Photos of the Week #183

October 20, 2008

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Scott Hensiek
First submission to POTW!

Point Loma Kelp

Black-and-Yellow Rockfish
Sebastes chrysomelas

Canon A640
Canon housing
Internal flash

Terry Strait

La Jolla Shores
Main Wall

Juvenile Blacksmith
Chromis punctipinnis

Nikon D40x
Ikelite housing
Dual DS125 strobes
60mm macro lens
f/16, 1/60, ISO 200

Garry McCarthy

Mission Beach South Jetty
at Hospitality Point

Juvenile Garibaldi
Hypsypops rubicundus

Nikon D70s
Dual Nikon SB-105 strobes
60mm Micro-Nikkor

Herb Gruenhagen

La Jolla Shores
North Wall

Juvenile Stripetail Rockfish
Sebastes saxicola

Nikon N8008s
Sea&Sea YS-110 & YS-30 strobes
60mm lens
Film: E100VS

Julianne Steers

Laguna Beach
Shaw's Cove
30 feet

Juvenile California Scorpionfish
Scorpaena guttata

Canon Powershot S500

Jimmy Yuan

La Jolla Shores
Main Wall
65 feet

A sub-adult Cabezon
Scorpaenichthys marmoratus

Canon Powershot A620

Steve Gardner

La Jolla Shores
78 feet

Diver Kerry Mahoney watching a

Scallop, probably
Pecten diegensis

Olympus C5050z
Two strobes
Super Wide Angle Lens 138 degrees
f/1.8, 1/100, ISO 100

Brenda Bridgett

La Jolla
65 feet

Mantis Shrimp
Hemisquilla californiensis

Sealife DC 600
Internal flash

Tracy Clark

La Jolla Shores

Artedius sp.

Nikon D70s
60mm lens

Kevin Lee

La Jolla
Marine Room
35 feet

A Stauromedusa, probably
Manania handi

Nikon D200
Dual YS-110 strobes
60mm lens with 1.4x teleconverter

Dave Rudie

Fort Bragg
5 feet

Stubby Rose Anemone
Urticina coracea

Olympus SP350

Jen Tople

La Jolla Shores
40 feet

Janolus barbarensis

on a Sand Dollar
Dendraster excentricus

Nikon D70s
Dual Ikelite 125s
60mm lens

Walt Conklin

Redondo Beach
Redondo Canyon
90 feet

Acorn Barnacles, probably
Balanus pacificus

on a Kellet's Whelk
Kelletia kelletii

Sea & Sea DX8000G
Internal strobe

Scott McGee

La Jolla Shores
Main Wall
55 feet

Coonstripe Shrimp
Pandalus danae

Nikon D200
Ikelite housing
DS 125 strobe
105mm lens
f/20, 1/200

Mike Bartick

Anacapa Island

Diver Gina Bartick and a

Male California Sheephead
Semicossyphus pulcher

Nikon D300
YS110 strobes
Tokina 10-17mm lens

Todd Warshaw

Off San Pedro
An Oil Platform

Diver Tony So

Gayle Van Leer

Off San Pedro
An Oil Platform

San Diego Dorid
Diaulula sandiegensis

Spiny Brittle Stars
Ophiothrix spiculata

Sony T30
Sony housing
Internal flash

Jim Swanson

La Jolla Shores
25 feet

Purple Globe Crab eating dinner
Randallia ornata

Olympus Stylus 770 SW
Olympus housing

Kathy Bouic

Catalina Island
Casino Point Underwater Park

Two California Sheephead
Semicossyphus pulcher

Olympus SP-310
Flash did not fire

Volker Kilian

Scripps Canyon
North Branch
110 feet

Starry Skate
Raja stellulata

Canon G9
No flash

Allison Vitsky

Point Loma Kelp
Anchor Management
95 feet

A Ronquil, probably
Rathbunella hypoplecta

Canon 20D
Dual Ikelite DS125 strobes
60mm macro lens

Steve Murvine

Point Loma
75 feet

Left: Cadlina flavomaculata

Right: Tritonia festiva

Canon G-9
Ikelite housing
DS-51 strobe

Bob Bayer

Sulawesi, Indonesia
Lembeh Strait

Crocodile Fish
Cymbacephalus beauforti

Nikon D200
Nexus housing
Ikelite strobes
24mm lens

C├ęsar Gutierrez Boneo

Acapulco Guerrero, Mexico
Isla La Roqueta

JVC GZ-MG70U camcorder
Ikelite Housing
Without lights

4:36-minute video

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