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Arun Madisetti

I am from Dominica
Member since: Thursday, December 11, 2003
Born young, I began swimming from the age of 3. snorkeling at 5 and diving at 16 and never looked back. Got a Minolta Weathermatic as a present on completing the dive course and imploded it a year later. I've been published in several magazines; some with articles, some without, brochures, fliers, on the web, and some coffee table books. I was the first person from the Caribbean to be showcased at the Hamasat in Taif Saudi Arabia.
Current underwater camera system is now an Ikelite D7200 housing with Inon z220 strobe and D2000 slaves (i'm an Inon Ambassador). I have been a scuba instructor since 1988 first with BS-AC in the UK then switched to PADI. A postgrad marine biologist for longer.
I suppose sperm Whale images are my "thing", its how I make my living as a stills or assistant cameraman . I am a director of Images Dominica with business partner Simon Walsh.
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5939 point member

My Portfolio

  Freediver Sperm Whale. image taken under permit Whale
  Rush hour. Sperm Whales off Commonwealth Dominica taken under permit hour
  taken under permit
  Im ready my close now....Sperm whale taken under permit now"....Sperm now"Sperm now" Sperm
  Perfect conditions Sleeping whale snorkeler. Taken under government permit. snorkeler permit
  Mother calf. Newborn calves are able descend feed between 4800m within months but long. Image taken under government issued permit. calf 4-800m 800m long permit

My Contest Stats

I have 306 entries in the photo contest
Latest Entries...
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entered (5 days ago)
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entered (last week)
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entered Sunday, February 9, 2020


CategoryNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)911112
Freshwater1121019
Macro - Close-Up3840910
Macro - not swimming2430112
Macro - Nudibranchia188
Macro - Super macro11717
Macro - swimming12828
Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)610617
Topside (above water but marine related)5476714
Wide Angle - Close Focus1017617
Wide Angle - Divers2440416
Wide Angle - Marine Life1829916
Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)109168815
totals 306452414
Seas I have divedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
unspecified1935318
Atlantic2157
Atlantic (North American coastal)35217
Caribbean Sea274398414
Gulf Of Mexico155
Irish Sea23316
Pacific11111
Red Sea47117
totals 306452414
Countries I have visitedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Dominica292432514
Egypt47117
Palau22412
United Kingdom23316
United States67111
totals 306452414

My Forum Posts

I have 31 forum posts

Recent Forum posts...
the little guy
Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013
thistlegorm
Posted: Monday, November 4, 2013
too small
Posted: Monday, August 13, 2012


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