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#372879 Moving of critters for competition entries

Posted by stewsmith on 22 April 2016 - 12:23 AM

Interesting comments Adam.

You wrote

" Every competition I have either judged in or administered has disqualified images that were thought to have been unnaturally moved. "

So based on "thought" and not " evidence " images have been disqualified in every competition that you have judged in.


#371710 Blue Manta Luxury Liveaboard - Raja Ampat - Misool 7th-15 March 2018

Posted by stewsmith on 20 March 2016 - 02:11 AM

I have a few spaces available for a Raja Ampat - Misool trip on the luxurious Blue Manta Liveaboard.


Trip date: 7th - 15th March 2018 leaving from Sorong and returning to Sorong.


The usual cost for this trip is $4000.00, I am offering this trip at $3600.00 excludes park fees, flights and gratuities. 


Only a 10% deposit required now to secure your place. The balance will be spread out over the next 23 months with a further 10% deposit required 12 months prior to the trip start date, followed by a 30% payment 6 months prior to trip start date, then balance required 2 months prior to trip start date.


Link to video of the Blue Manta Liveaboard - http://www.whitemanta.com


For additional information please email : samui13@aol.com with subject heading Raja18


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#347245 Critter Planet

Posted by stewsmith on 04 May 2014 - 08:05 AM

Great lighting and sharpness Dustin. What rig did you use for this.
150,000 images, that's dedication.


#347162 The case of the ignored watermark

Posted by stewsmith on 02 May 2014 - 03:03 AM

I know what costs are like as My wife works for a large UK patent and trademark attorneys. I will ask her if she has a contact in France.

#347092 The case of the ignored watermark

Posted by stewsmith on 01 May 2014 - 02:25 AM

This is good news. I'm sure the time and effort that you had to put in to travel to court, prepare documentation etc wouldn't be covered by the total amount awarded, but its refreshing to know that you won and that the more cases like this that end up in court, it will stop others from thieving.

#344457 How long do you wait for payment

Posted by stewsmith on 14 March 2014 - 10:07 AM

Cheque arrived yesterday. :-)

#341451 Tiger Beach liveaboards

Posted by stewsmith on 05 January 2014 - 11:43 PM

Dolphin Dream. You will need to get on one of the charters that are doing sharks and dolphins. It's a good sized boat. Food is delicious and the pool is always open.


#341144 Your Favourite/Best Image of 2013

Posted by stewsmith on 28 December 2013 - 06:09 AM

Not much diving for me this year due to injury.
This is one of my favourite images that I have shared this year.
Taken at Cedros last month.

Happy bubbles


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#336626 Nuclear contaminated Pacific

Posted by stewsmith on 03 September 2013 - 11:56 PM

I can't believe there has not been a thread started on this subject. It appears that the Japanese nuclear facility is in a terrible condition and high levels of contaminated water are entering the sea and heading towards the west coast of America. How long it will take for the true extent of the problem to be published I don't know, that is of course if it ever will be published. One thing is certain though, is that the Pacific Ocean is going to suffer.


#319150 Maldives, Ari Atoll, Ellaidhoo gallery complete

Posted by stewsmith on 26 October 2012 - 06:58 AM

Liking the first Angelfish abstract shot. Some punchy colours amongst that set. Nice

#319004 Lembeh Strait with Canon PowerShot S100

Posted by stewsmith on 24 October 2012 - 02:43 PM

Loving all of these. Nicely done Erwin


#317742 Komodo thru a Macro lens

Posted by stewsmith on 03 October 2012 - 01:42 PM

A small selection of macro images from another amazing trip to Komodo on the Mermaid 1. All images taken with Canon 5D MKII, Sea and Sea YS250's, Canon 100mm, super macro images with Subsee +10



#317681 A snippet from a 10 day KOmodo liveaboard

Posted by stewsmith on 02 October 2012 - 10:39 PM

This footage is not my own but the Mermaid Liveaboards videogrpher Nu.

The footage was all taken from a ten day liveaboard on the Mermaid 1 and just a small snippet of the time we had.