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Bent C

Member Since 20 May 2006
Offline Last Active Apr 06 2015 08:33 AM

#351467 Maldives

Posted by Bent C on 12 August 2014 - 08:24 AM


I have a bunch of pictures from an liveaboard in the Maldives in the following gallery:



#328647 Sipadan again

Posted by Bent C on 26 March 2013 - 09:13 AM

A couple more:

One more coralscape

The jacks were still there...

as were the barracudas

#328588 Vacuum Pumps Again!

Posted by Bent C on 25 March 2013 - 11:57 AM

I find it rather ironic that the post after Simons "swedish" dig was from Viking from Sweden!  (no offence E_Viking!! :) )
Bent.. would you like me to slap Simon for you?

That would be great! Several times would be good!

#328527 Vacuum Pumps Again!

Posted by Bent C on 25 March 2013 - 12:40 AM

Where did the "Swedish" enter the pump name, Simon? Swedes are well known for not needing any help in that area!

#323100 Favourite Image Of 2012

Posted by Bent C on 22 December 2012 - 12:35 AM

My favourite 2012 image is a picture I have wanted to get a long time. It is from Nudi retreat in Lembeh, where this snake was extremely cooperative and spent quite some time checking out the camera.


#320566 Northern Red sea

Posted by Bent C on 14 November 2012 - 10:02 AM

One more macro


and a busy dive site close to Sharm


#318806 Lembeh Strait with Canon PowerShot S100

Posted by Bent C on 21 October 2012 - 11:08 AM

Cool shots, Irwin. Amazing what can be done with an S100! I am really impressed by the wide angles on your website.

#313566 POTW-when is a gobi not a gobi?

Posted by Bent C on 26 July 2012 - 04:07 AM

I have a rather puristic view on the question. For several resons, when the subject clearly does not agree with the title of the competition, I think it is clear that it shouldn't be entered in the contest, and if entered, should be erased. First of all, why would there else be titles on the weekly competitions? Second, I think that Wetpixel at least on some level has some kind of educational purpose, so including dolphins in a shark competition, flatworms in a nudibranch competition, or, to take this example, a blennid in a goby competition, I believe sends out the wrong message. Third, how should this be stated in the rules? It is allowed to enter stuff that is somewhat similar, but not really different from the subject of the week?

There are of course weekly titles that allows people to enter more or less whatever subject the photographer wishes to enter, and that is perfectly fine. However, in the competitions with more stringent titles, either defined by systematics or by a strict subject, I believe that the subject should at least have some relationship to the title. I guess one could get away with a lot on subject titles (a wreck competition could potentially have an ice berg in it with the title "Titanic II" for example), but I believe that systematic titles should have entries with a subject included in the title. And, as a blenny belongs to a different suborder than a goby, I would think that a blenny should be disqualified from a goby competition. But then again, a cephalopod is without doubt more different to fish than blennies are to gobies, so I might be way to restricted in my view on the organization of nature ;).

Cheers Bent (who spends quite large parts of my life teaching differences between whales and fish, mice and bats, flies and bees and so on and on and on...)

#294147 60 mm macro and Zen minidome

Posted by Bent C on 31 October 2011 - 01:17 PM

Here are a couple more with then EF-S 60 and the Zen mini dome. This time obviously not from Sweden though, Lembeh is the place. Once again, I like the 60 with somewhat larger animals. I will definitely try it again on the next trip. However, it is very easy to get just to close and get some scratches on the dome. I havenīt succeeded yet, but it has been a really close call a couple of times. On the other hand, the same problem applies to CWFA with the 10-17, so that might just be the nature of using the Zen dome for close ups and something to learn to handle.


A Hypselodoris laying eggs


A coconut octopus

Cheers Bent

#288710 60 mm macro and Zen minidome

Posted by Bent C on 08 August 2011 - 08:58 AM

And a couple more


Bent C