Greetings from the Philippines

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    Here is a bonus fish to ID. I know what it is and a diver can hope to see one out of 300-500 dives. Our guides had not seen one in 5 years and we got word from another group where one was hanging out! [​IMG][​IMG]
    I call it the garbage monster because the bottom was completely covered in trash.
     
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    Deadly bonus but don't usually bite. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    These are surprisingly large... Elbow to fingertips long. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    I want that nudibranch :)
     
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    I haven't been to Anilao in over 30 years when my family lived in Manila. So long ago Marcos was still in charge. We use to go there every few months. The accommodations were grass huts, and the meals were some of the best Filipino food I ever had. Some of the best diving ever. My brother has been back in the last few years and said it has changed considerably.
     
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    Ya... It's nothing like that. At least the accommodations. Easily the best staff and dive crew I've ever had, true professionals.
     
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    Thanks Ryan: I have never gone suba diving yet, but I did have the opportunity to do some snorkeling in the Philippines. When I was in the Navy and on R & R, in Subic Bay PI (1972), we got to go snorkeling off Grandy Island. It was my first time, and saw lots of beautiful fish and corals. The pictures are a great reminder of the great time we had, Thanks for the pictures.
     
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    The Flash was a bit too bright for the exposure on the green but you get the idea :eek:)
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    The real matrix?
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    Any guesses what this is? I saw a ton of them but couldn't figure it out.
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    Wow. Very nice pictures Ryan. Keep them coming.
     
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    Slowly but surely I'm getting better (o:
     
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    Those are incredible pictures, Ryan.

    I suppose there's not as many opportunities to "practice" as you would like.
     
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    Looks like something in the Galaxea genus.

    Great shots!
     
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    Ha ha ha... oh yes. I probably spend more time shooting macro style shots but with a dedicated macro that's all I'm left with for options. Generally cropping down my wide angle seems to leave enough detail for my purposes... tough a macro lens would be stunning :captain:
     
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    Awesome pictures!!! Thanks for sharing!!
     
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    I had heard that from a few people while we were there. Thanks for the link.

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