Photographed at Bird Rock, Catalina Island using a Nikonos V, 15 mm lens, and a single Ikelite Substrobe 150 set at 1/4 power. Garibaldi were about one foot from my lens.
About the Garibaldi: These pesky little guys are a bold animal, and are afraid of no man. They are a protected species and I honestly believe they know that. Garibaldi get in your way, and often ruin photographs as they swim lazily through the photographic area. You can punch and poke at them and they will turn around and simply stick their tongues out at you. They range in size to 14 inches and are found from northern California to Baja, Mexico California. They are reef residents and are commonly found around kelpbeds. Juveniles are orange with iridescent blue spots, and are shy.