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May, 13th, 1998 and I was diving the crystal clear waters of Bonaire, when I've shoot this French Angelfish in the site "Angel City".
One of the best things of the practice of scuba diving in Bonaire is that we can dive from the beach. And the diving is quite easy! The waters are calm, there is no current our rough seas, the waters are pretty clear and there are plenty of sealife.
I've shoot this fish exactly in the moment he was crossing the "map shapped" hole in the wall. I was diving just 45 feet down there and shoting with a Nikonos V and Velvia ISO 50.
So if you are looking for some fun diving easy skills, Bonaire is one of the best choices you´ll find. It was appointed several times by the Scuba Diving Magazine as the place for the "best dives for begginers"!
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bracasha75 (24591) 2007-05-05 3:38
Exellent colors and greath shot with many details
InasiaJones (31566) 2007-05-05 3:39
What a great splash of colours! The way you’ve framed this fish with the surrounding stones is awesome. The main fish is perfectly standing for a 3/4 view and he’s probably a professional poser... Did he ask you for a dollar after the shot? I hope you didn’t accept, because many more are waiting in the back...
Always fascinating to see underwater images and this one is brilliant. J-J Cousteau would approve.
Have a great week-end!
ercanakkaya (2) 2007-05-05 3:39
Spectacular shots, fantastic.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-05-05 3:39
your framing is perfect for your angel
beautifull colors, excellent sharpness
a great work
pablominto (53746) 2007-05-05 3:57
The colours are mosteye-catching!
Subject is well framed, awesome colours and details...
An amazing shot indeed, but then I don't know much about under water photography!
Wanda1 (15142) 2007-05-05 6:29
This is a wonderful eye catching underwater scene full great vibrant colour. You caught the fish at the right moment to make a nice composition. Well seen and photographed. Sharpness and detail is great too!
cunejo200 (7281) 2007-05-05 9:05
Very beautiful image of the angel fish in its natural setting. Colors and contrast are striking. Best wishes - Danilo
agbonavita (0) 2007-05-05 10:42
Lindo Zeca, um dos meus sonhos é um dia mergulhar e fazer fotos submarinas. Mas claro antes tenh oque aprender a megulhar, comprar equipamento e por umas lentes de contato heheh
Belas cores e enquadramento, gosto da moldura feita por corais e rocha e esse lindo azul de fundo. Parece que a tela virou um aquario.
Mapeix-Br (253) 2007-05-05 14:31
Great colours! Great contrast! Great point of view and WHAT A LUCK! This angel fish is outstanding. Life in the sea sometimes reserves some beautiful and great moments! Thanks for sharing with us.
P.S. I hope you don't mind but I added to my favourite list.
Best regards and best pictures.
deblink (2548) 2007-05-05 21:04
I guess it would be hard for people who have not witnessed the colours of the corals in their natural form if they haven't seen them. I have seen them in our Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. How you would love to dive there, it is so beautiful. This image you captured is superb, what a strikingly colourful fish. Beautiful.
emilbo (22616) 2007-05-05 21:45
Wow!.. quelle belle photo avec une excellente clarté d'image. Les couleurs sont fantastiques.
Merci de nous faire voir de si belles photos,
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2007-05-06 9:15
Even after considering your status as one of the finest under water photographers around, this should definitely rank among your finest. So sharp and colourful, perfcetly placed against the hole. Congratulations on a work well done:)
With Greetings from India
scobert (5355) 2007-05-06 19:41
Great underwater shot especially with slow Velvia 50. Beautiful photo of the difficult realm of underwater photography!
Docarmo (9767) 2007-05-06 22:30
Faço minhas as palavras do André (inasiajones). O peixe parece estar posando.
Esta foto está estupenda! A moldura natural está fantástica. As cores estão esplêndidas!
Maria do Carmo
AiresSantos (56155) 2007-05-08 7:09
Magnificas cores nesta belissima composicao. Gosto do emquadramento e dos excelentes detalhes.
Um abraço Amigo
JCG (35129) 2007-05-08 11:25
A splendid watery painting. The colors of these fish are fantastic and luminous. As for the composition it is excellent, I like much framing with these multicoloured rocks. Clearness is also appreciable. Beautiful and interesting photograph, cheer and thank you.
With all my friendships,
paura (47186) 2007-05-08 18:58
Bela foto aqui, com composição e cores ímpares. Penso que deva ser bem mais difícil conseguir boas fotos submarinas, não?
pboehringer (770) 2007-05-08 20:04
Isso que da quando "caboclo" vai mundo afora. Descobre estes lindos lugares com cores de pasmar. O "mapa" do Brasil deu um lindo framing para este peixe extraordinariamente belo. Que beleza de compo e cores, Zeca. Engracado que TE da este local como sendo na Europa. Tive que dar uma olhadinha no mapa mundial para achar a localizacao correta de Bonaire.
emjleclercq (15780) 2007-05-10 17:08
The picture is so sharp that I though it had been taken in an aquarium but not, this was take in open water. Beautifull catch, with a very nice natural framing and excellent colors. Thanks for sharing,
jmcl (14535) 2007-05-11 22:01
Wow .. I love underwater images (maybe since I live a quick 24 hour drive from the nearest ocean) ...
This is stunning the contrast and color of the fish is amazing .. the clarity is striking ... let alone the composition in that instant frame of time ..
bostankorkulugu (42486) 2007-05-12 9:21
this is very eye catching jose... both the colours and compo are amazing... this beautiful creature is like coming out of the monitor... so vivid... a real good job, congrats...
sufi (9588) 2007-05-12 10:33
Merhaba Jose, my friend...
It's a perfect point of view and wonderful depth... The colorful background is perfect... Also perfect light, details and clarity... Especially the angel fish's colors are wonderful... The texture of the living rocks is great...
adores (46363) 2007-05-16 18:49
Tabém estive fora uns dias e agora é um tempo enorme para ver as fotos. Ainda não tinha visto a sua galeria. Esta foto está excelente.Gosto da composição incluíndo tantos pequenos peixes e do colorido. Não deve ser fácil tirar fotos aí mas está óptima!
jmdias (68615) 2007-05-16 20:55
estas suas fotos submarinas são mais que fotos, parecem desenhos de tão coloridos
adianta dizer que estão ótimas ? obrigado por compartilhar
- Copyright: Jose A Hauer (zeca) (19762)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1998-05-13
- Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikonos V, Nikkor 35mm f 2.5, Fuji Velvia 50
- Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Wildlife, Underwater world, TE`s Members Favorites!, Underwater Photography 2, Nature and Life, TOP FAVORITES, Pre-digital III (stego), Scanned photos, Processed from film or prints [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-05-05 3:33
- Favorites: 2 [view]