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Week 20 winner

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by Tommy Harivaldo

a frogfish with a nudibranch, together side by side. even different species, but they need each others. just like us.

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April Winner

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by Margriet Tilstra


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Glenn Ian Villanueva (2nd place)
Magali Marquez (3rd place)
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using a twin YS250 pro with snoots I achieved the full belack background with a lit subject... lens: tokina 10-17 +kenko 1.4x @14
Running away... Tokina 10-17 (1.4x ring at the back) @10mm (14mm) YS250pro with snoot
very tiny nudi. I had to use the 105micro in combination with the 1.4 multiplier on a cropped sensor...
Just a portrait of a proud papa`... Nikon D300s +105/2.8 micro twin YS250pro 1/60 f36 ISO100
cardinal fish with eggs
The "best" flower of the bunch... pretty unusual to see a scorpionfish hiding in the octocoral
This little shrimp (hiding in a sea-pen) was pictured using a 105/2.8 micro + 1.4 kenko teleconverter and a +10macromate wet diopter. the use of the diopter allowed me to stay more distant and not to scare it off
2 generation of sea-horse in one shot... enjoy :-)
OMG...my water just broke!!!
3rd place Monthly HotShots

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One of my favorites of the month.
almost too big for my 105micro
Southern pigmy squid (~7mm in length) I used a 105micro + kenko 1.4x and a wet 10+ diopter to achieve the shot. my setup can achieve a magnification of ~6 times the life size
just a little (very little) flabellina. I had to use the 2X macromate wet diopter on thetop of my 105micro
Particular of a Sabella Spallanzanii
cornered
Pigmy wobbegong shark eye wide open... taken using a 105micro+1.4x teleconverter and 2X macromate. it was a very tiny specimen
"The golden beauty of the shark-net"
"pretty full mouth..." I guess that the waiting was almost over for this happy dad...
creative experiment with a friendly weedy sea-draqon. Shot during a population survey...
A "slow" climber... instead quite fast, why they call them snails :-)
space-jelly
Fiddler ray eye close-up
"Electric Sea-Horse" this little critter had some natural blue lines and blue hue that I enhanced a "bit"
Macro close up of a tiny hermit crab, focusing on its green eyes
Bobtail squids mating...
They are not shy and if you are lucky enough they come very close to your camera!!! I used a 105 micro-lens for this shot
Man... this is what you get if you sleep in the wrong kelp... :0
Swimming... "Gnam Gnam style"
This guy was swimming and eating at the same time, actually the entire school was doing it, I was able to get close only to this one...
D300s + 105microNikkor
1/60 f16 dual strobe
"Sun-shower"
Hippocampus Guttulatus taking a sun-shower :-)
The light coming from the sun already diffused from the pier, was further diffused from the bubbles of my buddies...
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