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Revised: Thursday, January 14, 2010
02:50 PM


  These are some of my favorite pictures I took while diving various locations.  I use a Nikonos V underwater camera with a Nikon SB104 strobe.  The lenses I use depend on the application.  Most commonly, I have a 20mm Nikkor underwater lens with the matching viewfinder attached.  Sometimes I'll use macro tubes and framers.   If I plan to take some surface pictures as well as underwater pictures, I'll use a Nikkor 35mm amphibious lens.  Click on any thumbnail view below to see an enlarged version of the picture.



Black Grouper  (Click to enlarge) This is a picture of a large Black Grouper that accompanied me for the duration of my dive.  The dramatic lighting makes this one of my favorite pictures.  I took this photograph near the end of my dive as I was ascending to the dive boat.
Red Grouper  (Click to enlarge) Here's a medium sized Red Grouper hiding among the corals and small Tube Sponges.  I like the colors in this photograph.
Tiger Grouper  (Click to enlarge) This juvenile Tiger Grouper has fantastic markings.  I'll upload more pictures of him soon.  He spent a lot of time standing guard in front of a Green Moray Eel's home.
Jewfish  (Click to enlarge) A giant Jewfish is what I believe this is.  It was one of the largest of those friendly fish that I've ever seen, nearly as large as me.  Notice the little fish hitch hiking on its side.
Nassau Grouper  (Click to enlarge) Nassau Groupers can become very large.  Here's a great example of one that obviously eats very well, rising up from the depths of a coral wall.
Great Barracuda  (Click to enlarge) Great Barracuda have been falsely accused of being aggressive "eating machines" second only to sharks.  These photographs lack the quality of some of my other photographs simply because I find it difficult to get close to these nervous creatures.
Great Barracuda stalking fish  (Click to enlarge) Each of the Barracuda in these pictures was quite some distance from me.  Unlike the Grouper that allow me to come within inches to photograph them, the Barracuda typically flee when they see me coming with my camera.
Great Barracuda stalking me  (Click to enlarge) I wonder whether they are fleeing because they are camera shy, or if it's the sight of me that terrifies them!
2 Blue Tangs  (Click to enlarge) Here are a pair of Blue Tangs.  I find these creatures very attractive.
2 Dog Snappers  (Click to enlarge) This is a pair of Dog Snappers peering, curiously out from underneath some brightly colored corals and plants.
Grey Angel  (Click to enlarge) Grey Angelfish are real hams.   Sometimes it's difficult to get them away from the camera lens.  This is a spectacular example of a Grey Angelfish swimming among some tube sponges.
Queen Angel  (Click to enlarge) Another Angelfish, a Queen Angelfish is spectacularly colored.  Look at the crown on her head.
Hatchet fish in cave  (Click to enlarge) I photographed these schooling Hatchet fish while exploring a cave.
Spiny Lobster  (Click to enlarge) While in the same cave, I found this Spiny Lobster.  Normally they hide in holes during the day and are difficult to find.  They usually only come out at night.  This fellow is confused because he's in a cave and thinks it's night time!
Spiny Spider Crab  (Click to enlarge) During a night dive is when I captured this Spiny Spider Crab.  Like the Lobster, he also likes to hide during the day, venturing out to forage for food at night.  My friend Andre' startled it and the crab darted at amazing speed in one direction while Andre' darted, at equally amazing speed, in the other direction!
Blackbar Soldierfish  (Click to enlarge) A pair of Blackbar Soldierfish are patrolling near their nest in this image.  These creatures are a lot similar to Squirrelfish.  They always have this look of amazement on their faces due to the size of their eyes relative to that of their bodies!
Spanish Hogfish  (Click to enlarge) I spotted this Spanish Hogfish while diving in Grand Cayman.  Look at the color of his eyes, they seem to glow orange.
Yelltail Snapper and White Grunt  (Click to enlarge) Here's a Yellowtail Snapper (top) and a White Grunt.  Yellowtail Snappers will sometimes escort a diver for an entire dive, following the diver around like a puppy.  I think they believe that anything as large as a diver must be a messy eater, and they think they'll get scraps when the diver decides to feed on something!



Marc Reibstein  (Click to enlarge) This is my very good friend, Marc R., also a computer software developer and diver.  Here he's attacking some poor soul with his Stingray Alpha underwater video housing!
Mike  Marc with fish  (Click to enlarge) In this picture, Marc R. and my student and friend, Mike A., are caught in fish infested waters.
Joanne  (Click to enlarge) JoAnne M. is another student and friend of mine.  Here she's displaying perfect form (thanks to her instructor!).
Norm at El Agila  (Click to enlarge) Here's Norm S., a friend and PADI Divemaster.  On this dive he's acting as divemaster leading students on a tour of a shipwreck on my behalf (I was conducting deep diver training during this particular dive).
Daria at El Agila  (Click to enlarge) This is my friend and PADI Divemaster, Daria M., leaving a shipwreck.
Michael at El Agila  (Click to enlarge) Here's Mike A. again, exploring a shipwreck.
Norm  and Michael at El Agila  (Click to enlarge) Norm S. again, with Mike A. leaving a shipwreck.


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