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A Word A Week Photo Challenge – Orange

Sue from “A Word In Your Ear” blog dips into her old English Oxford dictionary on a weekly basis and picks out a word on the page that falls open.  This is the topic of the photo challenge, and this week it was – Orange.  So I thought I would give it a go.

One of my recent experiences of Orange is while scuba diving in the Red Sea, Egypt last year.  One of the most common fish that you see around the reefs are Jewel Fairy Basslets; these range in colours from pink to orange.  They are only tiny little fish about a couple of inches long, but they are so abundant and so colourful, so join me and dive into the glorious sea in search of these orange beauties.

A few fairies

A few fairies

I’m sure we can find some more, lets dive a little deeper.

Fairy Soup

Fairy soup

The deeper  you dive, you loose the colour red after about 5m, this is due to refraction in the water.  With photography you get around this by using filters, flashes and a little of colour adjustment in Lightroom.

Getting a little closer

Getting a little closer

However come into shallower water and the reef is still bursting with little orange wonders.

Shallow water reef

Shallow water reef

As you come to the end of your dive, you have to do a 3 minute safety stop at about 5 metres.  This is to allow slow release of some of the Nitrogen from your blood stream that will have built up during your dive.  However you can make good use of this 3 minute stop and nosey around the surrounding reefs for more of the fairies.

A last photograph before surfacing

A last photograph before surfacing

So I hope you’ve enjoyed my interpretation of Orange and also our little trip under the sea.

Thankyou for spending the time to read my post, have a wonderful day and please come back soon.  Remember any word that is highlighted in my blog will take you to something of relevant interest.


9 responses »

  1. Stunning photos, Claire.

  2. Very, very beautiful! This place is magical.

  3. fairies underwater what next

  4. Beautiful pictures. I particularly like the second with the vibrancy of the orange tower of fish against the blue.

    • Thankyou Noeline for stopping by, viewing my post and taking the time to comment :-). I agree with you, the deeper we dive because of the loss of colour the blue sea intensifies and accentuates the fish. They are so photogenic, but they move so fast 🙂

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