Weekly Photo Challenge – Refraction

Refraction

Refraction

Here’s my interpretation for this week’s challenge: A shot of a Tarpon late in the afternoon while diving on the Lighthouse Reef Atoll in Belize.

To learn more about the Weekly Photo Challenge, click here.

45 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Refraction

  1. Carrie Rubin says:

    Gorgeous! Love the reflection off his scales.

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  2. Amy says:

    Magnificent underwater shot, Cathy! I’m in awe!!

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  3. dogear6 says:

    Great shot!

    Nancy

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  4. Yet another great Undersea World of Cathy shot as well as a fish education lesson. Until I read this post, I would have assumed that tarpon was typo for tampon. I would have just called that fish “the one with a fierce underbite”.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thanks, V. Yes, tarpon do have a fierce underbite and they’re known for their ferocity in other aspects, too. They’re fierce hunters of smaller fish and are pretty high up on the food chain. And while I don’t do any fishing, I’m told they’re fierce sport fish – fighting mightily when caught – usually catch and release is also my understanding because they’re not very tasty. But they are certainly shiny!

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  6. seabluelee says:

    Great composition! Wonderful reflection of light off the fish. I love the diver in back and the rising bubbles. And are those clouds I’m seeing through the surface?

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thanks, Leon! I didn’t even realize the diver was back there when I took the photo. Don’t you love serendipity? While the light on the surface does look like clouds, what you’re actually seeing is the refraction πŸ˜‰ of the light on the surface. That particular look is especially noticeable in late afternoon which is when this shot was taken.

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  7. Amy Reese says:

    What a sight to see! Wonderful photo, Cathy.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thanks so much, Amy! I have seen Tarpon around wrecks and feeding at night, but I had never seen them hanging around the boat in late evening. We saw them pretty much every day. They’re so sleek and shiny.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      You’re too kind, Amy. Thank you so much for the link! When I saw the prompt, I knew exactly which shot I wanted to use. I’m always looking for an excuse to share the underwater shots.

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  9. aFrankAngle says:

    With the light above + catching the turn = awesome!

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  10. What a magnificent underwater shot! Must have been difficult to take such perfect photos. Light on the part of fish, more light dawning upon the water from the top and a diver in the background, makes it a wonderful story, all around. I have never tried UV photo but your shot inspires me to take it up πŸ™‚

    Do visit my post as well. Thanks πŸ™‚

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thanks so much, Suyash. Yes, UW photography takes some getting used to. I’ve been shooting UW for several years, and it just gets better, but it was pretty daunting at first – kind of like starting over with everything I knew about photography. I am glad I stuck with it, though, because it’s really, really fun! Glad you stopped by and thanks for the Twitter follow, too!

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  11. DG MARYOGA says:

    Thanks to my dearest Amy I was able to reach your stunning underwater shot ; great interpretation for the challenge πŸ™‚

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  12. Such an elegant fish. The size of their scales always amazes me. A guy I worked with many years ago had a tarpon scale in his wallet. It was the size of a credit card. Beautiful photo.

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  13. Tina Schell says:

    Cool shot!! Love the diver in the background πŸ™‚

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  14. tchistorygal says:

    Great shot! πŸ™‚

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  15. Lovely, Cathy. The bubble, the diver and the simplicity of the rest of the photo work perfectly together.

    janet

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thank you, Janet. And welcome back from your trip to France! I’m glad you liked the shot. It was so satisfying to finally get the new camera dialed in so I could take shots that I liked! πŸ™‚

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  16. Great shot! Cool submission to the challenge πŸ™‚ – I love diving and been doing uw photography for a while, so glad to see your post on uw photography πŸ™‚

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  17. missfinnie says:

    Perfect capture for the theme!! It’s so magical!

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  19. Al says:

    Brilliant shot

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  20. Spectacular shot, Cathy! Love the colors, the angle… love it!

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  21. Cathy Ulrich says:

    Thanks, Dawn. And thanks so much for checking in. I know you must have a million emails! πŸ™‚

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