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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Rico Besserdich (5)

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Flatworm in
By Rico Besserdich
posted Friday, November 4, 2011
90 votes

Squid. 
Settings : F16, 1/160 sc. , ISO 100, 1 x Ikelite Ds125 strobe in TTL mode ( center spot measuring ) , 60mm EF-S makro lens on Canon 40D.
By Rico Besserdich
posted Saturday, May 28, 2011
87 votes

While I tried to capture a shot of these juvenile squids near to the diving platform, a curious guest is watching me and wonders what the heck I am doing there ;-) The lights on top are reflections of my strobe lights on water surface.
By Rico Besserdich
posted Wednesday, October 19, 2011
80 votes

Dakota C-47. That was a bit
By Rico Besserdich
posted Wednesday, November 9, 2011
77 votes

just for fun ;-)
By Rico Besserdich
posted Monday, October 10, 2011
73 votes

Patrol Boat 119 - I took this shot 13 minutes after this new shipwreck touched oceans ground. Lots of dirt & dust clouds....the ship's stern was totally covered by a sand cloud that time. Ambient light shot, converted to B/W.
By Rico Besserdich
posted Tuesday, June 28, 2011
71 votes


By Rico Besserdich
posted Saturday, October 8, 2011
70 votes

Vertigo :-)))
By Rico Besserdich
posted Thursday, June 9, 2011
69 votes

Pepper Muray Eel......I hear someone whispering in my ears
By Rico Besserdich
posted Tuesday, March 22, 2011
66 votes


By Rico Besserdich
posted Tuesday, August 16, 2011
65 votes
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"The last second of a ship's life". This ship sank June 25th 2011 to become a new attraction for divers. Ship's name is "TC SG 119", a former patrol boat, builded in 1958 in Germany.
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2 juvenile squids below a RIB ( Zodiac boat ). Nightdive shot with Canon 40d + 10-20mm Sigma lens.
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date posted posted: Friday, October 21, 2011
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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Underwater photographer @ work ;-)
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date posted posted: Thursday, October 20, 2011
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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Pool Reflections.....
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date posted posted: Thursday, October 20, 2011
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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While I tried to capture a shot of these juvenile squids near to the diving platform, a curious guest is watching me and wonders what the heck I am doing there ;-) The lights on top are reflections of my strobe lights on water surface.
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Flatworm closeup. 60mm Makro lens with +4 diopter attached.
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date posted posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2011
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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Dakota C-47
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date posted posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2011
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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While my model prepared for our pool-shooting, I just took a few test-shots and had found this one quiet pleasing, due to the nice reflections :-)
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date posted posted: Monday, October 17, 2011
date posted category: Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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2 juvenile squids
Canon 40D with Sigma 10-20mm & +4 dioptren closeup lens attached. Nightdive shot.
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date posted posted: Monday, October 17, 2011
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
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The risk of going with a wide-lens ( Sigma 10-20mm ) to a nightdive got awarded by meeting a sea-turtle ( caretta caretta ).
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date posted posted: Sunday, October 16, 2011
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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"Shrimp in space" ;-)
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date posted posted: Sunday, October 16, 2011
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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The remainings of the "Sakkaria" shipwreck in Kalkan/Turkey. Shot in B/W.
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date posted posted: Friday, October 14, 2011
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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uw videographer v/s new shipwreck ;-)
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date posted posted: Friday, October 14, 2011
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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"Pool Shooting"
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a well thought out model shot Rico
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date posted posted: Thursday, October 13, 2011
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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just for fun ;-)
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date posted posted: Monday, October 10, 2011
date posted category: Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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"Cool & the Gang" ;-)
Just in case, squids could talk : "Guys, let me finish my snack and then we will check out this idiot with the camera" :-)))
Canon 40D with Sigma 10-20mm lens. Nightdive shot.
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date posted posted: Monday, October 10, 2011
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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Abstract closeup of an octopus arm. Uncropped, 60mm makro lens on a Canon 40D, 2 x Sea&Sea 110@
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date posted posted: Sunday, October 9, 2011
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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"Golden Girl" - 1,5 cm small shrimp. 60mm lens with +10 diopter attached.
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date posted posted: Saturday, October 8, 2011
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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Fun with the self timer ;-)
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date posted posted: Saturday, October 1, 2011
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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High-Key shot of a juvenile hermid crab. This small ( 1 cm ) buddy did not even had his own shell....so he hided in a small stone hole...waiting for better times in a proper & safe home ;-) 60mm makro lens with +10 diopter attached.
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date posted posted: Friday, September 30, 2011
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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Dakota C-47, Kas/Antalya
41 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2011
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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Cleaner Shrimp ( 1,5 cm ). 60mm makro lens with +10 diopter attached. 1/160 sc. , F16 , ISO 200. 2x Sea&Sea 110@ strobe.
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date posted posted: Monday, September 26, 2011
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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"Ready to rumble". A small ( 1,5 cm. ) cleaner shrimp is checking his "big "customer ( = me !! ). Canon 40D with CANON EF-S 60mm Makro and +10 diopter attached.
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date posted posted: Sunday, September 25, 2011
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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Juvenile Spanish Lobster ( size : around 5 cm small ).
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date posted posted: Sunday, September 25, 2011
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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Female diver explores a shipwreck. B/W shot, ambient light only, no strobes.
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date posted posted: Saturday, September 24, 2011
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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Triton & Diver
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date posted posted: Thursday, September 22, 2011
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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Shrimp of around 1,5 cm size. 60mm makro lens with +4 diopter attached.
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date posted posted: Wednesday, September 21, 2011
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
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