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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From Australia (3)

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Cardinal fish showing eggs
By Mark Reilly
posted (last week)
14 votes

A large eel hides in a hollow
By Shane Hermans
posted (last week)
12 votes

Follow the Dragon
By David Haintz
posted (6 days ago)
10 votes

Photo taken at Blairgowrie marina Victoria
By David Haintz
posted (last week)
9 votes

'colourwheel contrast' this nudibranch shot contrasted so heavily with the natural green tinge of our jetty waters it was almost perfectly contrasting.
By Shane Hermans
posted (This month)
8 votes

nudibranch
By Mark Reilly
posted (Last month)
7 votes

Leafy Sea Dragon Wool Bay Jetty Wool Bay South Australia
By Debra Cahill
posted (This month)
7 votes

Magpie Perch Rapid Bay South Australia
By Debra Cahill
posted (Last month)
6 votes

Porcupine fish here's looking at you kid Rapid Bay Jetty Rapid Bay South Australia
By Debra Cahill
posted (This month)
6 votes

Cardinal fish with eggs
By Mark Reilly
posted (last week)
6 votes
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"Strobe malfunction"... who said that when your strobes g... by Gaetano Gargiulo
"Strobe malfunction"... who said that when your strobes go off-sync is always a bad thing? do to leakage in one of the strobes battery, one of the strobe was missfiring or firing like a strobo light and I think this caused the different tones
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24 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, October 8, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Bubble love... very small ones I had to use the +10 by Gaetano Gargiulo
Bubble love... very small ones I had to use the +10
12 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, October 3, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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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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19 Votes
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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
7 Votes
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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.
10 Votes
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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
9 Votes
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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
11 Votes
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sea dragon sketch by Gaetano Gargiulo
sea dragon sketch
7 Votes
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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
3 Votes
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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...
8 Votes
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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!!!
8 Votes
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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
7 Votes
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