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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Brian Mayes (5)

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<((((º>.....Canon G9 & stacked Inon UCL-165 close up lenses." title=""I spy with my little eye" an Ornate Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus paradoxus)......¸><((((º>.....Canon G9 & stacked Inon UCL-165 close up lenses." style="margin: 0px auto;max-height:900px;max-width:100%;" />
By Brian Mayes
posted Thursday, June 11, 2009
74 votes


By Brian Mayes
posted Wednesday, April 7, 2010
73 votes

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
By Brian Mayes
posted Wednesday, March 11, 2009
71 votes

Imperial Shrimp (Periclimenes imperator) on a large sea cucumber. <><><><>Canon G9, full frame shot with stacked Inon UCL-165 macro lenses.
By Brian Mayes
posted Saturday, July 12, 2008
69 votes

<><><>Canon G9" title=""Dont mess with me!"............................ A snarling Mosaic Moray (Gymnothorax prionodon)<><><><>Canon G9" style="margin: 0px auto;max-height:900px;max-width:100%;" />
By Brian Mayes
posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008
68 votes

Full Frontal NUDIty. Tambja verconis head on full frame. <><><><>Canon G9, Inon UCL-165, Poor Knights, New Zealand
By Brian Mayes
posted Monday, March 24, 2008
67 votes

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
By Brian Mayes
posted Sunday, August 10, 2008
65 votes

From Tenerife, one of a sequence of photos showing a Lizardfish catching and swallowing an Ornate Wrasse alive. The photos had to be taken in between bouts of thrashing by the Lizardfish. The whole sequence can be seen on my Flickr site.
By Brian Mayes
posted Thursday, July 5, 2007
60 votes

The Leopard Nudi (Chromodoris leopardus)....¸><((((º>`·.¸.·´¯`·...¸><((((º>`·..Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 macro lens
By Brian Mayes
posted Wednesday, August 20, 2008
59 votes

Close enough to see the parasites above the nostrils on this Undulated Moray (Gymnothorax undulatus)..¸><((((º>...Canon G9 & stacked Inon UCL-165s
By Brian Mayes
posted Sunday, November 23, 2008
57 votes
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Close-up of Kuiter's Weedfish (Heteroclinus kuiteri)
23 Votes
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"OK, I'm ready for my close up." .................Tiny 15mm Western Cleaner Clingfish (Cochleoceps bicolor)
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A great study in depth of field - and orange. The popular vote has it this month!
73 Votes
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Dragon au naturale.
31 Votes
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Green eyed monster. (Nectocarcinus sp.)
15 Votes
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Being pretty in pink, doesn't always mean you stand out. This pair of Noumea haliclona are about 10mm long and difficult spot on their pink sponge food source.
20 Votes
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According to the Aussies, these Filefish are wearing leather jackets.
18 Votes
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What's the matter, haven't you seen a whistling cowfish before...... Shaw's Cowfish (Aracana aurita) - male.
27 Votes
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It takes keen eyes to spot a Tassled Anglerfish (aka Tangler) and this is one of the easy ones.
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I lifted a metal plate and found this octopus looking after her eggs. Carefully put the plate back down, but discovered on subsequent dive 2 days later, some moron had turned the plate over and left it with eggs and octopus exposed to die. :-(
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Weedy Seadragon (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus) at Flinders Pier, Victoria. From this angle it looks like it would make a good catapault. ;-)
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Brian, off you go around the World to all the best dive spots. You come back with all this superb stuff and only post two in one month! Talk about pacing yourself Young Man!
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Commensal Shrimp (Hamodactylus noumeae).....Canon G9, internal flash & Inon UCL-165's
18 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, December 31, 2009
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: South China Sea Malaysia
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Head of the beast! .....Nudibranch (Bornella stellifer).....Canon G9, internal flash & Inon UCL-165
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date posted posted: Thursday, December 31, 2009
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
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Porcelain Crab (Porcellanella sp.) possibly commensal with the purple sea pen.......Canon G9 with internal flash and Inon UCL-165's
17 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2009
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
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Durban Hinge-Beak Shrimp (Rhynchoinetes serratus).....Canon G9 internal flash and Inon UCL-165's
19 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2009
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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Tiny soft coral crab eating a shrimp.
18 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, November 29, 2009
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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Urchin Shrimp (Allopontonia iaini) sifting for food at the bottom of a fire urchin.
33 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, November 29, 2009
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
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Tiny Porcelain Crab (Petrolisthes sp.), Canon G9 (internal flash) & Inon UCL-165's
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Tiny Biglip Goby (Pleurosicya labiata), Canon G9 (internal flash) & Inon UCL-165's
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date posted posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2009
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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The gaze of a Common Seahorse (Hippocampus taeniopterus) close-up, Canon G9 (internal flash) & Inon UCL-165's
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date posted posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2009
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Clown Triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum), Canon G9 (internal flash)
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22 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2009
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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Tiny 5mm juvenile Bandtail Frogfish (Antennatus tuberosus). FF, no crop, Canon G9 (internal flash) & Inon UCL-165's.
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11 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, November 8, 2009
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
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Tiny 11mm Pseudosimnia sinensis, according to Debelius "One of the most beautiful egg cowries" and only found on zoantharians. FF, No crop, Canon G9 (internal flash) & Inon UCL-165's.
25 Votes
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No trout pout here, only my sweet lips. :-)
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date posted posted: Friday, October 23, 2009
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
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Clownfish eggs. There's always one or two that stand out from the crowd.
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You have to zoom this shot to 'get it' otherwise it looks a featureless jumble. You'll see what I mean. It's a cracker from that man Mayes...
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date posted posted: Friday, October 23, 2009
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Tiny 10mm nudibranch (Thorunna florens)
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date posted posted: Thursday, October 15, 2009
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
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Maybe this Crinoid Shrimp (Periclimenes cornutus) picked the wrong colour crinoid to hide in?
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date posted posted: Thursday, October 15, 2009
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Transparent variant of juvenile ornate ghost pipefish (Solenostomus paradoxus). I think they start out transparent and as they get older acquire their colour to match their surroundings, but cannot change this colour later.
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date posted posted: Saturday, October 10, 2009
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