photos and report from Catalina, 04/01

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Posted by scottfiji on April 02, 2007 at 07:32:37:

I did 3 dives at catalina yesterday on the Magician, it was the 1st boat ride with my new camera rig (Nikon D80). I love the camera, and it was great having fast focus, no shutter lag, good lighting from 2 strobes, and lots of detail in the image.

dive stats:
bird rock, 94ft, 54 deg., 62 min, 30-60ft vis
sea fan grotto, 105ft, 54 deg, 63 min, 30ft vis
eel cove, 74ft, 54 deg, 67 min, 30ft vis

Saw lots of Janolus, Cockerell's Dorid, a couple big abs, and 2 pikeblennies.

The magican is a nice boat, gets to catalina fast. I like the crew alot too, they were terrific. good fills. yummy breakfast. vis was good at catalina yesterday.

enjoy the photos!

bird rock photos (10.5mm fisheye lens):

"Feeling small"

Schooling blacksmith, kelp

"Passing by"

Lobsters, male & female Sheepheads

"Looking up"

Kevin Lee + camera, Kelp, blacksmith

sea fan grotto photos (60mm lens):

juvie sheephead

cockerelli's dorid

blue-banded goby with dorsal fin

juvie scorpionfish

a very small x-mas tree worm

eel cove photos (60mm lens):

Phoronid worm

Janolus barbarenis nudibranch

mantis shrimp, not wanting to come out

juvie triopha maculata (1 inch long), bryozoans and small scaly tube worms on kelp

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