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By Doug Anderson
posted Thursday, February 14, 2008
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

Nudibranch pair, Bare Island
By Doug Anderson
posted Saturday, April 19, 2008
65 votes

The Yawn - Red Rock Cod
Twilight diving at Nelson Bay, Australia
By Ken Thongpila
posted Monday, March 19, 2012
62 votes

Noumea sulphurea, Bare Island
By Doug Anderson
posted Tuesday, March 25, 2008
61 votes

We drove 14 hours straight to find the leafy sea dragon. It was worth every minute of the drive. They really are the most incredible fish.  Watching them move so peacefully throughout their habitat is something I'll always remember.
By Cal Mero
posted Thursday, July 3, 2008
60 votes

Weedy Sea Dragon, Kurnell
By Doug Anderson
posted Tuesday, July 22, 2008
58 votes

Chromodoris tasmaniensis, Bare Island
By Doug Anderson
posted Sunday, February 12, 2012
53 votes
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Again to obtain the white background I used one of the st... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Again to obtain the white background I used one of the strobes to illuminate the reflective sand. I then completed the job with PS
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date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Full Octo-moon This time my reverse ring macro toy did no... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Full Octo-moon This time my reverse ring macro toy did not worked as I expected. But...
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I have been called on assignment: depict the emotion of a... by Gaetano Gargiulo
I have been called on assignment: depict the emotion of a shark dive at Manly aquarium, so I wanted to depict the emotion of facing a "friendly" sand tiger shark. This pic is taken diving in the large shark enclosure
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Green sea turtle by Roberto Schreiter
Green sea turtle
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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An old legend say that only the most neutral buoyancy div... by Gaetano Gargiulo
An old legend say that only the most neutral buoyancy diver can disentangle the sword of king Octopy from the net... Of course after the shot I removed the trash...
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Humorous
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Space dragon... a very pretty and young dragon by Gaetano Gargiulo
Space dragon... a very pretty and young dragon
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date posted posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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A plunge into darkness... by Gaetano Gargiulo
A plunge into darkness...
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date posted posted: Monday, May 23, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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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...
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date posted posted: Sunday, May 22, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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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
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date posted posted: Saturday, May 21, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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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
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date posted posted: Sunday, May 15, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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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
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date posted posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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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...
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date posted posted: Monday, May 9, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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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
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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
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date posted posted: Sunday, April 24, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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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
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date posted posted: Saturday, April 23, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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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
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I want to fly away from here... by Gaetano Gargiulo
I want to fly away from here...
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date posted posted: Sunday, April 17, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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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
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date posted posted: Thursday, April 14, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Love is: Holding tail, no matter what... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Love is: Holding tail, no matter what...
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date posted posted: Sunday, April 10, 2016
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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)
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date posted posted: Friday, April 1, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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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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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
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date posted posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2016
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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...)
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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
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date posted posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016
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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.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
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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
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date posted posted: Monday, March 21, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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Swimming ghost. The female of the pair by Gaetano Gargiulo
Swimming ghost. The female of the pair
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date posted posted: Saturday, March 19, 2016
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