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by Uwe Schmolke

Deep Purple - rhinopias frondosa


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Peoples' Vote


Turtle in slow flight with layovers and delays... Holiday Traffic. lol.
By Tony Cherbas
posted (6 days ago)
13 votes

Planet Golden Goby
By Henley Spiers
posted (5 days ago)
12 votes

Looking for tidal pools to shoot didn't work out for me, but the outgoing tide makes a shiny reflection on foggy mornings..  Canon beach in Oregon.
By Steven Miller
posted (4 days ago)
11 votes

David Borg - Prostheceraeus vittatus
By David Borg
posted (5 days ago)
10 votes

Flabellina angelvaldesi
By Wayne Jones
posted (6 days ago)
9 votes

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Location :Dumaguete Philippines Canon 5dsr Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM Lens F20, 1/200, ISO 160 SEA &SEA MDX-5D Mark III ver.2 SEA &SEA YS-D1 RETRA LSD Rgblue system 02 premium Nauticam SMC-1
By Yung Sen Wu
posted (6 days ago)
9 votes

If you try to line up the sun with the boat, make sure it hasn't come untied from the mooring or you might find yourself far from where you thought you were
By Steven Miller
posted (5 days ago)
9 votes

Hippocampus histrix with snooted backlite strobe
By Raffaele Livornese
posted (3 days ago)
9 votes

A diver explores the the pristine reefs around Papua New Guinea
By Tony Cherbas
posted (2 days ago)
9 votes


By Chase Darnell
posted (6 days ago)
8 votes
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A very large Giant Cuttlefish (Sepia apama) strikes a pos... by Shane Hermans
A very large Giant Cuttlefish (Sepia apama) strikes a pose on the edge of its territory.
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This shot was taken with 35mm wide angle on the Great Bar... by Leslie Sherlin
This shot was taken with 35mm wide angle on the Great Barrier Reef. It was a night dive and the shark approached during a hunt. ISO4000 1/200 f20.
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date posted posted: (6 days ago)
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Pacific Australia
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Love is in sand... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Love is in sand...
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A couple of banded toadfish Hide in the sand, only showin... by Shane Hermans
A couple of banded toadfish Hide in the sand, only showing their opalescent eyes to passersby.
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rare, a swimming frogfish. not-elicited behavior by Gaetano Gargiulo
rare, a swimming frogfish. not-elicited behavior
8 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Hanging Out Sydney Octopus Sydney by Debra Cahill
Hanging Out Sydney Octopus Sydney
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Australia
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Full angler-moon (2) taken with a reversed 50mm on the to... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Full angler-moon (2) taken with a reversed 50mm on the top of my 105macro. The vignetting is from the lens (3:1 mg ratio)
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Beautiful 12ft female tiger shark. Cautious and curious. by Sera-Jace Lee
Beautiful 12ft female tiger shark. Cautious and curious.
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Coral Sea Australia
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Tunicate Cluster. by Steve Gillespie
Tunicate Cluster.
9 Votes
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if the booghey man would have children they would look al... by Gaetano Gargiulo
if the booghey man would have children they would look alike this I am sure... just converted in B&W to emphasize the texture of the skin/mouth
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A Pachycerianthus spp or purple tipped tube anemone close... by Shane Hermans
A Pachycerianthus spp or purple tipped tube anemone close up, lit with a single 800lumen lamp from a top down perspective.
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The groom with its nuptial bouquet by Gaetano Gargiulo
The groom with its nuptial bouquet
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21 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, October 30, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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swimming thru the mirror... by Gaetano Gargiulo
swimming thru the mirror...
9 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, October 23, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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The mad sea-horse and its fireworks by Gaetano Gargiulo
The mad sea-horse and its fireworks
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date posted posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2016
date posted category: Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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@ warp speed... by Gaetano Gargiulo
@ warp speed...
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16 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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face on... shot with 60/2.8 micro and +7 Inon by Gaetano Gargiulo
face on... shot with 60/2.8 micro and +7 Inon
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13 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, October 17, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Oh Dear!!! you are losing bubble from your snoot... is th... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Oh Dear!!! you are losing bubble from your snoot... is that normal??
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11 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, October 14, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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swimming up for a meal... attracted by my lights the shri... by Gaetano Gargiulo
swimming up for a meal... attracted by my lights the shrimp was challenging death to get a meal
8 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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The colors of the night in Australia... I used multiple s... by Gaetano Gargiulo
The colors of the night in Australia... I used multiple strobes to give the illusion to dive with squids during the day (night dive) squids were happily swimming very close...
10 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, October 10, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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A small blenny on the lena wreck by Mark Reilly
A small blenny on the lena wreck
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date posted posted: Sunday, October 9, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Indian Ocean Australia
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"Strobe malfunction"... who said that when your strobes g... by Gaetano Gargiulo
"Strobe malfunction"... who said that when your strobes go off-sync is always a bad thing? do to leakage in one of the strobes battery, one of the strobe was missfiring or firing like a strobo light and I think this caused the different tones
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20 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, October 8, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Bubble love... very small ones I had to use the +10 by Gaetano Gargiulo
Bubble love... very small ones I had to use the +10
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date posted posted: Monday, October 3, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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The colors of the night here in Australia... I used multi... by Gaetano Gargiulo
The colors of the night here in Australia... I used multiple strobes to lit the sandy bottom and create a day-light illusion...squids were very pleased with it...
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date posted posted: Sunday, October 2, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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leafy by Mathieu Foulquié
leafy
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date posted posted: Saturday, October 1, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Indian Ocean Australia
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Interracial?? or casual encounter?? strange things happen... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Interracial?? or casual encounter?? strange things happen in the meshes of the shark nets...maybe what happens into the nets stays into the nets... :D
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date posted posted: Friday, September 30, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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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
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date posted posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
date posted category: Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Courting couple (Sydney's pygmy pipe-horse fish) by Gaetano Gargiulo
Courting couple (Sydney's pygmy pipe-horse fish)
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date posted posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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