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Copyright: Jose Augusto L Hauer (zeca) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1998-10-29
Categories: Molluscs
Camera: Nikonos V, Nikor 35mm f/2.5, Fuji Provia 100
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Underwater World, Octopi, U/W Fiji, Favorites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-23 18:46
Viewed: 15234
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Diving the wonderful Somo Somo Strait at Taveuni, on the Northern Group of Fiji, you can be face to face with any kind of Ocean animals. This specific dive was unforgetable, like all dives in Fiji! There was strong currents, and so I almost lost the chance to take this picture. I was diving between 25 to 28 meters when suddenly I saw this octopus coming fast to me and grabbing this corals just at my face. So, Ive tried to stop and unfortunately I just had one chance to take this picture, because the current take me on. Considering the rare and beautiful situation, I start to pray to have lucky with the result you see in this picture. I used Nikonos V, 35mm lens, flash SB105, and Provia 100. Cheers!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-12-23 19:11]

The colors in this shot are just amazing, Jose. You managed to capture this octopus with sharp details, and underwater no less. Not an easy job. Congratulations on this wonderful undersea picture and TFS. : )
Best wishes to you and yours in this Holiday Season!

beautiful shot. Rich in colours, like a tropical coral reef sould be. I'm transfering this one to the favorites.

Regards and Happy Holidays!

The colors are absolutely fantastic of this wonderful captured photo of the octopus. Merry Christmas! :)

Hi Jose,
wow, the colours are phantastic.
And the animals are so interesting, I love to see films about underwater-nature on TV. But I've never been diving in my live. It must be wonderful. Thank you so much for showing us these perfect shots, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2006-01-11 10:32]

Hi Jose!

It a beautifull picture of an octopus in its natural environement. Sharpness and exposure are very good considering the diving conditions you had. Fill-in flash is also well balanced creating a good sens of depth (BG distance not diving depht)in your picture.
You did an excellent job (as many other picture you took). TFS.

What a beautifull colour, and a very nice shot, it is not easey to take photos under the sea.

Wow! Great colours.

Hello Jose,

What an explosion on colors, and such diversity. Wonderful. You managed to capture this octopus n its natural environement with sharp and fine details. Great composition. Well done. Regards and TFS BOB

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