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Aussie
02-12-2008, 02:59
How about some Octopi (or if you have two or more = Octopus) and Cuttlefish pics.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2086/2259456947_35fdb759a9.jpg

Rodger and a Occy

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2031/2260267718_15fd0725fb.jpg

Occy's Eye

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2353/2259471501_b6a8e05327_o.jpg

Cuttlefish

Osprey
02-12-2008, 09:05
Soooo cute :)

dbh
02-12-2008, 09:08
I'll play:

http://www.myunderwaterworld.com/NS06Cuttle02.jpg

http://www.myunderwaterworld.com/NS06Octo02.jpg

http://www.myunderwaterworld.com/NS06Octo01.jpg

http://www.myunderwaterworld.com/bon07squid02.jpg

DevilDiver
02-12-2008, 18:14
Here you go..........

RoyN
02-12-2008, 19:22
Thats the only thing I just don't have at the moment! :( California coast has alot of octopus, but most are very well hidden because we can't see them, but they can see us.

But excellent super job on this shots! :D

KGNickl
02-12-2008, 21:32
2nd and 3rd shots are pretty cool.

bversteegh
02-13-2008, 01:03
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1016/814178495_6b0167e07f_o.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/108/293609459_4ee3b936dd_o.jpg

http://inlinethumb22.webshots.com/41493/1192077406059861092S600x600Q85.jpg (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/1192077406059861092atUGkQ)

http://inlinethumb57.webshots.com/376/2360327250059861092S600x600Q85.jpg (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2360327250059861092MstQpe)

Aussie
02-13-2008, 02:03
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2382/2262577056_51bc2489d1.jpg

Cuttlefish laying eggs

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2265/2261787023_e32829f7fe.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2178/2261787251_5c0a568127.jpg

Occy on the hunt

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2167/2261787623_dea54a7350.jpg

WestTnDiver
02-14-2008, 20:50
Here's a few.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2094/2262520519_dfe3ce6413.jpg



http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2306/2262520319_351fcff0c0_o.jpg

Baby Occy suntanning

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2366/2263309980_c914e89885_o.jpg

Occy night hunting

jugglematt
02-15-2008, 05:00
Hey Guys
some great images . i would love to see a blue ringed ,

i went out this arvo after work and found this guy , quite friendly , and showing a variety of colors .

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2183/2266069559_0f31696790.jpg

and the same guy again


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2233/2266869820_66b65161a4.jpg



and one more

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2076/2266868816_c263ffbd2e.jpg


all 3 images of the same cuttlefish ,

in Australia we have cuttle fish up to 3.5ft long , and breeding season they get very friendly and will even follow you around and sometimes fall in love with a piece of your gear eg fins , torch , or your head !! the results are very comical , most of your dive buddys wont help but will look on and take photos if possible :smiley36:. a buddy of mine nearly lost his new sony camera to a cuttle fish ,,, true story ,

i just love them

Matt

allison finch
02-23-2008, 16:07
This mimic saw us...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2362/2083597181_518aef2c5a_o.jpg

and it ran away pretending to be a stingray.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2125/2194558969_1a2392263e_o.jpg

an angry marginatus
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1144/1269671830_c8b5941f7f_o.jpg


young marginatus trying out a shell for size

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1121/1269646738_b67c48e97f_o.jpg

it liked it so he picked it up and ran away with it!

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1077/1269646730_e12a306315_o.jpg

liked the fit and hid

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1288/1269646744_c1501b40f7_o.jpg

allison finch
02-23-2008, 16:19
A few more;

Baby marginatus living in a beer bottle

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1412/1269646714_d547a18a59_o.jpg

friendly cuttlefish

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1211/1363167292_11066b0083_o.jpg

a really unfriendly cuttlefish

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1314/1363152952_fe7169b60f_o.jpg

blue ring

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1400/1269584058_84b7d8ad5f_o.jpg

flambouyant cuttlefish

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1135/1363167284_cbe24d5d51_o.jpg

Travelnsj
02-23-2008, 22:45
Allison....Once again WOW great pics. What is a marginatus? Looks a bit like a Coconut Octo....did you take those pics in Lembeh?

allison finch
02-29-2008, 00:05
Marginatus AKA Veined octopus AKA coconut octopus.

Yup, all but the blue ring are from Lembeh. The Blue ring was in Raja Ampat.

rye_a
02-29-2008, 00:07
Very cool shots!

allison finch
02-29-2008, 11:35
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w162/allisonfinch_photos/emoticons/yeahbaby.gif


Thanks for your kind words

Travelnsj
02-29-2008, 13:21
Marginatus AKA Veined octopus AKA coconut octopus.

Yup, all but the blue ring are from Lembeh. The Blue ring was in Raja Ampat.

I missed the Blue Ringed Octopus and Flamboyant Cuttlefish when I was in Lembeh last month....so I have to go back in October:smiley20:

robcomptec
02-29-2008, 13:53
How nice! Did you edit in PS to get a black background?

robcomptec
02-29-2008, 13:55
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1016/814178495_6b0167e07f_o.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/108/293609459_4ee3b936dd_o.jpg



http://inlinethumb57.webshots.com/376/2360327250059861092S600x600Q85.jpg (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2360327250059861092MstQpe)

Amazing capture of neon colors!

Do you see a lot of these critters?
Where did you see them?

rfb3
02-29-2008, 13:57
Here's a few.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2094/2262520519_dfe3ce6413.jpg



Wow these are all really good!!!

I was in Bonaire last summer and saw seven of these "swimming" in a duck-flight-like (V) formation. Of course I did not have my camera. Later I went back and got it and foudn them again, but with the camera pointed at them, they would not let me get near as close... Seems these guys have brains that tell them the camera pointed at them is a predator...???

allison finch
04-01-2008, 13:57
How nice! Did you edit in PS to get a black background?

No photoshop. All dark backgrounds are done with high shutter speeds. I am not good enough at PS to get that type of manipulation.:smiley2:

bversteegh
04-01-2008, 21:24
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1016/814178495_6b0167e07f_o.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/108/293609459_4ee3b936dd_o.jpg



http://inlinethumb57.webshots.com/376/2360327250059861092S600x600Q85.jpg (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2360327250059861092MstQpe)

Amazing capture of neon colors!

Do you see a lot of these critters?
Where did you see them?

Sorry to not answer earlier, I missed the questions. All these are from North Sulawesi in Indonesia. Cuttlefish are fairly common - I have only seen 2 blue rings in almost 200 dives in Indonesia; hopefully will see some more in 2 weeks.

allison finch
04-03-2008, 20:17
Beautiful cuttlefish capture! It is so hard to get that flashing margin. The only good shot I almost got had the bugger shooting out of frame.

You might try desaturating the first blue ring octo. It would help in seeing it better.

allison finch
04-03-2008, 20:24
duplicate post

Aussie
04-07-2008, 00:33
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3075/2395315238_5caa7d25cb_o.jpg

terrillja
04-07-2008, 01:15
Saw this guy hiding under a rock in Key Largo. he really blended in, my dad couldn't even see him. The camera settings are a (good) bit off, but it was still cool to see. It was one of our earlier photo dives, but I figured I'd throw this pic up there.

http://terrillworks.com/terrillja/key_largo_2008/key_largo_2008/Key_Largo_2008/Pages/Key_Largo_Reefs_files/Media/PICT0054/PICT0054.jpg

allison finch
04-11-2008, 19:48
They really do blend in. I found this one hiding in PNG. He wouldn't come out to play either

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1200/1362542885_0985a6c1b6_o.jpg

Aussie
04-25-2008, 20:04
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3110/2441373223_6d1d0993ec.jpg

Giant Cuttlefish from the GBR

mixahl
04-25-2008, 20:06
Amazing Pics.....thanks For Sharing!!

jugglematt
05-04-2008, 14:59
this shot was taken at Jervis Bay Australia .
i was following this guy for a while and he turned around and flared up .
i gues he wasent happy .

some very nice shots here guys
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3094/2465551280_dee14d4e92.jpg
Matt

Travelnsj
05-04-2008, 17:43
Great Photo Matt

Aussie
05-04-2008, 18:54
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2243/2466193090_648c80df0d.jpg

Nikon D80, Nikkor 60mm Macro

harb99
05-05-2008, 08:24
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2243/2466193090_648c80df0d.jpg

Nikon D80, Nikkor 60mm Macro

very cool pic :smiley20:

Aussie
05-10-2008, 20:48
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3020/2482075822_a7ce022e44.jpg

Cuttlefish eye

allison finch
05-12-2008, 23:44
this marginatus octo was looking for a mate. He wasn't happy seeing us instead.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1144/1269671830_c8b5941f7f_o.jpg

HEY!! Look over there! A GIRL OCTO!! Let's go!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3295/2481466292_d4276898f0_o.jpg


WOW! That was quick....was it good for you? Gotta cigarette?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3165/2481547998_2fcb0e9dce_o.jpg

Note: His breeding arm is still tucked into the female.

lisacay
05-15-2008, 09:31
I think I am seriously cursed when it comes to getting pictures of octopi and squid. I only see them on dives when I don't have a camera! what is up with that?

allison finch
05-15-2008, 14:26
KHARMA!!!

When looking for a marginatus, this is often what you see. They build their "nests" with shells and debris under the sand. Then they peek up looking for prey to happen by.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3209/2481618488_13195c45f2_o.jpg

If you offer it a nice shell, he may come out to give it a try to see if he likes the fit.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2167/2481618494_03afa47e6b_o.jpg

Hmmmm, feels good....

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2410/2480822699_bdd316f322_o.jpg

Then he might pick it up and run away with it. MINE!! MINE!!

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1077/1269646730_e12a306315_o.jpg

Finally, he may get tired and try to hide under it. Dang! It's a little too small...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1288/1269646744_c1501b40f7_o.jpg

Travelnsj
05-15-2008, 14:31
great pics Allison and Aussie....

dannybot
05-19-2008, 20:21
The only one I could find, he was shy. Nobody else on the dive saw it.

allison finch
07-14-2008, 22:55
Some new squis shots from Bonaire

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3077/2633232817_0d0fff1fd3_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3050/2654230690_85e6ec35d7_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3234/2653565393_fa93d7a851_o.jpg

Aussie
07-15-2008, 06:36
I dont very often see squid as they are the favourite food for big Yellowtail Kingfish. These torpedos will try and go through rock to get to them.

Aussie

DevilDiver
07-17-2008, 01:38
Here is an Octo I shot a few weeks ago.... I wish I had some squid shots though.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3231/2675855977_c1d1e3e06e.jpg

RoyN
07-21-2008, 15:05
These are from Cozumel

http://inlinethumb49.webshots.com/41904/2054584320101309303S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2054584320101309303uCCFld)

http://inlinethumb58.webshots.com/25465/2769892060101309303S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2769892060101309303UUwdid)

This one is in Monterey, my local water

http://inlinethumb54.webshots.com/2997/2438450290101309303S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2438450290101309303GJKkDu)

JillianAnnO
07-21-2008, 15:26
I love the pic's posted... I wasn't able to view some from Flickr but still appreciate the posts!!

MSilvia
07-21-2008, 17:18
Not my photo, but I can't stop shaking my head over this one, and I just had to share:
http://photos21.flickr.com/28412177_518c87844f.jpg

As I said to the original photographer (who apparently was blissfully unaware he picked up an EXTREMELY venomous animal), "I'd sooner juggle cobras."

DevilDiver
07-21-2008, 21:12
Not my photo, but I can't stop shaking my head over this one, and I just had to share:
http://photos21.flickr.com/28412177_518c87844f.jpg

As I said to the original photographer (who apparently was blissfully unaware he picked up an EXTREMELY venomous animal), "I'd sooner juggle cobras."


DUDE.......:smiley5:

The blue-ringed octopus is the size of a golf ball (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golf_ball), but its venom is powerful enough to kill humans (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humans). There is no known antidote (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antidote).
The octopus produces venom five times more powerful than cyanide (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyanide). It contains tetrodotoxin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetrodotoxin), 5-hydroxytryptamine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5-hydroxytryptamine), hyaluronidase (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyaluronidase), tyramine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyramine), histamine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histamine), tryptamine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tryptamine), octopamine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octopamine), taurine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taurine), acetylcholine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acetylcholine), and dopamine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dopamine). The major neurotoxin component of blue-ringed octopus venom was originally known as maculotoxin, but was later found to be identical to tetrodotoxin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetrodotoxin),[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_ring_octopus#cite_note-0) a neurotoxin which is also found in pufferfish (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pufferfish) and cone snails (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cone_snail). Tetrodotoxin blocks sodium channels (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_channels), causing motor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor_system) paralysis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paralysis) and sometimes respiratory arrest (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Respiratory_arrest) leading to cardiac arrest (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiac_arrest) due to a lack of oxygen. The toxin is created by bacteria (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacteria) in the salivary glands (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salivary_glands) of the octopus[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_ring_octopus#cite_note-1).

Travelnsj
07-21-2008, 21:15
I'm going back to Lembeh in October....man I hope to see one of those!

bversteegh
07-22-2008, 23:52
Some new squis shots from Bonaire

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3077/2633232817_0d0fff1fd3_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3050/2654230690_85e6ec35d7_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3234/2653565393_fa93d7a851_o.jpg

Really nice shots Allison. Haven't been to Bonaire since 2005 - need to figure out how to get enough time to sneak back down there!!

MSilvia
07-23-2008, 10:46
Wow.. yeah. Those squid shots are beautiful!

RoyN
07-23-2008, 15:28
http://photos21.flickr.com/28412177_518c87844f.jpg


Awww thats cute!
















Well...not really when the guy or girl is in the morge. :smiley11:

SlvrDragon50
07-23-2008, 18:42
Heh, squid in the first picture looks like it is smiling

Aussie
07-23-2008, 20:57
http://photos21.flickr.com/28412177_518c87844f.jpg


Awww thats cute!

Well...not really when the guy or girl is in the morge. :smiley11:

Especially when the Blue rings only turn blue when the octopus feels threaten and is about to strike. This diver is handling a not very happy deadly blue ring octopus there. Is it not common knowledge that these guys are deadly? It also helps when you take a look but dont touch policy when diving.

This should go into the most stupid things that you have seen divers do posting.

Aussie

allison finch
08-16-2008, 19:35
Wouldn't you know!! A nice octo and I had a 10-17 mm lens on. Had to almost bump him on the head to get a decent shot.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3086/2653421821_cce5b252fc_o.jpg

Travelnsj
08-16-2008, 20:02
Another great shot Allison!

dbh
08-18-2008, 11:41
This should go into the most stupid things that you have seen divers do posting.

Aussie

Ditto!!!!

Lj82
08-19-2008, 11:53
I've got no excellent pictures of cuttlefish to share, but I just thought that some of you might be interested in these 2 videos I took of cuttlefishes.

Night dive:
YouTube - Cuttlefish in pulau lang night dive (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFCSw9yM0kQ)

Day time:
YouTube - Cuttlefish at Rayner's rock (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1V8rWNxhLU)


These are my first attempts at shooting underwater videos with my new digital camera.:smiley9:

allison finch
08-20-2008, 14:16
Nice videos. The day video looks like it might be a broadhead cuttlefish. Was it?

Lj82
08-21-2008, 01:52
Nice videos. The day video looks like it might be a broadhead cuttlefish. Was it?

I'm no expert in this.
Can't help you there. :smiley9:


There were two cuttlefish at that location for that day video. Both were swimming away from us initially. But after i stop filming, i noticed both came back to check us out. A pity i was not able to capture them at that moment.

Lj82
12-26-2008, 00:33
A pair of cuttlefish having fun.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_CvuP3zNKvS4/SVHEZmIueII/AAAAAAAAAiQ/xTklaGsOusU/s800/P1010579.JPG

SynCitizen
12-26-2008, 16:28
A little embarrassing posting my pics.... but what the hell.
Both shots from Cozumel on 12/4-12/5
Night dive at paradise reef
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg53/syncitizen/Diving/Cozumel/12-05-08/paradise020.jpg

This one was trying to snack on a conch at Chankanaab reef
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg53/syncitizen/Diving/Cozumel/12-04-08/chankanaab013.jpg

DevilDiver
07-29-2011, 11:11
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6028/5922228936_c91ba3356b_z.jpg
Camera Olympus E-PL1 (http://www.flickr.com/cameras/olympus/e-pl1/)
Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture f/10.0
Lens OLYMPUS M.14-42mm F3.5-5.6 L

jugglematt
08-31-2011, 19:55
9865

and this one of octopus mating , very unusual and behavior Ive never seen