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Some underwater pics with the EM5

This summer I went to Greece to snorkel and take underwater photographs. On my first dip in the sea, my Oly UFL-1 flash broke and took in water. So, no good photos. However - I took a scuba diving course and got my open water certification. Back home in Norway, I've been diving more and taking more courses in diving, and last week I was invited back to my diving school in Alonnisos to take pictures for them. Had a great week under water - so all in all it was very lucky my flash broke!

Here are the results, shot with a EM5 and two Sea&Sea YS-D1 flashes (Great strobes!), although many are shot without strobes!

Some of my favourites are the peacock worms.




Poseidon in his Kingdom



Dappled evening light - everything makes sense when you head downwards.






Heading into a cave.



Inside the Blue Cave at Alonnisos:








And finally - Rocket


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Re: Some underwater pics with the EM5

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Re: Some underwater pics with the EM5

Great set. Not sure I can afford an underwater housing for the E-M5 just yet and then I don't know if I would trust it.
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Re: Some underwater pics with the EM5

They are great and very different to what usually see thanks for showing. I wont be joining you though a trip to Norway would be nice I think..
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Great set. Not sure I can afford an underwater housing for the E-M5 just yet and then I don't know if I would trust it.
I have had absolutely no trouble with the original Oly housing for the EM-5. I not much of a fan of the EM-5 on land - it's a bit too small, but in the underwater housing it's a great rig. Not too large when you compare it to other DSLRs in the magnum range. If you don't go below 40 meters - which anyhow is the limit for recreational diving, you should be OK. I took mine to 37.5 meters.
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Thanks for your kind comments! This diving thing is a whole new world, and there is a lot of learning involved before you can actually take a camera with you below!
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Re: Some underwater pics with the EM5

Brilliant set I really like the surprised expression on the fish in image No 8 looks like thats the first EM-5 he's seen

Thanks for sharing these nice and different.

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Re: Some underwater pics with the EM5

Lovely shots Catherine, the worms are stunning and I really like the light in the wider ocean shots.
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Re: Some underwater pics with the EM5

Awesome post, Catherine, thanks for sharing. The colour tones are lovely.

So that's what has been keeping you quiet for a while!
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Re: Some underwater pics with the EM5

Your photography never ceases to amaze and delight me, Catherine, and your sense of adventure is awesome, it's good to see you back on the forum with your brilliant images.
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Re: Some underwater pics with the EM5

Amazing.....
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Re: Some underwater pics with the EM5

Wow - some stunners here

All great but I love some of the slightly more unusual images such as number 3.

I look forward to more of these in future weeks, months and years.

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Re: Some underwater pics with the EM5

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Thanks for your kind comments! This diving thing is a whole new world, and there is a lot of learning involved before you can actually take a camera with you below!
I can see you going for the DEEP course soon ...

Fabulous images Cathrine - just fab esp. the Jelly in white ; the Octopus and the pink Fan mollusc
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Re: Some underwater pics with the EM5

Great shots the last one really stands out for me
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Re: Some underwater pics with the EM5

These are really lovely Cathrine. It's great to see some more of your photos & this new venture sounds like fun (for you).

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I have had absolutely no trouble with the original Oly housing for the EM-5. I not much of a fan of the EM-5 on land - it's a bit too small, but in the underwater housing it's a great rig. Not too large when you compare it to other DSLRs in the magnum range. If you don't go below 40 meters - which anyhow is the limit for recreational diving, you should be OK. I took mine to 37.5 meters.
Are you going to be tempted by the E-M1? It's a little bigger than the E-M5.
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