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#1 echeng

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 12:22 AM

Hello, fellow Wetpixel members! For the January issue of Sport Diver Magazine's IMAGES column, we're planning on publishing your best shots of 2007. If you'd like to participate, please post your TOP THREE images taken in 2007. For each image, include:

1. caption
2. location
3. gear
4. description of the scene and how you got the shot

We'll be choosing from all of the entries we receive here at Wetpixel.com and over at DivePhotoGuide.com.

I look forward to seeing your best stuff!

UPDATE: We're planning for early October deadline, the January issue!
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#2 n@utilus

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 03:58 AM

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No.1
1/160,f22
Anilao
Nikon D70+105mm+Subtronic Nova
Pipefish during bottom search in Anilao


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No.2
1/320,f22
Anilao
Nikon D70+105mm+Subtronic Nova
Dragonet during bottom search in Anilao


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No.3
1/200,f22
Anilao
Nikon D70+105mm+Subtronic Nova
Thecacera picta during bottom search in Anilao


All 3 pictures are from my only holiday 2007 so far,2 weeks Anilao march/april 2007.

Edited by n@utilus, 05 August 2007 - 05:19 AM.


#3 ilanbt

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 06:19 AM

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Caption: At the cleaning station.
Location: Eilat, Israel
Gear: Nikon D80, Sigma 50mm 2.8 macro, Ikelite case and a single Ikelite DS125 strobe.
Description: Cleaner wrass at a feeding frenzy while the brown fish were breeding.

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Caption: Under the Sea Urchin.
Location: Eilat, Israel
Gear: Nikon D80, Sigma 50mm 2.8 macro, Ikelite case and a single Ikelite DS125 strobe.
Description: 2 female shrimps hiding under the thorns of a sea urchin at a night dive in a wreck.

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Caption: Bubble coral shrimp.
Location: Eilat, Israel
Gear: Olympus c5050z, Ikelite case and a single Ikelite DS125 strobe.
Description: Bubble coral shrimp in the bubble coral.

All photos from various weekends in Eilat
Nikon D300 - Sea&Sea Housing
2 Ikelite DS125 Strobes
Sigma 50mm 2.8 Macro
Nikon 105mm VR
Tokina 10-17 Fisheye
Sigma 17-70 2.8-4
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#4 Lionfish43

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 07:29 AM

If it's limited to only images shot in 2007 that's pretty limiting for me. If it was within the last 12 months that would give me more options.
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#5 vinny

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 07:42 AM

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Western Clown Anemone Fish
Lombok Indonesia
Sony P150 Inon lens D2000 strobe
f 2.8 1/500s iso 100


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Nudibranch on Seasquirt
Lombok Indonesia
Sony P150 Inon Lens D2000 Strobe
f 2.8 1/160s iso 100


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Peacock Mantis Shrimp Eyes
Lombok Indonesia
Sony P150 Inon Lens D2000 Strobe
f 5.2 1/250s iso 100

#6 timoma

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 11:57 AM

Some of my best ones are already spoken for, but here's some from the second lot:

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Lights, camera, action!
Ghiannis D, Sha'ab Abu Nuhas, Red Sea
Nikon D70s, 10.5mm, Magic Filter
This is an image I saw last year and decided to capture during this year's trip

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Scooling bohar snappers
Ras Muhammed, Red Sea
Nikon D70s, 90mm, Ikelite DS-125&DS-50 flash
I think this image captures something of the intensity of the tightly packed scools
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Anemonefish with a mouth parasite
Pulau Siladen, Bunaken National Park, Indonesia
Nikon D70s, 60mm, Ikelite DS-125 and DS-50 flash
This anemonefish had it's mouth open in a curious way and I shot lots of frames at it, only to learn later that the reason was a parasite in it's mouth. You can just about see the eyes of the isopod parasite in the mouth of the anemonefish.
It was already broken when I got here

#7 jedah

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 07:44 PM

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Subject: Breaching Great White Shark
Location: Seal Island, False Bay, South Africa
Equipment: Canon 5D, Sigma 24-300mm Macro lens, continuous shooting
Description: After 15 minutes of looking through the viewfinder and almost giving up, this shark decided to go for the bait!

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Subject: Halgerda wasinensis nudibranch
Location: Manta Reef, Tofo Beach, Mozambique
Equipment: Canon SD 800 IS, Canon housing
Description: I like this picture because it almost looks like a macro wide angle shot!

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Subject: Painted Frogfish
Location: Manta Reef, Tofo Beach, Mozambique
Equipment: Canon SD800 IS, Canon housing
Description: This frogfish's camouflage was so perfect, only half the people in the group were able to see him even though the DM was pointing him out in a little crevice!

#8 redd4us

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 08:19 PM

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Crab in Carpet Anemone
Canon S70, Canon housing, Internal flash
Cozumel


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Shrimp in sponge and anemone
Canon S70, Internal flash
Cozumel

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Spinner Dolphins
Canon S70
Kona, Hawaii


Hey, they aren't quite up to par with the professionals on this site, but then, you gotta start somewhere, right?

Edited by redd4us, 05 August 2007 - 08:27 PM.


#9 diving_melbourne

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 11:30 PM

Hey guys,

Heres my top 3;

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Photographers
Portsea Pier, Melbourne, Australia
Sp-350, Inon D2000 and UWL-100 wide angle lense
I love this shot as I some how managed to capture another photographers strobe firing, I haven't seen many other photos like this one around.

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Crabs
Blairgowrie Pier, Melbourne, Australia
Sp-350 and an Inon D2000 strobe
This shot shows spider crabs holding their annual congregation where they converge in the 1000's at one spot. Its unsure whether they meet to mate but it seems most likely. I love this shot as it creeps most people out and it reminds me of one of my favourite dives.

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Fishing for Nudis
Sunshine coast, Queensland, Australia
Sp-350, Inon d2000 and 2 X Inon UCL-165 macro lenses
This shot is one of my favourites as it was taken in a rubbish dump (literally) and I found this beautiful little guy. He's moving past an old fish hook which makes the shot for me as it contrasts between human debri and natures beauty.


Cheers,

Cal

#10 riccian

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 11:42 PM

Caption: Rhinopias in Hong Kong.
Location: Hong Kong
Gear: Canon 30D, 60mm macro, Aquatica housing and 2xINON D2000W strobes.
Description: Taken on 3rd June 2007, extremely lucky to discover it in Hong Kong.

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hope to get my third image from the upcoming trip :ninja:

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#11 Gudge

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 11:47 PM

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Love or War?
Cozumel, Mexico
Canon 20D, Sigma 17-70, Inon Z220 and D2000w strobes
Two Blue Striped Grunts Gaping

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Triplefin on coral
Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
Canon 20D, Canon 100 macro, Tamron 2X teleconverter, 2 x Inon Z240 strobes
The caption says it all!

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Family Portrait
Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
Canon 20D, Canon 100 macro, Single Inon Z220 strobe
Ringtail Cardinal Fish brooding eggs in its mouth
Canon 7D, Nauticam NA-7D housing, 2 x Inon Z240, 1 x Inon S2000, Tokina 10-17 & 12-24, Sigma 17-70 Macro, Tokina 35 macro, Canon 60 & 100 macro, Tamron 2X & Kenko 1.X Teleconverters.

#12 diving_melbourne

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 03:02 AM

Ross,

Those pics are fantastic!!!!

love the family portrait

Cal

#13 joeyfishes

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 08:47 AM

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Wrasse hunting with Goatfish
Bonaire NA
D70 Ike housing SB 105 60 mm macro



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French Angel
D70 Ike Housing Sigma 15mm 2X SB105


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Sharpnosed Puffer
Bonaire NA
D70 Ike housing SB 105 60mm Macro with Woodys Diopter

Edited by joeyfishes, 06 August 2007 - 08:52 AM.


#14 shark8matt

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 08:10 PM

Here are some shark shots from me...surprise, surprise...Enjoy! - MDP

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Caribbean Reef Shark
Bimini, Bahamas
Canon 20D In Aquatica A20, Canon EFS 10-22mm with one Ike DS-125 Strobe
Another reef shark shot taken on one of Doc Gruber's shark dives...

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Juvenile Lemon Sharks
Bimini, Bahamas
Canon 20D In Aquatica A20, Canon EFS 10-22mm with one Ike DS-125 Strobe
More lemon sharks from the BBFS annual juvenile lemon shark PIT census

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Whale Shark Mouth
Mafia Island, Tanzania, Africa
Canon 20D In Aquatica A20, Canon EFS 10-22mm - ambient light
Head-on shot of a whale shark taken in plankton rich waters after I tagged the shark.
Matthew D. Potenski

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#15 Matti

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 10:20 PM

Haven't got much diving in this year though the trip I managed to get on was a one week stay which expanded to two weeks at bikini Atoll
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HellCat and Diver off the Bow of USS Saratoga
Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands
Canon 20D, EF-s 10-22mm at 10mm, Ikelite housing and dual DS125

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The Bow of USS Anderson with Divers
Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands
Canon 20D, EF-s 10-22mm at 10mm, Ikelite housing and dual DS125

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Mark V Diving Helmet on the deck of USS Saratoga
Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands
Canon 20D, EF-s 10-22mm at 10mm, Ikelite housing and dual DS125 (second strobe inside helmet)

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 10:55 PM

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Jellyfish Lake, Palau
Canon 400D, Tokina 10-17mm @17mm, Athena Dome

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Xeno crab and shrimp
Cabilao Island, Philippines
Canon 400D, Canon 100mm macro, S&S Housing, Inon Z-240's

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Square Crab
Cabilao Island, Philippines
Canon 400D, Canon 100mm Macro, S&S Housing, Inon Z-240's, Woody's diopter

Edited by pakman, 06 August 2007 - 10:57 PM.

Canon 40D, S&S MDX-40D housing, Inon Z-240's
Sony HC7 & Gates Housing
 


#17 GWNDWN

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 09:18 AM

Grand Cenote
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Aquatica a70, Nikon D70s w/18-70mm, Inon Z-240, 2 Ikelite ss-200
The Cuzan Nah loop area

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Tuhs Kapaxa
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Aquatica a70, Nikon D70s w/18-70mm, Inon Z-240, Ikelite ss-200
Main Passage about 1500' back

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Vaca Ha
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Aquatica a70, Nikon D70s w/18-70mm, Inon Z-240, 2 Ikelite ss-200
Main Passage about 700' back.

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#18 Jason_B

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 09:20 AM

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Napoleon Wrasse
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Canon 5d, 17-40mm, Ikelite Housing, Magic Filter

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Yellow Cube Boxfish
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Canon 5d, 100mm Macro, Ikelite Housing, DS-125 Strobe

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Green Sea Turtle
Moorea, French Polynesia
Canon 5d, 17-40mm, Ikelite Housing, DS-125 Strobe

#19 kazb

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 12:38 PM

I am amazed of the quality of pictures here. I will have to look hard at my own shots to find something in this league.

Kenneth

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#20 andydives

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 06:55 PM

Lots of good shots ! Congrats everyone.SOL_0158.jpg SOL_SOFT_CRAB_1.jpg