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Rick Tegeler

I am from Canada
Member since: Friday, January 31, 2003
Until late 2004 I used 2 separate housed Nikons Fs (yep, thats correct - Fs) in Niko Mar III housings: 24mm, 55mm and assorted. Assorted strobes. Now a D100 and D7000 - assorted lenses/strobes. Also usually carry a Nikonos II (a classic!) with a 15mm lens slung around my neck - just in case!
Diving for 45 years - well in excess of 10,000 dives. I've dived just about everywhere within the band of Tropics and have had the good fortune over the years to be the "first" in many (now) well-known dive destinations. Check my website out for more details.
Current favorite spot - PNG. Bought a bit land on the the remotest part of remote New Ireland from a local chief for a boat, two pigs and some shell money and dive my brains out there once a year for over a month. Decompress by visiting Walindi, Loloata and Tufi. PNG is "IT" IMHO. I currently live in British Columbia, Canada enjoying the best of both worlds - Sea and Mountains. . I have been taking u/w images since the late 1960s.
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2863 point member

My Portfolio

  Lionfish... Kulau... East New Britain PNG. Lionfish Kulau PNG
  Nemo
  Porcelin crab. Enjoy crab
  Blue face angel... aka yellow mask angel. angel
  Silvertip surface.... surface
  Japanese freighter just off Kulau ENB PNG. PNG

My Contest Stats

I have 386 entries in the photo contest
Latest Entries...
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entered Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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entered Monday, December 24, 2012
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entered Friday, December 21, 2012


CategoryNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)78145818
Humorous57715
Macro - Close-Up1121019
Macro - not swimming4274117
Macro - Nudibranchia49022
Macro - Super macro11414
Macro - swimming81153218
Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)812515
Topside (above water but marine related)3874519
Wide Angle - Close Focus510320
Wide Angle - Divers2837013
Wide Angle - Marine Life3955314
Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)2244620
Wide Angle - Wrecks2345919
Wide Angle - Year 2000 entries122
totals 386692517
Seas I have divedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
unspecified76139418
22110
Arabian Sea11313
Asian Sea11313
Bismarck Sea55103118
Caribbean Sea4888418
Coral Sea58817
East China Sea22010
Gulf Of Mexico1217914
Indian Ocean1216213
Landlocked Seas/Lakes24522
Pacific121219918
Philippine Sea1738322
Red Sea1215813
Sea Of Cortés /Gulf of California22211
Solomon Sea1831317
totals 386692517
Countries I have visitedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
unspecified74136418
23115
Belize57815
Canada914315
Cape Verde11616
Cayman islands1926814
Christmas Island11313
Costa Rica12929
Egypt1215813
Fiji710114
Honduras1016416
Maldives1421715
Marshall Islands166
Mexico1324518
Micronesia4782417
Netherlands Antilles920923
Palau2135216
Papua New Guinea97182918
Philippines1637423
United States1937319
Virgin Islands (British)57414
Virgin Islands U.S.35719
totals 386692517

My Forum Posts

I have 98 forum posts

Recent Forum posts...
Looks way familiar!
Posted: Monday, December 26, 2011
Nice
Posted: Saturday, December 10, 2011
D100
Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2006


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