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Macro underwater

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...

Photo credits: Luizrocha.

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August 24, 2010

Aginger

Incredible shots!

August 23, 2010

Joe1971

Great photo!

August 23, 2010

Luizrocha

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 ;).

August 23, 2010

Unteroffizier

Photo ID - 15332950 is cute : )

August 23, 2010

smartview27

Beautiful captures!

August 23, 2010

Alionaz

I like the clownfish!

August 23, 2010

Mariaam

The blenny is a cute fish! :D Amazing photos! Great work.

August 23, 2010

Youths

Great photos!!

August 23, 2010

snappylens

Mind blowing images....great work :)

August 23, 2010

Starblue

Great images! Really beautiful - I wish you a lot of successes with them!

August 23, 2010

Gmargittai

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.

August 22, 2010

Mani33

Well done!

August 22, 2010

Dmccale

awesome

August 22, 2010

Jdanne

Great photos! Congratulation!

August 22, 2010

Egomezta

Your images are great.... I agree with you my favorite is the last one too.

August 22, 2010

Thanatonautii

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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