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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From The Tasman Sea (6)

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stargazer...AKA waiting for the dinner to fall from the sky
By Gaetano Gargiulo
posted (last week)
6 votes

Taken at Sorrento pier, A great dive site for diversity of marine life.
By David Haintz
posted (last week)
5 votes

diving down
By Gaetano Gargiulo
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4 votes

light shower
By Gaetano Gargiulo
posted (3 days ago)
2 votes

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Love is: Holding tail, no matter what... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Love is: Holding tail, no matter what...
9 Votes
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Is this my best side?? This guy was so still that anemone... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Is this my best side?? This guy was so still that anemones started to use it as support (look close on its lips)
6 Votes
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White sea-horse and I mean it :D by Gaetano Gargiulo
White sea-horse and I mean it :D
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6 Votes
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They rarely swim... but when they do they are awesome... ... by Gaetano Gargiulo
They rarely swim... but when they do they are awesome...
This fellow simply could not stands the noise of regs and swam away from divers as soon they they approach. it swims back and forth between 2 nearby pylons so I took this shot
11 Votes
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Whaat? they said that ghosts cannot reflect in mirrors...... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Whaat? they said that ghosts cannot reflect in mirrors... (in reality what looks alike water surface is the high reflecting sand in Chowder bay and they are a pair...)
11 Votes
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Now I know why they are called white sea-horses... they g... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Now I know why they are called white sea-horses... they glow white :D
9 Votes
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Despite the appearance, the white background is not artif... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Despite the appearance, the white background is not artificial. The water is so full of small algae that the strobe reflects almost entirely when angled. This shot is with 3 strobes to illuminate the subject too
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Very impressive technique! White background with minimum post processing is very hard to achieve, especially while lighting up the subject so well.
13 Votes
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... and then she looked at me with big brown eyes and sai... by Gaetano Gargiulo
... and then she looked at me with big brown eyes and said: "you ain't seen nothing yet..." :D
14 Votes
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Swimming ghost. The female of the pair by Gaetano Gargiulo
Swimming ghost. The female of the pair
8 Votes
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"the dark knight" no PS to achieve the background I used ... by Gaetano Gargiulo
"the dark knight" no PS to achieve the background I used a 3rd strobe to blow the water. shot in Clifton too much south for them how long they will stay around is not known...
15 Votes
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Ghost pipefishes are sometimes stranded by the current de... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Ghost pipefishes are sometimes stranded by the current descending from the GBR to Sydney. Here they are shot in midwater with a very close aperture to just make their stunning color popping up...
14 Votes
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close up and personal portrait of a friendly wobbegong...... by Gaetano Gargiulo
close up and personal portrait of a friendly wobbegong... in reality I was very mindful not to spook it :-)
6 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, February 11, 2016
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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"The alien"
They get carried by the current and end up d... by Gaetano Gargiulo
"The alien"
They get carried by the current and end up dead because of the cold Sydney water. Illuminated with low strobe powers and UV video lights
10 Votes
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Somebody wastes it... somebody enjoys it...
Some fisherm... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Somebody wastes it... somebody enjoys it...
Some fisherman decided that the fish was too small/not of taste (although > 20 cm) and dumped dead in the water for the joy of this small octopus (that was not in the idea to share it)!!!
6 Votes
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Hello, my name is Pinky and I am the new ruler of the whi... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Hello, my name is Pinky and I am the new ruler of the white sponges of Clifton Gardens!!!
25 Votes
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Black-scatter Angler-fish.
Conditions were so bad that v... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Black-scatter Angler-fish.
Conditions were so bad that visibility was less than a meter. I was with fisheye so I had to improvise the illumination in order to get pictures. So all the pictures where blown out background and full of backscatter...
shortlistedShortlisted!
13 Votes
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I got the key... do you? (playing with may new snouts) by Gaetano Gargiulo
I got the key... do you? (playing with may new snouts)
4 Votes
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white on white... playing with a very patient shrimp. the... by Gaetano Gargiulo
white on white... playing with a very patient shrimp. the fused background is achieved pointing the main strobes to the sand
7 Votes
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"sealhouette" a playful sea-lion dancing near the surface... by Gaetano Gargiulo
"sealhouette" a playful sea-lion dancing near the surface for us
shortlistedShortlisted!
7 Votes
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The golden one. Caught using my lights to hunt by Gaetano Gargiulo
The golden one. Caught using my lights to hunt
14 Votes
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super small aplysia detail (105+1.4x+10subsee) resting on... by Gaetano Gargiulo
super small aplysia detail (105+1.4x+10subsee) resting on a leaf
8 Votes
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shot in midwater, the withe is been produced lmost entire... by Gaetano Gargiulo
shot in midwater, the withe is been produced lmost entirely with PS
6 Votes
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The last supper:
The crab thought that got lucky... its ... by Gaetano Gargiulo
The last supper:
The crab thought that got lucky... its dinner will be paid with its life... Never play with blue-ringed...
12 Votes
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"The Hulk" this large moray eel is also known as "old man... by Gaetano Gargiulo
"The Hulk" this large moray eel is also known as "old man" and always sits in a hole at the base of the pylons in Clifton Gardens
8 Votes
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super small pygmy squid (105+10subsee) the white backgrou... by Gaetano Gargiulo
super small pygmy squid (105+10subsee) the white background is achieved using the highly reflective sand and enhanced with PS
shortlistedShortlisted!
8 Votes
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What a year it has been on the east coast of Australia wi... by Bradley Kerslake
What a year it has been on the east coast of Australia with humpback whales every year we see more and more magnificent creatures!
9 Votes
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Weedy Seadragon Flinders Pier Victoria Australia by David Haintz
Weedy Seadragon Flinders Pier Victoria Australia
5 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, September 11, 2015
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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