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Lion fish Red sea Egypt

By Merbert
I have a soft underwater housing, which allows me to use my camera in shallow water. This shot of a Lion fish was taken at about 9m towards the end of the dive.
You lose color very quickly under water, so I had to correct them in CS 6 RAW.
Hope you enjoy and thanks for looking.

Tags: Travel General Egypt Wildlife and nature

Voters: Hermanus, kel55, MrBlueSky and 18 more

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Hermanus 9 4 South Africa
8 Dec 2012 5:28AM
What a beauty this is !! Excellent photo - very well taken SmileGrin
kel55 9 8 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2012 6:08AM
Like this one , got a marine tank set up at home and like trying to get shots through the glass , but this is so much better , getting some of the soft corrals and rocks in the shot really adds to the image ,must have been an amazing experience , well done
paulknight 11 2 9 New Zealand
8 Dec 2012 8:12AM
Wow!! Amazing! Great shot.
NaturesHaven 9 283 6 England
8 Dec 2012 9:03AM
I met my first Lion fish in the Gulf of Aqaba........lovely meeting, fantastic fish..........kept my distance..........GrinGrinGrinGrin
8 Dec 2012 2:20PM
came back from there in april,superb shot well done
banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4253 Canada
8 Dec 2012 8:11PM
A nice image, pity the fish is moving away from you. Underwater also kills contrast, sharpness, and I think this could also benefit with a little more vibrant colour.

I have uploaded a mod to show what I mean,

Hope this is helpful,


Merbert 11 5 1 Australia
8 Dec 2012 10:53PM
Thanks for your kind comments and votes.
I think there is a lot of over processed images, I try to avoid doing this to my photos.
I also know underwater is very different to above especial if you donít have the right set up with strobes, housing etc. ($8000 for my camera).
Saying that, I donít mind it what you have done with your mod, so thanks I really appreciate your effort and I can see that I can go a little further without overdoing it.
Thanks again Norbert
9 Dec 2012 7:41AM
5 Feb 2013 9:47AM
Great Lion Fish Photo with coral reef in background
I saw my 1st lion fish in North Eastern Cuba while snorkelling the reefs
Great fish but kept my distance also

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