David Spiel Profile

David Spiel

I am from United States
Member since: Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Ive been shooting for about 25 years with a Nikonous V. Sometimes I borrow my father's RS. I mostly dive in the Carribean but I've made three trips to the Pacific.

I feel that the picture is more important than the subject. So what that you found an obscure fish. Is the picture of a pygmy any prettier than a picture of my aunt Clara? Okay Bad example but you get the jist! Moving fish are the hardest things to shoot. Compared with macro, it's like the difference between portrait and sports photography. Often I will paln a trajectory to intersect a fish's path. You're moving, the fish is moving, and tha water's moving. Now that's a challenge.
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My Contest Stats

I have 185 entries in the photo contest
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entered Wednesday, December 21, 2016
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entered Sunday, December 22, 2013
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entered Friday, December 16, 2011

CategoryNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)3155
Macro - not swimming411142
Macro - swimming14725
Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)166
Topside (above water but marine related)3299
Wide Angle - Divers122
Wide Angle - Marine Life1223412
totals 1855793
Seas I have divedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Atlantic (South)11111
Caribbean Sea25712
Flores Sea11515
Gulf Of Mexico199
Java Sea12626
Norwegian Sea144
Red Sea9262
totals 1855793
Countries I have visitedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Netherlands Antilles25793
South Africa11111
totals 1855793

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