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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith (8)

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Entries to the annual contest close 31st December 2018

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By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Wednesday, May 3, 2017
30 votes

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


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


By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Thursday, August 3, 2017
27 votes


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


By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Wednesday, January 31, 2018
26 votes


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posted Tuesday, August 9, 2016
25 votes


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posted Tuesday, August 22, 2017
25 votes


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

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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.
9 Votes
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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.
6 Votes
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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
10 Votes
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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.
4 Votes
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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..."
4 Votes
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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.
6 Votes
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Commander Of The USS Kittiwake!
7 Votes
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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!
11 Votes
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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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22 Votes
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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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20 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, February 29, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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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.
11 Votes
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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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Schooling grunts race under the salt pier in Bonaire! I lay on my back looking up and framed the salt pier in silhouette. The grunts had been hanging around, and once I had my composition, I waited for them to enter the scene.
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"Siphon On Dark Blue"
A Caribbean reef squid dances in front of the camera.
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26 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, February 14, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Honduras
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"Delicate Seahorse"
Roatan, Honduras
10 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, February 14, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Honduras
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Sharks are the bomb diggity! A reef shark glides over a colorful reef on the east side of Grand Cayman
12 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, February 6, 2016
date posted category: Sharks
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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A tiny slender filefish hides in a gorgonian--no crop. I spent my entire dive actively searching for a slender filefish. I was all the way to the next dive site when I finally found this one.
9 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, January 30, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Honduras
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A baby nurse shark tucked inside a colorful overhang. This little cutie was only about a foot long! It was so inspiring to see this early stage of life on the reef.
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date posted posted: Saturday, January 23, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Fluorescing secretary blenny!
I used a very shallow depth of field, enabling me to focus solely on the blenny and let the coral blur out of focus. To capture the fluorescence I used Nightsea filters.
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date posted posted: Saturday, January 16, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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"Psychedelic Golden Tail"
I had fluorescence filters on my strobes. The eel didn't fluoresce, so I took off the bluish-purple fluoro filters. As I was composing this shot, one of the filters swung in front of a strobe, giving this psychedelic light.
16 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, January 7, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
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Fluorescence! A goby glows brightly on brain coral. I shot this using Nightsea filters: the fluorescence is excited by the blue light emitted through my strobes and then recorded through the Nightsea filter over my macro port.
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date posted posted: Thursday, December 31, 2015
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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A transitioning French Angelfish races across a coral reef. I photographed this scene with a slow-shutter speed while panning. This enabled me to show the speed while freezing the fish in action.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2015
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