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Unread 10/18/2007, 04:44 PM   #351
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ok donation sent - good luck.


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Unread 10/18/2007, 04:49 PM   #352
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ok I sent donation. I hope this litttle bit helps. If you have any cool clam pictures can you send them to my email address. I will PM you the address. Thanks


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Unread 10/20/2007, 05:17 AM   #353
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Thanks Apon!

Update on the weather; 3 metre swells and 25-30knot winds this week, so no diving for a while

On the plus side, the coral spawn is coming up soon, (30th or 1st) so fingers crossed that i can make it out for that!
Diving on the coral spawn night is one of the things on my 'to do before i die' list.


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Unread 10/20/2007, 07:34 AM   #354
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AWESOME!!!!!! love the pics, BEST Reef Central thread ever.

Thank you.


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Unread 10/20/2007, 08:56 AM   #355
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Good luck on the coral spawn night!


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Unread 10/20/2007, 11:43 AM   #356
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WOW...very impressive!
i visted a reef in mexico and thought that was amazing....this would simply blow it out of the water! lol


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Unread 10/24/2007, 06:03 AM   #357
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Nuts, boat fell through for the coral spawn trip. It's gonna be tough to organise anything now at such short notice.


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Unread 10/27/2007, 08:04 AM   #358
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Your pics make me speechless, beauties....

What kind of jobs can you get with a marine biology degree?


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Unread 10/28/2007, 09:22 AM   #359
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I appreciate you sending me that pic I loved. I had it blown up to a 16X20 small poster size. It was pritned on glossy photo paper, so it is a 16X20 beautiful detailed photo. I just trying to figure out what kind of frame I want to put it in. Thanks again guys.


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Unread 11/03/2007, 07:55 PM   #360
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Dyepes, i'm glad you enjoyed the photo!
Let me know if you're after any others and i'll see what i can do.

Coral spawn has come and gone for another year, but there is the prospect of another visit out to Wheeler Reef on the 13th. I haven't got my camera yet, but i'm hoping that i can get my hands on one just for the day so i can bring home some photos for you guys!
I'll let you know how it all turns out.
(My recent luck with diving has been rather crap though)

KeeperOfFish, jobs in marine bio are kinda like hens teeth. You have to be very, very good, and rather lucky to land a good one. But they are out there, just don't expect a lot of money to be involved. We marine biologists are in it for the lifestyle and the love of the ocean.
Good Luck!


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Unread 11/25/2007, 03:13 AM   #361
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wow looks like an amazing trip


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Unread 11/25/2007, 01:21 PM   #362
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Thanks for sharing!

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Unread 12/05/2007, 01:39 AM   #363
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edr42,

Nice Pics! I miss the the great barrier reef already....

Just got back from Austrlia 2 weeks ago...it was indeed a magical exprience. I can't wait to go back there again. Too bad I did not have a digital underwater camera..was only using those disposable ones.
I was at the Knuckle reef....beautiful place to Scuba or just just to snorkel. Corals and Fish were amazing!
Thanks for sharing awesome pics!

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Unread 12/23/2007, 02:05 AM   #364
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Ok, there's good news and bad news.

The good news is that i should have my hands on a canon powershot G9 & housing very soon, and there are pics and movies waiting to be posted. I am investigating the Inon range of strobes too, anyone have any experience with them?

The bad news is that my last 3 dive trips were cancelled with strong wind warnings (grrr!), so i never got out to the reef before coming back to sydney.
Also, my computer decided to eat its own hard disk a week ago, resulting in much anger and panic. Nevertheless, i managed to salvage almost all my data (and have finally resolved to get an external hard disk for my 25 gigabytes of photos!). It does however mean that i've been AWOL for a while, and will be for a bit longer, so if there are any unanswered PMs, that'll be why.

I know i'm resurrecting an old thread, but there will be new additions as soon as the apple guys can fit the new hard disk.

Stay tuned!

(P.S. a big thank you to everyone who helped out towards the new camera, your kindness will be re-payed with many more photos!)


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Unread 12/31/2007, 10:02 AM   #365
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Thank you so much for sharing the pictures and creating this super thread. Love the pictures!!!
Well done!!!


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Unread 01/05/2008, 05:06 PM   #366
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Those were some great pictures! Thanks How were you able to keep so still? Because I know that it is very hard to stay still and take a picture in the water, not to mention if there are waves crashing. Definetly should submit some of these photos to national geographic or any other coral identifying books. How many MP was that canon camera that you took pictures with?


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Unread 01/05/2008, 05:37 PM   #367
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Thanks for the comments guys!

All of those photos were from my little 4MP Canon IXUS 400. People with far superior cameras and set ups are always quite perplexed as to how my little beaten up canon always gets better shots.

The trick to getting still photos is in being very comfortable in the water, being 80 feet below the surface can also help with the waves though! Once you are at home in the water, then you can really focus on the shot, not what the waves are doing, or having to constantly adjust your buoyancy.

Sydney's getting a bit of a pounding from messy 10 foot + swells at the moment, so it may be a few days before i can compare the old IXUS 400 to my new Powershot G9.


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Unread 01/06/2008, 01:36 PM   #368
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great pics its like im right there with you,keep em coming


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Unread 01/06/2008, 07:06 PM   #369
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simply amazing. Thanks for sharing all the photos edr42


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Unread 01/07/2008, 10:52 AM   #370
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Is it lawful to collect frags off the bottom? Probably not but man that would be an amazing reef tank, collected only from indigenous species, How easy are water changes


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Unread 01/14/2008, 01:51 AM   #371
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Ok, i think its time to do some updates

My G9 is settling in nicely, and there are some nice pics starting to come out of it.
Here are some that i've taken over the last few weeks, all from Gordons Bay and Clovelly in Sydney.












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Unread 01/14/2008, 01:53 AM   #372
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Unread 01/14/2008, 01:56 AM   #373
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Unread 01/14/2008, 01:57 AM   #374
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And my personal favourite:

Boo!



The uploaded pics really don't do the G9 justice, the quality on a big screen is incredible!


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Unread 01/14/2008, 04:36 AM   #375
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Does your new camera come with any software to enhance the pictures quality. It will give people a better idea of the colours not represented in the raw photo's so to speak.

Nice pictures, I've talked to a few people who have dived around Sydney, and they recommend it. I now see why Better go do a course and go diving


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