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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith (4)

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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 Wednesday, May 3, 2017
29 votes


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


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


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posted Thursday, August 3, 2017
26 votes


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


By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Sunday, March 26, 2017
24 votes


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posted Tuesday, August 22, 2017
24 votes


By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Sunday, September 17, 2017
24 votes
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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith

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A brightly-colored flagfin glass blenny rests on coral. Shot with one strobe on an angle to provide texture.
(No snoot.)
15 Votes
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"Prairie Land"
Seagrass takes on the look of a prairie landscape in this slow shutter image. I utilized surge in the shallows, allowing it to push me through the seagrass while I framed rippling blue water as the landscape's sky and clouds.
11 Votes
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"Glamour Shot"
A hermit crab is framed through the edge of the purple sponge it's sitting in.
18 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, January 3, 2017
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Look closely: a diver is lit by a remote slave strobe as he explores the interior of the Nicholson shipwreck. The WW II landing vessel lies in 55' of water in Grand Cayman.
7 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, December 30, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Lemme take a look in there. Have you been keeping up with your flossing?"
Coney at cleaning station with banded cleaner shrimp
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14 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, December 25, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Psychedelic Stingray!"
A stingray is made colorful with a lighting technique I am developing.
Grand Cayman
8 Votes
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"Magic Eye"
Remember those magic eye puzzles from the 90's? Look closely at this photo and watch the fish appear!
Scorpion Fish, master of disguise...
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, December 15, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Turtle In Soft Color Palette"
10 Votes
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Roatan Squid!
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12 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, December 2, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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The ex-USS Kittiwake is seen in an over-under photograph as rays of sunlight penetrate the sea.
20 Votes
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"Golden Portrait II"
I angled my strobes to light just the face. I used a high shutter speed to keep the water blue and provide contrast to the yellow. A shallow depth of field kept focus on just the face and eyes. No filters or Photoshop.
16 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, November 21, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Starfish And Water Droplet"
Starfish over-under photograph. Look closely: a drop of water is frozen as it bounces off the surface of the water!
No Photoshop.
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15 Votes
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"Turtle In The Sunlight"
Rays of late-day sun illuminate a resting green sea turtle.
17 Votes
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"Squid In High Key"
I spent about 1 1/2 hrs with some playful squid on a shallow shore dive. I pointed my camera straight up under the squid against the sky & intentionally overexposed the sun to blow out the sky & leave just the squid as subject.
17 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, October 31, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Spinning Sponges"
The sponge in the foreground is illuminated by my strobes, while the ones in the background spin! No Photoshop.
7 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, October 27, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Christmas Texture"
Christmas tree worms in a beautiful shade of orange, contrasting nicely against charcoal-colored coral! Texture achieved by shooting with a single strobe.
16 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, October 22, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Porthole Frame"
A diver is framed through a porthole on the bridge of the USS-Kittiwake. The room this photo was taken in is painted, its bright colors coming out with my twin strobes.
14 Votes
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"Glowing Skeleton"
A skeleton shrimp photographed with my Nightsea fluorescence kit, causing it to glow!
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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I found this starfish climbing over mangrove tree roots. Once it got near the surface of the water, I was able to frame the photograph I wanted: both the over-under view, as well as the reflection of the starfish on the surface of the water.
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Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging
19 Votes
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"Starfish Through The Lens"
A starfish is seen both in front, and through, my Sea&Sea dome port. I took this photo as I framed a shot.
9 Votes
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"Golden Portrait"
A rare golden coney. No filters used: I angled my strobes to light just the coney's face, and used a high shutter speed, which kept the water behind it blue and provided a nice contrast to the yellow.
10 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Turtle In The Sunlight"
A turtle glides over the reef under beautiful rays of light.
Spotts Beach, Grand Cayman
10 Votes
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"Expectant Parents" - A pair of two claw shrimp, including one with eggs, in the bottom of a purple vase sponge. Two claw shrimp are a rare find on Grand Cayman; these are the only ones I've seen in over 300 dives on the island!
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2016

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12 Votes
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Silversides! Photo 2 of 2
Silversides race across the north wall of Grand Cayman, completely hiding the colorful sponges and wall behind them. See Photo 1 to see the silversides and colorful reef seconds earlier!
11 Votes
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Silversides! Photo 1 of 2

Silversides huddle together ... by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
Silversides! Photo 1 of 2
Silversides huddle together along the north wall on Grand Cayman. Seconds later they raced in formation across the colorful sponges, completely covering them - See Photo 2 to see the silversides covering the sponges!
13 Votes
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"Face To Face"
Queen angelfish are normally quite skiddi... by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
"Face To Face"
Queen angelfish are normally quite skiddish, swimming off if a diver comes near. This one was eating a sponge and was more concerned with lunch than with me. I took this photograph when it momentarily looked up from the sponge.
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19 Votes
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"A Turtle In Motion Tends To Stay In Motion"
A hawksbill... by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
"A Turtle In Motion Tends To Stay In Motion"
A hawksbill turtle races across a reef on the North Wall of Grand Cayman. I used a slow shutter speed and panning to track the turtle as it raced past.
9 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, September 9, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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