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Jose Maria Abad Ortega Profile

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 1992, with slides film and a Bonica Snapper camera with a macro lens, after that I changed to The Sea & Sea Motormarine II EX camera with its macro accessory and a YS- 60 strobes of the same brand. I have very good memories of this equipment.
Later I was shot With other 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 sometimes fishes and wide angle shots.
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My Portfolio

  Razor fish group Sardines run Moalboal Philippines
  Mediterranean cleaner shrimp
  Nembrotha kubaryana nudibranch
  Turtle Panagsama beach Moalboal Cebu
  Goniobranchus coi
  Yellow Frog fish

My Contest Stats

I have 260 entries in the photo contest
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entered (Last month)
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entered Tuesday, November 29, 2022
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entered Tuesday, November 29, 2022


CategoryNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Macro - Close-Up2525010
Macro - not swimming464128
Macro - Nudibranchia696519
Macro - Super macro9596910
Wide Angle - Close Focus177
Wide Angle - Marine Life2222210
Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)199
Wide Angle - Wrecks166
totals 26025269
Seas I have divedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Atlantic (African coastal)34414
Atlantic (European coastal)22713
Bali Sea11111
Celebes Sea242158
Mediterranean Sea211748
Philippine Sea19819569
Red Sea10888
Sulu and Sulawesi Seas11111
totals 26025269
Countries I have visitedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Egypt10888
Indonesia272509
Philippines19719439
Portugal22713
Spain242189
totals 26025269
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