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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Bruce Shafer

27 Entries Found
Red on Red. A juvenile sandperch on fire urchin. Galapagos Islands.
Sharks in a Blue Hole.
Swimming flatworm.
The closest I could get to fireworks (looking like).
Shark shot. Happy New Year, Everyone.
One of the color variations this Blue-Ring shot me.
Psychedelic Frogfish (Histiophryne Psychedelica), one of the Top 10 New Species of 2010 (Arizona State Universtiy International Institute for Species Exploration) is shown "jetting" by my lens.
Final RoundThrough to 2010 awards final round judging
Dinner time.
Cuttlefish, sponge, shark, and the Star Dancer in the background (before it moved to Milne Bay).
If you thought focusing on pygmies was difficult enough, try a swimming Severn's pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus Severnsi).
A beautiful free-swimming flat worm. A great shot by itself, but I tried to spruce it up a bit with some motion/dimension effect.
A friendly inhabitant of the Cay Sal Banks.
Imagine my surprise when I saw this Sargassumfish swimming toward me.
Nice Pecs.
An emperor lobster (Periclimenes imperator) riding on a doris (Ceratosoma trilobatum) – so I’m told.
Final RoundThrough to 2008 awards final round judging

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Now that's one big sea slug (judging by the lobbie on it's back!)
Oly C-8080
Porcelan Crab.
Oly C-8080
Juvenile spotted drum trying to avoid this paparazzo. I could take a 100 shots of these guys and still want more!
I wonder if they know?
Olympus C-8080
Brittle star arch. Olympus C-8080
A Blue-Ribbon Eel in the Lembeh Strait. Taken with an Olympus C-8080
The founder of drifting past a bouquet of tube worms. Olympus C-8080
I've seen them use this technique with race cars, so I thought, "What the heck?"
What do you do with a decent moray shot where the white in its throat is blown out? Give it a clam's mouth!
I found out that this is actually more difficult to accomplish than I'd originally thought! Enjoy the moment.
Believe it or not, this puffer actually got away!
Taken in the Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi with my Olympus C-8080.

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So it's a happy meal to take away Bruce!
Banded Coral Shrimp in a nice sponge setting.
Olympus C-8080
A Flamingo Tongue in hidding. My first image, so this is just a test (with minimum sharpening). I tried to get a nice dark background to contrast the Tongue. Taken with an Olympus C-8080, 1/125 @ 8.0.
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