Monday, 2 March 2015

Show us your muscles.

One of the things that I enjoy most about the summer, is that I can get to go snorkelling.  Now, we are not normally talking about coral reefs here - but even the cooler water of SE Australia can be remarkable.

One day I'll get something a little more sophisticated that a waterproof point and shoot - one day!

These shots are taken around Picnic Bay, nr. Coles Bay in Tasmania.

I really like the way the the water surface acts like a mirror - and if the truth be told, I'm never sure out these underwater images will turn out.




I was happily looking at the rock formations - and the muscles - when I happened upon the smooth ray.  This thing is the best part of five or six feet across!  I just pointed and shot!  It was only when I had a look at the picture on the computer that I saw that the ray had some companion fish!  I rather like that!


You can find more images from around the world at Our World Tuesday.  SM

37 comments:

Rustic Vintage Country said...

That's a great shot of the Ray and that little fish just proves what a whopper the Ray is!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, that is a cool shot of the stingray..I see the little fish companions too. Great captures, have a happy week!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, that is a cool shot of the stingray..I see the little fish companions too. Great captures, have a happy week!

Derek said...

Your photos have come out well. The Ray one is really quite exceptional. It must have been exciting to capture.

Have a great week.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

your shots made me thirsty...or it may have been that I still need to hydrate from my beach hike yesterday. 84 degrees and the sun cooked me.

oh...loved your photos :)

Pallavi Puri said...

The water does have a beautiful mirror affect! Lovely images from your snorkeling trip and I Hope you do get a sophisticated camera :)

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of the underwater world, Stewart.
Good sharpness, well photographed.
Best regards, Irma

TexWisGirl said...

very cool!

ladyfi said...

Lovely shots - that last one is very cool.

Linda W. said...

Wonderful underwater shots! I love the colors in your first two. You need to get a GoPro camera.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures, Stewart! Love those underwater shots! Hope your week is off to a great start!!

Mary Hone said...

How fun! I would love to do that.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

You are the only blogger I follow who gets underwater shots. Refreshing.

Andrea Priebe said...

I love your underwater shots ... they actually are very artistic and lend themselves to digital dabbling.
Your Ray is magnificent and I see a face ... don't you? You could make him look very goulish if you so desired :) My son Scuba dives and I am so jealeous of both of you ... my body is too buoyant, I could never get under the water, Ha! That is one thing that is not on my bucket list. But I am glad you have the opportunity and I am guessing you will develop this skill to perfection as you have others. Have a great day, Stewart ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Missy George said...

Amazing pictures Stewart..Love the colors..Looks like watercolors..no pun intended..What a wonderful life you have..Enjoy your week..

Margaret Adamson said...

I love snorkelling and have done some on the Barrier Reef. It is an amazing underground and wonderful world. Lovely to get the shot if the Ray.

Mama Zen said...

I love that shot of the ray!

bas van Es said...

het lijkt mij een wereld apart.

Lee said...

I didn't see any mussels. Ray was there, though...and he looked like he'd have a few muscles. He probably ate all the mussels.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wow. Just wow. Great underwater shooting. I'm impressed

Fun60 said...

How fortunate to have your camera to hand. That's a great photo.

carol l mckenna said...

Very creative shots and water and sea world looks fascinating ~ is that stingray or a skate? Wonderful!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

ann nz said...

are those mussels?

Valerie said...

Well done Stewart - looks like the "point & shoot" does a great job anyway; very artistic. And I have to say you're very brave to tackle scuba-diving in Tasmanian waters - I imagine the water temperatures to be very cold?!

Felicia said...

neat shots Stewart.

Kusum Sanu said...

That shot of Ray is very interesting. Cool!

Amy Franks said...

oh sting rays! I love those guys!!!!!

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful photos the Ray! The water is really pretty.

DeniseinVA said...

These pictures are superb Stewart. Love the one of the Smooth Ray and those tiny fish.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Wow, the water is so clear. Those photos, especially the last one, are really neat. I love snorkeling. I love to float along with the water creatures. I can do that for hours and wouldn't be bored.

Marie said...

How wonderful to be able to get photos underwater! Love the ray!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Very cool photos. Now, I wish I lived somewhere near a warm body of ocean so I can go snorkeling.
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Andrea said...

Never mind the point and shoot, the waters are very clear, enticing and look warm. That ray is really big!

Pat Tillett said...

He's a big boy alright! that's the beauty of the P&S cameras. You can just point and shoot. More times than not, the photo comes out pretty decent.

Onepicaday said...

WOW! The last one :D

Gale said...

How fun! Love the sea life you captured. Makes me miss the waterfront.

Bethany Carson said...

Underwater photography is fascinating! Enjoyed your shots.