Blue Bird Day in the San Juan Islands

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Re: Blue Bird Day in the San Juan Islands

Post by stphnmartin » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:05 pm

I got to enjoy hanging out in the boat and eating cookies in the sun while you all were grabbing such great shots down below! Nice work everyone! I'd gladly do it again! Puget sound king crabs for everyone!
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Re: Blue Bird Day in the San Juan Islands

Post by YellowEye » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:00 am

Very cool snaps, Val, Jesse and Jessica!
Great diving!

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Post by Scubie Doo » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:13 pm

Gdog wrote:Man, Jesse, your snoot shot on the nudi is so so good! Lovin the baby PSKC too.


Thanks gdog. You know what? That was done without a snoot :) I got lucky and it was on a shelf where I could get a black background.



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Post by Gdog » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:36 pm

Man, Jesse, your snoot shot on the nudi is so so good! Lovin the baby PSKC too.

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Post by Scubie Doo » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:18 pm

ScubaJess wrote:I agree!!!!! These are fantastic!! I love that baby PSK crab & the candy!!!! :-)


Thank you SJ. Those baby PSKC are so tough to shoot. I tried so many lighting options to get a good shot. Can’t wait for the next one.


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Post by Scubie Doo » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:15 pm

Vjw wrote:Wow Jesse! Your pictures are epic!


Aww, thanks Val :) it was a super fun time. Look forward to the next one.


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Post by ScubaJess » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:03 pm

I agree!!!!! These are fantastic!! I love that baby PSK crab & the candy!!!! :-)
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Post by Vjw » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:49 pm

Wow Jesse! Your pictures are epic!

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Post by Scubie Doo » Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:47 pm

Thanks YE for getting the party started. Thanks to Stephen, JPA, and Keith for taking us out there. Thanks YE, SJ, and VW for the awesome pics and dives :-) Lots to be thankful for. Here are a few of my favorites from the day.

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Have a kick ass week everyone and be safe out there :-)

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Post by Gdog » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:02 am

What a day you all had. Great shots!

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Post by ScubaJess » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:27 am

Beautiful snaps YE & VJW! Hard to choose a favorite!!! :luv: :partydance: :eek: :eric:
We got so lucky with another perfect day on the water. :)

Here are some of my snaps. :popcorn:
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adorable eTidepool Kelp fish @ Davidson Rock
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Nudie
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Candy
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The Armada
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Post by Gdog » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:54 am

Looks awesome!

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Post by Tom Nic » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:37 am

Sounds like a fabulous day! Color me green with envy!
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Post by Scubie Doo » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:56 pm

Very cool everyone! What a great day of diving. I will post a few of my pics this week :)


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Post by Vjw » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:41 pm

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Here are two screen shots from video of a warbonnet surrounded by strawberry anemones.
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Post by Sharkb8 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:44 pm

All three of those sites in one trip?! That’s just being greedy :angry:

That anemone shot is awesome!
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Post by Vjw » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:41 pm

Was an amazingly epic day of diving! My first time to Long Island wall and what beautiful carpets of strawberry anemonies. Saw several candy striped shrimp, two Puget Sound king crabs, and a huge yellow eye rockfish also during the day. Still looking through footage (will take awhile).

Fabulous snaps Yellow Eye! Really like the shallows at sares. I’ll need dive model lessons from SJ! Also like the macro at redondo, especially the gunnel family. So much to see everywhere!! So thankful to get to dive with you guys!
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Blue Bird Day in the San Juan Islands

Post by YellowEye » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:37 pm

Howdy

StphnMartin, JPA, ScubaJess, Scubie Do, Keith C, and VJW went out for a fantasic day of diving out in the San Juans yesterday. What a great day... Sares Head (CandyLand), Davidson Rock (brooding anemone city) and Long Island Wall (strawberry wall) all on one short-daylight day! The weather was fantastic, as was the company, the cookies, the bald eagle, and the marine life!

Here were some of my snaps: (along with a couple macro from Redondo)

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Sares shallows
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Stimpson star at Davidson
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VJW checking out the strawberry fields
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Scubie Do, checking out LIW with a RIL in the foreground
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Bay Pipefish (buddy=scubajess, vjw, djmcmath)
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Gunnel family on the pipe (buddy=lologrande)

Hope you're having a great weekend!

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