Redondo 8/1

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Redondo 8/1

Post by YellowEye » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:16 am

Tons of divers last night at Redondo. Presumably they were all looking for a sixgill, like me and DLH. I don't think anybody saw a sixgill, but I think a lot of people got to see a nice big octo out in the open by the carousel boat (likely mating, or mated). I only had a macro lens, so didn't get him, but hopefully somebody will post some pics of that beauty.

Here were some of my captures:
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The octo above came up in the water column when it encountered the big octo!

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Re: Redondo 8/1

Post by Bric Martin » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:17 am

Great shots!

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Re: Redondo 8/1

Post by Gdog » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:19 am

Love that first shot! We saw the GPO out, but by then the vis was so bad that most any shot wouldnt turn out.

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Re: Redondo 8/1

Post by cardiver » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:06 am

I got a couple of decent shots of the big GPO...... Here's one of them.Image
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Re: Redondo 8/1

Post by Gdog » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:25 pm

Nice Ron. I havent even looked at my shots yet. I will tonight. Hopefully some of the lumpsucker shots will turn out.

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Re: Redondo 8/1

Post by dlh » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:09 pm

Awesome photos! I love the captures of the free swimming Octo. I mostly took Video on this dive, and put together a little "Making Of" clip of YellowEye's amazing little octo. I also got a little action video of the big guy alongside the carousel boat.

Making Of: Please pardon the blurry bit in the middle :)
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Big Octo:
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Re: Redondo 8/1

Post by YellowEye » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:45 pm

Really nice videos, Dave! Fantastic!

Ron, you got a nice shot off too! Thanks for the save-a-dive :)

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Post by Gdog » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:43 pm

Awesome vids, Dave!

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Re: Redondo 8/1

Post by Dusty2 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:22 pm

Nice vids! especially the big guy. Getting footage of those big ones out and a bout is always exciting!

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Re: Redondo 8/1

Post by Scubie Doo » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:46 pm

Eric, that first shot is sweet! I love it.

I will post a couple of mine tonight. Mainly stubbies :)

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Re: Redondo 8/1

Post by Scubie Doo » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:50 pm

I got home and got a chance to watch the videos. Super cool. It was funny, I didn't even see the large GPO, I was too busy hunting for the six-gill.

Here are a couple of my favorites from last night.

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Re: Redondo 8/1

Post by Gdog » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:20 am

Great shots Jessie! I was hoping you would post some of that stubbie you followed in the water column.

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Re: Redondo 8/1

Post by Scubie Doo » Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:28 am

Gdog wrote:Great shots Jessie! I was hoping you would post some of that stubbie you followed in the water column.


Thanks George. I did, if you click the photos it should direct you to the gallery with all the photos from that dive.

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Re: Redondo 8/1

Post by Mortuus » Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:41 pm

I took some crappy video of the octo with my GoPro too. It died in the middle of filming I believe. If there is anything worth posting, I will put it in this thread. My video is from about 2 minutes before YellowEye and dlh showed up on the scene with their miniature suns that made the area so bright that it seemed like we were diving in 30 ft of water.

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Re: Redondo 8/1

Post by MikeMeagher » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:19 pm

Great pics and videos everyone. Yea, I was there that night too, and the vis was not great. Got some decent video of the big GPO near that boat, but havnt had the time to edit anything yet. :(

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Re: Redondo 8/1

Post by Mortuus » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:16 am

Mortuus wrote:It died in the middle after half a second of filming I believe.


Fixed.

MikeMeagher wrote:Great pics and videos everyone. Yea, I was there that night too, and the vis was not great. Got some decent video of the big GPO near that boat, but havnt had the time to edit anything yet. :(


You must have just gotten unlucky with the vis. It was great when I was at the boat. I guess it wouldn't be the first time Redondo vis changed on a dime (it did so tonight too)...

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