Juvenile Garibaldi
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Juvenile Garibaldi
(Hypsypops rubicundus)

Photographed at Long Point, Catalina Island using a housed Nikon F-2, 55 mm lens, and a single Ikelite Substrobe Ai. This juvenile garibaldi was 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. Juveniles have wild blue coloration when young and lose it as they get older.  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.







fisheye
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Eye of Cabezon
(Scorpaenichthys marmoratus)


Photographed at San Nicolas Island using a housed Nikon N90, Nikon 105mm 2.8 macro lens with +4 diopter and 2 Ikelite Substrobe Mís. Exposed at f22 @ 1/60th .

About: Easy to approach fish as I photographed its eye. Found from Alaska to Baja, California in the shallow intertidal zone to 250 feet. Commonly caught by fisherman and encountered by divers. Feeds on crustaceans and abalone.







Yellow Umbrella Shell
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Yellow Umbrella Shell
(Tylodina fungina)


Photographed at San Clemente Island using a housed Nikon N90, Nikon 105mm 2.8 macro lens with +4 diopter and 2 Ikelite Substrobe Mís. Exposed at f32 @ 1/60th .

About: Found almost exclusively on yellow sponge and is considered rare. Has a yellow-brown cap shell (the umbrella) and the animal itself is bright yellow. Found in shallow water from California to Mexico. Hard to find. 15 to 30 mm in length.;







Octopus
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Octopus


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