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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Richard Wylie

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Spider Crab on the Pier.
By Richard Wylie
posted Wednesday, June 6, 2012
54 votes

Weedy seadragon with eggs. ISO 100, 1/200 sec, Tokina 17mm...
By Richard Wylie
posted Wednesday, November 9, 2011
44 votes

I feel that this photos is getting closer to what I am hearing from the UnderwaterPhotography team - many thanks again!! Hard to get the whole animal in the frame when I'm this close... ISO 100, 1/200 sec, f11, Tokina 17mm
By Richard Wylie
posted Friday, November 11, 2011
43 votes

Baby humpback whale in the waters of Vava'u, Tonga. This calf was quite interactive and checked us out a number of times.
This was my first use of the Canon 550D, Tokina 10-17mm lens and the ikelite housing - without strobe.
By Richard Wylie
posted Tuesday, October 25, 2011
41 votes


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posted Wednesday, July 4, 2012
40 votes


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posted Sunday, April 15, 2012
39 votes


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posted Thursday, June 21, 2012
39 votes

Weedy Seadragon (Phyllopterix taeniolatus) coming out from behind camouflaging  seaweed. ISO 100, f/14,  1/200 sec.
By Richard Wylie
posted Thursday, October 27, 2011
38 votes

This pot bellied seahorse (Hippocampus abdominalis) was swimming around the top of the pier on a dive recently. It was a remarkably inquisitive seahorse - this shot was taken with a Tokina 10-17mm wide angle lens.
By Richard Wylie
posted Sunday, December 18, 2011
38 votes

Male weedy seadragon with eggs under Portsea pier. Tokina 10-17mm, ISO 100, f/5.6 and 1/200 sec
By Richard Wylie
posted Saturday, October 29, 2011
35 votes
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"United Nations" (Southern Tailed Jellyfish) caught against the sun.
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40 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, July 4, 2012
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Pacific Australia
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"Curiosity" - Pot Bellied seahorse curious about what I'm doing here!
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date posted posted: Thursday, June 28, 2012
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Pacific Australia
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"Art in Nature"
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date posted posted: Thursday, June 21, 2012
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific Australia
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A slightly different perspective of a weedy seadragon.
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date posted posted: Thursday, June 14, 2012
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific Australia
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Spider Crab on the Pier.
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Strong & dynamic shadows, great sunrays without a outburned sunball, good contrast and a great composition. Looks like a double exposure but it's not - No need to play with "tricks" if you know how to use your gear ;-) Impressive shot, Richard !
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Crabzilla" Spider crab aggregations are here in Port Phillip Bay with masses of these guys congregating under Rye Pier. This guys crawled over my camera while I was lying on the bottom.
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date posted posted: Monday, June 4, 2012
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"Red Eyed Dragon". Leafy Seadragon taken off Kangaroo Island.
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Pot Bellied seahorses are unlike other seahorses as they can travel quite large distances and are happy to swim around. This guy was swimming between the pylons under Rye Pier.
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date posted posted: Friday, April 27, 2012
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Pacific Australia
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Leafy Seadragon in Profile. Taken off Kangaroo Island in South Australia as part of research project earlier this year.
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date posted posted: Saturday, April 21, 2012
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Great Australian Bight Australia
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"Pot Bellied Seahorse B&W". taken with a Tokina 10-17mm with a 1.4 teleconverter.
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Southern Tailed Jelly Outer Space
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Dragon Boat.
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date posted posted: Friday, March 30, 2012
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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"What a long tail you have". Pot Bellied Seahorse!
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date posted posted: Thursday, March 8, 2012
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Pacific Australia
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"Smooth Ray Smile". Was free diving with this beautiful creature a couple of weeks ago - incredibly inquisitive! Despite their reputation they're gentle giants - every time I dived down to take a photo it would swim over the top of me.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2012
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific Australia
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"Dragon in light".
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date posted posted: Friday, March 2, 2012
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific Australia
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Dragons in Flight. Its a very unusual situation to get two weedy seadragons in the one photo - at least its very unusual for me to do so!
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date posted posted: Friday, March 2, 2012
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date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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"Short Tail Weedy Seadragon". This weedy seadragon has had its tail bitten off by something when it was younger but that hasn't stopped it successfully breeding - its eggs have all hatched but you can still see where they were attached.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, February 29, 2012
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific Australia
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Who are you looking at? Leafy Seadragon taken off Kangaroo Island in South Australia - very interactive and interested seadragon who kept watching to see what I was doing.
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Gentle Giant - taken while free diving. Smooth Rays can grow to 4.3 meters long and 2.1 meters wide and 350 kg but are incredibly inquisitive animals. This one played with me for almost 25 minutes - and was as interactive as a puppy!
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date posted posted: Saturday, February 25, 2012
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Pacific Australia
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Australasian Gannet. "What are you doing down there"? Taken while on snorkel/free diving.
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Pot Bellied Seahorse
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date posted posted: Friday, February 10, 2012
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Pacific Australia
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Catostylus mosaics - apt description as the mosaic pattern on this small jelly (common name; Blue Blubber) shows. Taken in Very murky water (less than .5 meter vis) I liked how the sun lit up this jelly like a delicately designed lamp.
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date posted posted: Monday, February 6, 2012
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Pacific Australia
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"Synchronised swimming" These two dolphins buzzed by right past me while working with KI Dolphin Watch research in early January - studying and identifying wild bottlenose dolphins in the cool temperate waters off Kangaroo Island.
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"For Joy" Wanted to post something that represented how thrilled I was to be awarded a bronze medal (I took this last week)!! Many, many thanks to everyone at UWP - both the judges and the critique team - its an absolute honour!
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Same leafy seadragon but up close - these guys are amazing animals and so photogenic! Sorry had uploaded the wrong photo - this was the one I meant to post (i.e. not cut off)...
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Leafy Seadragon (Phycodurus eques) in profile - taken off Kangaroo Island
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Good friend from Bay Play photographing male weedy seadragon off Portsea beach.
Happy (belated) New year!! May 2012 be a wonderful year for everyone!!
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date posted posted: Monday, January 2, 2012
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