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Jose Maria Abad Ortega

I am from Spain
Member since: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
I am Jose and I was born in Spain but actually, I live in Moalboal Philippines.
I'm a very active amateur photographer and diver since 1980.
Actually, I am ACUC Instructor, SDI instructor, and 3 stars diver of FEDAS CMAS .
In Underwater Photography I started around the year 1992 with film and a Bonica Snapper camera with macro lens , then I switched to The Sea & Sea Motormarine II EX camera with its accessory macro and a flash YS- 60 of the same brand, I have very good memories equipment.
Later I was shot With another reflex cameras by film (Nikon F60 and F100 with film Fujifilm Velvia and Provia) and digital reflex cameras(Nikon D70s D200 D300s and D700).
Actually, sometimes I use Nikon d700 but also, the more light cameras Olympus System EM1 Mark2, Panasonic GX1 and the very small compact camera Olympus TG6 with different models of Inon , Sea Sea and Seafrogs strobes. Housing Nauticam.
I like especially macro shots and I always try to capture the subject is alive.
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My Portfolio

  Turtle Panagsama beach Moalboal Cebu
  Goniobranchus coi
  Yellow Frog fish
  Lion fish portraidOlympus EM1 MarkII Olympus 60 mms macro Inon S2000X2 F11 S250
  Hymenocera picta Harlequin shrimpPanasonic GX1 60 mms macro
  Sardines school Panagsama Moalboal

My Contest Stats

I have 249 entries in the photo contest
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CategoryNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Macro - Close-Up232289
Macro - not swimming463808
Macro - Nudibranchia645608
Macro - Super macro938729
Wide Angle - Close Focus177
Wide Angle - Marine Life201959
Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)199
Wide Angle - Wrecks166
totals 24922579
Seas I have divedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Atlantic (African coastal)34414
Atlantic (European coastal)22412
Bali Sea11111
Celebes Sea242138
Mediterranean Sea191608
Philippine Sea18917069
Red Sea10888
Sulu and Sulawesi Seas11111
totals 24922579
Countries I have visitedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Egypt10888
Indonesia272459
Philippines18816969
Portugal22412
Spain222049
totals 24922579
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