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Posted by
Dimitrios (ATHENS, Greece) on 14 August 2008 in Plant & Nature.

Its time to go underwater and try to describe the beauty as well as the difficulties of taking picture underwater. The location is the Aegean sea surrounding the island of Alonissos which belongs in the Sporades complex together with the islands of Skiathos and Skopelos. Please take a DEEP BREATH and follow me……….

The underwater plants are as interesting as the ones above ground, enjoy these flowers.

OLYMPUS u770SW,S770SW 1/640 second F/3.5 ISO 80 7 mm


jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

very cool plant looks like something you would expect to see in outer space. Love the silver tones

14 Aug 2008 5:11am

@jamesy: it manly covers the rocks, it spreads around when the waters are very clean, its length is about 4-5 cm and the diameter of the flower is approximately 1 cm. Greetings

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

I thought those were coins when I first looked at it. Interesting plants. Great shot!

14 Aug 2008 5:30am

@Zing: haha coins, a good analogy, a lost treasure! greetings from Athens Greece.

jokeR from Shiraz, Iran

Great SHot! The Beauty of the Sea ...

14 Aug 2008 6:03am

@jokeR: yes in all its Glory, greetings from the Aegean Sea.

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Surprising and beautiful shot !

14 Aug 2008 6:40am

@Calusarus: happy that you like it C, regards from Athens, D.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! Absolutely fascinating! Thank you for sharing

14 Aug 2008 6:47am

@Magda: well THANKS for the regular VISITS in my underwater am3-world, kind rgerads D.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Amazing Dimitrios! Beautiful "garden" underwater. :)

14 Aug 2008 7:13am

@Ana Lúcia: yes they do exist, follow me for the next few day ad see more, kind regards D.

hamid from Iran

just wow
great shot,
the texture and the lights are very good

14 Aug 2008 9:03am

@hamid: thank you Hamid

Andrew Gould from Sydney, Australia

What a beautiful pattern they make, Dimitrios. The light and shade adds interest, too.

14 Aug 2008 9:14am

@Andrew Gould: well it was more enjoyable to just stay on top and watch as all these reflections were changing within seconds, the foto shows part of the beauty of snorkling! REGARDS FROM ATHENS D.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

You're not kidding, these are sooo wonderful, all gathered together they make a wonderful sea bouquet :)
Thanks so much for sharing !

14 Aug 2008 12:03pm


Veronelle from Lens, France

beautifull shot, what is it ?

14 Aug 2008 12:19pm

@Veronelle: It is a very common underwater plant, sorry do not know the scientific name, greetings

SUN from Tehran, Iran

Cool shot...Nicely Done!

14 Aug 2008 1:07pm

@SUN: thanks

Arps from Hyderabad, India

After reading the comments i realized these are flowers... but what i thought at the first look was ..so many shells and maybe someone had a great catch ...
beautiful and amazing as all you underwater snaps...Thanks for showing this beautiful underwater world

14 Aug 2008 1:15pm

@Arps: very happy that all of this is so greatly appreciated, regards from Athens

willow from Chelsea, United States

This is a really great shot! I like the shadows and light from above.

14 Aug 2008 1:30pm

@willow: me too, regards D

leslie from norwich, United Kingdom

Wonderful -- love the way the light gives the shadow

14 Aug 2008 2:45pm

@leslie: many thanks L

alla from Toronto, Canada

this is amazing

14 Aug 2008 4:39pm

@alla: thanks Alla

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

Wow, who would say! Thanks for sharing, great shot!

14 Aug 2008 5:51pm


Helen from Melbourne, Australia

How extraordinary! Fabulous shot Dimitrios.

14 Aug 2008 9:08pm

@Helen: happy that you liked it, REGARDS D.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

What a weird underwater plant !! Very intresting to see that....

14 Aug 2008 9:26pm

@Evelyne Dubos: THE SEA bed is full of surprises Evelyne, regards D.

Ken McCoy from Orlando-Daytona Beach, FL, United States

Cool! They look like shells ...

14 Aug 2008 10:08pm

@Ken McCoy: kind of, regards D

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

That is soooo cool! Great capture

15 Aug 2008 12:13am

@Jen: many thanks Jen

Illuci from Hurdegaryp, Netherlands

Looks like a mountain of once lost obols or drachmes, you are rich Dimitrios!

15 Aug 2008 7:49pm

@Illuci: well living in Greece we feel rich and blessed with all this natural beauty, PROTECTING it is another matter, regards D.

Howard F. from South Pasadena, Calif., United States

WOW, looks like nails. Gives me the goosebumps but it's amazing.

25 Aug 2008 4:38pm

@Howard F.: they were soft! greetings

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

That's neat.

1 Sep 2008 4:18am

@Twelvebit: thanks a lot

1/640 second
ISO 80
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