The coral reef at Wanget Island in Madang,
Papua New Guinea

Canon 350D
Canon 18-55mm kit lens
Edited in PSE

Featured in the All That is Nature group on 29 Dec. 2008

Featured in the Colors of Water group on 2 Jan. 2009

Featured in the Colors of Water group on 24 April 2009


ocean, water, coral, nature, color, reef, 100


  • Simon Duckworth
    Simon Duckworthover 5 years ago

    lovely colours and abstract

  • clickychick
    clickychickover 5 years ago

    Beautiful, love the colours and the glisten of light on the water,

  • tessabishop
    tessabishopover 5 years ago

    Great image, love the title!

  • RollemFloyd
    RollemFloydover 5 years ago

    wonderful contol of light……….. you retain the briliance without blowing out the colors. did you use a polorizer? Great Shot!

  • Thanks so much! Yes I did use a polarizing filter for this. It helped that the water was very clear that day as well as the sun shining on the reef.

    – Donell Trostrud

  • CarolM
    CarolMover 5 years ago

    Wow, this is a beautiful piece. Love the colors and the reflections. Excellent! Congratulations on your feature.

  • George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)
    George Parapad...over 5 years ago

    Beautiful place and beautiful shot! That water says “come in!” :-)

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08over 5 years ago

    Beautiful, like jewels droped in the water!

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 5 years ago

    beautiful image

  • Cheryl  Lunde
    Cheryl Lundeover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous, Look like an emerald. Congrats on your top 10 placement in the colors of water challenge :)

  • Thanks so much Cheryl!

    – Donell Trostrud

  • gemgirl63
    gemgirl63over 5 years ago

    This would look gorgeous over my fireplace…

  • Thank you for that! I’m sure it would :-)

    – Donell Trostrud

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