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#1 james

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 08:58 AM

The Wetpixel/Divephotoguide contest winners have been posted on our site. See the homepage for details.

http://wetpixel.com/i.php/contest/

Congrats on the well-deserved wins - and to great representation from both Wetpixel members and the international underwater photography crowd.

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#2 Arnon_Ayal

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 09:43 AM

Congrats to all the winners.
Great selection of images.
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Posted 26 February 2006 - 09:58 AM

Congrats Guys! Some fantastic images in that contest. Cool macro Karl! Vazuw, Excellent. Nice to see some familiar names placing too. Special Congrats to John Johnson for his win. Beautiful shot.

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 10:34 AM

Outstanding work.

Congrats to all the winners for some stunning images. Truly deserving winners. Great job to the judges and those who helped put the contest together too.

Kudos

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#5 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 11:31 AM

Eric deserves special thanks for the HUGE amount of work he put in to make this happen.

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 11:37 AM

Beautiful images. I love the shark..BOS! :angry:
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Posted 26 February 2006 - 11:41 AM

im honored and thrilled. to place against the pros is humbling. I spent alot of time on my shot to get everything in its place for the composition. aka vazuw

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 01:05 PM

Some really inspiring images, congrats to all!

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#9 MikeVeitch

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 01:26 PM

Well done everyone!! Some outstanding shots there!

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 03:33 PM

Thanks to Eric and Jason Heller for making this great competition possible....congrats to the winners

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 05:29 PM

Congrats to everyone. Like mrbubbles said, its very humbling to place. For me it's actually the first time I placed first (or second) in a major contest.

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 07:57 PM

Congrats - Cor, Karl, MrBubbles and all the winners. Well done. I'd also like to give kudos to Eric and all the organizers for bringing us another quality competition. I'm just going to have to try harder next year to bring home a piece of those super prizes.
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Posted 26 February 2006 - 08:43 PM

Hey, guys! You have a whole year to prepare for the next one. :P

I was really impressed with the caliber of the submissions, and am really looking forward to next year.

But I'm going to outsource the administration. I was nearly catatonic after organizing the 1000 entries!
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#14 MikeVeitch

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 08:59 PM

Hey, guys!  You have a whole year to prepare for the next one. :D

I was really impressed with the caliber of the submissions, and am really looking forward to next year.

But I'm going to outsource the administration.  I was nearly catatonic after organizing the 1000 entries!

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#15 james

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 06:00 AM

Hey, if someone wants to buy me a satellite internet setup, I'm game. The internet connection out there is about the equivalent of 56k. So now I know how you feel Mike :-P

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#16 kdietz

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 07:07 AM

Anyone else noticed this?

What are the odds that one camera brand would sweep the awards?

It doesn't mean a thing, just unlikely with the number and caliber of photographers using different cameras!

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 07:22 AM

Very interesting Karl. I just did a Find on the contest page and searched for Canon. Guess what I came up with: nothing. Not a single FF sensor in the bunch.
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Posted 27 February 2006 - 07:44 AM

As a judge of the competition I was surprised when I heard this. I certainly wasn't aware of this while judging. Coincidently the judges were half Nikon shooters and half Canon!

As for the results, I think that Nikon's are still much more popular in UW shooting - most probably for historical reasons. That, and the fisheye. Also most of the people who were winners in this comp are well established UW shooters who have been shooting for years, and most are film converts. So they stuck with Nikon - as Canon had very little presence UW before digital.

Canon DSLRs are getting increasingly popular, but mainly with people who did not shoot an SLR UW on film. And generally these newer photographers are less likely to win big comps, but this will and is changing. I certainly think that an entire Nikon winners circle is highly unlikely to happen again.

I think here at WP we can get the impression that Canon is perhaps more popular UW than it is because the majority of the moderators shoot Canon, as do several other regular posters on the forums.
But I see the opposite at Magic filters, where we sell about 5 Nikon filters to one Canon. If that is any guide? Most housing manufacturers will tell a similar story - although perhaps less so with the brands that are bought most by newer converts.

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 10:27 AM

Not to be a total idiot, but I'm a total idiot. Where are the images? I wanna see!
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Posted 27 February 2006 - 10:37 AM

George, they are on the bottom of the link posted above

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