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Conch eyes are watching you!....¸> <((((º> ....Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 lens
Another feather star abstract. I'm not sure who's flag this one is. ..¸> <((((º> .¸¸Canon G9
Sibling Sea Star Shrimp (Periclimenes soror) on Cushion Star (Culcita sp.)..¸> <((((º> ·.. Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165
Here is an uncommon colour form of Anemone Shrimp (Periclimenes cf. venustus)..¸> <((((º> ·..Canon G9 & stacked Inon UCL-165's
Ovulidae (Phenacovolva poppei) with pretty pattern on exposed mantle. ..¸> <((((º> `·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> `·..Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 macro lens
Anemonefish eggs close-up..¸> <((((º> `·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> `·..Canon G9 & stacked Inon UCL-165's
The Leopard Nudi (Chromodoris leopardus)....¸> <((((º> `·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> `·..Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 macro lens
Final RoundThrough to 2008 awards final round judging

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Brian ><((((º> it's newbie month this month. I passed over great nudis by Doug and Jeff but this one is just too good to leave out - I love the Gangsta' Lean!
I think this Thai Damselfish (Pomacentrus polyspinus) is winking at me. ;-)
The moment of separation for three Midring Blue Ring Octopus (Hapalochlaena sp.4). I'm not sure what the bright blue rings mean, perhaps blissful happiness or utter disappointment. ..¸> <((((º> `·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> `·..Canon G9
A shy Thorny Seahorse (Hippocampus hystrix)..¸> <((((º> `·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> `·..Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 macro lens
Since Patrick didn't give me the model back I had to make this Nudibranch (Thecacera pennigera) using a large wine gum and some felt tip pens ;-)..¸> <((((º> `·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> `·...Canon G9 & stacked Inon UCL-165 macro lenses.
Cute smiling Porcelain Crab (Lissoporcellana sp)..¸> <((((º> ·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> ·..Canon G9 & stacked Inon UCL-165 lenses
This charming little Red-Papulose Gymnodoris (Gymnodoris rubropapillosa) is one of the predator nudibranchs that hunts down and eats other nudibranchs. ..¸> <((((º> ·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> ·..Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 macro lens
Peek-a-boo Clownfish.......False Clown Anemonefish (Amphiprion ocellaris)...> <((((º> `·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> `·.¸¸Canon G9
I think this nudibranch with the fancy name of Much-desired Flabellina (Flabellina exoptata), looks like gas flames. ..¸> <((((º> ¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> ·.¸¸Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 macro lenses
Is this the national flag of Malaysia or a Feather Star?....¸> <((((º> `·.¸¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> ·.¸¸Canon G9
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2008
Sometimes you need good eyes to see things underwater. This Loki Whip Goby (Bryaninops loki) on Red Whip Coral (Ctenocella sp.) is a good example. ..¸> <((((º> `·.¸¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> ·..Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 macro lens
I don't remember how many Sea Whips I looked at before I found this Whip Coral Shrimp (Pontonides unciger), but it was a lot. .. > <((((º> `·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> ·.¸Canon G9 & stacked Inon UCL-165 macro lenses
This Sibling Sea Star Shrimp (Periclimenes soror) was a pain to capture as it was on the underside of a Crown of Thorns Starfish... > <((((º> `·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> ·..Canon G9 & Inon UCL 165 macro lenses
A colourful but timid Blotched Goby (Coryphopterus inframaculatus) only allowed me this one profile shot before swimming off... > <((((º> `·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> ·.. Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 macro lens
A Red-Lined Flabellina (Flabellina rubrolineata) at dive site Terumbu Tiga, Perhentian Besar.. > <((((º> `·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> ·..Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 macro lens
Nudibranch (Hypselodoris whitei) crawling over a ridge... > <((((º> `·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> ·..Canon G9 & Inon macro lenses.
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><((((º> `·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸.·´ another cracker Mr Mayes
The Happy Couple - A pair of Short-tailed Pipefish (Trachyrhamphus biocoarctatus).. > <((((º> `·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> ·.¸¸Canon G9
Close up of Graeffe's Sea Cucumber (Pearsonothuria graeffei) showing the underside of the sticky mouth pads it uses to gather up detritus... > <((((º> `·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> ·.¸¸Canon G9
Anemone Shrimp (Periclimenes magnificus) in their classic pose with chelipeds together......> <((((º> ¸.·´¯`·.¸.·´¯`·...¸> <((((º> ...Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 macro lens
This Shuttlecock Egg Cowrie_(Volva volva) is carnivorous and should normally be found on gorgonian sea fans, so it was odd to see it crawling on the sandy bottom. I wonder what protection it has from crabs or octopus... <0/// < <....Canon G9
Ray with blue spot disease. ;-) or Blue-Spotted Ribbontail Ray (Taeniura lymma).. <0/// < <... <0/// < <...Canon G9
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