Mark Hoevenaars Profile

Mark Hoevenaars

I am from United States
Member since: Sunday, May 1, 2005
Originally born in the Netherlands, I've lived in Orlando, Florida since 2000. I started underwater photography in 2005 with a simple point-and-shoot camera which slowly evolved into a full-blown addiction... errr... hobby. I upgraded in 2009 to a Nikon D90 in an Aquatica AD90 housing. I have two strobes, both Sea & Sea, a YS-250PRO and a YS-110a on Ultralight arms. To assist in focusing I have a Light & Motion Sola 600 Focus light.
My favorite type of UW photography is Macro, because I love to hunt the little critters which brings me to me love of Muck diving. Muck and Macro go hand in hand very well! I shoot a little bit of wide-angle and recently purchased the Tokina 10-17mm Fish-eye which I truly love as well.
Despite all the camera gear I still consider myself very much an amateur who gets a lucky shot once in a while. I play with my manual settings a lot to try out different things. When I'm not diving I spend a lot of time reading up on how to best hone my skills.
U/W photographerU/W photographer

959 point member

My Portfolio

  Larval Crab Blackwater Dive off Kona Hawaii
  Bluespotted Stingray. Rainbow Passage Fiji. Nikon D90 Aquatica Housing 60mm f7.1 1125 single Sea YS110a strobe. Blue-spotted Blue spotted Stingray Fiji f7.1, f71, f7 1, 1/125, 1125, 125, YS-110a YS 110a strobe
  Glorious Flatworm. Nikon D90 Aquatica Housing 60mm f8 180 ISO100 single Sea YS110a strobe. Flatworm 1/80, 180, 80, ISO-100, ISO100, ISO 100, YS-110a YS 110a strobe
  PeacockTail Anemone Shrimp Flower Small White Wall. Nikon D90 Aquatica Housing 60mm f16 180 ISO100 single YS110a strobe. Peacock-Tail Peacock Tail Wall". Wall" 1/80, 180, 80, ISO-100, ISO100, ISO 100, YS-110a YS 110a strobe
  Pink Anemonefish. Nikon D90 Aquatica housing 60mm f8 1100 ISO200 YS110a strobe. Anemonefish 1/100, 1100, 100, ISO-200, ISO200, ISO 200, YS-110a YS 110a strobe
  curious Reef Squid checks its reflection my lens port. Nikon D90 Aquatica A90 housing single YS110a strobe. 60mm Macro f10 1125 sec ISO100. port YS-110a YS 110a strobe 1/125 125 ISO-100. ISO-100 ISO 100.

My Contest Stats

I have 68 entries in the photo contest
Latest Entries...
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entered Sunday, November 11, 2012
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entered Friday, November 4, 2011
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entered Thursday, November 3, 2011

CategoryNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Macro - Close-Up1624815
Macro - not swimming221547
Macro - Nudibranchia56513
Macro - Super macro13333
Macro - swimming1217914
Wide Angle - Close Focus22110
Wide Angle - Divers11717
Wide Angle - Marine Life810112
totals 6882112
Seas I have divedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Atlantic (North American coastal)5499
Atlantic (South America coastal)133
Atlantic (South)122
Caribbean Sea1414610
Gulf of Venezuela23216
totals 6882112
Countries I have visitedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Netherlands Antilles1717110
United States1424317
totals 6882112

My Forum Posts

I have 21 forum posts

Recent Forum posts...
Box fish?
Posted: Monday, October 31, 2011
Is a TTL Converter really necessary?
Posted: Saturday, January 2, 2010
TTL w/ Olympus PT-030 Housing possible?
Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2006

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