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bversteegh
03-27-2008, 22:35
Ok - I don't know why I love these ugly little buggers so much, but definitely my favorite fish. So here's a start - lets put on a good show here everybody:smiley20:

Juvenile Clown Frogfish

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bostondivegirl
03-28-2008, 07:19
I agree with you. they are so ugly they're cute. Especially when they waddle/ walk.
Love the pictures BTW. What set up do you have?

bversteegh
03-28-2008, 22:26
The majority of pictures above were actually taken in 2004, my first trip to Indonesia; I was shooting an Oly 5060 at the time.

Moved to a Canon 20D DSLR in late 2005, and just sold that one and bought Canon 40D and Sea and Sea housing 3 weeks ago. Heading for Indonesia April 11th - so hopefully will have some killer shots in about a month:smiley20:

bversteegh
03-28-2008, 23:01
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allison finch
03-29-2008, 20:22
OHBOY!! I get to play with froggies!!

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WHEW!!! That's enough for now!!!

Kokomo
03-29-2008, 20:27
Wow....what great pictures. Pretty wild looking fish!

scubasamurai
03-29-2008, 20:45
now i like the pictures and all, but how the heck did god come up with all these designs. proves my point that he or she was smokin something.

very very nice pictures how hard was it to locate these fishes in open water?? heck sometimes i have a hard time seeing sharks, you have one heck of an eye

allison finch
03-29-2008, 20:49
:smiley31:

If you go to Lembeh Strait, Indonesia, you are GOING to see plenty of froggies. They are everywhere and there is precious little cover for them to hide on. We saw 5 different ones on one dive.

WV Diver
03-29-2008, 20:51
Great little critters, that's for sure and great pics also.

bversteegh
03-29-2008, 23:09
:smiley31:

If you go to Lembeh Strait, Indonesia, you are GOING to see plenty of froggies. They are everywhere and there is precious little cover for them to hide on. We saw 5 different ones on one dive.

Nice shots Allison:smiley20: Love that hairy you caught with his lure out. I'll be in Lembeh two weeks from Monday; its a little early in the season for them to be everywhere, but hopefully add some new models to my portfolio. I hate getting this close to a trip, but not being able to just get on the plane and go - too much anticipation (but I guess that is a good thing:smiley29:)

allison finch
04-01-2008, 13:19
WAAAA!!!! I wanna go too!!

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w162/allisonfinch_photos/emoticons/CandyCrier.gif

allison finch
07-14-2008, 22:52
:smiley20:
Some new ones from Bonaire

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3141/2653354641_423c505ebb_o.jpg

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free swimming froggie

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3090/2653354663_c6f8813a20_o.jpg

Sleepy froggie

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3080/2656680368_405fb828b5_o.jpg

navyhmc
07-15-2008, 00:43
+1,000,000 for great pictures!!!:smiley20: :smiley20: :smiley20: :smiley20:

Aussie
07-23-2008, 08:01
I was going through some pics when I dived in Bali a couple of years ago.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3178/2695025495_a61f4816e0_o.jpg

The pic was taken with an Olympus c-7070 with ikelite ds50 strobe.

Aussie

harb99
07-23-2008, 09:01
spent last week in Bonaire - got to see my first frogfish (actually saw 3) - very cool creatures - some friends got a few pics of them

bversteegh
08-07-2008, 21:44
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bversteegh
08-07-2008, 21:46
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2274/2421248994_0d3fb736ff_o.jpg

allison finch
08-16-2008, 19:32
I really love the hairies.

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