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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith

Underwater photo contest

Entries to the annual contest close 31st December 2018

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By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Wednesday, May 3, 2017
30 votes

Silversides are reflected in a diver's mask as he watches a huge swirl of the tiny fish.
By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Saturday, June 17, 2017
30 votes

Up close and personal with a great hammerhead
By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Saturday, July 1, 2017
30 votes


By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Monday, March 20, 2017
28 votes


By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Thursday, August 3, 2017
27 votes


By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Sunday, February 14, 2016
26 votes


By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Wednesday, January 31, 2018
26 votes


By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Tuesday, August 9, 2016
25 votes


By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Sunday, September 17, 2017
25 votes
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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith

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"Blushing" - A triplefin blenny poses for its close up on a pink sponge.
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28mm - Experimenting with a different lens for underwater photogaphs. I love how the edges blur, drawing the eye to both the center of the frame and the subject. This is one of my first forays with this lens, I like the potential!
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"Sigourney's Alien" - A golden roughhead blenny's mighty, tiny teeth appear to project from its body like an Alien. This fish is actually quite sweet, but I used a SMC-1 to focus on just the teeth, making it look fierce.
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"Searching For Mating Turtles At Sunset" - When the green turtles were mating this summer, I went to their beach at all different times of day to try for unique light. Split shot as my husband spots and looks out for me, at sunset.
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"Peek-A-Blue" - A blue chromis peers out from behind a gorgonian on a reef at night.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"The Most Beautiful Reef #2" - Gorgeous, colourful corals and sponges grow off the pinnacle that is Ghost Mountain. One of the most beautiful dive sites on Grand Cayman!
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date posted posted: Monday, October 15, 2018
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Abstract Lion"
A juvenile lionfish that was hiding against an overhang enabled me to experiment with one of my favorite techniques: shallow depth of field!
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date posted posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Deep Breaths" - A green sea turtle breaths at the surface after mating. This was the male of a pair of mating turtles that were repeatedly fending off a rival male, leaving little opportunity to catch their breath.
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date posted posted: Monday, October 1, 2018
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Melo Yello" - Portrait of a miniature melo as it crawls over seaweed. A second melo can just be seen in the background.
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date posted posted: Monday, September 24, 2018
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Where's The Wreck?"- A diver hovers in sunbeams over empty sand where the Kittiwake shipwreck used to be. I took this photograph in October last year just after the ship was moved by Hurricane Nate. Photographed with a Magic Filter on the lens.
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"Sunset Squid" - A squid checks out the camera as sunset light ripples on the surface just above.
9 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Christmas Fishes To You" - A sharpnose goby rests next to Christmas Tree worms. Meanwhile, blue tangs are cast in silhouette as they enter stage right.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Miniature Melo - I wanted to show this 1/2" miniature melo in its environment. I floated below it in order to include both the seaweed its sitting on, and the seawall (in soft focus) in the background. Photographing macro in surge was...fun wink
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date posted posted: Friday, August 31, 2018
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Enchanted Shipwreck" - Double exposure from inside the Nicholson shipwreck looking out. I photographed this in camera with sequential exposures. I love how the image draws the eye through and into the back of the scene.
14 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Triplefin In Soft Pink" - What A Difference Strobe Use Makes! #1 of 2: Both photographs are shot with the exact same settings, but by just a change in strobe set up, the background is lit a soft pink.
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date posted posted: Monday, August 20, 2018
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Triplefin In Contrast" - What A Difference Strobe Use Makes! #2 of 2: Both photographs are shot with the exact same settings, but by just a change in strobe set-up, the background is black and the image has more contrast.
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date posted posted: Monday, August 20, 2018
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Apex" - A female Caribbean reef shark cruises the reef.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Romeo or Juliet" - A black hamlet looks at the camera as the pair performs an intricate spawning dance at dusk. Photographed with a slow shutter speed to show some of their motion.
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date posted posted: Thursday, August 9, 2018
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Eagle Ray Ballet" - Two eagle rays glide just off the North Wall. They soared in to check me out, and then turned and continued on their way.
8 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, August 5, 2018
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
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"Night Crawler" - A nudibranch (Dondice occidentalis) crawls on the outside of a barrel sponge at night.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, July 31, 2018
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Vertical Defense" - A pair of mating green sea turtles try to fend off a rival male by ascending in the water column. The second male was persistent in his pursuit and had numerous bites on his fins and head as a result.
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date posted posted: Thursday, July 26, 2018
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Sexy Snooting #1 of 2 - I've been experimenting with using a snoot in ways other than a spotlight. Here a sexy shrimp dances on his coral stage.
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date posted posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Sexy Snooting #2 of 2 - I've been experimenting with using a snoot in ways other than a spotlight. Here, the transluscence of a spotted cleaner shrimp on coral is shown with my snoot.
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date posted posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
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"Sunset Sunset" - Surfaced to this stunning sunset at Sunset House! Hefting my macro kit with diopters half out of the water to get this shot was...interesting. I can almost feel my arms again. wink
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"Do You Like My Headdress?" - A tiny pipehorse portrait, photographed with SMC and a shallow depth of field to soften the background.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Under Over" - Two separate photographs that are meant to be viewed together. I plan to print them on canvas and display them like this.
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"Two To Tango" - Mating Squid! From what I've read, this is apparently a somewhat rare event to witness.
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date posted posted: Thursday, June 28, 2018
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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