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Holy Grail of the Caribbean!       ©2015 ysal
Panasonic DMC-GX7       41st place, 9 points
1/59s, f8, ISO 100, 129mm, ?, Pattern, flash
 
Post-Processing: Adjusted exposure, color balance and saturation. Sharpened, cropped and resized.       Extra Info: I shot this off the island of Bonaire while SCUBA diving. I used a Canon Elf in an underwater housing. Seahorses are one of the most sought after creatures underwater. They are EXTREMELY hard to find because they rest perfectly still hidden among seaweed and coral. Keep in mind that colors disappear under water, so this little guy looked dark brown to the naked eye. Only when illuminated by the flash, the bright orange color came alive.
 
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RolandB
Jan 11, 2016
    Love it and the story behind it.

out_of_focus
Jan 11, 2016
    it is difficult to do underwater photography. you have done a great capture with good color. How often do you see a sea horse repenting. Good you threw flash light on him.
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Mepo
Jan 11, 2016
    Super capture, especially in the wild as you mention. I think the sea horse looks even better mixed in with the other underwater elements rather than out on his own as you see in most shots. Very well done.

Jade O.
Jan 9, 2016
    Tough shot to make and a great find. That said the sea horse is partly obscured and that detracts considerably. Sometimes a better shot is to put wildlife in context perhaps with the face of a fellow diver in the frame.

forkcandles
Jan 9, 2016
    seahorses camera shy ..... great shot with the equipment named

SteveBee
Jan 9, 2016
    I had no idea seahorses could be so colorful.

Anthony Comyn
Jan 8, 2016
    Lovely find. I love seahorses.
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