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#1 John Bantin

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 11:06 PM

Since there are technical requirements regarding shots suitable for repro, I would think that those serious underwater photographers might be interested rather than the point-n-shooters. The prize (a holiday in the Maldives) departs from the UK. http://www.sharktrus...t.asp?did=26903

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 01:50 AM

Saw it in the Mag. Seems like a really great idea for a competition.

[hint]We should get this up on Wetpixel's front page![/hint]

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 05:10 AM

hint: you have access to the front page hint...

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 10:21 PM

Yeah, but I am in SE Asia and my password is in England. Hence the hint.

You might also think that this location might be well suited to working on a few cracking shots for the comp - but you'd be forgetting that they don't have sharks in SE Asia anymore...

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 03:47 AM

Oh Alex, that's cos you're going to the wrong places. :rolleyes:

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Posted 13 May 2007 - 06:08 AM

no sharks in south east asia ... but where did they all go ?

aren't they the apex predator ... top of the food chain .. or is there something above them that eats sharks ? :rolleyes:
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Posted 13 May 2007 - 07:03 AM

Yeah, but I am in SE Asia and my password is in England.

That the problem when you actually going dive instead of just babble about it (as I do right now) :rolleyes:
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Posted 13 May 2007 - 01:06 PM

That the problem when you actually going dive instead of just babble about it (as I do right now) :)

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 10:36 PM

http://www.sharktrus...6...238&depth=1

Anyone got a decent shark picture?

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 06:48 AM

The rules say "Also, all photos of free-swimming sharks must have been taken in natural circumstances" does this exclude shark feed shots, which is fine by me.

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 07:59 AM

Here's the specific line from the rules:

"Also, all photos of free-swimming sharks must have been taken in natural circumstances, with no efforts made to provoke the subject into display or threatening behaviour."

I would interpret that to say that sharks MAY have been baited into the area but I could be wrong.

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 08:39 AM

Here's the specific line from the rules:

"Also, all photos of free-swimming sharks must have been taken in natural circumstances, with no efforts made to provoke the subject into display or threatening behaviour."

I would interpret that to say that sharks MAY have been baited into the area but I could be wrong.

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I guess a shark would be there for a reason. Maybe not because someone put down bait today, but maybe yesterday. What is "display or threatening behaviour"? I never felt threatened by a feeding shark. What say you Mike V?

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 02:54 PM

What is "display or threatening behaviour"?


When sharks are angry they "arch" their backs and turn the pectoral fins down. This is known as the threatening behavior. They do it just before an attack. I've seen it before, when I had a bag of fish hanging behind me, and believe me, you don't want to see it.

The bull shark above shows a "normal" posture by the way. I searched the net trying to find a photo of a posturing shark but didn't find any. There are a few in books about sharks.

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Posted 22 June 2007 - 11:50 PM

When sharks are angry they "arch" their backs and turn the pectoral fins down. This is known as the threatening behavior. They do it just before an attack. I've seen it before, when I had a bag of fish hanging behind me, and believe me, you don't want to see it.

The bull shark above shows a "normal" posture by the way. I searched the net trying to find a photo of a posturing shark but didn't find any. There are a few in books about sharks.



Simply swimming past you is threatening behaviour in some people's books! Is this behaviour threatening? I think that this picture would be probably disqualified from the competion. (But I didn't write the rules!)

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 12:54 AM

Simply swimming past you is threatening behaviour in some people's books! Is this behaviour threatening? I think that this picture would be probably disqualified from the competion. (But I didn't write the rules!)


No, not threatening, just normal feeding behavior. They swim totally different when very irritated, with the pectoral fins pointing down...

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 01:25 AM

. What say you Mike V?

I can't get the sharks here to eat out of my hand... shy fellas. :glare:

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 02:10 AM

I can't get the sharks here to eat out of my hand... shy fellas. :glare:


Maybe you need French lessons from Bertran!

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 05:14 AM

Maybe you need French lessons from Bertran!



I would prefer Brigit... :P
Oh, and i would like to keep my fingers!


Got a pic for us John? :(

Did i mention i always called Bertrand "Requin" after that? haha

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 05:54 AM

I would prefer Brigit... :P
Oh, and i would like to keep my fingers!
Got a pic for us John? :(

Did i mention i always called Bertrand "Requin" after that? haha

Seb loved that..



Do you mean this one?

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 02:38 PM

Thats the one! hehe

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