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NWGratefulDiver
December 14th, 2007, 04:48 PM
There are times when you happen to catch a subject that not only shows a subject, but tells a "story" ... a moment in time that you were fortunate enough to be there to capture.

Last night I chanced on one of those ... an octopus that was in the process of capturing its supper ...

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m257/NWGratefulDiver/CIMG3871.jpg

Let's see your favorite "story" shots ... pictures that captured a particular moment when you just happened to be in the right place at the right time ...

... Bob (Grateful Diver)

Rick Inman
December 14th, 2007, 05:07 PM
Un huh... Did you give him any help catching his supper? :eyebrow:

Just kidding. Wonderful shot, Bob!

Coll
December 14th, 2007, 05:15 PM
Wow, thats an amazing picture! I've just begun underwater photography so unless you want to see the story of a little boy named backscatter, I got nothin! Phenomenal picture though.

caymaniac
December 14th, 2007, 05:17 PM
I can empathise with that octo, I too sometimes have a great desire for something crunchy ;>)

Cacia
December 14th, 2007, 05:21 PM
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h113/catherine96821/catherineshark-1.jpg

it is a Tiger hitting a hooked Marlin,

not the best shot, the video is better, lots of fin tips, felt like the wrong place.

dbh
December 14th, 2007, 05:46 PM
Great capture Bob!

On a night dive on Buddy's Reff (Bonaire) I was shooting this pregnant Arrow Crab when it started releasing it's eggs (I believe I may have posted this last year).

http://www.myunderwaterworld.com/Bon06%20Arrow03.jpg

http://www.myunderwaterworld.com/Bon06%20Arrow02.jpg

Dave

Teamcasa
December 14th, 2007, 05:57 PM
I've posted this before but it fits in the right place, right time theme so well.
Last summer in Kona, the moray went around my lovely brides neck!
See the short youtube clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMNuufLxeKM).

http://www.dorkdiver.com/images/logos/marimoray.jpg

NWGratefulDiver
December 14th, 2007, 06:07 PM
No help from me, Rick ... that octo captured its own Happy Meal ... :D


I've posted this before but it fits in the right place, right time theme so well.
Last summer in Kona, the moray went around my lovely brides neck!
See the short youtube clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMNuufLxeKM).

http://www.dorkdiver.com/images/logos/marimoray.jpg
Ooooh ... now THAT must've been a pucker moment ... :11:

I can relate ... I was diving with my wife once (back when we were married) and she swam a little too close to a ling cod egg mass. Papa Ling latched onto her leg and started shaking it like a dog. I had to whap that fish upside the head a few times with my dive light ... all the while shouting into my reg, "GET OFF, THAT'S MINE!"

We've since learned to recognize ling cod eggs and keep a respectful distance ...

... Bob (Grateful Diver)

Jim Ernst
December 14th, 2007, 07:42 PM
Bob. Great shot...... Awesome!!!

zen_man
December 14th, 2007, 08:08 PM
Awesome shot Bob!

Probably the closest picture I have like this would be some that I took of the WTC on 08/11/01. There are a couple of them that are beautiful. They're in film and I do not have a scanner, so unfortunately, I cannot post them.
It seems like the moments that happen for me are at times I don't have a camera. :( I just need to carry a camera around a lot more often! :D

Larry C
December 14th, 2007, 08:52 PM
Great shot, Bob. All those other ones too, guys. I've taken many shots of male Lingcods guarding their nests. I've had them charge me, but never bite. Have to plead guilty to the Urchin eating Garibaldi trick, too. Saw a huge swarm of Garibaldis and Senoritas in the Kelp at Catalina. Swam over to shoot pics and saw they were eating a broken Sea Urchin. Looked up and saw three spear guns pointed at my head! (They were hiding in the kelp). I guess hunters can be a little unethical too. By the way, if you want to get shrimp out of their holes for a picture, take a ziplock full of bait squid and they'll be all over you. Not my squid, but it worked great. Never seen so many shrimp out in the open.

NWGratefulDiver
December 14th, 2007, 09:38 PM
Can we get back on topic now? If you guys want to argue ethics, please do it in a different thread.

Anybody else got a "timely" shot they're particularly pleased with and would like to share?

Catherine, what happened to your picture? All I see now is a little red X ... and it was a pretty cool shot ...

... Bob (Grateful Diver)

Jim Ernst
December 14th, 2007, 09:44 PM
I am sorry Bob!!

This was my fault.

stu_in_fl
December 14th, 2007, 09:52 PM
here's one I posted a couple of months back.....i had just swum over my 400th scorpionfish of the week (yawn) but just happened to look back to see this...

http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/500/medium/webIMG_5838.jpg

NWGratefulDiver
December 14th, 2007, 09:54 PM
Great shot ... it always amazes me that a cleaner shrimp would crawl inside some big fish's mouth like that.

This one was purely luck ...

I was drift-diving the Tzoonie Narrows, in Sechelt Inlet, British Columbia. As I was drifting along, I saw this moon jelly I wanted to get a picture of. We were drifting along pretty much side-by-side in the current, and as luck would have it, just as I hit the shutter ... panning to keep it in the frame for that interminable shutter lag ... the jelly drifted in front of a plumose anemone. To my complete surprise, both subjects came out in focus ...

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m257/NWGratefulDiver/P1112017.jpg

... Bob (Grateful Diver)

zen_man
December 14th, 2007, 10:13 PM
Great shot ... it always amazes me that a cleaner shrimp would crawl inside some big fish's mouth like that.

This one was purely luck ...

I was drift-diving the Tzoonie Narrows, in Sechelt Inlet, British Columbia. As I was drifting along, I saw this moon jelly I wanted to get a picture of. We were drifting along pretty much side-by-side in the current, and as luck would have it, just as I hit the shutter ... panning to keep it in the frame for that interminable shutter lag ... the jelly drifted in front of a plumose anemone. To my complete surprise, both subjects came out in focus ...

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m257/NWGratefulDiver/P1112017.jpg

... Bob (Grateful Diver)

Breathtaking Bob!

I just showed my wife and she says you should have this blown up and framed. I agree with her!

Jim Ernst
December 14th, 2007, 10:17 PM
I really could not decide if this was a Right-Place-Right-time shot or not it was a suprise shot??


http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/500/thumbs/IMG_30591.JPG (http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=71309)

NWGratefulDiver
December 14th, 2007, 10:29 PM
Breathtaking Bob!

I just showed my wife and she says you should have this blown up and framed. I agree with her!

Thanks ... as a matter of fact, it's hanging next to my fireplace ... ;)

That shot also made the cover of a local magazine (Northwest Dive News) a couple months ago ...

... Bob (Grateful Diver)

NWGratefulDiver
December 14th, 2007, 10:30 PM
I really could not decide if this was a Right-Place-Right-time shot or not it was a suprise shot??http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/500/thumbs/IMG_30591.JPG (http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=71309)

Seein's how that sea lion appears to be snapping at your bubbles, it gives a whole new meaning to the term "breathtaking" ... great shot!

I suspect she'd be moving a little too fast for my little point-n-shoot to handle ...

... Bob (Grateful Diver)

pakman
December 14th, 2007, 11:34 PM
Catherine, what happened to your picture? All I see now is a little red X ... and it was a pretty cool shot ...

... Bob (Grateful Diver)

me too, all I see is this red x as well...

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n240/pakman00/silly/BRX.gif

Nice capture Bob :D

Wolverine
December 15th, 2007, 03:31 AM
Caught this shot in Cabilao... the divemaster spotted it. The goby was still breathing!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2265/1730790724_f4f86c0cbc_o.jpg

rhadamantus
December 15th, 2007, 04:03 AM
tim.... he's almost like looking at you while he was at it!

pakman
December 15th, 2007, 04:07 AM
Don't think Tim would fit in that lizardfish's mouth :mooner:

NWGratefulDiver
December 15th, 2007, 08:57 AM
Looks like he was waving bye-bye ...

... Bob (Grateful Diver)

Hippocampus
December 15th, 2007, 09:56 AM
Here's mine, it was probably there for quite some time 'eating up'.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1083/741399992_761c98ef55_b.jpg

Rick Murchison
December 15th, 2007, 10:24 AM
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m257/NWGratefulDiver/P1112017.jpg

... Bob (Grateful Diver)
Stunning!
Fabulous!
Rick

Rick Murchison
December 15th, 2007, 10:26 AM
I really could not decide if this was a Right-Place-Right-time shot or not it was a suprise shot??


http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/500/thumbs/IMG_30591.JPG (http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=71309) Whatever you call it, it's just downright wonderful :)
Rick

halemanō
December 15th, 2007, 04:38 PM
Ok, I'll play. Here's a couple that are on different ends of the spectrum. The first is a resting Hawaiian monk seal being buzzed by his white tip reef shark playmate of the previous 20 minutes. The whole picture story can be viewed here (http://halemano.com/seal_and_shark/).


http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/500/Seal-Shark.jpg

This next one was not particularly special in my mind, until I printed a 5x7 and showed it to a non-diving friend. She said "is that a baby lobster?" No, but I now know the imperial shrimp is rarely seen in Hawaii, pretty much only on spanish dancers.


http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/500/ImperialOnDancer.jpg

Ann Marie
December 15th, 2007, 05:28 PM
I've split some off-topic posts to a thread that can be found here: http://www.scubaboard.com/forums/underwater-photography/213511-setting-up-photos-split-right-place-right-time.html

Other trolling or off-topic posts, I have deleted.

Great pictures everyone!!! What lucky timing!!

Thanks, Ann Marie

Gudge
December 15th, 2007, 06:31 PM
Here's three of mine. The first was taken in Cozumel in January this year:

http://www.gudgeon.id.au/WebImages/Guess%2023a.jpg

One from Lembeh taken in September this year:

http://www.gudgeon.id.au/Diving/NE%20Sulawesi%20-%20Sep%2007/Lembeh/Lem_Sep07-079.jpg

And finally one from home taken on Ningaloo Reef about a year ago:

http://www.gudgeon.id.au/Diving/Ningaloo%20-%20Oct%2006/Ningaloo06-14.jpg

Cacia
December 15th, 2007, 07:13 PM
okay, I'll try another one.

posting from photobucket, it usually works.

I like this one because it took me awhile to figure the gill out, at first it looked like a third symbiotic creature.

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h113/catherine96821/TobyandFriends-1.jpg

Jim Ernst
December 15th, 2007, 11:38 PM
Here's three of mine. The first was taken in Cozumel in January this year:

http://www.gudgeon.id.au/WebImages/Guess%2023a.jpg

One from Lembeh taken in September this year:

http://www.gudgeon.id.au/Diving/NE%20Sulawesi%20-%20Sep%2007/Lembeh/Lem_Sep07-079.jpg

And finally one from home taken on Ningaloo Reef about a year ago:

http://www.gudgeon.id.au/Diving/Ningaloo%20-%20Oct%2006/Ningaloo06-14.jpg

Very cool ,nice shots!!!

AUTiger
December 16th, 2007, 12:51 AM
I was swimming along when I noticed a Navanax on the kelp. I had seen an underwater nature show that had talked about how the Navanax was carnivorous and follows the slime trail of other nudibranches. This navanax was on the prowl and it made short work out of its victim. This whole scene took only a couple of minutes. These were taken with my old Oly, so they aren't up to my current standards. Enjoy anyways.

David

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/WetTiger/Bottom%20Scratcher%202006/P4084065-small.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/WetTiger/Bottom%20Scratcher%202006/P4084068-small.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/WetTiger/Bottom%20Scratcher%202006/P4084073-small.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v642/WetTiger/Bottom%20Scratcher%202006/P4084089-small.jpg

diver 85
December 16th, 2007, 01:16 AM
Here's a video from last month of an iguana fish eating a mahogany snapper.........

Video of iguana fish eating snapper - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting (http://s176.photobucket.com/albums/w169/GEAUXtiger/CZMUWvideoNov07/?action=view&current=CZM11-07Sunday3dives109.flv)

Jim Ernst
December 16th, 2007, 01:17 AM
Chow Down Chubby!




http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/500/thumbs/IMG_52431.JPG (http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=87118)

diver 85
December 16th, 2007, 01:23 AM
Here's an octopus getting ready to eat a conch.......... http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w169/GEAUXtiger/CZMUWNov07/octopuseye.jpg

redrover
December 16th, 2007, 01:33 AM
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h113/catherine96821/catherineshark-1.jpg

it is a Tiger hitting a hooked Marlin,

not the best shot, the video is better, lots of fin tips, felt like the wrong place.
Catherine, story please, pretty please? I'm old enough now, can I watch the movie? :)

Brewski
December 16th, 2007, 01:44 AM
Awesome shot Bob!

Probably the closest picture I have like this would be some that I took of the WTC on 08/11/01. There are a couple of them that are beautiful. They're in film and I do not have a scanner, so unfortunately, I cannot post them.
It seems like the moments that happen for me are at times I don't have a camera. :( I just need to carry a camera around a lot more often! :D

If you want to use my scanner some day just ask.

Cacia
December 16th, 2007, 02:27 PM
Catherine, story please, pretty please?

it's not a PETA approved story though..

My friend in the BVI (an old time underwater producer) was riding a marlin with a scuba tank on his back, rodeo-style to document.... what an a-hole macho guy he was, I guess, and the Tigers showed up to teach him some humility about the food chain. I have the video because I was there and he gave it me as a souvenir, but I have never been able to post any video for some reason. The sharks get very aggressive and all you can see is Armando back kicking (not the DIR method, somewhat faster and on his back) and his fin tips doing a rapid back pedal.

Let's just say it made my week.

NWGratefulDiver
December 16th, 2007, 04:51 PM
it's not a PETA approved story though..

My friend in the BVI (an old time underwater producer) was riding a marlin with a scuba tank on his back, rodeo-style to document.... what an a-hole macho guy he was, I guess, and the Tigers showed up to teach him some humility about the food chain. I have the video because I was there and he gave it me as a souvenir, but I have never been able to post any video for some reason. The sharks get very aggressive and all you can see is Armando back kicking (not the DIR method, somewhat faster and on his back) and his fin tips doing a rapid back pedal.

Let's just say it made my week.

He needn't have worried ... sharks don't go after scuba divers. They don't like the tanks ... makes 'em fart ... :11:

... Bob (Grateful Diver)

Cave Diver
December 16th, 2007, 06:55 PM
Here's an octopus getting ready to eat a conch.......... http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w169/GEAUXtiger/CZMUWNov07/octopuseye.jpg

Not to rain on your photo parade, but looking at that pic it appears as if there is a hermit crab, not a conch, inside that shell.

Still a very cool pic though!

Phenol
December 16th, 2007, 08:20 PM
This group of whitetip reef sharks had found something worth investigating in the rubble above Blue Corner. A Napoleon wrasse and a big black jack also poked their noses in there from time to time.
http://www.scubaboard.com/gallery/data/2772/medium/BlueCorner_feedingfrenzy_palau07.jpg
Please forgive the backscatter...

Cacia
December 16th, 2007, 09:44 PM
it appears as if there is a hermit crab, not a conch, inside that shell.


how can you tell? Are you seeing antennae?


Blue Corner. ...always a lot of action , huh? like a fireworks finale everywhere you look.

pakman
December 16th, 2007, 09:55 PM
This group of whitetip reef sharks had found something worth investigating in the rubble above Blue Corner. A Napoleon wrasse and a big black jack also poked their noses in there from time to time.

Please forgive the backscatter...

ahahaha... I remember that group from Blue Corner!

Phenol
December 17th, 2007, 12:09 AM
...always a lot of action , huh? like a fireworks finale everywhere you look.

I still can't get over the walls of jacks and barracuda just hanging in the current at the drop-off. I'd go back anytime!

Cave Diver
December 17th, 2007, 12:38 AM
how can you tell? Are you seeing antennae?


If you look closely at the middle of the shell, you can see the two forelegs of the crab curved around it.

mjh
December 17th, 2007, 10:50 AM
A couple of my favs...

http://www.aquabluedreams.com/rugallery/ersb.jpg

http://www.aquabluedreams.com/gwgallery/bmfinal.jpg

http://www.aquabluedreams.com/crgallery/whaleshark4.jpg

NWGratefulDiver
December 17th, 2007, 11:02 AM
Spectacular!

... Bob (Grateful Diver)

diver 85
December 17th, 2007, 02:44 PM
Not to rain on your photo parade, but looking at that pic it appears as if there is a hermit crab, not a conch, inside that shell.

Still a very cool pic though!


probably so, I just lump everything into a conch when I see a shell..............GEAUX TIGERS...........

zen_man
December 17th, 2007, 04:39 PM
Awesome thread! Awesome topic! Thanks Bob!

I'm loving all of the pictures. :D

diver 85
December 18th, 2007, 10:25 AM
There are times when you happen to catch a subject that not only shows a subject, but tells a "story" ... a moment in time that you were fortunate enough to be there to capture.

Last night I chanced on one of those ... an octopus that was in the process of capturing its supper ...

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m257/NWGratefulDiver/CIMG3871.jpg

Let's see your favorite "story" shots ... pictures that captured a particular moment when you just happened to be in the right place at the right time ...

... Bob (Grateful Diver)

and one more........the 5 gallon bucket is in the lower left of the picture, lets just say when he 'popped the top' all hell broke loose...I was still shooting 35 mm then & actually ran out of film before the feeding started, wasn't able to capture the frenzy(but the tape has it...lol----another reason for digital!!1).....http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w169/GEAUXtiger/IMG01_edited-1-2.jpg

parabolic
December 19th, 2007, 08:24 PM
Nothing was devoured here but I think it qualifies as being in the right place at the right time:

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m320/kenbondy/Friendsx.jpg

NetDoc
December 19th, 2007, 08:58 PM
These are just AWESOME photos... I am jealous!

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