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  1. Beneath The Sea® is pleased to announce and congratulate the winners of The BTS 2014 International Imaging Competition. The Grand Prize winners are: The David Doubilet Award for Excellence in Underwater Photography MACHO Uwe Schmolke Germany The Jim Church Award for Excellence in Underwater Creative Imaging. MUST BE AN ANGEL Karen Sweeney Bokeelia FLorida The Stan Waterman Award for Excellence in Underwater Videography. OUR FRAGILE SEAS Timothy Blanton Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras These and the other winning images can be seen at the Beneath The Sea® Film Festival on March 29 and are posted at www.BeneathTheSea.org. The winners of the Beneath the Sea® 2014 International Imaging Competition can be seen at the Film Festival during the weekend of Beneath the Sea's Oceans, Dive and Travel Exposition, March 28, 29, and 30, 2014, at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey – 10 minutes from Manhattan. Further information can be found on Beneath The Sea's internet web site: http://www.BeneathTheSea.org Beneath The Sea® is a federally tax-exempt (501©(3)) organization incorporated as not-for-profit in the State of New York and all proceeds from the Imaging Competition go to further BTS’s goals to (1) provide continuing education to the recreational diver community, (2) educate the public in the benefits of protecting the ocean environment and (3) support ocean and environment related projects and charities. A special thanks to our 2013 contributors who are listed at http://bit.ly/GDKe7h Bob Schrager
  2. LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES IN THE BENEATH THE SEA 2014 INTERNATIONAL IMAGING COMPETITION! December 31st, 2013 is the last day for submitting entries to the 2014 Beneath the Sea International Imaging Competition. • Underwater photographers, digital and film, will compete for the coveted David Doubilet award for excellence in underwater photography. • Underwater Videographers will compete for the distinguished Stan Waterman award for excellence in underwater video. •Underwater Photographic Artists will compete for the celebrated Jim Church award for excellence in underwater creative photography. !! New this Year -- a Green Water category. Wherever you live in this wide world, submit your underwater photographic entry to the Beneath the Sea 2014 International Imaging Competition. For contest rules and entry blank visit Beneath the Sea at their Internet site: http://www.beneaththesea.org. There you may see the images of previous winners, get a set of rules and regulations, and download an application form for this year’s competition – HURRY!!! The winners of the Beneath the Sea 2014 International Imaging Competition are announced at the Film Festival the weekend of Beneath the Sea’s Oceans, Dive and Travel Exposition, March 28, 29, and 30, 2014, at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. Bob Schrager
  3. Beneath The Sea is pleased to announce and congratulate the winners of The BTS 2013 International Imaging Competition. The top winners are: The David Doubilet Award for Excellence in Underwater Photography THE HUNTER Peter G. Allinson Kingsville, Maryland The Jim Church Award for Excellence in Underwater Creative Imaging. MUST BE AN ANGEL Filip Staes Mechelen Belgium The Stan Waterman Award for Excellence in Underwater Videography. BAJA Erick Higuera La Paz, BCS Mexico These and the other winning images can be seen at the Beneath The Sea Film Festival on March 23 and are posted at www.BeneathTheSea.org Beneath The Sea is a federally tax-exempt (501©(3)) organization incorporated as not-for-profit in the State of New York and all proceeds from the Imaging Competition go to further BTS’s goals to (1) provide continuing education to the recreational diver community, (2) educate the public in the benefits of protecting the ocean environment and (3) support ocean and environment related projects and charities. A special thanks to our 2013 contributors who are listed at http://bit.ly/GDKe7h The 37th Annual Beneath The Sea Dive Exposition will take place March 22, 23, and 24, 2013 at The Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus, New Jersey – 10 minutes from Manhattan. Further information can be found on Beneath The Sea's internet web site: http://www.BeneathTheSea.org Bob Schrager
  4. LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES IN THE BENEATH THE SEA 2013 INTERNATIONAL IMAGING COMPETITION December 31st, 2012, is the last day for submitting entries to the 2013 Beneath the Sea International Imaging Competition. Underwater photographers, digital and film, will compete for the coveted David Doubilet award for excellence in underwater photography. Underwater Videographers will compete for the distinguished Stan Waterman award for excellence in underwater video. . Underwater Photographic Artists will compete for the celebrated Jim Church award for excellence in underwater creative photography. Wherever you live in this wide world, submit your underwater photographic entry to the Beneath the Sea 2013 International Imaging Competition. For contest rules and entry blank visit Beneath the Sea at their Internet site: http://www.beneaththesea.org. There you may see the images of previous winners, get a set of rules and regulations, and download an application form for this year’s competition – HURRY!!! The winners of the Beneath the Sea 2013 International Imaging Competition are announced at the Film Festival the weekend of Beneath the Sea’s Oceans, Dive and Travel Exposition, March 22nd , 23rd, and 24th, 2013, at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey.
  5. It was my pleasure and honor to present it to him together with the awards to the rest of the honorees. And, when it comes to image makers, let's not forget that Ernie Brooks was named a "Legend of the Sea." Truly a richly deserved honor. Bob
  6. Beneath The Sea is pleased to announce and congratulate the winners of the BTS 2012 International Imaging Competition. The BTS International Imaging Competition is open to underwater photographers and videographers throughout the world. Beneath The Sea is a federally tax-exempt (501©(3)) organization incorporated as not-for-profit in the State of New York and all proceeds from the Imaging Competition go to further BTS’s goals to (1) provide continuing education to the recreational diver community, (2) educate the public in the benefits of protecting the ocean environment and (3) support ocean and environment related projects and charities. A special thanks to our 2012 contributors who are listed at http://bit.ly/GDKe7h Best-In-Show Prize (Photo): The David Doubilet Award for Excellence in Underwater Photography. HAIRY DANIEL SELMECZI, Szolnok, Hungary GENERAL: 1. CUTTLEFISH DENNIS VANDERMEERSCH, Heule, Belgium 2. CUBAN CROC DIEGO FORERO, Doral, FL 3. BASALTIC EDUARDO ACEVEDO, Tenerife Spain HON: GREEN TURTLE EDUARDO ACEVEDO, Tenerife/ Spain HON: THROUGH THE SARDINE TORNADO – ALEXEY STOYDA , Moscow, Russia MARINE LIFE 1. FAN OF BUMPHEAD PARROTFISH CLARK MILLER, San Rafael, CA 2. HUMPBACK WHALE CALF MICHENET FABIEN, Tahiti - French Polynesia 3. A COUPLE OF. . . MASSIMO PUDDU, Torino, Italy HON: MONO BATFISH ROSS GUDGEON, Pottsville, Australia HON: GROUP OF SEPIA'S LUC ROOMAN, Belgium MACRO 1. HARLQUIN SHRIMPS BORUT FURLAN, Slovenia 2. CRYSTAL GOBY BORUT FURLAN , Slovenia 3. DO YOU DARE DAAN DELBARE, Belgium UNDERWATER BEHAVIOR 1. SNOOT'S LOVERS ADRIANO MORETTIN, Trieste Italy 2. MUTUAL AID DOMENICO ROSCIGNO, Italy 3. CLEANING TIME FILIP STAES, Belgium HON: BLENNY FIGHT TODD BRETL, Chicago IL HON: MORAY DINNER NOAM KORTLER, Eilat Israel HON: FEEDING SPANISH MACKEREL ALEX TATTERSALL, Dorset UK CONSERVATION 1. THE ABANDONED NETS KILL AGAIN MARCO CARACENI , Miglianico ITALY 2. THE TRAP CLAUDIO STOPPATO, Ortona Italy 3. IN THE NAME OF SCIENCE KAIDO HAAGEN, Estonia HON: PRESSURES OF LOVE GLORIA FREUND McLean VA NOVICE/POINT & SHOOT 1. VIOLET DANCING PULIDO OLIVIERO , Vicenza Italy 2. BLACK PEPPER AND CO. PULIDO OLIVIERO, Vicenza Italy 3. TWINS ON AN URCHIN LUCAS LOW, Singapore HON: SHRIMP INSIDE A GRAND HALLWAY DONNA GOODWIN, Birmingham Al Best In Show Prize (Creative): The Jim Church Award for Excellence in Underwater Creative Imaging. PAINTING DAVIDE LOPRESTI, Portovenere - La Spezia, Italy 2. BLUE RIDERS ON THE STORM DRAY VAN BEECK, The Netherlands 3. APOLLO BRUNO VAN SAEN , BELGIUM Best-In-Show Prize (Video): The Stan Waterman Award for Excellence in Underwater Videography. EPICENTER SIMON SPEAR, United Kingdom 2. LENS ON THE MALDIVES MIKE BOOM, Oakland CA 3. OCEAN WORMS WALTER MARTI, Mission Viejo CA VIDEO SNAPSHOT BON APPETIT! ISTVAN SULYOK, Budapest Pest Megye Hungry The winning images can be seen at the at the Beneath The Sea Film Festival on March 24 and will be posted in a day or two on www.BeneathTheSea.org The 36th Annual Beneath The Sea Dive Exposition will take place March 23, 24, and 25, 2012 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus, New Jersey – 10 minutes from Manhattan. Further information can be found on Beneath The Sea's internet web site: http://www.BeneathTheSea.org Bob Schrager
  7. Please be advised that the First Place, Marine Life, image, "Beluga, Patrick Torresan" has been disqualifed. Bob Schrager
  8. Beneath The Sea is pleased to announce and congratulate the winners of the BTS 2011 International Imaging Competition. The BTS International Imaging Competition is open to underwater photographers and videographers throughout the world. Beneath The Sea is a federally tax-exempt (501©(3)) organization incorporated as not-for-profit in the State of New York and all proceeds from the Imaging Competition go to further BTS’s goals to (1) provide continuing education to the recreational diver community, (2) educate the public in the benefits of protecting the ocean environment and (3) support ocean and environment related projects and charities. A special thanks to our 2011 contributors who are listed at http://beneaththesea.org/BTS_Sponsors.html The Best in Show-Underwater Photography receives the David Doubilet award for excellence in underwater photography – Grand Prize is a ten night stay at Wakatobi Dive Resort in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia including all meals and diving. This year's winner is Flying Fish, Keri Wilk, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada GENERAL 1. WWII Japanese Fighter, Lucas Price , Seattle, WA HON Fisheye Macro, Patrick Nuemann , Niederkassel, Germany HON Sperm Whale Smile, Scott Portelli, Ultimo, Sydney, NSW, Australia MARINE LIFE 1 Beluga, Patrick Torresan, Chatillon (Aosta), Italy 2 Squid Party, Christopher Guglielmo, Miami Lakes, FL 3 Flying Octopus, Elmer Yu, Wilmington, DE HON Grinning Gator, Andrew Sallmon, San Diego, CA HON Dwarf Minke Whale, Matt Curnock, Townsville, Queensland, Australia HON Seal In Kelp, Adam Hanlon, Heysham, Lancashire, UK HON Family Portrait, Rinie Luykx, Sint Willebrord, Noord Brabant, Netherlands HON Guadalupe Grande, Erin Quigley, Los Angeles, CA MACRO/CLOSEUP 1 Togetherness, Tobias Friedrich, Wiesbaden, Germany 2 Follow me, Eeckhaut Luc, Rumbeke, Belgium 3 Mr. Goby, De Neef Steve, Merksem, Antwerp, Belgium HON Gambero della Nacchera, Gabriele Donati, Siena, Italy HON Pegasus, Matthias Blaettler, Quartino, Switzerland HON Sargassum Frogfish Reflection, Christopher Guglielmo, Miami Lakes, FL HON The Golden Stare, Csaba Tokolyi, Budapest, Hungry UNDERWATER BEHAVIOR 1. Jelly Rider, Dany Weinberg, Eilat, Israel 2 The Hunt, Eeckhaut Luc, Rumbeke, Belgium 3 Carwash, Eeckhaut Luc, Rumbeke, Belgium HON Threesome, Markus Roth, Pulheim, Germany HON Adam Duszczyk, Warsaw, Poland HON Love Story, Kaido Haagen, Leppneeme, Estonia HON Choco No Sushy, Mario Serodio, Azeitao, Portugal HON Grouper wih Grunt, Michael Whitlow, New York, New York CONSERVATION 1 Sings Of Fight, Claudio Gazzaroli, Ascona Switzerland 2 The Corals Nightmare, Guillaume Roland, Montigny Le Bretonneux, France HON Hooked, Wayne MacWilliams, Jupiter, FL HON Shark Wrap, Don Hughes, Stewartville, MN HON Reef Shark Hook, Constance Zeckendorf, New York, NY NOVICE/POINT & SHOOT 1 Barracuda Shoal, Leena Roy , Basingstoke, Hants United Kingdom 2 Manatee, Leena Roy , Basingstoke, Hants United Kingdom 3 Feather Duster Worm Radioles, Donna Goodwin, Birmingham, AL HON Black Grouper and Yellow Sponges, Donna Goodwin, Birmingham, AL The Best in Show-Underwater Creative Photography receives the Jim Church award for excellence in underwater creative photography – Grand Prize is a week aboard either the The Bilikiki or The Spirit of the Solomons in the Solomon Islands. This year's winner is Bait Attack, Heru Suryoko, Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia 2 Dugongo Elephantus, Thomas Heckmann, Gelsenkirchen, Germany The Best in Show-Videography receives the Stan Waterman award for excellence in underwater video – Grand Prize is a live-aboard trip on the Nai’a in Fiji. This year's winner is Dutch Estuary. Edward A. M. Snijders, Nuth, the Netherlands 2. Deep Blue, Walter Marti, Mission Viejo, CA 3. Circle of Life, Simon Spear, Surrey, England Honorable Mention: Chivarly, Elly Wray, Murietta, CA Video Snapshot: 1. Frogfish Predation , Ng Eng Lock , Singapore, Singapore HON: Jelly the Turtle, Ellly Wray, Murietta, CA The winning images can be seen at http://beneaththesea.org/photo_contest_2011.html (The videos will be up in a day or two). The 35th Annual Beneath The Sea Dive Exposition will take place March 25, 26 and 27, 2011 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus, New Jersey – 10 minutes from Manhattan. Further information can be found on Beneath The Sea's internet web site: http://www.BeneathTheSea.org Bob Schrager
  9. Thank you. It is a lizardfish. I never knew for sure what it was eating. I've been told that what is unusual about the shot is that the fish is being eaten tal first. The problem with that (from the lizardfish's point of view) is that the fin spines go down the wrong way and results in damage to the lizardfish's digestive tract. As I said, first dive with a digital camera (it was in 2004). Came up from the dive and immediately started asking, "Who wants to buy a F100 and housing?" Never shot with silver again. PS. The camera and housing are still for sale. Bob
  10. Sorry Spartacus, In fact, it's my photo. Goes back a number of years. Night dive at Salt Pier, Bonaire. First dive I ever did with a digital camera (Nikon D70). If someone would be kind enough to send me a link to the thread, I'd appreciate it. Bob Schrager
  11. Simon, We'd be happy to have someone knowledgeable on this work with us on drafting such a tutorial. One caveat. We believe it is important to be inclusive (as well as get high quality). Rember that not all of the entrants are as sophisticated as this group. Bob
  12. As Steve and I have privately discussed, we at Beneath the Sea are going to try using a DATA disc. If we don't get things working for this year's contest, we hope to have systems in place to do this for next year. Unfortunately (or perhaps it is fortunately), as noted above, the coding keeps changing on what is available and the equipment needed to handle it. In addition, many of us shoot stills and need to be educated as to what is being done in video. We have been getting hi def video's from the video winner for showing at the Film Festival. In the meantime, we hope to see many of you at the show. And remember, you still have 11 days to get your entries in to this year's competition. Visit us at www.BeneathTheSea.org Bob
  13. Beneath The Sea is pleased to announce and congratulate the winners of the BTS 2010 International Imaging Competition. The BTS International Imaging Competition is open to underwater photographers and videographers throughout the world. Beneath The Sea is a federally tax-exempt (501©(3)) organization incorporated as not-for-profit in the State of New York and all proceeds from the Imaging Competition go to further BTS’s goals to (1) provide continuing education to the recreational diver community, (2) educate the public in the benefits of protecting the ocean environment and (3) support ocean and environment related projects and charities. A special thanks to our 2010 contributors who are listed at http://www.beneaththesea.org/BTS_Sponsors.html The Best in Show-Underwater Photography receives the David Doubilet award for excellence in underwater photography – Grand Prize is a week at the Manta Ray Bay Hotel and diving with Yap Divers. This year's winner is Yeang H Chng of West New York, New Jersey for "Salt Water Crocodile" GENERAL 1 Lilly, Keri Wilk, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada 2 Lightflower, Pedro Carrillo-Montero, Madrid, Spain 3 The Bridge , Tobias Friedrich, Wiesbaden, Germany HON Sperm whale and friend, Peter Allinson, Kingsville, MD HON Diver dream, Tomashevich Maxim, Moscow, Russia MARINE LIFE 1 Humpback calf, Isabelle M Thiebaud, Port Stephens, NSW, Australia 2 Dolphin in the sun, Noam Kortler, Eilat, Israel HON InnerGlow, Ross Gudgeon, Exmouth, WA MACRO/CLOSEUP 1 Shrimp Resting , Gery Beeckmans, Sint Niklaas, OH, Belgium 2 Stargazer, Keri Wilk, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada HON Algae Sprout, Keri Wilk, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada HON Skeleton Girls, Bettina Balnis , Velbert, Germany HON Shrimp on Cranoid, Noam Kortler, Eilat, Israel UNDERWATER BEHAVIOR 1 First Born Seahorse, Lazaro M. Ruda, Lake Park, FL 2 The Next Generation, Kat Ramage, Grand Cayman 3 Blue Snack, Bettina Balnis , Velbert, Germany HON Loving Sepia's, Luc Rooman, Kieldrecht, Belgium CONSERVATION 1 Trapped, Leong Yow Chee, Singapore 2 Struggle for freedom, Karel Bernard, Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia 3 The Weight of the World, Karen W. Doody, Morehead City, NC HON Invasive Lionfish Extraction, Karen W. Doody, Morehead City, NC HON Hooked for Life, Phil Sokol, San Diego, CA NOVICE/POINT & SHOOT 1 The Gang, Karel Bernard 2 Prince Charming, Karel Bernard, Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia 3 Ascent of Humpback, Christine Kornylak, Venice, CA HON Coming in for a Closer Look, Shannon C. Price, Seattle, WA HON Red, White & Blue, Glenn M. Zavalko, Milford, CT The Best in Show-Underwater Creative Photography receives the Jim Church award for excellence in underwater creative photography – Grand Prize is a live-aboard trip on the Manthiri in the Maldives. This year's winner is Bartosz Strozynski, of Poznan, Poland for "Cosmos" 2 Parliament, Alexey Stoyda , Moscow, Russia 3 On Eternal Patrol, Jeremy Kozman, Orient, OH HON Raggiezoom, Dennis Vandermeersch, Heule-Kortrijk, Belgium The Best in Show-Videography receives the Stan Waterman award for excellence in underwater video – Grand Prize is a live-aboard trip on the Nai’a in Fiji. This year's winner is Sharon Wada of Snohomish, WA for the video titled: "Beauty in the Beast". 2. The Romance of Lembeh Straight, Roger Roth, Cincinnati, OH HON Alien Rhythm, Kris Wilk, Mississauga, Ontario Video Snapshot 1. Carcharhinus Longimanus, Rudolf Gonda, Budapest, Hungry 2. Cuttlefish Hunting, Roger Uzun, San Diego, CA 3. Batray Feeding, Walter Marti, Mission Viejo, CA HON: Magic, Istvan Nemeth, Szombathely, Hungry The winning images and videos can be seen at http://www.beneaththesea.org/photo_contest_2010.html The 34th Annual Beneath The Sea Dive Exposition will take place March 26, 27 and 28, 2010 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus, New Jersey – 10 minutes from Manhattan. Further information can be found on Beneath The Sea's internet web site: http://www.BeneathTheSea.org Bob Schrager
  14. LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES IN THE BENEATH THE SEA 2010 INTERNATIONAL IMAGING COMPETITION December 31st, 2009 is the last day for submitting entries to the 2010 Beneath the Sea International Imaging Competition. • Underwater photographers, digital and film, will compete for the coveted David Doubilet award for excellence in underwater photography. • Underwater Videographers will compete for the distinguished Stan Waterman award for excellence in underwater video. . • Underwater Photographic Artists will compete for the celebrated Jim Church award for excellence in underwater creative photography. Wherever you live in this wide world, submit your underwater photographic entry to the Beneath the Sea 2010 International Imaging Competition. For contest rules and entry blank visit Beneath the Sea at their Internet site: http://www.beneaththesea.org. There you may see the images of previous winners, get a set of rules and regulations, and download an application form for this year’s competition. The winners of the Beneath the Sea 2010 International Imaging Competition are announced at the Film Festival the weekend of Beneath the Sea’s Oceans, Dive and Travel Exposition, March 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2010, at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey.
  15. Five stars to Elmer Yu ("EYU"). A pleasure to deal with. Bought a Lowepro Roller 3; paid for it on Thursday and had it on Friday. Bob
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