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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From Cayman islands

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"Bokeh Bouquet" - Colouful coral and sponges resemble flowers in this image of a goldentail eel. I used a shallow depth of field and Nauticam SMC to capture the bokeh.
This guy loved the camera he was not shy at all.i was on cumbers caves in little cayman over a year ago i had a fish eye on and a d300 behind it,little cayman is known for this type of behavior with the grouper there
"Golden Fluorescence" - I've been working on an article on daytime fluoresence. Sneak peek: A golden roughhead blenny, photographed with Nikon D500, Nauticam SMC, shallow-depth of field, and Nightsea fluorescence filters during the day! Woot!
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"Ironshore Dreamscape" - No Photoshop. A stingray (lower left) kicks up sand as it sucks up food in the shallows. Photographed next to the ironshore as light rays penetrate.
Swimming through silversides
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"Suspended" - A Caribbean reef shark approaches. Photographed on the East End of Grand Cayman.
"Peeking Amphipod" - Look closely: an amphipod peeks over the edge of a hydroid. Framed against a sparkly homemade background I made. The background was held by my dive buddy, no sea life was touched.
This mantis shrimp was very friendly,he was not shy at all
Enlarge to see detail: I used a remote strobe to light up this scene inside the galley of the Kittiwake shipwreck. I wanted to add some depth to the shot, so used a tiny bit of strobe to illuminate the rusted table in the foreground.
"Evening Romance"
Two hamlets in a spawning clutch on Grand Cayman.
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wonderful behavioral shot
Something different: special technique circular shot with Tokina 10-17mm and cropped sensor! Colorful feather duster worms and fire coral in front of the wheelhouse of the Doc Polson shipwreck.
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"Buzzing The Tower" - A giant loggerhead in flight. I swam hard to catch up to this beauty and get this shot.
“Smokestack Silhouette” - A diver is framed within the smokestack on the Kittiwake shipwreck.
Grand Cayman - The compass on the Kittiwake, which is level to the seabed, shows just how much the Kittiwake is lying on its side. Model: Alice Gostick
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Gentle Sway
Divers explore "Orange Canyon", a dive site named for its gorgeous, bright orange elephant ear sponges. I dialed up the shutter speed a bit to make the blue a darker shade, in order to provide more contrast against the orange.
A large wave pounds Northwest Point in Grand Cayman.
Midnight Parrotfish in the caverns of Snapper Hole in Grand Cayman.
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Defying Gravity
"Electric Yellow" - Detail of a queen angelfish's scales and pectoral fin.
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"Christmas Double Exposure" - Teaching myself double exposures in camera. Whoo hoo! I shot consecutive photographs in multiple exposure mode.
"Psychedelic Hydroids" - A pair of hydroids photographed against a homemade background. No Photoshop. The background was held by my dive buddy and did not touch any sea life.
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"Icarus" - In early morning light, a hawksbill turtle is cast in silhouette as it cruises over Grand Cayman's deep wall.
Coral polyps reflection captured in a Nassau Grouper eye.
Until next time
Snorkeling on Sunset Reef on the East Side of Grand Cayman while ice and snow covered the ground back home in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Eye of French Angel Fish
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