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Underwater Photo Contest | Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped) (5)

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By Conor Culver
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Splish splash.. Mantafest- Yap!
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Ray mouth
By Pieter Firlefyn
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Tube anemone
By Lilian Koh
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Focus Stacking. 5 images shot with different focus distance blended into a single image. The originals have about 1 row of eggs in focus at this magnification (microscope mode on TG-5)
By Steven Miller
posted (This month)
15 votes

Hanging on - Crab (Inachus sp) on Snakelocks anemone (Anemonia viridis) - Original picture taken in Dunmanus Bay, Ireland.
By Gary Carpenter
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13 votes


By Conor Culver
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Underwater Photo Contest | Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)

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Shots that have been digitally edited outside of the camera for creative reasons (not brightness/contrast etc.) in a program like PhotoShop
The Lovers.
Silver Medal Silver Medal 2016
Third place Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging

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Editor's Comment
Beautifully composed and elegantly edited. Most romantic shark photo I've ever seen!
30 Votes
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Octoporn. I would have preferred a different category for this image, but these mating Octopus blend into the reef and rock so well that the image is too busy. I used brushes to try and obliterate the rocks and release the Octopus from them..
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19 Votes
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Helmet... by Sergiy Glushchenko
Helmet...
3 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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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
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2016

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13 Votes
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Up for Air
17 Votes
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Canyon of death. (trying to set a mood there :-)
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16 Votes
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Double Trouble!

 by Stefan Follows
Double Trouble!
6 Votes
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raja composition
19 Votes
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sea dragon sketch by Gaetano Gargiulo
sea dragon sketch
7 Votes
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why the frog sings to the Moon
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12 Votes
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Glow bug
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12 Votes
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Origin. Actually, just an urchin. by Morgan Ashton
Origin. Actually, just an urchin.
8 Votes
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A Sailfin Blenny displays his distinctive trait.
8 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
13 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...
19 Votes
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'Radiance' - A black background was created in post-processing to showcase the brilliant colors of this Caribbean reef squid.
18 Votes
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SS Thistlegorm : Red Sea 
Locomotive starboard side.
La... by Christian Llewellyn
SS Thistlegorm : Red Sea
Locomotive starboard side.
Launched : 9 April 1940
Sunk : 6 October 1941
Olympus OMD-EM5,Inon Z240 strobes.
Copyright all Rights reserved. Mandatory credit with image use: © 2016 Christian Llewellyn
shortlistedShortlisted!
7 Votes
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Space Creation by Plamena Mileva
Space Creation
Bronze Medal Bronze Medal 2016
Second place Monthly HotShots
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We don't have many "Manipulated" shots win a monthly award, but this unique work deserves recognition! Beautifully executed shot and excellent post processing.
19 Votes
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Mandarin fishes mating taken mid-water. The background wa... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Mandarin fishes mating taken mid-water. The background was already bright (dead corals) so I made it white
5 Votes
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Lone coral at Pennekamp State Park. by Jamison Smith
Lone coral at Pennekamp State Park.
5 Votes
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Interpretation of lion-fish by Gaetano Gargiulo
Interpretation of lion-fish
7 Votes
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Colors in Motion
7 Votes
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2016 Socorro Islands.Beauty is in the eye of the beholder... by Lindsey Mobley
2016 Socorro Islands.Beauty is in the eye of the beholder with this Giant Pacific Manta Ray. This is actually a screenshot that I got from one of my videos off of my PnS camera (TG-4)
2 Votes
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If you could coax a Cuttlefish up into the shallows of the reef top you could get this shot,. the setting are the same, lens. etc. This took two images and some layering though
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14 Votes
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Manta Ray gliding through the water. Shot at Roca Partida... by Lindsey Mobley
Manta Ray gliding through the water. Shot at Roca Partida. My first liveaboard trip was to the Revillagigedo Islands.
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4 Votes
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Dead calm
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"Leap Frog Over the Pond" part of my Underwater Surrealism series
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4 Votes
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