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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From Australia (3)

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Leafy Sea Dragon (Fetzendrachenfisch) , Australia - South Australia - Kangaroo Island
By Ralf Levc
posted Saturday, May 20, 2006
109 votes

Estuarine Cod and Cleaner Wrasse. Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. Canon 50D & Tokina 10-17
By Ross Gudgeon
posted Friday, June 12, 2009
90 votes

A Golden Weedfish (Cristiceps aurantiacus).

Taken at Shelly Beach in Sydney, Australia. 

Using a Nikon D300 sea & sea housing and dual ys250s. f/8 1/250s
By Melissa Fiene
posted Wednesday, June 10, 2009
77 votes

Cuttlefish at Bare Island. Sydney, Australia
By Ken Thongpila
posted Monday, July 20, 2009
74 votes


By Brian Mayes
posted Wednesday, April 7, 2010
73 votes

Happy Valentine's Day!  : )
By Doug Anderson
posted Thursday, February 14, 2008
71 votes

Turtle in the Coral Sea.
By Karen Dillabough
posted Friday, June 12, 2009
71 votes

Giant cuttle, Kurnell
By Doug Anderson
posted Tuesday, June 10, 2008
70 votes

Pteraeolidia ianthina, Sydney
By Doug Anderson
posted Monday, February 4, 2008
69 votes

Chromodoris splendida, Bare Island
By Doug Anderson
posted Wednesday, April 9, 2008
68 votes
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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
13 Votes
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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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13 Votes
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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)
9 Votes
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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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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
13 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Indian Ocean Australia
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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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10 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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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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date posted posted: Monday, September 19, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Indian Ocean Australia
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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.
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date posted posted: Saturday, September 17, 2016
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: Thursday, September 15, 2016
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
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date posted posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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
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date posted posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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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date posted posted: Tuesday, September 13, 2016
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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date posted posted: Sunday, September 4, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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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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date posted posted: Thursday, September 1, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Mu mum said I am beautiful!!! by Gaetano Gargiulo
Mu mum said I am beautiful!!!
17 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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leafy frontal shot by Gaetano Gargiulo
leafy frontal shot
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sea dragon sketch by Gaetano Gargiulo
sea dragon sketch
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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
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date posted posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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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...
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date posted posted: Monday, August 15, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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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
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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...
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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!!!
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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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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
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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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date posted posted: Tuesday, August 2, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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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
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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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