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:

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

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

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

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

    Have a great week.

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  5. 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 :)

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

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

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  8. Lovely shots - that last one is very cool.

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

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

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  11. How fun! I would love to do that.

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

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  13. 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

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

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  15. 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.

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  16. I love that shot of the ray!

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  17. het lijkt mij een wereld apart.

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  18. 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.

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

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

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

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  22. are those mussels?

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  23. 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?!

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  24. That shot of Ray is very interesting. Cool!

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

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  26. Beautiful photos the Ray! The water is really pretty.

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

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  28. 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.

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

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  30. 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

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

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  32. 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.

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

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  34. Underwater photography is fascinating! Enjoyed your shots.

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