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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith (5)

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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


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posted Monday, March 20, 2017
27 votes


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posted Sunday, February 14, 2016
26 votes


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posted Wednesday, May 3, 2017
25 votes


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posted Thursday, August 3, 2017
25 votes


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


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posted Sunday, March 26, 2017
24 votes


By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Tuesday, August 22, 2017
24 votes

Diver & Sponge
By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Saturday, January 31, 2015
22 votes
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A brightly colored starfish rests on seagrass just below the surface. I took this shot with my camera completely submerged, and utilized a Snell's window to include the sky and clouds.
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"After The Dive"
We surfaced from a magical dive to this magical light.
Photographed with a small aperture so that the sun burst through the cloud with a star effect.
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"Racing Stripes"
A juvenile spotted drum on coral, shot with a slow shutter speed and panning.
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Great creative shot
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date posted posted: Sunday, June 19, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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I prepared my camera with a fisheye lens, but with my extension ring on the port to create a false vignette. I was hoping for some larger marine life to utilize this effect. Perfect for when a goliath grouper--unusual for Cayman--showed up!
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A colorful goby models for the camera atop star coral. I used a very shallow depth of field to focus only on the goby's eyes, and to make the rest of its translucent body blur into the backgruound.
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date posted posted: Friday, June 10, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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A diver explores a swim through as light filters down from an opening in the ceiling.
Snapper Hole, Grand Cayman
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"Pink Peppermint"
I set off to photograph a peppermint shrimp, and looked inside dozens of vase sponges until I finally found this one. I used a large aperture to keep just the eyes in focus and blur the background into a soft pink.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Sunburst Stingrays!"
Over-Under at Stingray Sandbar
No Photoshop
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Diver and elephant ear sponge. I like this version with the legs apart. For me, the split legs add a sort of whimsy to the photo, like the diver is in flight. Plus, rules are made to be broken. wink
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date posted posted: Saturday, May 21, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Spring Cleaning!"
A banded jawfish expels sand from its mouth as it clears out a new burrow. It will take the jawfish up to eight hours to create the home.
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date posted posted: Monday, May 16, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Swoop!" - A hawksbill turtle nearly high fives the camera as it swoops past on the north wall of Grand Cayman.
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"Hide & Seek" - No Photoshop, I had the strobe positioned to create shadow, thus showing only the face of the filefish. I was lucky to find this one pecking away at a purple gorgonian, providing a nice contrasting color.
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date posted posted: Friday, May 6, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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I found this beautiful giant anemone on a shallow reef. It's a particularly gorgeous specimen for Grand Cayman. I waited for a diver to be in the right position, then clicked the shutter.
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date posted posted: Friday, April 29, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Reef Art" - No Photoshop. Photographed using a slow shutter speed while sweeping across the reef. I used the surge to push me along.
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date posted posted: Sunday, April 24, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Submariner" - Yellow spnges frame an imposing barracuda. I was going for a strong graphic image, so dialed up the shutter speed for contrast and to increase the silhouette of the barracuda and ledge it was under.
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date posted posted: Monday, April 18, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Sunlit Dive"
A diver is in motion as he giant strides off the back of a boat into sunlit water. The safety regulator and hang line can be seen in the water below.
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"Colorful Reef Scene"
Babylon, East End, Grand Cayman
Canon 40D in Sea&Sea housing
Tokina 10-17mm lens
ISO 250, f/11, 1/125th
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date posted posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Sweet old loggerhead turtle taking a leisurely swim past us on a wall in Grand Cayman.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, April 6, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Oro Verde shipwreck
Grand Cayman
Canon 40D in Sea & Sea housing
Ambient light
ISO 320, f/11 1/100th
8 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, April 1, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Trumpetfish "hiding" on a colorful reef
"You Can't See Me..."
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date posted posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Mesmerizing"
Not a photo in the water, but rather, of the water. The crystal clear Cayman water I call home. Where I dive and explore and photograph magical things. It laps at the shore, calling me in. The water here is mesmerizing.
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Commander Of The USS Kittiwake!
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date posted posted: Tuesday, March 22, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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School children peer out the windows of a glass-bottom boat as Bermuda chub swim past. The kids were so excited to see us diving and waving to them!
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date posted posted: Saturday, March 19, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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I photographed what is traditionally a macro subject using wide-angle for a different look. A single Christmas tree worm is illuminated atop star coral. I used a high SS to make the water dark blue, increasing contrast between xmas worm &background
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"Hover"
A stingray glides over sand in shallow water. Stingray Sandbar, Grand Cayman
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date posted posted: Saturday, March 5, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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One of the beautiful wild turtles that live inside the barrier reef at Spotts Beach!
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date posted posted: Monday, February 29, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
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"Layers" - A sharknose goby draws the eye into the corner of this underwater abstract of a brightly-colored sponge and hard corals. I sought to make a strong graphic image, the angles and black negative space as important as the layers and colors.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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