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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Gaetano Gargiulo

243 Entries Found: Page 4  of  9
Monster... the little squid was using my lights to hunt mid-water. I really enjoyed it
Is this my best side?? the pajama squid took advantage of my lights to hunt mid water
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...
I stacked two wet lenses to make this portrait of pygmy pipe-horse fish
Mu mum said I am beautiful!!!
leafy frontal shot
sea dragon sketch
green is the new black!!! I just enhanced the natural color of the water to obtain this green backdrop
Diving in the sun... very murky water and few friendly dragons...
"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
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...
Dance into the light...
The vis dropped to less than 1m during the 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!!!
"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...
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
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
Again to obtain the white background I used one of the strobes to illuminate the reflective sand. I then completed the job with PS
Mandarin fishes mating taken mid-water. The background was already bright (dead corals) so I made it white
Interpretation of lion-fish
Full Octo-moon This time my reverse ring macro toy did not worked as I expected. But...
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
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...
Space dragon... a very pretty and young dragon
A plunge into darkness...
Dragon sun-backing... to take this shot I had to lay myself in the kelp...
Squat lobster in a sponge. taken with a 20mm reversed 5:1 reproduction ratio
The domes... taken with a reversed lens, 5 times life size magnification
Very small (less than 1 cm) juvenile wrasse hovering over sponges
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