[UW Photo A048] Dramatic lines Apart from shipwrecks what else we should present in B&W in underwater photography. This is a question I am thinking again and again. I very much prefer B&W in land photography, particularly when it comes to portraits. I though this photo would give little bit of abstract feeling when remove the diverse colours to emphasise the rhythm of lines.

[UW Photo A047] Green instead of Blue Any underwater photographer would prefer to shoot in crystal clear tropical waters, though there are many different regions. This is an example of photo taken in temperate zone. Main difference is dominance of Green instead of Blue. Its actually a difficult exercise due to many reasons. Biggest constrain is poor visibility. Still there are some unique fauna you could ...

[UW Photo A046] Clownfish at Great Barrier Reef This is a Clownfish (anemonefish) captured in outer reef of Great Barrier Reef. They are significantly colourful and magnificent fishes.By doing “Finding Nemo” movie, it was expected to convey the message opposing the hobby of keeping captured reef fishes. Ironically, it affected adversely since more people wanted to keep clown fishes in their aquariums all around the world. Now it ...

[UW Photo A045] Sex changing Wrasse Wrasse is one of the few fish species that can change their sex during the life time. The dominant male is removed/died, it is said that a suitable female get that place with a sex change.Colour pattern of the eye of this fish indicates it is in the process of such a sex change.

Spotted Wobbegong This is an attempt of getting an macro shot of Spotted Wobbegong (Orectolobus maculatus) in Magic Point, Sydney. Wobbegongs are kinds of Carpet Sharks. Though it is advised to shoot upwards, it is not practical when shooting a creature who is in the sea bed mostly. This is not bad as a try, but it could have been improved with more concentration.

[UW Photo A042] A start fish Good thing about this photo is clarity of water (less particles in between lens and subject) which desn't result backscattering. Backscattering is the worst nightmare for underwater shooting. That gives you the advantage of improving the quality by increasing the contrast and etc.This photo shows the direction where sunlight coming from. In underwater photography it is advised to shoot in ...

[UW Photo A039] : Adding the “human factor” I am very reluctant to add “humans” to a photograph taken beneath the sea. It gives me the feeling of blending the nature with artificial elements. Anyway, taking a photo with a man (i.e. Diver) is the only way of giving an idea about the size of an object in underwater photography. In that respect, there is no alternative. This ...

[UW Photo A038] : A Sea Slug (nudibranch) Sea slugs are simply explained as saltwater snails without a shell (or with an internal shell). There are no many researches done about them. Anyway, they should be playing a significant role in the ecosystem of a coral reef.This bright yellow colored slug (Notodoris minor) was captured in Great Barrier Reef.

[UW Photo A037] Many fishes Most of the seascapes we see in magazines with thousands of fish in blue water have been captured using wide angle lenses. This is same kind of attempt I made. Kiralagala in Hikkaduwa is one such site that provides a plenty of opportunity for wide angle photos. It got different rock formations that give many options supported by many kinds of fishes.

[UW Photo A036] Dull yellow When I capture this, I was equipped with a simple point and shoot camera. So I had to shoot everything in the same manner. Obviously, this is a macro opportunity. Anyhow, today very sophisticated point and shoot camera housings are capable of changing lenses underwater, which are called “wet lenses”.I like this dull yellow colour for some reason. Mostly I ...

[UW Photo A034] A seascape This sight reminded me of bird nest plants within the vegetation of a rain forest. If I am equipped with a wide angle lens I could have captured this better. That would have supported me to go closer to capture more details, without restricting the range. This capture is from the outer reef of Great Barrier Reef.

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