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Posted by Jim on July 08, 2007 at 17:45:12:

This morning conditions in Santa Monica Bay were marginal, swell out of the SW, SE winds, overcast.

After some discussion, we headed for our favorite local wreck, the Avalon. Scott put us on the

stern of the wreck, and on his command, I dropped the anchor. Visibility wasn't the best, only

about ten to fifteen feet, but adequate for my photographic needs.

Roger had loaned me his Zuiko 50mm lens and I was hot to try it out under water. I have a powerful

macro lens for my Olympus E-330, a Sigma 105, but it's tricky to use and may be too much macro for

most shots.

Below are some of the better images from this morning's two dives. I like this lens a lot and will

purchase one in the near future (thanks, Roger).

Doriopsilla albopunctata

California Cone shell (Conus californicus)

Garibaldi eggs (you can see the little gold embryonic fish)

Scott found this little Hopkin's Rose (Okenia rosacea) - this image is cropped.

Painted greenling (Oxylebius pinctus)

Ling cod (Ophiodon elongatus) with copepod parasites

Rubberlip seaperch (Rhacochilus toxotes)

Calico rockfish (Sebates dalli)

Srtipedfin Ronquil (Rathbunella hypoplecta)

Doriopsilla spaldingi (named after San Diego's George Spalding)


PS Water was a toasty 56 degrees on the bottom.



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