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07/12/2013 at 20:10

I saw a school of hammerhead sharks off Osprey reef (part of the great barrier reef) at 30m.  I'm glad I was in the water. OH and me were the only ones that saw them, (and the manta at the cleaning station). Everyone else had gone for breakfast.

for a sleeping octopus

for hammerheads and manta


07/12/2013 at 20:25

Hopefully I'll have some more pics to share next week......on Monday I'm visiting the beautiful Peak District. Stopping off at Bakewell, before going on to Chatsworth House for their 'Chatsworth at Christmas' event.


07/12/2013 at 21:32

wonderful fidget i could watch that manta for hours

07/12/2013 at 22:13

When we got back to the boat, we were told off because we were late for breakfast. Yes, but we saw the hammerheads and a manta. If we didn't have the video evidence, no one would have believed us. A few very subdued faces from those that went back early when we showed the video. Guess where we did the after breakfast dive.

08/12/2013 at 09:43

fidgetbones, I've watched both and loved them. That was one sleepy octopus. TY for sharing.

08/12/2013 at 09:53

Fascinating stuff keyser soze.  

08/12/2013 at 10:08

FB - fantastic  The octopus just seems to melt into the rock

08/12/2013 at 17:06

The octopus changes colour to match the rock, also changes the texture of its skin to match the surroundings. Net result- invisible.

08/12/2013 at 18:09

 This isn't a real cat either - it's my take on an ertsatz 'cat deterrent' design [often seen in gardening mags at SILLY prices!]. Mine's made from a lino offcut, matt emulsion (on both sides) and a couple of glass marbles supergled in place! Does the trick of keeping my lawn and flower beds virtually cat-poo free!

09/12/2013 at 09:12

little Ann would you please do a house swap pppppplease I really think you live in a wonderful part of the country

please don't stop with your photos Love them



09/12/2013 at 09:15

here is my photo of the week

 as you may have guessed I like portraits I get a kick out of them esp when people see the finished photo


09/12/2013 at 19:38


Having a few techie issues.


09/12/2013 at 21:35

is that your front room David LOL


09/12/2013 at 21:49
CluelessGardener wrote (see)

is that your front room David LOL


Nah!  Chatsworth House today.

14/12/2013 at 07:42

any one for coffee


14/12/2013 at 07:44

just to brighten up the day


14/12/2013 at 09:06

I'll have a coffee please clueless

14/12/2013 at 12:03


Nice cheery pics, James....unlike this rather bleak (if seasonal) shot I took in our local forest:



14/12/2013 at 12:14

hi everybody sorry I have not had much time for the board or taking photographs

to much Christmas to organise this year

James is that a Jasmine, David I do like snow pictures. have to go I need to make Rum and Brandy butter 

14/12/2013 at 12:20

Hi, need to apologise. The thread has been a little quite of late, but it has to be understood that people have lots to do at this time of year.