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Orthonopias triacis - Snubnose Sculpins


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Posted by Chris on December 15, 2006 at 10:45:54:

     On December 3, 2006 I was at Santa Rosa Island, California on the second day of a two day trip with the Sea Divers aboard the Peace. I decided to take a break from lobster hunting and take some pictures.
     On one dive I spotted some Cobalt Sponge (Hymenamphiastra cyanocrypta) on a rock and headed for it because it looks so good in pictures. When I got to the rock I spotted a Snubnose Sculpin (Orthonopias triacis) on the Cobalt Sponge. I took a picture of it and then it moved. As I started to look for it I noticed that the rock seemed to be covered with sculpins, so I stayed there the whole dive and took pictures of the little fish.
     The equipment used was an Olympus 5060 in a PT-027 housing, dual INON D-2000 strobes with my custom coffee can lid diffusers, and various combinations of INON macro lenses.

Snubnose Sculpin (Orthonopias triacis)on Cobalt Sponge (Hymenamphiastra cyanocrypta)
Snubnose Sculpin (Orthonopias triacis)on Cobalt Sponge (Hymenamphiastra cyanocrypta)


Snubnose Sculpin (Orthonopias triacis)
Snubnose Sculpin (Orthonopias triacis)


Snubnose Sculpin (Orthonopias triacis)
Snubnose Sculpin (Orthonopias triacis)


Snubnose Sculpin (Orthonopias triacis)
Snubnose Sculpin (Orthonopias triacis)


Snubnose Sculpin (Orthonopias triacis)
Snubnose Sculpin (Orthonopias triacis)


Snubnose Sculpin (Orthonopias triacis)
Snubnose Sculpin (Orthonopias triacis)


Snubnose Sculpin (Orthonopias triacis)
Snubnose Sculpin (Orthonopias triacis)


Snubnose Sculpin (Orthonopias triacis)
Snubnose Sculpin (Orthonopias triacis)

©Chris Grossman, diver.net



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