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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Erin Quigley

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Diving on a rebreather at Cocos Island means the animals get really close. I had to wedge myself into the rocks and out of the killer current in order to take this shot - Nikonos RS and 1 SB104
By Erin Quigley
posted Thursday, August 30, 2001
59 votes

Not a dive for the faint of heart, Alcyon's raging current at Cocos Island, Costa Rica brings in thousands of schooling hammerheads. Nikonos RS and a 20-35mm lens.
By Erin Quigley
posted Wednesday, November 24, 2004
28 votes

Scrawled Filefish, Palau
By Erin Quigley
posted Thursday, November 4, 2004
21 votes

What a treat to find these dramatic Coleman's shrimp in a (relatively) slow moving Fire Urchin. A Zebra Crab was on board the same urchin, but couldn't be coaxed into the frame. D100 and 105 in a Titan housing.
By Erin Quigley
posted Monday, January 16, 2006
19 votes

Lembeh Frogfish, Sulawesi
By Erin Quigley
posted Saturday, October 30, 2004
15 votes

The dive sites in Rinca near Komodo are rich with these gorgeous, freaky critters. Happily for photographers, the background is often equally colorful. This Crested Nembrotha nudibranch would fit right in as a Dr. Seuss character.
By Erin Quigley
posted Wednesday, January 18, 2006
15 votes

Solomon Island anemone fish
By Erin Quigley
posted Monday, November 22, 2004
11 votes

Palauan Epiphany - Napoleon Wrasse at Blue Corner, Palau. Nikon RS and a 50mm lens.
By Erin Quigley
posted Wednesday, December 22, 2004
10 votes

Whether this scorpionfish is yawning or yelling, I'm not sure, but the shot was taken in Southern California's Channel Islands, at Ship Rock near Catalina Island. I was using a D100 in and Aquatica housing and 2 Ikelite 200's.
By Erin Quigley
posted Monday, October 11, 2004
8 votes

Halimeda pipefish of the Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Nikonos RS with 2 Nikon SB104 strobes, 50mm lens.
By Erin Quigley
posted Thursday, December 9, 2004
7 votes
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Miller's Nembrotha nudibranch snacking on one of its favo... by Erin Quigley
Miller's Nembrotha nudibranch snacking on one of its favorite sponges. No wonder they have such beautiful blue rhinophores! D100 in a Titan Housing, Komodo.
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date posted posted: Thursday, January 19, 2006
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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The dive sites in Rinca near Komodo are rich with these g... by Erin Quigley
The dive sites in Rinca near Komodo are rich with these gorgeous, freaky critters. Happily for photographers, the background is often equally colorful. This Crested Nembrotha nudibranch would fit right in as a Dr. Seuss character.
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2006
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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What a treat to find these dramatic Coleman's shrimp in a... by Erin Quigley
What a treat to find these dramatic Coleman's shrimp in a (relatively) slow moving Fire Urchin. A Zebra Crab was on board the same urchin, but couldn't be coaxed into the frame. D100 and 105 in a Titan housing.
19 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, January 16, 2006
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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Palauan Epiphany - Napoleon Wrasse at Blue Corner, Palau.... by Erin Quigley
Palauan Epiphany - Napoleon Wrasse at Blue Corner, Palau. Nikon RS and a 50mm lens.
10 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, December 22, 2004
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
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Snake eel and gravid cleaner shrimp. Lauadi, Milne Bay, P... by Erin Quigley
Snake eel and gravid cleaner shrimp. Lauadi, Milne Bay, Png. Nikonos Rs and a 50mm lens, 2 SB-104's.
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date posted posted: Saturday, December 18, 2004
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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Ornate Ghost pipefish. House reef at Tufi, PNG. D100 and ... by Erin Quigley
Ornate Ghost pipefish. House reef at Tufi, PNG. D100 and Titan housing, 60mm lens.
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date posted posted: Friday, December 17, 2004
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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Clingfish Boudoir. Milne Bay, PNG. D100 in a Titan housin... by Erin Quigley
Clingfish Boudoir. Milne Bay, PNG. D100 in a Titan housing, 60mm lens.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2004
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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Which way is up? California Sea Lion executes manuever 27... by Erin Quigley
Which way is up? California Sea Lion executes manuever 27A - upside down corkscrew with a half flip. Santa Barbara Island rookery, Southern Channel Islands. D100 in a Titan housing. 60mm lens (not my usual choice for sea lions!)
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date posted posted: Friday, December 10, 2004
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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Halimeda pipefish of the Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi, Indone... by Erin Quigley
Halimeda pipefish of the Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Nikonos RS with 2 Nikon SB104 strobes, 50mm lens.

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A rare subject. Getting two must have been tough Erin!
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date posted posted: Thursday, December 9, 2004
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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This albino devil scorpionfish caught my eye during a div... by Erin Quigley
This albino devil scorpionfish caught my eye during a dive at Gunabarabara in Milne Bay, PNG. As I settled in for the shot, I noticed he seemed to be wearing his heart on his sleeve!
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date posted posted: Saturday, December 4, 2004
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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Starry Starry Night - Composite of elements from the Solo... by Erin Quigley
Starry Starry Night - Composite of elements from the Solomon Islands and PNG

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a composite that looks like a CFWA shot - as the best ones do!
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date posted posted: Wednesday, December 1, 2004
date posted category: Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
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When I returned to Linda's Reef in Milne Bay, just a day ... by Erin Quigley
When I returned to Linda's Reef in Milne Bay, just a day after taking this shot, these clownfish eggs had hatched. D100 in a Titan housing.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, November 30, 2004
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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This imperial shrimp has developed a pattern that closely... by Erin Quigley
This imperial shrimp has developed a pattern that closely resembles that of it's commensal partner, a Spanish dancer nudibranch. Barracuda Point, Milne Bay, PNG. D100 in a Titan housing.
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date posted posted: Monday, November 29, 2004
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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Yellow Shrimp on whip coral, Sulawesi. by Erin Quigley
Yellow Shrimp on whip coral, Sulawesi.
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date posted posted: Sunday, November 28, 2004
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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Gold Spotted Halgerda nudibranch in the rubble near Kwato... by Erin Quigley
Gold Spotted Halgerda nudibranch in the rubble near Kwato Wharf in Milne Bay, PNG. This one is huge - almost the size of my hand. D100 in a Titan housing from Light and Motion.

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Ahhhh!
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date posted posted: Saturday, November 27, 2004
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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On a trip to the Socorros, it seemed the mantas were deli... by Erin Quigley
On a trip to the Socorros, it seemed the mantas were delighted by the feeling of our bubbles, and came back to hover above us repeatedly. This manta, being cleaned by two clarion angelfish is really right on top of me. Nikonos RS and 13mm lens.
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date posted posted: Friday, November 26, 2004
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
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I don't think Riley really needs to breathe. He's the mos... by Erin Quigley
I don't think Riley really needs to breathe. He's the most relaxed child in the water, preferring to swim under it rather than on top of it - usually with a dolphin kick. He's also a huge ham, thus a very willing model for underwater photos. D100
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date posted posted: Thursday, November 25, 2004
date posted category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
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Not a dive for the faint of heart, Alcyon's raging curren... by Erin Quigley
Not a dive for the faint of heart, Alcyon's raging current at Cocos Island, Costa Rica brings in thousands of schooling hammerheads. Nikonos RS and a 20-35mm lens.

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Guaranteed to provoke an emotional reaction just looking at it!
28 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, November 24, 2004
date posted category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
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Barely visible at this resolution, the highlights along t... by Erin Quigley
Barely visible at this resolution, the highlights along the top side of this Lion's Mane jellyfish are tiny commensal crabs.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2004
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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Solomon Island anemone fish by Erin Quigley
Solomon Island anemone fish
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date posted posted: Monday, November 22, 2004
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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On Dasher! On Dancer! On Nemo!... taken in the frigid wat... by Erin Quigley
On Dasher! On Dancer! On Nemo!... taken in the frigid waters of the North Pole.
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date posted posted: Sunday, November 21, 2004
date posted category: Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
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Stay inside, Mildred! I'll handle this. This shot of a pa... by Erin Quigley
Stay inside, Mildred! I'll handle this. This shot of a painted greenling pair was taken at Bird Rock in Catalina Island, CA. D100 in an Aquatica Housing.
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date posted posted: Thursday, November 11, 2004
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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An encrusted mason jar makes a convenient pied-a-mer for ... by Erin Quigley
An encrusted mason jar makes a convenient pied-a-mer for this jeweled blenny. Taken in Milne Bay, PNG with a D100 in a Titan housing by Light and Motion.
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date posted posted: Monday, November 8, 2004
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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On a night dive at Bunama in Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea,... by Erin Quigley
On a night dive at Bunama in Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea, I had to shoot through a cloud of sea monkeys to capture this Corallimorpharian mouth.
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date posted posted: Sunday, November 7, 2004
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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Still illegal in 7 states! Lucky for the Volcano Hypselod... by Erin Quigley
Still illegal in 7 states! Lucky for the Volcano Hypselodoris, anything goes at Michelle's Reef in Milne Bay, PNG.
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date posted posted: Saturday, November 6, 2004
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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An enormous barrel sponge is the jewel in the crown on th... by Erin Quigley
An enormous barrel sponge is the jewel in the crown on this ridge at Chrinoid City in Milne Bay, PNG. The MV Chertan floats about 50 ft above. Taken with a D100 in a Titan housing from Light and Motion.
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date posted posted: Saturday, November 6, 2004
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
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On Cherie's Reef in Milne Bay, PNG, the water was so teem... by Erin Quigley
On Cherie's Reef in Milne Bay, PNG, the water was so teeming with life that I didn't know where to point the camera. Sea fans, chrinoids, gorgonians and tubastrea coral stand out in lush relief against a backdrop of schooling fish.
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date posted posted: Friday, November 5, 2004
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
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