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Posted by Dick J on August 22, 2005 at 08:03:25:

In Reply to: Nice Trip/Dive Report posted by Mojostone on August 21, 2005 at 22:36:58:

The camera used for the pool and dive park photos is a Canon 20D, with a zoom wide-angle lens set at 10mm focal length. These were the first outings for the wide angle lens, enabled by the improving visibility.

I just remembered something funny that was going on while taking the photos in the Avalon Dive Park. I settled on the bottom and locked my knees on a blade of rock to hold steady in the surge. The water was warm that day - 67degF so I was diving without a hood or gloves, just my 7mm suit. After I had been in that one spot for two or three minutes, I felt sharp bites on my ears. I turned around and saw a half-dozen or so senorita fishes buzzing around me like flies. Every fifteen seconds or so, one would try to take a chunk out of my ear. I'm sure it was comical to watch, because I was swatting at them like flies. I had no idea the dainty little senoritas had kind of a mean streak in them.

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