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Hawaiian reef fish

Started by jameslbrown, 07/06/2007 09:10PM
Posted 07/06/2007 09:10PM | Edited 07/06/2007 09:36PM Opening Post
Hi again; I had soooooo much fun with a Canon Powershot A520 and waterproof case in Hawaii. The water was clear and the reef spectacular. We snorkled from the shore every day.

Here are a few of my better pictures. (I got about 50-60 quality photos.... I am sparing you the 500 or so (no kidding) which had questionable focus or were great pictures of fish that were "right there just a millisecond ago!" wink )

The first is Maneoneo (a Sailfin Tang)


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Posted 07/06/2007 09:11PM | Edited 07/06/2007 09:14PM #1
The second is a pair of Kapuhili (oval butterfly fish)

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Posted 07/06/2007 09:23PM #2
Another NuNu (cornet fish)
These guys were easy to photograph, because at least they would stay still!

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Posted 07/06/2007 09:47PM #3
Wow. Thanks for sharing those, Jim!
Glad you had a great time.
Snorkeling in tropical waters...
One of my very favorite things to do. grin
Posted 07/09/2007 10:08AM #4
I dunno, Jim......I think you just went down to the local tropical fish store
and took pictures through the tanks.

Sweet the coming on
Of grateful evening mild; then silent night
With this her solemn bird and this fair moon,
And these the gems of heaven, her starry train.
--John Milton

Posted 07/10/2007 08:48AM | Edited 07/10/2007 01:37PM #5
Scott Mortimer said:

these are beautiful! Where were you staying in Hawaii? Where'd you get the waterproof case?


Hi Scott:

We were staying in Puako, about 45 minutes north of Kona. We rented a small 1950s era house. All of the turtle pictures and most of the other pictures were taken 30 or 40 yards from the waters edge, right in front of the place we rented. It was really cool. We wentout in the morning basically every day.

The following link is from a great web site ( if you like to dive or snorkel with your own gear from the shore. The house we rented actually sort of shows on the aerial photo. It is across the street from the church and about 3 houses up. Scroll all the way down this page for the photo:

We also snorkeled once each at the "Place of Refuge" and Captain Cook Monument, south of Kona. These sites were very nice, but popular. We were basically alone at Puako.

I got the case from B&H Photo. They carry a size/shape to fit virtually every Canon camera made. I also bought an external flash, but it was unnecessary in shallow water on a sunny day. I'm ready to go on a deeper water photo-safari if I ever get scuba certified though!

Posted 07/10/2007 08:57AM #6
Jim, simply beautiful shots!
Really glad you are able to enjoy such wonderful trips...

Keep those shots coming! 8)

Ivan Gastaldo 8)
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Posted 07/10/2007 01:27PM #7

Great photos, and you are apparently having great time! I've been snorkeling and diving in the Carribean for some time (going home on Friday), so I understand how you feel 8)

How deep are the photos taken?

Posted 07/19/2007 01:56PM #8
Great shots Jim. It looks like you had an awesome time. Thanks for shairing the pictures.