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The Weedy Sea Dragon is one of the iconic species on divesites in SE Australia, they are quite big animals, around 350-400mm long or so and are really a bit too big for my Oly 60mm macro lens, I was about 1m back for this shot, which is a lot if the visibility is not great.  So this is more of a snapshot, taken with quite low strobe power and a bit of cloning of backscatter. 

This one is a male carrying quite fresh eggs, it was just hanging in a clearing between kelp stands.

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Great pic Chris. I love weedies! There's a site down here in Melbourne (Flinders Pier) which is well regarded for its abundance of them! I can attest to the difficulty on any given day deciding whether to go for the dome or the macro!

 

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Great  colours Chris,  I never knew they  were so big.  I'd love to have a go at these if I ever get back down under again ( I  love Australia!)

The eggs really add an extra point of interest, I just  wish  the head  wasn't tilted downwards

Mike

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7 hours ago, Pooley said:

Great  colours Chris,  I never knew they  were so big.  I'd love to have a go at these if I ever get back down under again ( I  love Australia!)

The eggs really add an extra point of interest, I just  wish  the head  wasn't tilted downwards

Mike

The steps divesite where I took this is basically my local divesite and is arguably one of the best spots to find these animals.  So if you get to Australia let me know, I'm sure I could find you one - Weather and swells permitting of course!  

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