Do you litteraly mean "Under the Sea"? are Aquarium shots, shots from lakes or swimming pools ok with you?
ir Bob: What is it with these underwater housings that they are more expensive then the camera's inside them. (I probably know the answer though, must be something with supply and demand)
Yes, underwater photography combines two expensive and time consuming hobbies...
And of course it does not stop with the housing: You need a flash (light is a much bigger problem under water), focus lights, different ports (for different overwater lenses) and a much more expensive holiday...
Weegee: Can you change lenses underwater?
Just kidding, actaully there are special underwater lense, which you can put in front of the housing to gain wideangle or macro capabilities.Those can be changed underwater.However, on the other hand if you like to use your overwater lenses, you must make sure that the lense fits optically and mechanically to your housing. Normally you can change the "tube" in front of the housing called port.
Zahid Farooq: Absolutely agreed to photo nuts; in fact I have lost confidence in voting and winning contests... there are few fabulous entries falling not in top 5!
Hmm, I personally think (and it is a biased opinion), that the right shot won the challenge. Why that? I am still a photography beginner, but I started with uw-photography and so I know there are many difficults. For example color loss due to deepth and no hard ground to stand on. Many shots here are clearly aquarium shots and so it was simply less challengeing to shoot them.As for the macro shots of the nudibranches... They are really nice (especially the one with the "wings"), but, as a diver, my heart is much more attached to the big rays, sharks and whales (as I said I am biased here). Keep also in your mind that a ray moves much faster then a... well... slug, so it is hard to shoot in the right moment.
Although, since I am keen to learn (no irony), I would like to know which shot did you like best and why?
Congrats to cata13nci!
Quote: "Must be in/underwater"Does this mean "camera must be submerged" or is a aquarium shot also OK?
Edit: OK, I should just read the rules completely...
I am very happy, that there is someone hosting underwater challenges. Really looking forward to the next challenge; have a good one for it... ;)