Weekly Photo Challenge – Extra, Extra

Extra Aquatic Life

Extra Aquatic Life

I shot this arrowcrab hiding in a tube sponge this past Winter while diving in Bonaire. As often happens in underwater shots, when I looked at the shot in post processing, this little back and yellow fish showed up as a companion. I didn’t see when I took the shot!

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29 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Extra, Extra

  1. russtowne says:

    Cool shot, Cathy!
    Russ

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  2. marydpierce says:

    You find the most unusual creatures inside tube sponges! ;-) Actually, I was so busy looking at the arrowcrab, I didn’t see the little fish until I read your description. Perfect for the theme.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thanks, Mary. When I saw the prompt for this week, I immediately thought of this shot! I see it all the time with the UW shots. Some little fish swims into view about the time I take the shot. :-)

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  3. Amy Reese says:

    Amazing color and detail, Cathy! Great for the prompt.

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  4. If that little bumblebee colored fish only knew about your shout out, it would be bragging its fins off to all its fish friends, Cathy.

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  5. Cathy, I always enjoy coming to view your photos and have yet to be disappointed. Enjoy the weekend.

    janet

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  6. unfetteredbs says:

    You know this picture also looks like a Scary eyeball. Triple extra… Very cool Cathy. I love the colors.

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  7. susielindau says:

    So very cool, literally!

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  8. seabluelee says:

    Wow, that crab is ALL legs! I love the little photo-bomber fish. That often happens to me with insects or spiders showing up in my flower shots. It’s a fun little surprise…though not always appreciated!

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      These arrowcrabs are very small – about 2/12 inches across and, you’re right, very leggy. I love their bright blue claws! It’s like they’re wearing blue gloves. I agree, the photo-bombers can be fun, but not always. Thanks, Lee!

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  9. lisazmfa says:

    Oh my, what an amazing world!

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  11. So fragile but encased in such a lovely hue! Nice Cathy! Hope you are well!!!

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thanks, Kathryn. Tube sponges come in many different colors and love these fuchsia ones! But I’ve seen red, blue, orange, yellow. I’m doing very well. Busy as usual, but enjoying summer. It’s much cooler here than in many recent Junes. Mid-seventies and sunny!

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  12. Amy says:

    Very cool capture, Cathy! Hope you are having a nice Sunday :)

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  14. Oh. My! Well you know how much I adore your underwater shots… Love them! Can’t wait to finally try diving, and then learn to shoot underwater things like this. I have no expectation of being as good, but I’d love to just get down there and try it! Beautiful, Cathy.

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thanks, Dawn. I know you would love it! UW photography takes some getting used to and there are many more things to consider such as lighting and the distance between the camera and the subject (the more distance, the more the colors just become blue), but I’m sure you could do it. It’s really rewarding when all that comes together into a nice shot.

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