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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Brian Mayes (6)

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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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"Warning over 18's only, close your eyes if you are under 18";-)..... Mating allied cowries (Pseudosimnia sinensis)
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date posted posted: Wednesday, October 7, 2009
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: South China Sea Malaysia
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"Look into my eyes.......you are feeling sleepy.....vote for me."
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"I love you little cuttlefish"
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"I spy with my little eye....."
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I guess if you are an Emperor you have the right to eat the others.
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Commensal Urchin Shrimp (Allopontonia iaini) with eggs. Usually found at the bottom of fire urchins feeding on detritus in the sand.
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My first Xeno Crab (Xenocarcinus tuberculatus) head close up. They appear to remove polyps from their host whip coral and attach the polyps on to their shell for camouflage. I'm amazed the polyps don't die...Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 lenses, Full Frame
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"Look into my eyes.....you are feeling sleepy........you will vote for me"......Canon G9, Inon UCL-165 lenses, full frame
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Ornate Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus paradoxus) close-up. Canon G9, Inon UCL-165 lenses, full frame.
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"Your buddy went that way"
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"You wanna kiss?"
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One shot from a sequence (on my flickr photostream) of two shrimps on two trailing nudibranchs....¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9 and Inon UCL-165's
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How does that man find such subjects, then shoot 'em pin sharp. Good job he has Jill as his spotter!
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"Munch...munch...aha...delicious!".....Nembrotha chamberlaini, Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 lenses.
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A tiny Imperial Shrimp (Periclimenes imperator) hiding under the gills of nudibranch (Jorunna funebris)....¸> <((((º> ...Canon G9 & stacked Inon UCL-165 close-up lenses.
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While photographing a tiny painted frogfish, Larry shows the secrets of DIFO with his Canon G9 and stacked Inon UCL-165 close-up lenses...¸> <((((º> ....Everyone will be taking great macro from now on. ;-)
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Sawblade acrobats, one Sawblade Shrimp (Tozeuma armatum) balances on the tail of the other. Photographing them is easy, but teaching them to be stunt shrimps is difficult. ;-) ....¸> <((((º> ....Canon G9
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Janolus species nudibranch.....¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 close-up lens
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That man Mayes has been away again...
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Tiny Painted Frogfish (Antennarius pictus) about the size of a fingernail...¸> <((((º> ....Canon G9 & stacked Inon UCL-165 close up lenses
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"I'm going to suck the life out this green ascidian"....Nudibranch (Chromodoris lochi)..¸> <((((º> Canon G9 & stacked Inon UCL-165 close-up lenses
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"Mmmmm.....this sponge smells delicious!"....Hypselodoris nudibranch...¸> <((((º> ...Canon G9 and stacked Inon UCL-165 close up lenses.
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"I spy with my little eye" an Ornate Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus paradoxus)......¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9 & stacked Inon UCL-165 close up lenses.
74 Votes
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A tiny baby Spotfin Lionfish (Pterois antennata), even more beautiful than the adult version....¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 close up lens
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"Up periscope", Schultz's Pipefish (Corythoichthys schultzi) pops it's head up to look around....¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9 & Inon UCL-165 close up lens.
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Common Lionfish (Pterois volitans) swimming at Takawide 1 in Lembeh Straits.....¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9
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I was surprised to find this tiny jawfish out in the open. After quickly trying to dig a burrow, it resorted to this open mouth threat posture. Unless of course it's saying "OMG, I going to be on Underwaterphotograpy.com"....¸> <((((º> .....Canon G9.
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Fish Tug O' War?..."You wanna piece of me?" ..¸> <((((º> <º)))> <....Red-Spotted Sandperch (Parapercis schauinslandi), Canon G9 plus Inon UCL-165 close-up lens and cropped.
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excellent behavior shot Brian
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Whip Coral Shrimps (Dasycaris zanzibarica)......¸> <((((º> ......Canon G9 & 2 x Inon UCL-165 close-up lenses
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