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Dragon sun-backing... to take this shot I had to lay myself in the kelp...
By Gaetano Gargiulo
posted (last week)
14 votes

The domes... taken with a reversed lens, 5 times life size magnification
By Gaetano Gargiulo
posted (This month)
10 votes

Space dragon... a very pretty and young dragon
By Gaetano Gargiulo
posted (5 days ago)
10 votes

Very small (less than 1 cm) juvenile wrasse hovering over sponges
By Gaetano Gargiulo
posted (This month)
8 votes

Squat lobster in a sponge. taken with a 20mm reversed 5:1 reproduction ratio
By Gaetano Gargiulo
posted (last week)
7 votes

Black-scatter-anglerfish take III easy to create these images when non expert divers kick the hi-reflective sand all around... the white point is simply selected on the sand in the curve tool...
By Gaetano Gargiulo
posted (This month)
5 votes

A plunge into darkness...
By Gaetano Gargiulo
posted (6 days ago)
2 votes

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Space dragon... a very pretty and young dragon by Gaetano Gargiulo
Space dragon... a very pretty and young dragon
10 Votes
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A plunge into darkness... by Gaetano Gargiulo
A plunge into darkness...
2 Votes
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Dragon sun-backing... to take this shot I had to lay myse... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Dragon sun-backing... to take this shot I had to lay myself in the kelp...
14 Votes
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Squat lobster in a sponge. taken with a 20mm reversed 5:1... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Squat lobster in a sponge. taken with a 20mm reversed 5:1 reproduction ratio
7 Votes
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The domes... taken with a reversed lens, 5 times life siz... by Gaetano Gargiulo
The domes... taken with a reversed lens, 5 times life size magnification
10 Votes
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Very small (less than 1 cm) juvenile wrasse hovering over... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Very small (less than 1 cm) juvenile wrasse hovering over sponges
8 Votes
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date posted posted: (This month)
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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Black-scatter-anglerfish take III easy to create these im... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Black-scatter-anglerfish take III easy to create these images when non expert divers kick the hi-reflective sand all around... the white point is simply selected on the sand in the curve tool...
5 Votes
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Turned B&W to increase the contrast of this ugly fish by Gaetano Gargiulo
Turned B&W to increase the contrast of this ugly fish
4 Votes
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Ahwww so cute. it tried to swallow me...but only once!!! ... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Ahwww so cute. it tried to swallow me...but only once!!! 1.2cm and growing
3 Votes
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Soo cute... it tried to kill me, but it's OK only once :D by Gaetano Gargiulo
Soo cute... it tried to kill me, but it's OK only once :D
5 Votes
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Blue... the blue hue is almost natural, just enhanced a b... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Blue... the blue hue is almost natural, just enhanced a bit with the curve tool
6 Votes
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I want to fly away from here... by Gaetano Gargiulo
I want to fly away from here...
6 Votes
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Just a pineapple :D they are so skittish I attempted this... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Just a pineapple :D they are so skittish I attempted this shot many time with a wideangle. Tokina 10-17 @17
4 Votes
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Love is: Holding tail, no matter what... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Love is: Holding tail, no matter what...
7 Votes
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Is this my best side?? This guy was so still that anemone... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Is this my best side?? This guy was so still that anemones started to use it as support (look close on its lips)
6 Votes
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White sea-horse and I mean it :D by Gaetano Gargiulo
White sea-horse and I mean it :D
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6 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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They rarely swim... but when they do they are awesome... ... by Gaetano Gargiulo
They rarely swim... but when they do they are awesome...
This fellow simply could not stands the noise of regs and swam away from divers as soon they they approach. it swims back and forth between 2 nearby pylons so I took this shot
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Whaat? they said that ghosts cannot reflect in mirrors...... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Whaat? they said that ghosts cannot reflect in mirrors... (in reality what looks alike water surface is the high reflecting sand in Chowder bay and they are a pair...)
10 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, March 26, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Now I know why they are called white sea-horses... they g... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Now I know why they are called white sea-horses... they glow white :D
8 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Despite the appearance, the white background is not artif... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Despite the appearance, the white background is not artificial. The water is so full of small algae that the strobe reflects almost entirely when angled. This shot is with 3 strobes to illuminate the subject too
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Very impressive technique! White background with minimum post processing is very hard to achieve, especially while lighting up the subject so well.
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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... and then she looked at me with big brown eyes and sai... by Gaetano Gargiulo
... and then she looked at me with big brown eyes and said: "you ain't seen nothing yet..." :D
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, March 21, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Swimming ghost. The female of the pair by Gaetano Gargiulo
Swimming ghost. The female of the pair
8 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, March 19, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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"the dark knight" no PS to achieve the background I used ... by Gaetano Gargiulo
"the dark knight" no PS to achieve the background I used a 3rd strobe to blow the water. shot in Clifton too much south for them how long they will stay around is not known...
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Ghost pipefishes are sometimes stranded by the current de... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Ghost pipefishes are sometimes stranded by the current descending from the GBR to Sydney. Here they are shot in midwater with a very close aperture to just make their stunning color popping up...
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, February 28, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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close up and personal portrait of a friendly wobbegong...... by Gaetano Gargiulo
close up and personal portrait of a friendly wobbegong... in reality I was very mindful not to spook it :-)
6 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, February 11, 2016
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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"The alien"
They get carried by the current and end up d... by Gaetano Gargiulo
"The alien"
They get carried by the current and end up dead because of the cold Sydney water. Illuminated with low strobe powers and UV video lights
9 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, February 3, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Somebody wastes it... somebody enjoys it...
Some fisherm... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Somebody wastes it... somebody enjoys it...
Some fisherman decided that the fish was too small/not of taste (although > 20 cm) and dumped dead in the water for the joy of this small octopus (that was not in the idea to share it)!!!
5 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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