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The margin on the mantle of this nudibranch (Glossodoris rufomarginata) seems to glow....¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165
These Signal Gobies (Coryphopterus signipinnis) were really cute, swimming in little jerky movements and as they did so, they lowered their top and bottom sail fins. Annoyingly, they just moved off every time I got a good focus lock..¸> <((((º>
I discovered this gorgeous little 12mm Egg Shell False Cowry (Pseudosimnia punctata) almost at the end of our dive in only 7 metres of water. I needed stacked Inon UCL-165 close up lenses and a lot of patience to get the shot in surge.

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lady in red....
Nudibranch (Flabellina rubrolineata) displaying all it's beauty....¸> <((((º> ....Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165's
Shorthead Fangblenny (Petroscirtes breviceps) sticking it's head out of an encrusted bottle. ...¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165's
Eyes of a Strombus (Vomer vomer)...and I didn't even have to wrangle the conch, it was just there crawling along. :-)......¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9 & Inon UCL 165
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2009
2nd place Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2009 awards final round judging

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eye eye!
Janolus sp. with a few missing cerata, probably caused by the stream of bubbles from the other divers below me on the wall......Canon G9 & 2 x Inon UCL-165
Hippocampus pontohi hanging under a small ledge in Lembeh....¸> <((((º> .... Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165's, slightly cropped.
These two morays moved together as one moray and made me think it was one hybrid moray, but then I'm easily fooled...¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9
Spottedtail Hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys calliurus) with an expressive face...¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9
Arabian Bluestriped Dottyback (Pseudochromis aldabraensis)...¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165
A candy stripe nudibranch (Hypselodoris maridadilus) that looks like it should taste of rhubarb and custard or raspberries and ice cream...¸> <((((º> ....Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165's

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or possibly vanilla and blackberry toothpaste?
A brightly coloured nudibranch (Thuridilla indopacifica).....Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165's
Small decorator crab (possibly Menaethius monocerus) on the underside of a cushion star........¸> <((((º> .......Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165
Mum & Dad.....Yellow-eyed Penguins, resting before another trip to the supermarket (sea).......Canon G7
Baby Yellow-Eyed Penguin waiting patiently for mum and dad to come home from the sea to feed it......Canon G9
This scary Undulated Moray (Gymnothorax undulatus) reminds me of the eel scene in the 1977 film "The Deep", but please don't have nightmares....¸> <((((º> ..... Canon G9
The face of a Rose Petal Bubble Shell (Hydatina physis) with tiny eyes.......¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165's
Shore Crab....¸> <((((º> ....Canon G9
"What a happy face. ;-)".....Spotfin Lionfish (Pterois antennata).......¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9
"Ice cream, ice cream, get your ice cream here".....Nudibranch (Risbecia ghardaqana)......¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165
Friendly and curious Cuttlefish....¸> <((((º> ....Canon G9
This Hawksbill Turtle swam past just as I had taken a macro reef shot at F8, so the quick snap here looks like it was on a night dive, but it wasn't....¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9
Red-dotted Coral Crab (Trapezia cymodoce). During the day, they hide deep in the coral, like this one. At night they climb up to the edges and spread their arms to feed on plankton...¸> <((((º> ....Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165's
"Come nearer, I don't bite, well not that much". Buddy decides that is close enough for the shared portrait shot...¸> <((((º> ....Canon G9
Sohal (Acanthurus sohal)...¸> <((((º> ....Canon G9
Blue-Spotted Ribbontail Ray (Taeniura lymma) inexplicably resting it's tail on a Bluelined Grouper (Cephalopholis formosa)......¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9
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