Sharing moments in time…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Two Subjects

Having just returned from a Scuba trip, this challenge plays right into my hands!  The two subjects in this photo are a young lion fish which are incredibly ornate and photogenic and a like-colored crinoid (which is actually an animal like a star fish) sitting on top of some hard coral.  This was taken on a night dive in Fiji on a reef just off the shore of the resort we stayed at.  There were a lot of divers in the water but I saw this opportunity when I first submerged so I was able to get it before the water got stirred up – providing me with a stark black background.  The photo was taken in about 25 ft of water.

Color Coordinated in the Deep

27 responses

  1. I love lion fish, they are so beautiful. Then again, everything is beautiful in the ocean.

    April 13, 2012 at 12:30 pm

  2. I love the photo…so unusual. Thanks for sharing your underwater world.
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

    April 13, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    • Hi Siggi – I’m not sure its my world – I think the fish know that we are just brief intruders and then get together and laugh at how pitifully clumsy we are underwater.

      April 13, 2012 at 3:42 pm

  3. Wow, wow and wow. What a great shot.

    April 13, 2012 at 2:38 pm

  4. What a perectly-lit photo. Nice job!

    April 13, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    • I see that scuba diving is on your bucket list – definitely do it! Its an incredible way to visit a totally different world with all foreign creatures without leaving the earth.

      April 13, 2012 at 3:49 pm

  5. amazing photo! what a moment for you to have experienced.

    April 13, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    • The little lion was posing so nicely and there was no one around…it really was a nice moment! Thanks Marina

      April 13, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    • Thanks Amar! The monuments that you show in your post are impressive. Thanks

      April 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm

  6. so great to see something so unusual…great photo

    April 13, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    • Thanks Jo – ya gotta love it when the challenge meets one of your recent photos!

      April 13, 2012 at 7:03 pm

  7. amazing capture. nature is so stunning. thank you for the underwater two view.

    April 13, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    • You are most welcome (and right about the constant wonder of nature – underwater and above)

      April 13, 2012 at 9:09 pm

  8. Great shot. Very nice entry to this week’s theme.

    April 13, 2012 at 10:41 pm

  9. I just LOVE underwater pictures. Your two subjects are great, thanks for the share 🙂

    April 14, 2012 at 1:17 am

    • Its a great privilege to be able to leave our surface world and visit this other one.

      April 14, 2012 at 11:18 am

  10. Interesting photo! Sounds like you had a good dive! I like the way that the color shows up in the lion fish and the crinoid, is repeated subtly in the coral, and the contrast with the really dark background.

    April 14, 2012 at 4:18 am

    • Thanks Ruth! You expressed exactly what I was after – and for once, the plan came together

      April 14, 2012 at 11:19 am

  11. Great photo.

    April 14, 2012 at 6:57 am

    • Thank you – I’ve always wanted to dive in beautiful South Africa but haven’t had the chance to – yet!

      April 14, 2012 at 11:23 am

  12. Stunning capture. It looks so quiet and peaceful even with names such as lion fish and crinoid.

    April 14, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    • Thanks Pier – It was nice under there – especially after the surface debacle of trying to get about 16 divers in the water at the same time – at dusk. It was a lucky opportunity that I got to break away from the group early.

      April 14, 2012 at 1:27 pm

  13. Wow! That is awesome! Great composition as well!

    April 16, 2012 at 10:43 am

  14. Hi Scott and Dee, glad you finally made it home safely. Have been enjoying your stories and pictures. Could you send us NiNi’s (Marlen’s) email?

    April 16, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    • Hi Cyn, you should have it now in your email.

      April 16, 2012 at 7:10 pm

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