[UW Photo A058] Stonefish This is one of the most venomous fishes found in the world. Usually, injecting of venom occur through their needle like dorsal fins if accidently step on it. Its quite possible, since its camouflage body is very hard to identify by someone walk in the coast or a casual swimmer. This strong venom is produced in a gland located in ...

[UW Photo A057] Swell Patterns There are advantages if the sea is calm… strong waves or swell on the surface not only challenges your entry to the water and exit, but make poor natural light bottom down the water. Some creative photographers do miracles with patterns of water swell and waves. This is my humble attempt of capturing such a pattern with a fish eye lens.

[UW Photo A053] A winning pic This got first place in an ‘’armature” competition conducted by Mike Ball Expeditions after four days programme of shooting underwater in north of Great Barrier Reef. There were 21 divers/underwater photographers from many countries.Team and winning photos;Still, I am not fully satisfied about this image. If you see the enlarged version, you can see some white spots which are bitter ...

[UW Photo A052] Aesthetic value I am always thinking of the aesthetic value of an underwater photo. Usually, there is lack of interest in that department because the trend is more towards identifying some scientific value. It’s more into exploring the details of ecosystem, diversity and challenging subjects.Now this is an attempt of shooting something with and artistic arrangements. This was captured in the last ...

[UW Photo A051] Red and Black Anemone fish This is Red and Black Anemone fish (Amphiprion melanopus) captured in world famous Cod Hole of Great Barrier Reef. Cod Hole is famous for its giant potato cod, but I didn’t have much chance of shooting a good photo of them. Since wide lens gives you more range, though the fish is small, it’s best to try capturing some background ...

[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 ...

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