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By Damien Preston
posted Sunday, June 25, 2006
20 votes

Lembeh Strait. Found this large Frog Fish hanging onto a sponge waiting for early morning breakfast.
By Damien Preston
posted Sunday, May 4, 2008
17 votes


By Damien Preston
posted Saturday, June 3, 2006
9 votes


By Damien Preston
posted Sunday, June 11, 2006
9 votes


By Damien Preston
posted Tuesday, June 20, 2006
9 votes

Hide and Seek, Sipadan Island. The hawk Fish is a difficult subject, this one just wouldn't settle for long subsequentlty a lot of blurred photos.
By Damien Preston
posted Sunday, July 1, 2007
8 votes


By Damien Preston
posted Tuesday, May 30, 2006
7 votes


By Damien Preston
posted Friday, June 16, 2006
6 votes


By Damien Preston
posted Monday, June 12, 2006
5 votes


By Damien Preston
posted Sunday, November 26, 2006
5 votes
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Lembeh Strait. Found this large Frog Fish hanging onto a ... by Damien Preston
Lembeh Strait. Found this large Frog Fish hanging onto a sponge waiting for early morning breakfast.
17 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, May 4, 2008
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Indonesia
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Dot to Dot, USAT Liberty Wreck. There was a pair of these... by Damien Preston
Dot to Dot, USAT Liberty Wreck. There was a pair of these nudis in the same vacinity however they were in under a ledge i could only get one in the photo.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, July 4, 2007
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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Hide and Seek, Sipadan Island. The hawk Fish is a difficu... by Damien Preston
Hide and Seek, Sipadan Island. The hawk Fish is a difficult subject, this one just wouldn't settle for long subsequentlty a lot of blurred photos.
8 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, July 1, 2007
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Celebes Sea Malaysia
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Pucker Up, Normally these fish aren't that photogenic,how... by Damien Preston
Pucker Up, Normally these fish aren't that photogenic,however this one had no place to go but straight at me.
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date posted posted: Friday, June 29, 2007
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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Bumble Bug, Coral Garden Tulamben Bali, Olympus C5050. Fo... by Damien Preston
Bumble Bug, Coral Garden Tulamben Bali, Olympus C5050. Found this chubby shrimp trying to wrap itself in the anenome's skin like a blanket for the night.
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date posted posted: Thursday, June 28, 2007
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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Playfull Batfish, 1 Mile Jetty Carnarvon Western Australi... by Damien Preston
Playfull Batfish, 1 Mile Jetty Carnarvon Western Australia, Visability on average 4-7metres. 4 playfull Batfish swam out of the gloom and followed us about for 30 minutes.
2 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, June 16, 2007
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Indian Ocean Australia
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"Lanky Legs" Diving Seraya at Tulamben went down a bit de... by Damien Preston
"Lanky Legs" Diving Seraya at Tulamben went down a bit deeper found a patch of feather stars and out walked this unusual shrimp with very long blue legs. Its head had two large sugar scoop type appendages. very unusual.
5 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, November 26, 2006
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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"On the Vine" Large hanging soft coral on the USAT Libert... by Damien Preston
"On the Vine" Large hanging soft coral on the USAT Liberty Tulamben. Lots of hidden little suprises, Anthias, Crabs, Cooral Cod. A real spectacle of colour.
1 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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"Armed and Ready" Was diving the UASAT Liberty in Tulambe... by Damien Preston
"Armed and Ready" Was diving the UASAT Liberty in Tulamben and found this Nudi (20mm) in the Hold. It has some similarities to Flabellinas however on closer inspection has a long filament foot ending with anenome type structures on the Cerata. ??
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date posted posted: Monday, October 23, 2006
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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"Greetings Earthling" Olympus C5050/InonD180 Strobe. Was ... by Damien Preston
"Greetings Earthling" Olympus C5050/InonD180 Strobe. Was diving at Alam Anda Tulamben and this inquisitive cuttle fish started to light up with a caliedescope of colours and waving its arms. Truly mesmerizing. Could watch them for ages.
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date posted posted: Saturday, October 21, 2006
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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"Hypnotic" This small Lion Fish swam underneath me at a r... by Damien Preston
"Hypnotic" This small Lion Fish swam underneath me at a rate of knots then slowed and splayed out its pectoral fins, as it was moving it made the circular pattern swirl. Made a great contrast to the Black Volcanic sand of Lembeh Straight. C5050/Iflas
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date posted posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2006
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Celebes Sea Indonesia
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"Loaded Spring" Everytime I tried to take a photo of this... by Damien Preston
"Loaded Spring" Everytime I tried to take a photo of this little Hawkfish it would raise it fins then lower them in a split second and shoot of in a different direction. Olympus C5050, Inon D-180 Strobe
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date posted posted: Sunday, July 2, 2006
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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"Peas in a Pod" When I swam over the top of a hole one he... by Damien Preston
"Peas in a Pod" When I swam over the top of a hole one head popped up then a second. All lit up and the mesmerising sway, I thought they were going to get tangled at one stage. Olympus C5050, Inon D-180 Strobe.
20 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, June 25, 2006
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"Sponge Flare" When i first took this shot it I didn't th... by Damien Preston
"Sponge Flare" When i first took this shot it I didn't think the Lion Fish blended in that well at a later viewing the red of the fish and pink sponge seemed to meld into one, so I decided to add some colour.
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"Golden Eye" I was looking at some shrimp under a ledge w... by Damien Preston
"Golden Eye" I was looking at some shrimp under a ledge when this ray popped its head out. It didn't seemed perturbed that I was so close and I think it scrubbed up for the occassion as the colours of blue and gold were intense.
9 Votes
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"Nudi Ball" On one the first dives on the 1 Mile Jetty in... by Damien Preston
"Nudi Ball" On one the first dives on the 1 Mile Jetty in Carnarvon after the water had settled, Nudis Everywhere!!. I counted twenty on this one small clump at the base of a pylon.
3 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, June 19, 2006
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Indian Ocean Australia
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"Lumpy" This nudi was in the shallow's at Tulumben, a gre... by Damien Preston
"Lumpy" This nudi was in the shallow's at Tulumben, a great contrast to the black volcanic sand.
6 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, June 16, 2006
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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I dont know what sort of fish this is, it has some simila... by Damien Preston
I dont know what sort of fish this is, it has some similar features to a dragonnet with its pert lips and extended eyes. This photo was taken at the 1 Mile Jetty in Carnarvon W.A, and the specimen was about 2cm long and very mobile. Only one in focus
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date posted posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2006
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Indian Ocean Australia
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"Big Dog" Normally the last dive of the day was done at t... by Damien Preston
"Big Dog" Normally the last dive of the day was done at the Police Jetty at Sipadan Island. This Napolean Wrasse was very freindly and followed us throughout the dive getting a bubble massage as it swam above us.
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"Into the Blue" At Staghorn Crest Sipadan Island all the ... by Damien Preston
"Into the Blue" At Staghorn Crest Sipadan Island all the turtles seemed to hug the reef wall. This one swam straight at me then overhead and continued out until it disappeared into open ocean.
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"Tricky Path" Whilst diving around the Liberty Wreck in T... by Damien Preston
"Tricky Path" Whilst diving around the Liberty Wreck in Tulamben, noticed this shrimp negotiating its way through the anemone. It almost looked like it had a drunks swagger with 6 left legs.
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date posted posted: Sunday, June 11, 2006
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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"Promenade Deck" Whilst penetrating the hull of the S.S P... by Damien Preston
"Promenade Deck" Whilst penetrating the hull of the S.S President Coolidge looking up to the Promenade Deck. This was one of a number of dives done on the wreck.
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date posted posted: Saturday, June 10, 2006
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Pacific Vanuatu
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"Solar" I like what appears to be an internal luminescenc... by Damien Preston
"Solar" I like what appears to be an internal luminescence of some of these anemone's. It highlights the fine detail.
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date posted posted: Friday, June 9, 2006
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Celebes Sea Indonesia
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"Who Me!" Just set myself up to shoot this Scorpion Fish ... by Damien Preston
"Who Me!" Just set myself up to shoot this Scorpion Fish head on and it yawned just after i pressed the shutter, nothing happened !!in my eagerness I hadn't turned the strobe on. I waited for some time for a repeat with no success.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, June 7, 2006
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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"White Scorpion" The Tube Sponge that the Scorpion Fish w... by Damien Preston
"White Scorpion" The Tube Sponge that the Scorpion Fish was lying on was white (Without Strobe) so it was difficult to spot. Taken with Olympus C5050, Inon D180 Strobe.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, June 6, 2006
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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"The Caves" This dive site situated about 20km North of C... by Damien Preston
"The Caves" This dive site situated about 20km North of Cape Cuvier, like a few of the dive's in this area requires carrying all your gear in. Your Mad/Crazy are some terms used to describe the ones who attempt this.
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"Orange Peel" Spent a great day up at Cape Cuvier, found ... by Damien Preston
"Orange Peel" Spent a great day up at Cape Cuvier, found a couple of these orange starfish, a great contrast to the reef.
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