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    Another underwater shot

    Hi,

    I am wanting to master getting this right so I am trying again to upload a large image.

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    Re: Another underwater shot

    You did quite well, Deb; both in uploading and in capturing this moment under the sea. Awesome!

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    Thanks Jiro,

    This is the first forum I have joined to post up topside shots as I mainly shoot underwater. I am learning all sorts of things for topside photography from here. I posted this as I don't have what I consider many good topside shots. Hopefully, with everything I can learn from here I will get better and post some shots soon.

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    Re: Another underwater shot

    Marvellous,

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    That is a brilliant shot, Debbie.

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    Really nice shot there Debbie. I like the composition - you have left enough room for the (I assume) shark to swim into. A great use of negative space.

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    Re: Another underwater shot

    Great! Maybe it was that "winke" moment that pulled you over the edge...I need some of those moments.

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    Re: Another underwater shot

    Thank you everyone. This is a leopard shark and taken at a place called Byron Bay in NSW - Australia.

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    WOW! That is a masterpiece, Debbie. I would love to have an original sized copy of that image for the wallpaper on my PC! Well done.

    I can't wait to see more of your underwater work posted!

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    I have always been interested in underwater photography, perhaps I can live my dream through your pictures. Great pic.

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    This is a beautiful shot, Deb. You captured the movement of the scene perfectly, and the soft curves of everything blend so well together.

    Bob, get certified for scuba, or at least try snorkeling. I've found no greater feeling than to be 30 feet down sitting in a coral garden looking at the underwater world.

    - Bill

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    Re: Another underwater shot

    Actually, Deb, if I may make one small suggestion... I would clone out the tail of the lamprey that is above the shark. It just seems to stick out of its head and breaks up of the lines a bit.

    I also have to go home and grab my UW photography book to remember the term for the natural vignetting effect that you get underwater as this photo does a fantastic job of illustrating it.

    - Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktuli View Post
    This is a beautiful shot, Deb. You captured the movement of the scene perfectly, and the soft curves of everything blend so well together.

    Bob, get certified for scuba, or at least try snorkeling. I've found no greater feeling than to be 30 feet down sitting in a coral garden looking at the underwater world.

    - Bill
    Bill, I am certified, started back in 1963, ears just can't handle it anymore and can't hold my breath for those "great" shots that long . I actually had a home made plexi box back then for my twin lens Yashika, not what we, you guys, get today by any means.
    Such an improvement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderBob View Post
    Bill, I am certified, started back in 1963, ears just can't handle it anymore and can't hold my breath for those "great" shots that long . I actually had a home made plexi box back then for my twin lens Yashika, not what we, you guys, get today by any means.
    Such an improvement.
    That is awesome! Do you still have the plexi-box for the Yashika? I'd love to see a shot of that.

    I know that we're spoiled these days with the type of gear we can use for UW photography. And I've been relatively spoiled with my diving locations. I just hope that the tide of ecological conservation gains momentum so others are able to be spoiled by experiencing the underwater world as well!

    - Bill

    PS: Sorry to hear about your ears not cooperating....

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    Bill,

    Thanks for bringing to my attention the tail coming out the sharks head. Have done no pp on this, so maybe I should. This was taken with a fisheye lens so maybe that is what you are thinking of the natural vignetting effect. Let me know I am not right here.

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    Thanks to everyone for viewing.

    It nice to know that others really enjoy the underwater world. I will try and post regularly some of my underwater shots.

    Deb

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    Quote Originally Posted by wommby View Post
    Thanks for bringing to my attention the tail coming out the sharks head. Have done no pp on this, so maybe I should. This was taken with a fisheye lens so maybe that is what you are thinking of the natural vignetting effect. Let me know I am not right here.
    Deb,

    The phenomenon that I was thinking of is called Snell's Law or Snell's Window. Basically, it is a rule of refraction of light that causes a light source from the surface to refract to cause a cone of light ending in a dark area around the edges. This is also the same reason why looking up at the surface from below causes the view out of the water to turn into a semi- or half-circle.

    I learned about this reading Martin Edge's "The Underwater Photographer".

    See - my rusty brain just needs a kick start from time to time...

    - Bill

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    Re: Another underwater shot

    OMG that's too technical for me. But sounds convincing.
    How long have you been diving?

    Deb

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    Haha - yeah, the first link is a bit technical, but the last link to Martin's book is a nice easy way to see and understand it. That book is highly recommended for dive photography.

    I've only been diving for about 3 years now (and only been on 3 real trips).

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    Bill,

    At least you enjoy it. It's great to have a something you enjoy doing.
    Deb

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