Blue Heron Bridge – 07/06/12

Sargassum Frogfish

It was a HOT sunny morning at the Blue Heron Bridge.  I was extremely lucky to find not one, but two Sargassum Frogfish at the beach wall where we gear up.  The first very small one was free swimming in a foot or two of water trying to escape being washed ashore with the sargassum seaweed.  Anne collected it in a cup, then we got in the water and tried to photograph it before releasing it on a floating raft of seaweed in deeper water.  The second very large one was found at the end of the dive in the same area sitting on top of a small clump of seaweed.

Photographing creatures in seaweed in the surge at the beach is NOT an easy task.  A 60 macro lens would have been a much better choice than the 100 macro lens I was using.  It would have allowed me to get closer, reducing the amount of murky water between subject and lens, and possibly increasing the chance of a good shot.  Oh well, next time.

As exciting as the frogfish were, I can’t forget the stunning, lime green juvenile Buffalo Trunkfish that Anne showed me. Thanks Anne.

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  1. Sharon Baron 07/08/2012 at 7:14 PM #

    These just can’t get any better!

    • Susan 07/09/2012 at 12:44 AM #

      Thanks Marge and Sharon! Susan

  2. Marge 07/07/2012 at 3:51 PM #

    I thought your photos all looked great,