Press Release Debi Henshaw

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Debi Henshaw achieved a high level of success in UnderwaterPhotography.com photo contest 2009.

medalThis photography contest is the longest running and one of the most prestigious online. If you want to make a name for yourself this is THE place to do it. Many other internationally acclaimed photographers have launched their photo careers here over the years.

Every January a panel of judges select the best images entered in our online photo contest from the previous year. Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded for the top three from each category in order of merit.

The judges comprise of industry professionals (and last year’s World Champ). They are unpaid, non-affiliated, and (of course) cannot enter themselves.

One of our medals is the reward for all the hard work Debi Henshaw put in chasing those great shots in far-flung destinations. It's the most coveted prize because it says you succeeded in the most competitive environment there is, against the top talent of the moment. Debi Henshaw was up against 12699 entries to get placed this year.

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My Profile

Debi Henshaw

I am from United Kingdom
Member since: Saturday, February 14, 2009
Debi Henshaw is a retired designer and passionate about Underwater Photography. Diving for over a decade she has been carrying a DSLR on every dive for the last 4 years. Now living on the beautiful Spanish Island of Menorca in the Mediterranean with her husband, who also shares her passion for diving and UWP, puts her in an ideal location to travel both East and West to dive the world’s greatest sites.
Debi was awarded the Sophie De Wilde prize for Best Female Photographer at the Festival de Mondial 2009 (formerly known as Antibes) and is a moderator for the FiNs Magazine Group on Flickr.
You can see more of Debi’s work and follow her travels at website


My Portfolio

  Hey Good Lookin Reef Top Pipefish attitude
  Alien Night Dive had me wonderful encounter this curious squid No Cropping
  Flight Captured this flamboyant making his escape. No cropping straight camera escape
  Dancing Queen Soft Coral Crab just me No Cropping
  Elegant Squat Lobster uncropped
  This cute pygmy was perfectly framed its own little heart say Arhhhh

My Contest Stats

I have 301 entries in the photo contest
Latest Entries...
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entered Monday, February 28, 2011
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entered Sunday, February 6, 2011
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entered Friday, February 4, 2011


CategoryNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)46015
Humorous611218
Macro - Close-Up69157022
Macro - not swimming79164520
Macro - Nudibranchia2559123
Macro - Super macro43105624
Macro - swimming52122423
Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)11616
Sharks12323
Temperate Waters24221
Topside (above water but marine related)38428
Wide Angle - Close Focus11616
Wide Angle - Divers47518
Wide Angle - Marine Life812715
Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)23517
Wide Angle - Wrecks11212
totals 301668822
Seas I have divedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
unspecified28140
Andaman Sea718626
Balearic Sea12222
Bali Sea199
Caribbean Sea11212
Celebes Sea2555722
Flores Sea24924
Gulf Of Oman11919
Indian Ocean35618
Mediterranean Sea713519
Molucca Sea11313
Philippine Sea3779321
Red Sea23618
South China Sea819023
Sulu and Sulawesi Seas202450622
Visayan Sea12424
totals 301668822
Countries I have visitedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Egypt23618
Honduras11212
Indonesia182413722
Malaysia2043421
Maldives35618
Myanmar (Burma)11818
Oman11919
Philippines77165121
Spain815719
Thailand616828
totals 301668822
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