Friday, April 10, 2009

The Frogfish of Mucky Pirates Bay, Pemuteran




Was out on a check dive in Mucky Pirates Bay when I found our little frogfish friend here sitting out in just the right position for a snap shot. Couldn't resist taking a moment to take a photo.

Couldn't find his twin though instead a friendly moray filled in for him.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Some new firsts in Mucky Pirates Bay

Batfish in Mucky Pirates Bay, Pemuteran, NW Bali
It was the first time new Pirate Brethren Rod & Angie dived Mucky Pirates Bay, Pemuteran.

It was the first time Rod had played with a underwater digital camera.

And it was the first time I had a camera around when I saw this rather nice Batfish.

I'd seen him (or her) around a few times during numerous dives in Mucky Pirates Bay, but never when I'd had a camera so close at hand. So I had to deprive Rod of the camera for just a minute to fire off a couple of shots for myself.

Batfish close up in Mucky Pirates Bay, Pemuteran, NW Bali
Zebra Lionfish in Mucky Pirates Bay, Pemuteran, NW Bali
Young Frogfish in Mucky Pirates Bay, Pemuteran, NW Bali
More young Frogfish in Mucky Pirates Bay, Pemuteran, NW Bali
Octopus in Mucky Pirates Bay, Pemuteran, NW Bali
Rod also got a couple of good shots off, of which this Octopus was one of my favourites. Seems this guy has decided to make his home in front of the Sea Rovers dive centre. Handy if you guys bring your camera's :-)

More anon.

The Captain

Friday, April 3, 2009

Photo's By Bo & Steina

Orange Frogfish, Secret Bay, NW Bali

Welcome Brethren to Bo & Steina's Photo's

Bo & Steina come from Sweden and this is not the first time they have been here to sunny Pemuteran. But this is the first time I've had some photo's to post.

I chose these out of 100 because 'I like them.' If you want to see more of Bo & Steina's photo's then visit their website.

http://www.overklighet.se/

I hope you read Swedish as well, the photo's are in universal diver bubble language so easy to understand. As yet Bo hasn't uploaded the new Bali images so these will be a first peak.

The images were taken in Pemuteran, Menjangan, Secret Bay and of course Mucky Pirates Bay.

Bo is using a very nice Nikon D200 setup with Ikelite housing & Strobes. Steina had fuji Finepix with a Sea & Sea YS27 strobe.

Flying Octopussy, Pemuteran, NW Bali
Devilfish, Mucky Pirates Bay, NW Bali
Steina with Nudibranch, Temple Garden, Pemuteran, NW Bali
Octopus, Mucky Pirates Bay, Pemuteran, NW Bali

Bumble Bee Shrimp, Pemuteran, NW Bali
Yellow & Red Frogfish, Mucky Pirates Bay, Pemuteran, NW Bali
Purple Hairy Crab, Pemuteran,NW Bali
Mantis Shrimp, Mucky Pirates Bay, Pemuteran, NW Bali
Like I said I had to narrow it down, I wanted to put more wide angle (the Commodore complains that we need more wide angle as we have tons of macro. I like macro! :-) But the guys will be posting more on their website and I'll be watching to see what I missed.

Thanks guys for the great photo's and good company.

The Captain