Dang dolphins won't leave me alone. More than sixty of them swam up to greet me this morning after hanging around my back yard yesterday (I refused to come out and play yesterday so they hung out along the shore in sight of my house looking all forlorn and pathetic). Click HERE for lots and lots more photos from today's swim.
I put together a video from this morning's swim which once again features music by the wonderful Pamela Polland.
Click HERE (or Below) for today's video.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
This member of the Maui Pink Cap Swimmers had a GREAT time on Lanai for the Thanksgiving (Lynne's Birthday) weekend. Spinner Dolphins came in to swim with us twice. Fortunately they left us alone the rest of the time so that we could focus on far more adventurous swims (they really aren't very exciting creatures). Click HERE for lots and lots more photos from this weekend.
Or you could always Click HERE (or Below) for a brief video of our weekend swimming.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Another exceptional dolphin encounter today. I walked to the water planning on swimming along the cliffs with Jill and Kalin but got waylaid by at least 42 Spinner Dolphins. They would not leave us alone, so we stuck around until it was time for Kalin to catch his flight. Click HERE for lots more photos from this morning's swim.
Click HERE or below for today's video. Fun, fun, fun.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
They're not bad, they're just drawn that way (or something to that effect). Bluefin Trevally look mean because their mouths turn down, but they are actually nice fish that are curious and smart. Or maybe I'm defending them because my mouth also naturally frowns and I don't want you believing that I'm not a nice person (and if you believe that . . .).
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Hooray. Nineteen Spinner Dolphins joined me and my friends on our ocean swim this morning. In fact I was about finished and ready to go ashore when they came zooming up to us. Several of them were in a playful mood as you will see in today's video (Click HERE or below to watch it) and their energetic spirit gave me a second wind. Click HERE for lots more photos from our swim.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I can't believe I let Janet & Patti drag me into the ocean for a swim before the sun was even up. That is hard-core. It was definitely a workout swim, the kind they do every Tuesday and Thursday, and the kind I never do. Fortunately, Patti is easily distracted by the pretty fish (see photo above), so we did get a little rest from time to time.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I was swarmed by gobs of Spinner Dolphins this morning during my ocean swim. I counted fifty, then another group swam up and I could no longer keep track.
I waited quietly when they approached me and when they left I started swimming again, only to be once more surrounded. I didn't get much exercise but I had a GREAT time.
Click HERE for lots more photos from this morning. I am still trying to figure out video on my new(ish) camera, but at least today's video is mercifully brief. Click HERE or below for this morning's video.
Monday, November 15, 2010
I found this Mourning Gecko on a palm flower sheath this afternoon. No males of this species exist anywhere in the world, only females. After two females get romantic they both lay eggs. The new geckos are clones of their respective mothers. How cool is this!
Sunday, November 14, 2010
The Maui Pink Cap Swimmers swam along the Pali (cliffs) this morning where we found this old Sugar Mill gear. We didn't have any success in bringing it to the surface, although Josh (while standing on it) swore that he thinks he got it to move. Click HERE for lots more photos from today's swim.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
I love watching "Trash the Dress" photo shoots. There is almost always a wonderful transition from the couple being timid to a daring willingness to try anything. Plus lots of laughter and fun. Maybe it would be fun to photograph weddings after all.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Oh no, not another sunset photo!
Sunsets are a force of nature. Like a hurricane or bitter cold snap, a sunset has the ability to stop me in my tracks and take my breath away (as does my spouse, but that's another whole story). They operate on such a grand scale that it is not possible to capture their awe inspiring presence in a photograph - but that doesn't stop me from trying. And trying. And trying.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Didn't this turtle get the memo? You don't have to anchor yourself with an actual anchor.
They usually like to lodge themselves under coral or rock overhangs while resting. I admit that when I get sleepy, I lie down wherever I can, so I guess they can too...
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I took my brother- and sister-in-law (visiting from Seattle) snorkeling this morning and a group of Spinner Dolphins swam by us. Yippee! How exciting for the dolphins. They made a single pass and then were gone, probably all the excitement they could handle for one day.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
It looks like Lobster is on the menu. Oops, Christine couldn't wait. Besides, she said, there wasn't enough to go around.
The Maui Pink Cap Swimmers can have fun and entertain themselves with anything. Whether it is riding a strong rip current or scaring the bubbles out of a deep-water scuba diver (very funny, Rory), we thoroughly enjoy ourselves every Sunday morning. Click HERE for more photos from this morning's ocean swim.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Stunning rooms and lots of amazing photographs. Wow! I had forgotten how good I am.
I spent the day updating my online portfolio for the first time in over three years. I have been hired to take thousands of photographs in that time, and I was only able to dig through a small fraction of them today. I was truly surprised at all of the beautiful images.
Click HERE to see for yourself.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Thank goodness for Convict Tangs. All the other fish run away when I try to take close-up photos. But these guys and gals don't care what I do, as long as I don't get between them and their food. Um, kind of like me and Facebook.