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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Paul Colley (8)

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Southern Stingrays cruising over a shallow sand bar to the North of Grand Cayman.  The split is part photoshop manipulated to correct some dome splashing in the heavy swell.
By Paul Colley
posted Wednesday, February 23, 2011
62 votes

Cardinalfish brooding eggs: 60mm lens with +3 diopter.
By Paul Colley
posted Monday, June 6, 2011
47 votes

Barracuda school with one Great Barracuda interacting with the school of smaller ones; not sure what this behaviour was.
By Paul Colley
posted Monday, August 19, 2013
47 votes

Southern Stingray passing under a dive boat
By Paul Colley
posted Monday, February 14, 2011
45 votes

My first encounter with a stunning silky shark.
By Paul Colley
posted Saturday, December 14, 2013
45 votes

Split level shot of a Southern Stingray off the coast of Grand Cayman
By Paul Colley
posted Wednesday, February 2, 2011
43 votes

Natural light monochrome of the USS Kittiwake
By Paul Colley
posted Friday, April 1, 2011
42 votes

This is the newly-sunk wreck of USS Kittiwake in the Cayman Islands.  Shot with a 10-17mm lens in clear water, you can see the wreck from bow to midships.
By Paul Colley
posted Monday, January 31, 2011
40 votes

Ascension Island Black Durgon.  This Trigger Fish looks almost jet black at a distance, but close up is a riot of colour.
By Paul Colley
posted Sunday, November 20, 2011
40 votes

Red Sea reef at dusk.
By Paul Colley
posted Thursday, November 7, 2013
39 votes
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Sponges & diver
31 Votes
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Stingray & dive boat. 10-18mm lens with red filter.
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30 Votes
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Golden phase Rough Head Blenny. 60mm lens with +5 diopter (and some cropping).
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36 Votes
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Natural light & red filter shot of the sociable stingrays off Grand Cayman
20 Votes
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A 'spin shot'; the background blur was produced in-camera by using a slow shutter speed whilst rotating the camera.
21 Votes
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The newly-sunk wreck of the ex-USS Kittiwake. Natural light image using a 'magic' red filter.
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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It's good to see a virgin wreck
29 Votes
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This image is a lucky shot, but I love it - the choppy conditions kept washing water high up the housing dome, but although only half the Stingray is showing, I think it looks like it is surfing the wave. Natural light with 'Magic' red filter.
19 Votes
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Yellow sponges
28 Votes
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CFWA of yellow & red sponges set against the glorious blues looking up from Babylon, the Cayman dive site well known for its amazing colours.
20 Votes
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Southern Stingray. Natural light with red filter
26 Votes
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The eye of a Conch peeking out from his shell
25 Votes
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Southern Stingrays cruising over a shallow sand bar to the North of Grand Cayman. The split is part photoshop manipulated to correct some dome splashing in the heavy swell.
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2011

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62 Votes
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Southern Stingray passing under a dive boat
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45 Votes
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Silhouette of a Barracuda lurking at the entrance to a swim-through
18 Votes
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Split level shot of a Southern Stingray off the coast of Grand Cayman
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43 Votes
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A juvenile Southern Stingray resting on sand to the North of Grand Cayman
20 Votes
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A golden phase Rough Head Blenny taken with a 60mm lens and +5 diopter
30 Votes
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This is the newly-sunk wreck of USS Kittiwake in the Cayman Islands. Shot with a 10-17mm lens in clear water, you can see the wreck from bow to midships.
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2011
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It's nice to see a new wreck
40 Votes
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Schooling Squirellfish at the base of a small wreck, taken with a digital compact camera (Sea & Sea DX8000G) fitted with an external wide angle lens.
14 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, January 9, 2011
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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Female Anthias
33 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, January 3, 2011
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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Soft corals on Jackson Reef
17 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, January 3, 2011
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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An old Moray Eel under the wreck of a barge in Egypt.
19 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, January 1, 2011
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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Close up of a Hermit Crab. 60mm macro with +3 diopter
7 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, December 31, 2010
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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Male Anthias, 60mm macro lens with +2 diopter
17 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, December 31, 2010
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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Diver framed against the bowsprit mounting taken from inside the wreck of the Carnatic. 10-17mm lens.
8 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, December 30, 2010
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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Shot from inside the wreck of the Carnatic with a school of Glass Fish. 10-17mm lens at widest setting.
7 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, December 30, 2010
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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Close up of dive buddy on final ascent from a Red Sea dive. 60mm macro lens.
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, December 28, 2010
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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308 Entries Found: Page 8  of  12