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Week 39 winner

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by Steven Miller

White eyes, inky black


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Peoples' Vote


Squid with reflection
By Tony Cherbas
posted (3 days ago)
18 votes


By Chase Darnell
posted (5 days ago)
15 votes

lemon
By Michael Dornellas
posted (5 days ago)
14 votes

Underwater Cheerleader
By Henley Spiers
posted (5 days ago)
14 votes

The sly grin of an oceanic white tip shark as it makes a close pass at Cat Island in the Bahamas
By Brent Barnes
posted (5 days ago)
14 votes

White eyes, inky black
By Steven Miller
posted (2 days ago)
14 votes


By Chase Darnell
posted (6 days ago)
13 votes

Watchful Eye!
Common Octopus
By Kate Jonker
posted (5 days ago)
13 votes

Thresher Shark
By Jonathan Sala
posted (5 days ago)
13 votes

Up for Air
By Steven Miller
posted (5 days ago)
12 votes
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Minimal use of PS, I used 3 strobes to create the image. ... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Minimal use of PS, I used 3 strobes to create the image. one strobe to the subject and 2 on the white sand
6 Votes
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Courting couple (Sydney's pygmy pipe-horse fish) by Gaetano Gargiulo
Courting couple (Sydney's pygmy pipe-horse fish)
8 Votes
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Close up of Scorpion Fish taken off Rotnest island. Fish ... by Ally Smith
Close up of Scorpion Fish taken off Rotnest island. Fish sheltering from heavy swell and surge
11 Votes
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Monster... the little squid was using my lights to hunt m... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Monster... the little squid was using my lights to hunt mid-water. I really enjoyed it
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8 Votes
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Photograph of a jellyfish caught in a shaft of sunlight a... by Ally Smith
Photograph of a jellyfish caught in a shaft of sunlight and providing shelter to three tiny puffer fish
7 Votes
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A chance encounter with the rare Rough Toothed Dolphin wh... by Jessie Cripps
A chance encounter with the rare Rough Toothed Dolphin while photographing Humpbacks in Tonga.
8 Votes
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date posted posted: (last week)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
date posted location: Pacific Australia
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Is this my best side?? the pajama squid took advantage of... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Is this my best side?? the pajama squid took advantage of my lights to hunt mid water
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9 Votes
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date posted posted: (last week)
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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"Belly" Grey Nurse Shark by Mark Gray
"Belly" Grey Nurse Shark
2 Votes
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date posted posted: (last week)
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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"Jaws Theme" Grey Nurse Shark by Mark Gray
"Jaws Theme" Grey Nurse Shark
8 Votes
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date posted posted: (last week)
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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nudibranch at night by Mark Reilly
nudibranch at night
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8 Votes
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date posted posted: (This month)
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Indian Ocean Australia
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The Daily pygmy... this time I had to wait over 50min in ... by Gaetano Gargiulo
The Daily pygmy... this time I had to wait over 50min in the surge before that she got brave enough to get out of the weed...
8 Votes
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I stacked two wet lenses to make this portrait of pygmy p... by Gaetano Gargiulo
I stacked two wet lenses to make this portrait of pygmy pipe-horse fish
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16 Votes
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Mu mum said I am beautiful!!! by Gaetano Gargiulo
Mu mum said I am beautiful!!!
15 Votes
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leafy frontal shot by Gaetano Gargiulo
leafy frontal shot
11 Votes
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sea dragon sketch by Gaetano Gargiulo
sea dragon sketch
3 Votes
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green is the new black!!! I just enhanced the natural col... by Gaetano Gargiulo
green is the new black!!! I just enhanced the natural color of the water to obtain this green backdrop
2 Votes
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Diving in the sun... very murky water and few friendly dr... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Diving in the sun... very murky water and few friendly dragons...
7 Votes
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"Natural Colors" just the background is been manipulated ... by Gaetano Gargiulo
"Natural Colors" just the background is been manipulated (minimally) to remove almost all of the colors and leave it neutral so the dragons stands out in its natural colors
12 Votes
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Not much manipulation required. I have uploaded the one w... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Not much manipulation required. I have uploaded the one with the original water color as well so you can compare. I just used the curve tool on the already burnt sun burst and then dodged a bit the rest of the water around the dragon...
16 Votes
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Dance into the light...
The vis dropped to less than 1m ... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Dance into the light...
The vis dropped to less than 1m during the dive.so I made use of the milky white water to achieve clear background. Minimal PS involved, just the curve tool. Also no fiddling I just waited for the surge to bring it to me!!!
6 Votes
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"lost into the blue" the dragon was swimming in the curre... by Gaetano Gargiulo
"lost into the blue" the dragon was swimming in the current and pushed by the surge. careful position of myself under the boulders allowed me to take this shot into the blue...
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20 Votes
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Vis was bad to start with then deteriorated during the di... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Vis was bad to start with then deteriorated during the dive to below 1m... but hey I finally got to see the leafy!!! shot taken in the surge
6 Votes
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The background is natural. The clear tone is given by the... by Gaetano Gargiulo
The background is natural. The clear tone is given by the water column and the far away rocks. I waited > 10minutes to take this shot as the little fellow was moving between the weed to hunt small crustaceans
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12 Votes
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Pelican by the sea Port Stevens New South Wales by Debra Cahill
Pelican by the sea Port Stevens New South Wales
9 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
date posted location: Australia
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Picture of the camouflaged head of a wobbegong shak by David Bond
Picture of the camouflaged head of a wobbegong shak
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2 Votes
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Great Barracuda of 5 feet ! by Dominic Dallaire
Great Barracuda of 5 feet !
8 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, July 16, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific Australia
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Again to obtain the white background I used one of the st... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Again to obtain the white background I used one of the strobes to illuminate the reflective sand. I then completed the job with PS
9 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, July 16, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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