FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 14-18, 2011
All pictures 2017 by Ken Kurtis
For those interested . . . 
Underwater: Nik
on D200 in full manual mode in an Ikelite housing,
dual Nikon SB-105 strobes at 1/4 power, generally 400 ISO, 10-24mm & 18-70mm lenses
Surface shots: Nikon D7000 mainly in "Program," 100-800 ISO, 10-24mm, 18-70mm, and 70-300mm lenses.

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CRYSTAL RIVER
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Our motley crew ready to shove off One of the "floating potatoes" Greeting party Getting personal
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The view from underwater Contact!!! Viz was better at Three Sisters Fish gathering at spring
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Giving (and getting) a belly scratch Coming in for a closer look Calf nursing Small sunfish
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Inside the sanctuary Taking a snort of air Fish at the exit of King's Cavern Snook gathered in the green gloom
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RAINBOW RIVER
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Going upriver Passing an egret along the way Kathi & Mark at the start Small Bass
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Mark got stuck trailing out float &line Bend of the grass indicates
the 1mph constant current
Flow from spring diverts bubbles Red-bellied guy with a bite out of him
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Larger Bass Clean water Small turtle in the Gar-less Gar Hole Cavern towards the end of the run
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GINNIE SPRINGS
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The requisite "We're here" shot Simple rules to follow Entering the main cavern at Ginnie Blown away at the grate by the flow
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Kicking down the slough . . . . . . to the river. Mark emerging from the gloom The view from within the gloom
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Entering Little Devil Our bubbles
percolating up through the limestone
Three tech guys exiting Devil's Eye Entering Devil's Eye
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A sign worth heeding Kathi in Devil's Ear Note . . . . . . the ever-changing . . .
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. . . colors . . .  . . . above. Mark exiting Devil's Ear Artsy-fartsy from below (note the fish)
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ORANGE GROVE SINK
& TROY SPRINGS
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Park is renamed after late Wes Skiles Duckweed covers Orange Grove entry The view from underneath Pretty good viz
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But the duckweed sticks to everything Not-so-great viz at Troy Self-portrait (it's my shadow) Muck on the walls at Troy
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Spotted Gar at river's edge Mullet eating the floating muck Ribs of a Civil War-era wreck Fleeing turtle

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