Dinah Halstead with pair of Dinah's gobies from Milne Bay
The print hangs on the hook that's just visible on the wall behind Dinah, next to a drawing by Valerie Taylor.
This picture represents the culmination of ten years of obsession for me.
I must have come across a reference to Lubricogobius dinah when Randall and Senou published a description of the species in 2000-2001, and ever since then, I've been hoping for an opportunity to see and photograph these adorable fish.
I met Dinah in early 2006, when she, Bob and I were on MV Chertan together for a TV project. And finally, in 2011, I succeeded in taking pretty photographs of these fish to help bring a lovely smile to Dinah's face.