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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


By Rico Besserdich
posted Tuesday, August 16, 2011
65 votes

SeaHorse
By Levent Albas
posted Tuesday, February 15, 2011
63 votes

It was a great underwater photo session, when I worked with my turkish girlfriend Seda on freediving wide angle photos. While I was scubadiving, she was freediving. On later afternoon she managed to
By Rico Besserdich
posted Saturday, June 5, 2010
61 votes
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underwater flame
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date posted posted: Monday, August 22, 2011
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Aegean Sea Turkey
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"Out of the light"
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Exploring the house-reef.......
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That's no special critter, that's just a leaf...drifting in open water during my last nightdive. Loved the structures and found it worth a shot ;-) CANON 40D, 60mm makro lens, F20, 1/160 sc., ISO 200, 2x Sea&Sea 110@ strobe (manuelly set to 50%)
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date posted posted: Sunday, August 21, 2011
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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"Dancing Queen". Free swimming Flat-Worm at night. 60mm makro lens with +4 diopter attached.
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date posted posted: Saturday, August 20, 2011
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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Nightly Encounter ;-)
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date posted posted: Friday, August 19, 2011
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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Cornet-Fish ( and diver ) at night.
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date posted posted: Thursday, August 18, 2011
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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Engine Telegraph of the TC SG 119 shipwreck in Kas/Turkey. Build in 1959, on duty from 1960 to 2010. Dropped to be a new dive destination on June 25th 2011. Last order as shown on photo was "engine stop" ;-)
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date posted posted: Thursday, August 18, 2011
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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"Squid Alarm !!" While my buddy tries to capture a shot of this juvenile squid group with her compact camera, I took this photo of her & the baby squids last night. Please note, that the middle squid is just having a small snack ;-)
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date posted posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2011
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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Snells window & night reflections near the dive platform. Un-cropped, shooted as seen ( no photoshop, except slight curves adjustment ). From my yesterdays nightdive ;-)
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"Nightly Encounter" . Common Sea-Turtle ( Caretta Caretta ) at night. Canon 40D with Sigma 10-20 ( on the 10mm end ) with +2 diopter attached. 2 x sea&sea 110@ strobe. F8, 1/60 sc., ISO 400
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date posted posted: Monday, August 15, 2011
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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Flying Flatworm ( at night ).
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date posted posted: Sunday, August 14, 2011
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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"Welcome to Flatworm Air.....tickets, please !!"
While a flatworm is cruising through open water, 2 small hermid crabs do enjoy the flight ;-) Nightdive shot, CANON 40D with CANON 60mm makro lens, 2 x Sea&Sea 110@ .
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date posted posted: Friday, August 12, 2011
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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"light & motion" ;-)
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date posted posted: Friday, August 12, 2011
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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Flying Flatworm
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date posted posted: Thursday, August 11, 2011
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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Close view to an octopus. Very cool, friendly & extremly curious small "buddy"- we played for around 20 minutes during my last nightdive ( he had lots of fun with my ULCS strobe-arms, lol ! )
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date posted posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2011
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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crab at night ;-)
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date posted posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2011
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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Dakota C-47

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date posted posted: Tuesday, August 9, 2011
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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Flying Flatworm. From my yesterday's night dive. F11, 1/80 sc., ISO 200. Canon 40D with 60mm EF-S Canon makro lens, +2 dioptren closeup lens attached. 2 sea&sea 110alpha strobes ( manually set to 50% power ).....and 2 "tilly tec" torches ;-)
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date posted posted: Monday, August 8, 2011
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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Cornet-Fish Eye. From my yesterday's nightdive. Canon 40D with 60mm makro lens & +2 diopter attached. F11, 1/80 sc., ISO 200. 2 x sea&sea ys110@ strobe ( set to 50% power ).
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date posted posted: Monday, August 8, 2011
date posted category: Macro - swimming
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Dakota C-47 in Kas/Antalya ( Republic of Turkey ).
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date posted posted: Sunday, August 7, 2011
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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Sunset pool shooting with snell's window : While I try to manage my exposure settings, the model rests on the pool's wall ;-)
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date posted posted: Thursday, August 4, 2011
date posted category: Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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"model studies" - and : "yes", I wanted her to close her eyes ;-)
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date posted posted: Tuesday, August 2, 2011
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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Nightly "bubble games" at the pool ;-)
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date posted posted: Monday, August 1, 2011
date posted category: Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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Low key shot in the pool ( at night ). The only lightsource was the pool-light. Pic converted to B/W
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date posted posted: Sunday, July 31, 2011
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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"Happy Feet"
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date posted posted: Sunday, July 31, 2011
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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Pool reflections
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date posted posted: Saturday, July 30, 2011
date posted category: Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)
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