Macro Underwater Photography – Lake Barrine

Lake Barrine is about an hour’s drive from Cairns. It is actually the crater formed by an volcanic eruption approximately 10,000 years ago.  It is an ideal spot for some freshwater scuba diving.

Today I went up there to do some underwater macro photography using my 100mm macro lens.  As we progress into winter the visibility deteriorates (the opposite of saltwater) so it ideal for getting up close and personal with the subjects.  Subjects that don’t move that is.

We entered the water on the far side of the lake and worked our way back to the point and then a surface swim over to the carpark.

Flora in Lake Barrine

Flora at Lake Barrine

The Waterlillies (Nymphea Gigantea) open underwater.

An Underwater Waterlily

One of the things I love about underwater photography is the reflection in the surface.  This is the first time I have actually used the macro lens to try this.

Water Lily Reflection

Waterlily Reflecting in Surface

Leaf Reflection
A Leaf Reflecting in the Surface

And to finish off it was Pumpkin Soup with Savoury Damper followed by Scones with jam and cream in the Lake Barrine Tea House.

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