Weekly Photo Challenge – Happy Place

Happy Place

Happy Place

The challenge this week asks us to show our readers where we get our groove back. And while this lion fish always displays a grumpy face, my happy place is scuba diving and photographing these stunning fish along with many other sea creatures. This shot was taken during our dive trip to Curacao last December.

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15 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Happy Place

  1. Carrie Rubin says:

    He may look grumpy, but I bet on the inside he’s pretty pleased you’re snapping his photo. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. And now I’m happy too! You know how much I LOVE your underwater scenes! Gorgeous… even if these guys are invasive and trouble in most places! They are sooo pretty!

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      I know, Dawn. I feel the same way. They’re so beautiful even if they are invasive. Sometimes I feel a little like I’m betraying the Caribbean by photographing them, but I just can’t help it. They’re truly eye-candy! Thanks, Friend!

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  3. Amy says:

    So glad to see your happy place, Cathy! Beautiful creature. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. ShimonZ says:

    I’m impressed by the beautiful fish. And how wonderful it is to have a happy place. What sort of camera do you use for photography under the water? Or do you have some sort of water proof bag that you use to protect the camera when you’re underwater?

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Hi Shimon,

      These Lionfish are quite beautiful, although they’re an invasive species in the Caribbean. They come from the Indian Ocean and the theory of how they got to Caribbean is that someone dumped them out into the Atlantic from an aquarium in Florida.

      Anyway, I use an Olympus OMD-EM1 which is a micro four-thirds mirrorless camera with a great electronic viewfinder. I have different lenses for it, although obviously I have to choose one for an entire dive since I can’t change those out while underwater. Olympus makes an underwater housing for the OMD that is waterproof to 45 meters and it’s designed so that the external buttons on the housing have direct links to the camera so I have full control of all the camera’s functions while underwater. They’re quite marvelous! I’m getting ready to leave for Grand Cayman tomorrow for 10 days of diving so stay tuned for some new shots soon!



  5. Gorgeous, Cathy.


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  6. seabluelee says:

    Cathy, your happiness in “the Deep” shows in every underwater image you share. Though I’m a mermaid at heart, scuba diving is not an experience I’m likely to have in this lifetime. All the more reason I love going there with you through your camera!


  7. aFrankAngle says:

    Quite the pic of a lion fish! … Hi Cathy!


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