Sunday, October 3, 2010

Manatee Macro Monday

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The manatee. . .tail? These are the last of my manatee photos. I saved the pieces of manatee for macro monday, this is about as macro as you can get underwater on a huge animal, lol.

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I call this one Bubbles.

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I see you!

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Smile!  Looks like he needs a shave.

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Snort!

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I found their eyes very interesting.

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Macro Monday is easy to play, snap a macro (or any close-up) photo, post it on your blog and come back here and sign MckLinky. :) MM started on Sept 29, 2008 - Thanx to all of you for helping make it such a fun start to the week!


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59 comments:

  1. Lisa, These are HOMERIC!
    Phenomenal creatures and talk about Macro.
    Can't get more macro than that.
    What must it have felt like to be so close to them.

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  2. What fun shots....I love that huge old face...and that close up of his eye...how cool!

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  3. Awww...they're so sweet! Lovely captures.

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  4. WOW Lisa, I love the first and last shots. As always - amazing!

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  5. Incredible pictures! It's like you can reach out and touch him~

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  6. Awesome photos, I have never seen one so close. I love the shot of the eye.

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  7. Lisa ~ that looks like great fun. Wonderful photos.

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  8. These were really neat seeing them so close up!

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  9. That's getting close! :)
    Wonderful shots!!

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  10. So magical...I love these pics! I especially like the eye ones and the "snort" one.

    I linked up this week! thanks for hosting.

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  11. O M G ! You are one brave friend.

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  12. fantastic photos lisa!!!
    i love that surface shot~
    the water is so pretty and almost mysterious with
    the creature unfocused under the water.
    beautiful.

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  13. Wow-- those are spectacular! such unusual animals-- very interesting to see them close up!

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  14. Hi Lisa,
    I love your website since recently finding out about it. I'll be visiting often.
    The manatees look like fun-loving creatures. I love the last shot!
    Thanks for the closeups.
    David/ Tropical Texana :-)

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  15. Nice pics - I wonder if I should say they are cute or they are quite unusual... both I guess!

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  16. Definitely up close and personal. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Did you go swimming with these guys? My goodness, they are amazing shots. I think it's fascinating. The eyes definitely have it, although they do seem less shiny than one might have expected. Guess vision isn't that big a deal to them. I love these photos.

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  18. Oh Lisa that was extremely hilarious! I teasingly called my late dog Bogart a Manatee, a Walrus, and Dude ;-) and lovingly at that! I love big, black clumsy looking stuff that hugs and are actually loving. But in case my SuperDog Sweepy is reading this, I adore ALL SuperDOGS, in any color! ;-/ My macro are new mushrooms sprouting and leaving Heaven. Have a great pain-free, fun weekend Lisa!

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  19. awesome pics, they really are bizarre creatures but cute in an odd way

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  20. Wonderful ! and what interesting little eyes ! and the skin !! He must be permanently in puberty !

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  21. Hi Lisa
    wow what awesome pictures, i bet that was a very special day, amazing to be so close to them, have great day, sue,x

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  22. Love Manatee's they are so beautiful and you are so lucky to have captured these shots.

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  23. [...] are just reaching the end of flowering locally so I thought I’d post this for Macro Monday at Lisas’s [...]

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  24. Such lovely, gentle creatures. :)

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  25. These are the most AWESOME shots I think I've ever seen. Just amazing to say the least.

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  26. What an awesome pics ;o)
    never seen it in real ...

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  27. I just say WOW! Amazing photos!

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  28. Amazing shots of the manatee. Really love the bubble and the smile photo! Both really bring out the character of this incredible animal!

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  29. manatee? Is that the seacow? Great shots!

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  30. They are even more amazing si close up! (If that's even possible)

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  31. They are such wonderful animals. There is intelligence in those eyes but I think the thing that most impressed me was the way the nose closes completely. Stunning photographs :-)

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  32. I don't think I would ever get tired of seeing the manitees. They are incredible creatures. I really like the shots barely above the water, especially the nose holes. Had to laugh! Great shots!

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  33. Neat shots. I know very little about manatees so this is very interesting.:)

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  34. The last shot is intriguing, and the end of a wonderful show and tell.

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  35. Lisa, these images are SO cool!!! I wish you would have been able to use your macro lens for MY macro monday post this week!

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  36. Amazing manatee shots, can't believe you could get so close!!! thanks for hosting & happy MM!

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  37. those are great. I bet it was fun to shoot them.

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  38. Love that shot with the mist on the water! Great job! :)

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  39. These are wonderfully awesome shots!!! Manatees are such cute animals!

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  40. Great captures... Aren't they amazing.

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  41. The manatees are in that "so ugly they're cute" category. Love the close ups!

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  42. So cute! I love the "Snort" and especially the last image, pretty colors and effect they create! Thanks for hosting...my first time here. Great blog!

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  43. Lisa,
    I love these photos! they are quite artfully done, I love that about macro. These are incredibly wonderful.

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  44. ... I Love Manatees... there, I've said it!
    ... I wasn't even really aware of these fantabulous creatures until I saw your wonderful photos!

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  45. [...] It was a wet and windy day today so we took our 11 month old nephew to the sea zoo. This photo is my first atempt at taking photo’s through glass. Not the best photo ever but the best shot from the day. Since I’m posting this on a monday I’m submitting this to macro monday, hosted by Lisa’s chaos. [...]

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  46. Wow! I love these pics! Very original as for a macro picture collection :)
    I've added Incy Wincy to my blog for today :D
    Thanks again for the pleasure ;)

    xx Monica

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  47. Yeah, it's kinda tough to get any more macro-y than this on the subject you picked. But as always, you've done it splendidly.

    An old girlfriend of mine is currently living in FL working on some project or other that's manatee related. She's hopelessly enamored of these creatures, and to diving, so I was just stupid happy that she'd found a way to make a living this way.

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  48. Amazing shots! I've never seen a manatee up close before. As a matter of fact, I've never seen one at all, except in books and movies!

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  49. Exception set of photos. The photo titled "Snort" is great!
    You captured these magnificent creatures well.

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  50. I just found your blog hoping around and I love love love this challenge... I will be linking up next week forsure. Have a great week!

    xo, Supermom Alysha

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  51. That. is. un. believ. able. Woman.
    Damn.
    Uh, hey, not only did I eat that gummy heart, but did so today and borrowed my cousins little pns camera w/an auto macro to shoot my fist kinda sorta macro gross candy picture.

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  52. very good closeups on this strange looking creature, imagine creating something like that ;-)

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