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Bruce Yates
Works at Underwater Reflections
Lives in Bellevue, WA
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Reclaimed by the Sea.  Gun on bow of Japanese war ship sunk during WWII, with M.V. Odyssea visible on surface above.  Truk Lagoon, Micronesia.  (Taken with Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 8-15mm circular fisheye lens.)
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Predator with perfect balance - a bald eagle holding a young seagull (aka "lunch") times his landing perfectly on a large piling (aka "lunch table"). Photo taken on Strait of Juan De Fuca (separating Washington State from BC, Canada).
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I finally got my 4-minute video from a Truk Lagoon wreck dive edited and added original music by Jeff Greinke, a friend of my dive buddy, Luke.
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This is a great tutorial I came across on taking hand-held photos. Even just looking at the pictures gives you some great tips on how to hold your camera (whether DSLR or just a little point-and-shoot) steadier!

http://www.pentaxforums.com/reviews/long-exposure-handhelds/introduction.html
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Stairway from Heaven. Soft corals growing on the mast of a shipwreck in Truk Lagoon leads up to the stairs behind the dive boat (M.V. Odyssey), but AWAY from the heavenly world or weightless wonder below!
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Pair of moose orphans (Alaska)
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Cylon Cruise Ship!  On our recent Alaska cruise, I had the strange feeling that someone or something was watching our every move.  When I took this picture of Cheri in front of the ship, the truth was revealed!
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Man-made Mist. This photo was taken in Nootka Sound, British Columbia (Canada). What appears to be mist is actually smoke from a lumber processing plant (you can see the origin of the smoke rising on the left). The photo was HDR processed.
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Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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This bulbous anemone is the only one I've ever seen that was green like this - I can't remember if that dive was on St. Patrick's Day or not, but maybe that's why he was wearing green! :-)
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Just posted a brief review on my blog of my recent diving in Truk Lagoon, Micronesia!
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New to Google+, obsessed with underwater photography!
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See my nature photography at www.UnderwaterReflections.com or visit my blog at bruceyates.blogspot.com .
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My grinning shark photo won the Oceans category of Nature's Best Photography's big international competition, and a 5-ft high print was put on display in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History as a result! The photo has been in publications all over the world.
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We recently took a puppy class with Amanda at the Seattle Humane Society, and couldn't be happier with it/her! We were especially impressed with how positive and interactive Amanda was, taking time to help each individual dog owner in the class. We looked forward to class every week, and our puppy had a positive and educational experience. We feel it was an excellent first step in our pup's lifelong learning (we actually enrolled for the next class - "Puppy Manners 1" with Amanda - before this class even ended)! INSTRUCTOR This is not our first dog, and we've had dog training classes with half a dozen different trainers over the years. I really believe that the value a person (and dog) gets from a training course like this depends on two things--the quality of the instructor, and the dog owner's involvement (willingness to follow instructions, work hard, etc.). Amanda clearly has a deep understanding of dog behavior and training, but she's also a great teacher. She rephrased things so everyone could understand the concepts. She allowed time for questions every week, and gave thoughtful, thorough answers, and was very respectful, encouraging and supportive when people were struggling with things like housetraining, biting, jumping, etc. Of course, not everyone in the class did THEIR part equally well (e.g., controlling their pups or young kids). But what really impressed us was that even as she diplomatically dealt with those situations, Amanda made sure that the rest of us (and our pups) who WERE doing what we should didn't suffer. PLAYTIME Our pup is a Great Pyrenees we recently adopted from the Seattle Humane Society. Because he is young and quite large, yet very gentle and sensitive, we really wanted him to learn to play with other puppies who wouldn't get too rough with him. Amanda did an amazing job matching him with appropriate puppies so that he got the socialization he needed, while also building confidence to play with a wide array of pups. What seemed like a real challenge to me, Amanda handled expertly, keeping an eye on each pup in the class to assure their safety, and helping us recognize appropriate play--as well as when to retrieve our pups if the play was getting too rough--so that each pup could maximize its play experience. We learn a tremendous amount about socialization and the needs of puppies this age. CONCLUSION All in all, we could not ask for a more expert, caring first teacher and experience for our new pup. I can recommend her and SHS classes without reservation. Thanks, Amanda and SHS, for a fabulous experience! We look forward to more!
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