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BSoUP's Theme Portfolio Competition 2006

Third - Anthony Holley

1st Alex Mustard
2nd Jane Morgan
3rd Anthony Holley
4th Pedro Vieyra
5th Annette Price
6th Martha Tressler
Risbecia tryoni by Anthony Holley Hypselodoris apolegma by Anthony Holley Chromodoris kuniei by Anthony Holley
Roboastra gracilis by Anthony Holley Nembrotha rutilans by Anthony Holley Roboastra luteolineata by Anthony Holley

Cuddles by Anthony Holley


by Anthony Holley

Finding and photographing nudibranchs is my main interest when diving these days, but these pictures are spread over eleven years of extensive diving throughout Indonesia. All were taken with a Nikon F90 or F90X in a Subal housing with flash, generally with the Nikon 105 mm macro lens, 1/125th or 1/250th at f16 to f32.
Anthony Holley
Risbecia tryoni by Anthony Holley 1. Risbecia tryoni, not mating, just getting to know each other. Nudi Falls in the Lembeh Straits was one of my favourite sites from KBR as there were always lots of nudibranchs about and new species appeared on every dive. Taken with a ring flash, March 2004.
Hypselodoris apolegma by Anthony Holley 2. Hypselodoris apolegma, previously known as Hypselodoris bullocki, again just cuddling. This was my first outing with a housed SLR, appreciating the greater flexibility for photographing small critters after my old Nikonos V with extension ring, hence fixed at 1:1 only. Ambon, with SB25 flash in Subal housing, October 1994.
Chromodoris kuniei by Anthony Holley 3. Chromodoris kuniei. When we first spotted this pair they were facing the same way but on the move. Waiting around was worth it when one turned and started heading to line up right sides together to mate. Alor, ring flash, May 2005.
Roboastra gracilis by Anthony Holley 4. Roboastra gracilis. Nudibranchs are hermaphrodites, meaning they possess both male and female sex organs, and they exchange sperm through a common aperture on their right side. This pair have particularly florid and pointed such appendages. Wakatobi, SB25, August 2001.
Nembrotha rutilans by Anthony Holley 5. Nembrotha rutilans. After a couple of weeks of great nudibranch hunting with the 105 mm lens I had changed to the 28 - 70 mm to get some larger creatures but still the little critters appeared so I used the external Nexus wet lens to get a decent image size, which didn't need much cropping to fit in with the rest of the portfolio. Gili Banta, NW of Komodo, SB25, May 2005.
Roboastra luteolineata by Anthony Holley 6. Roboastra luteolineata. Sangeang volcano, NW of Komodo, has an amazing shallow wall above a sandy ledge and they were both covered in nudibranchs. I found over thirty species in one dive. SB25, March 2000.
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Theme Portfolio Winners


2017 Martyn Guess

2016 Mikko Voipio

2015 Pash Baker

2014 Robert Bailey

2013 Martyn Guess

2012 Keith Lyall

2011 Trevor Rees

2010 Martyn Guess

2009 Trevor Rees

2008 Arthur Kingdon

2007 JP Trenque

2006 Alex Mustard

2005 Alex Mustard

2004 Jane Morgan

2003 Linda Dunk

2002 Linda Dunk

2001 Linda Dunk

2000 Sue Heaps

1999 Bob Allen

1998 Bob Allen

1997 Anne Owen

1996 Ken Sullivan

1995 Anthony Holley

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