:

What did you see that says "blacktip"?

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Post by Greg Jensen » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:27 pm

Here's a pygmy- note the different shape of the head, and no whiskers under the chin, just a single one at the corner of the mouth. If you look at the area between the back of the head and the first dorsal, you'll see that it is actually concave, rather than flat as in the other poachers.


The poacher that looks the most like a blacktip is the bigeye poacher. That one has two whiskers (cirri) at the corner of the mouth, instead of the single 'Fu Manchu' moustache of the blacktip.
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Post by Lonestar » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:12 pm

Thursday's dive, I really wish that I could have gotten the painted shell in focus as there is a crab in it which I thought made it way cool. I will find it again!
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Post by BASSMAN » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:26 am

Nice pics Tim! =D>
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Post by LCF » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:02 am

Very nice lighting on the alabaster nudis!
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