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Re: ThThTh in Indonesia

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:57 am
by Penopolypants
All of these photos and stories are simply glorious! :luv:

Re: ThThTh in Indonesia

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:08 pm
by Scubie Doo
Nice work ScubaJess :)

I am finally done with all my photos. Took a total of 2,066 shots and got about 500 good to great shots. Far better percentage than any previous trip. I added shrimp, misc fish, topside, and artistic nudibranch. See you all tomorrow, peace.

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Re: ThThTh in Indonesia

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:03 pm
by Sharkb8
There are so many amazing photos in this trip report I can't really pick out a favorite. Sounds like I have another place I need to convince my wife that we need to visit someday!

Re: ThThTh in Indonesia

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:54 am
by ScubaJess
A few more of my snaps :popcorn:

Happy Thursday Eve!!!

Re: ThThTh in Indonesia

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:06 am
by Scubie Doo
derekcs wrote:The backlit scorpionfish is a fantastic shot. The red glare in the eye is the perfect touch.


Thanks Derek. That was a tough shot to get. But worth the effort of course :)


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Re: ThThTh in Indonesia

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:28 am
by derekcs
The backlit scorpionfish is a fantastic shot. The red glare in the eye is the perfect touch.

Re: ThThTh in Indonesia

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:00 pm
by Scubie Doo
Posted Lionfish, Pipefish, and Moray Eels today :-)

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See you all Thursday :)

Re: ThThTh in Indonesia

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:17 am
by Vjw
Followed the link to the entire collection and I haven’t ever seen so many diverse and vibrantly colored nufibrachs! Truly amazing!! Also really like the reef squid!

And dhl, I guarantee you the Pygmy seahorses were tiny!!

Re: ThThTh in Indonesia

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:52 pm
by dlh
Were you all feeding sausages to the Pygmy Seahorse? That is the most portly and rotund little guy I've ever seen!

Awesome photos everyone! Looks like you have amazing adventures and earned lots of new stories to tell.

Cheers,
Dave

Re: ThThTh in Indonesia

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:50 pm
by YellowEye
Very cool, very impressive collection Jesse! Nice job!

And don't forget, on top of those other tropical challenges we also had to deal with extremely tiny critters and surge on many dives!

Re: ThThTh in Indonesia

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:01 pm
by Scubie Doo
I am happy to report that I finished my nudibranch collection and Tompotika wins!

My Anilao collection yielded (67) beautiful Nudibranchs and Slugs.

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My Tompotika collection yielded (76) amazing Nudibranchs and Slugs.

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Keep in mind, some of these may appear to be the same. However, I have learned that the variation in markings indicate a different nudibranch in many cases. I need to triple check them all, but pretty amazing results.

Re: ThThTh in Indonesia

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:24 am
by Scubie Doo
ScubaJess wrote:Holy Spock!!!!! Super Beautiful pics Jesse!!! Also I love you super detailed report. You are the best!!! It was so much fun diving with you guys! I cannot wait for our next adventure!!!

I'm sooooooooooooo jealous of your super adorable harry squat lobster! I only got to see one little guy and he was way to fast for me to get a picture. I swear those tropical sea critters go to hide and seek school at a young age.



Thanks SJ and you are right! I know a lot of people think warm water is easier for photographs, simply not true! So many predators, warm water, and good viz, make these critters so skittish.

Re: ThThTh in Indonesia

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:23 am
by Scubie Doo
RoxnDox wrote:Pretty damn amazing shots, Jesse! I love it when you guys go to exotic places and share with the rest of us <big thumbs up>


Thank you sir, such a great experience.

Re: ThThTh in Indonesia

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:44 am
by ScubaJess
Holy Spock!!!!! Super Beautiful pics Jesse!!! Also I love you super detailed report. You are the best!!! It was so much fun diving with you guys! I cannot wait for our next adventure!!!

I'm sooooooooooooo jealous of your super adorable harry squat lobster! I only got to see one little guy and he was way to fast for me to get a picture. I swear those tropical sea critters go to hide and seek school at a young age.

Re: ThThTh in Indonesia

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:07 am
by RoxnDox
Pretty damn amazing shots, Jesse! I love it when you guys go to exotic places and share with the rest of us <big thumbs up>

ThThTh in Indonesia

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:52 am
by Scubie Doo
Vjw wrote:Thank you for the detailed trip report! I liked how you shared how you got the shots too - makes me feel like I’m there! Love all the pictures but especially the intricate texture of the frog fish and the many colors reflected in its eye. Wow!


Thanks Val. Before we left there was so little info about Tompotika and the critters, so I really wanted to make sure I captured as much as possible in photo and word form.


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Re: ThThTh in Indonesia

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:17 am
by Vjw
Thank you for the detailed trip report! I liked how you shared how you got the shots too - makes me feel like I’m there! Love all the pictures but especially the intricate texture of the frog fish and the many colors reflected in its eye. Wow!

Re: ThThTh in Indonesia

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:39 pm
by Scubie Doo
stphnmartin wrote:Love the above water shots SJ and VJW.

Excellent and detailed report Jesse. Was nice to relive the experience. Love all your pics but the tassled scorpion fish is other worldly.

Wish our stubbies were colored like the bobtail!


Agreed SM. The top side shots are great. Can’t wait to see all the video footage too :) then the thread will be complete :)


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Re: ThThTh in Indonesia

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:33 pm
by stphnmartin
Love the above water shots SJ and VJW.

Excellent and detailed report Jesse. Was nice to relive the experience. Love all your pics but the tassled scorpion fish is other worldly.

Wish our stubbies were colored like the bobtail!

Re: ThThTh in Indonesia

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:29 pm
by Scubie Doo
Jan K wrote:It is impossible to pick up favorites, you guys sure came back with a treasure chest of fantastic photos. What a show ! Fantastic camera work.
Thanks for sharing.


Thank you JK, you have always been such a great inspiration to me personally. Truly appreciate the kind words my friend.


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Re: ThThTh in Indonesia

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:25 pm
by Jan K
It is impossible to pick up favorites, you guys sure came back with a treasure chest of fantastic photos. What a show ! Fantastic camera work.
Thanks for sharing.

Re: ThThTh in Indonesia

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:01 pm
by Scubie Doo
YellowEye wrote:Awesome report Jesse!!

I especially love that squat, and the bobtail, crab in anemones, wonderpus, seastar, Reef squid, cuttlefish, and porcelain crab on the click thru! Amazing shots!

Great spending the trip with you!


Thanks YE, had a blast. It was such a great adventure :)


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Re: ThThTh in Indonesia

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:52 pm
by YellowEye
Awesome report Jesse!!

I especially love that squat, and the bobtail, crab in anemones, wonderpus, seastar, Reef squid, cuttlefish, and porcelain crab on the click thru! Amazing shots!

Great spending the trip with you!

Re: ThThTh in Indonesia

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:33 pm
by Scubie Doo
Gdog wrote:That octo looks small like our red octos


I know. It was tiny! I could barely see it with my naked eye. In fact, I pointed it out to the dive guide and signaled octopus, he shook his head “no”. He said there wasn’t an octopus there until I showed him the pic :)


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Re: ThThTh in Indonesia

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:30 pm
by Gdog
That octo looks small like our red octos