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Having fun with Diptic

You may have checked out my Where I’ve Been page before, and noticed that I usually pick one or two pictures for each place I’ve been to not to overload the page (and I still need to update with lots of old photos in my old hard drive).

But sometimes it really really sucks having to pick just one picture!  And now that I finally have my iPhone with me, I’ve been of course playing around with new apps (remember when I first posted about caving and getting one, weeks after I actually ordered it online?).

One of my favorites?  Diptic!  It’s not a free app, but I’ve been loving it! 

So I’ve been using to (slowly) update my Where I’ve Been page!

Check it out!

First I had fun with wedding pictures…

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Then I finally started playing with my vacation pictures…

Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai!

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Elephant riding in Chiang Mai!

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Seoul, Korea

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Busan, Korea

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Bohol, Philippines

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taipei, Taiwan

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El Nido, Philippines

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Singapore

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Any other cool picture apps I should know about?  (I have instagram and Camera+ but they haven’t been as exciting as Diptic!)

I think some of these pictures even deserve to be printed, no?

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El Nido Diving: Nudibranch!

We saw a TON of nudibranch in this trip, they deserve a post of their own. 

So many different types! 

Karl says he doesn’t understand the appeal, that everyone makes such a big deal about something so small, but they’re so cool looking (and pretty!), how can you not get excited?

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Happiness is…

My friend Liz sent me this picture from El Nido’s Paradise Beach, and it shows pretty much why when Facebook used to have a phrase under your profile picture, mine was “Just add water.”   Back in the MySpace days?  It was “I’m happiest at the beach.”

Can’t you tell? 

El Nido, we’ll meet again.  Next time, I’ll bring Karl with me, I promise!  And here’s hoping wherever we end up next, I can be right by a clean beach for daily dips in the ocean.  Nothing makes me happier.

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Diving Day 2: Favorites!

Seriously, we saw some pretty cool things on the second day of diving, and though they’re not necessarily the best pictures, they are definitely the coolest animals!

Starting with…  A ghost pipefish! (You can click to enlarge the first picture.)  Can you believe this thing is real?  How cool is that?  (Pipefish are in the same family as seahorses, so though I haven’t been lucky enough to see a seahorse, I’ve seen a few pipefish and they’re totally cool!)

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Then a school of bumphead parrotfish passed by.  They are not small fish, and were all scavenging for food.

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And then, a school of yellow snapper!  So pretty!

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And another pipefish!  Couldn’t figure out what type this is, so if anyone knows, please help!

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To my friend’s Liz’s delight, we then saw a mantis shrimp.  I had never heard of them, and it was totally cool.  The eyes moving around were so weird!  (You can click to enlarge.)

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And then we saw an old turtle, “the grandfather” as our divemaster called it.  The picture does not do it justice, it was the size of a smart car.

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And lastly, an eel!

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I’m totally looking forward to diving again – hope we don’t have to wait until April for our Palau trip, and can get some dives in before then!

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