Ron Hanko

Ron Hanko

Posted on 08/26/2016


Photo taken on June 17, 2016



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Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef
On our last day in Port Douglas and before traveling to Brisbane we went snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef. We took a catamaran cruise out of Port Douglas to Low Island and snorkeled off the island. I rented a small underwater camera and though it was difficult to operate and did not keep its charge long (lesson learned: don't rent the cameras they have on the boat), we did manage to get some decent photos of the coral and the fish. I have not identified either fish or coral, but the snorkeling was one of the high points of the trip. Low Island is part of the inner reef and has not been seriously affected by the bleaching that is destroying much of the outer reef.

Valfal, Marco, Buck Ejitt, Martin Humphreys and 33 other people have particularly liked this photo


37 comments - The latest ones
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
A Beautiful under water photo Ron.
2 years ago.
Schussentäler
Schussentäler
stunning shot
2 years ago.
Proxar
Proxar
!!! very beautiful capture
2 years ago.
Claudia G
Claudia G
Jolie prise sous marine de faunes et flores !
2 years ago.
Kama 56
Kama 56
Magnifique cette capture
2 years ago.
Clyde Sostand
Clyde Sostand
nice sea shot well done...
2 years ago.
Neal Hanko
Neal Hanko
That's a special day Great shot
2 years ago.
Sonja
Sonja
Wow, a nice fish!
Looking at the blog, I have to say I like shot 39 most of the underwater ones. The fish in there may be less showy patterned, but the dynamic pose of it, the colours of the coral and the light are such you don't notice anything about the particles in the water and the iso. It is just a dream in gold with sort of a perspective sucking one in.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele
Sehr schön
2 years ago.
* Didier 85 *
* Didier 85 *
Beauté du monde sous-marin !
2 years ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
Sweet comment. Had the same experience with a Nikonos in 1965 but today I cherish the pea soup that resulted from somewhere in the Indian Ocean. Will try to find the name of the actor.
I see you already got the identification of it, Butterflyfish, sorry Ron, I was too slow.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
A great underwater shot, Ron. The coral bleaching from warming oceans is a real concern.
2 years ago.
Ms.Wisteria
Ms.Wisteria
Instant fave! Superb picture. Now you'll have to go again to rent a proper camera lol :)
2 years ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Magnifiques trésors de la plongée sous-marine.
2 years ago.
Andreas Z.
Andreas Z.
Thanks Ron for sharing your adventures down under!
2 years ago.
Fizgig
Fizgig
Nice =) Added ID's for the fishies (see notes).... Wonderful shot -- with some editing, it could be brought up to your usual standards ;)
2 years ago.
Ron Hanko has replied to Fizgig
Thanks for the ID's. What would you suggest in the way of editing?
2 years ago.
Fizgig has replied to Ron Hanko
Removing the noise, for one.... Balancing out the high/lowlights....
2 years ago.
Ron Hanko has replied to Fizgig
Not sure how to do either. I do very little editing of my photos.
2 years ago.
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Wonderful photograph, Ron ! *****
... and marvelous remembrances for me ... (:o))
2 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
Oh, what a lovely watery shot, Ron.
2 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Such cool view
2 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Very clear and sharp! Great experience - I envy you!
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Amazing underwater capture!
2 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Wonderful shot and memories to keep !
2 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Wow ! GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Happy weekend with joy"
2 years ago.
bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
Fabulous shot, Ron.
2 years ago.
Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx
Fantastique image ! Bravo
2 years ago.
Alda
Alda
nice shot anyway!
2 years ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
I love this image Ron. How magical it looks. It must have been a pretty special experience
2 years ago.
Martin Humphreys
Martin Humphreys
Stunning work Ron.
2 years ago.
Buck Ejitt
Buck Ejitt
Whoa!!!!
2 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
Wow, this is one place that I'd like to tour; well captured image, Ron :-)
2 years ago.