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    Sometimes the beauty is where you least expect it to be. These green dreams were captured just below the sea surface in a quiet bay.

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    1. gregor H 82 months ago | reply

      I am stunning on this unique impact!
      The scene is well composed and the colours also!
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    2. Geir Drabløs 80 months ago | reply

      Herlig bilde med en super, nesten syrlig grønnfarge!

    3. coyrooster 80 months ago | reply

      British painter, engraver and visionary poet William Blake replied to a patron critical of his latest work, the Reverend Dr. Trusler, with a letter & touchstone observation in 1799 ~~ in fact 209 years ago today, August 23 ~~ "...to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” Whether this image be a dream, or a sleeping mermaid's negligee laced with unbuttoned pearls, or something else entirely, remains open to debate. Your aquatic quiz challenges perception even more fancifully with conspicuous chartreuse, said to be the most visible color to the human eye. Submerged and surreal, this refreshing image unfurls like a flag, reminding us of nature's limitless imagination.

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    4. Richard Thompson 79 months ago | reply

      An exotic beauty as green as man's experience in this last great frontier.

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    5. ∞8∞ [deleted] 78 months ago | reply

      I love this shot!

    6. Pepetka 78 months ago | reply

      Simply beautiful

    7. Kirpernicus 75 months ago | reply

      Reminds me of planetary nebula.
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      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    8. reathel 60 months ago | reply

      Very nice, I have a friend who makes a living making photographs similar to these. They sell very well. I'm sure this would meet or exceed her standards.

      I personally love the abstractness and almost alien feel to the photograph. Very interesting to study for a while.

      Cheers.

    9. rab mcbride 60 months ago | reply

      Technical Execution:

      The lighting in this image is superb, as is the exposure, apart from a slight blowing out at the tips of the buds - very difficult to overcome The translucent greens with their magnificent tones gives this image the "X" factor

      Visual Composition:

      Good sense of life about this image, you can almost see the subject moving from side to side. There is a nice balance to the shot that is very pleasing on the eye. I think it has been slightly over cropped at the left hand side as I would like to have seen all of the plant?

      Artistic Value and Creativity

      Shots have been done of this type before, however this one has a different take due to the slightly abstract feel this one has. You've certainly portrayed the beauty of the scene

      Personal Impact:

      This is one i would certainly hang on my wall, or would even suit being on the wall of an office with a stressful environment, due to it's calming affect. One i will come back to


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    10. gregor H 60 months ago | reply

      Technical Execution: 8 = Very Good
      the color duotone is well balanced. Cause of the beige in the background the green infront interacts best. Maybe I would try to clear the dark tones for a friendlier impact. There is also a play with focus and defocus visible In the large view. It gives the viewer the impact of deepness.

      Visual Composition: 9 = Excellent
      the composition of the elements is the strength of this picture. Especially I am favour the cooperation between the spin hairs in background and the larger alga's infront. Great this bubbles looks like pearls which decorates the scene.

      Artistic Value and Creativity: 9 = Excellent
      the square crop is a great choice here. It highlights the detail well and let it interact in a portrait character.

      Personal Impact: 8 = Very Good
      I was attempted to look for nemo behind the alga's. The alga subject looks to natural to me. Because I don't like alga's, it suggests my dirty water. I would try to compose a more abstract impact with post-processing. My first intention is to highlight the dark area, maybe with brighten up the whole picture. A high key touch could run perhaps.

      Total Impression: 9 = Excellent
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    11. Luís C 60 months ago | reply

      Technical Execution: 8 = Very Good
      There are two critical technical aspects in this picture - lighting and focus. Both look well handled, with some very sharp details contrasting with the out of focus in the fore and background and luxurious yellow/greens kept under perfect limits. The air droplets look a bit over the edge and that may be seen as distracting or at least not as perfect as perfection itself. That would be my only remark. Achieving this underwater deserves an extra point in grading :)

      Visual Composition: 8 = Very Good
      One could imagine hundreds of small variations in composition. The main alga splitting the frame in two might be questionable, but it is very well balanced by the symmetric framing by the other algae. The dark to light progression seem very well handled an visually effective.

      Artistic Value and Creativity: 8 = Very Good
      There are obviously many photos of this kind, but few become particularly appealing behind the obvious. This one goes one step further to become noticeable thanks to the excellent light characteristics and the perfect control of the vivid greens.

      Personal Impact: 7 = Good
      This image had immediate impact when I first saw it and I still admire it in many ways. Yet in my opinion it doesn't succeed in becoming unforgettable or in generating strong emotions.

      Total Impression: 8 = Very Good
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    12. Lissa** 60 months ago | reply

      I nominate this image for this week's pool contest.

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    13. walking along 60 months ago | reply

      I nominate this image for this week's pool contest.

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    14. reathel 60 months ago | reply

      I nominate this image for this week's pool contest.

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    15. rab mcbride 60 months ago | reply

      I nominate this image for this week's pool contest.

      Nomination

    16. i n i m i n i 58 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Nature Nerds, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    17. Dave Berryman [deleted] 41 months ago | reply

      This is absolutely amazing. It looks like one of those galaxy pics.

    18. John RD 10 months ago | reply

      As a diver I see seaweed like so often often that I pay it no attention but you've turned it into something really beautiful. Well done.

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