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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From The Tasman Sea (6)

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Underwater Photo Contest Entries From The Tasman Sea

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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
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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 :-)
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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)!!!
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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...
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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)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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He was just so cute! Nsw south coast 
Nikon d7100 by Bradley Kerslake
He was just so cute! Nsw south coast
Nikon d7100
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Weedy Sea Dragon by Oscar Miralpeix
Weedy Sea Dragon
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20 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, September 6, 2015
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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This little guy was only a few inches long! Must be only ... by Bradley Kerslake
This little guy was only a few inches long! Must be only a few days old!
Nikon d7100 60mm macro in nauticam housing
7 Votes
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Red Indian fish surprised on the bare sand (night dive) by Gaetano Gargiulo
Red Indian fish surprised on the bare sand (night dive)
11 Votes
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Weedy sea dragon. Jervis Bay 
Nikon D7100 macro 60mm nau... by Bradley Kerslake
Weedy sea dragon. Jervis Bay
Nikon D7100 macro 60mm nauticam housing
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Sydney Winter diving can be a bit chilly at time but ther... by Bradley Kerslake
Sydney Winter diving can be a bit chilly at time but there is some great underwater animals around
Nikon D7100 Tokina 10-17mm in a nauticam housing
5 Votes
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