Macro underwater


posted on 22nd of august, 2010

Some of the most interesting shots taken underwater are of small stuff. Macro photography is certainly a lot of fun underwater as small subjects are often very colorful and have interesting shapes/patterns. Here a few examples of macros (taken with the Nikon D2x and a 105mm Micro lens in a Subal housing) from my portfolio...

Harlequin shrimp, this guy is about 1 inch long and is feed on the sea start beneath it.








A pigmy seahorse, this is the smallest subject I ever photographed, less than 1/4 inch long.











Close-up of a blenny living inside a coral in Venezuela.








A maroon clownfish, these guys get big but you can get very close to them, they are fearless!









And my favorite macro shot, a blenny in Pacific Panama...

Comments (17)

Posted by Aginger on August 24, 2010
Incredible shots!
Posted by Scottysally2 on August 23, 2010
These are beautiful shots. Must have a lot of patience. :)
Posted by Joe1971 on August 23, 2010
Great photo!
Posted by Luizrocha on August 23, 2010
Hey there, thanks for all the comments!

These are very nice, so clean and good focus. Can you elaborate a bit how these were taken? Were you actually diving or took them in shallow water in tide pools?
I tried to take photos while diving and can not imagine how you can get this close and not being moved by the waves or current.

Haha, I wish it was on tide pools, but I was diving... Takes a lot of patience (and deleted files) to get photos like those. For that last one (the blenny in Panama), I have about 50 others that don't look right ;).
Posted by Unteroffizier on August 23, 2010
Photo ID - 15332950 is cute : )
Posted by smartview27 on August 23, 2010
Beautiful captures!
Posted by Alionaz on August 23, 2010
I like the clownfish!
Posted by Mariaam on August 23, 2010
The blenny is a cute fish! :D Amazing photos! Great work.
Posted by Youths on August 23, 2010
Great photos!!
Posted by Pardeep08 on August 23, 2010
Mind blowing images....great work :)
Posted by Starblue on August 23, 2010
Great images! Really beautiful - I wish you a lot of successes with them!
Posted by Gmargittai on August 23, 2010
These are very nice, so clean and good focus. Can you elaborate a bit how these were taken? Were you actually diving or took them in shallow water in tide pools?
I tried to take photos while diving and can not imagine how you can get this close and not being moved by the waves or current.
Posted by Mani33 on August 22, 2010
Well done!
Posted by Dmccale on August 22, 2010
awesome
Posted by Jdanne on August 22, 2010
Great photos! Congratulation!
Posted by Egomezta on August 22, 2010
Your images are great.... I agree with you my favorite is the last one too.
Posted by Thanatonautii on August 22, 2010
Great pictures and very nice colors! I really think that underwater photography is great, but I never had the chance :(
Good luck with your portfolio! It looks great!



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