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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Andre Yanco (2)

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Kaş, one of the most popular diving spots in Turkey is well known for its nudi branches.  Any underwater photographer with a keen eye can spot them.  I have found this one in the dive area called
By Andre Yanco
posted Sunday, April 5, 2009
56 votes

Orangutan Crab... Captured in Kapalai.  Nikon D200 60 mm Macro lens in Sea&Sea Housing. Twin YS-110 Strobes with TTl Converter.
By Andre Yanco
posted Tuesday, October 6, 2009
44 votes

It was the end of a very nice dive in Tiran and everybody went back to the dive boat. However I just could not resist the beauty of the reef under the perfect sunny day. I decided to go a little bit creative. Daylight shot coupled with UW Flash :)
By Andre Yanco
posted Saturday, May 2, 2009
40 votes

A little bit of playful creation. Mantis shrimp captured in Kapalai just off the jetty of the dive resort. The whole background reef removed by photoshop.
By Andre Yanco
posted Thursday, April 9, 2009
38 votes

Wreck and videographer, up close and personal...  Except for me documenting it of course :)  Nikon 10.5 mm Fish Eye with YS 250 Pro UW Flash.
By Andre Yanco
posted Sunday, May 3, 2009
38 votes

My interpretation of the beautiful world of the Mandarin Fish. Shot in Mabul. Nikon D200+60mm macro with dual YS110 strobes connected via TTL converter
By Andre Yanco
posted Saturday, December 25, 2010
34 votes

School of Jack Fish on an artificial reef... Nikon D70s with Sigma 15mm Fish-eye in a Sea&Sea Housing. SB800 strobe in a fantasea housing running in TTL mode.
By Andre Yanco
posted Thursday, July 2, 2009
33 votes

I found this interesting napoleon snake eel during my sunset dive in the sandy bottom of Mabul at 18 meters. Nikon D200 + 60mm Macro with single YS110 Strobe with TTL Converter
By Andre Yanco
posted Wednesday, December 22, 2010
33 votes

A popular wreck in the Aegean sea off the coast of Cesme .  The ship's name is MONEM. Me and buddy were the last ones off the wreck before the dive boat left.  I decided to snap one last shot off the bow with my buddy in the back ground...
By Andre Yanco
posted Saturday, March 21, 2009
32 votes

Hmm what was that song?  Hmmm......  Oh yeah , Cloud Number 9 !!!  :)   Nikon D70 in Sea &Sea Housing, Sigma 15mm fish-eye lens, natural light...
By Andre Yanco
posted Friday, July 17, 2009
32 votes
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Divers at the end of a dive... Shot in Kas with D200 and Nikkor 10.5 Fish-eye lens in a Sea&Sea Housing . Natural Light.
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School of Jack Fish on an artificial reef... Nikon D70s with Sigma 15mm Fish-eye in a Sea&Sea Housing. SB800 strobe in a fantasea housing running in TTL mode.
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Let the sun shine in ! smile I have encountered this tube worm in Kabatepe during my weekend dive trip. Requires looots of patience. Nikon 60mm Macro in a Sea&Sea Housing + YS-110 with TTL converter.
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date posted posted: Monday, June 22, 2009
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Aegean Sea Turkey
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Do you feel like a star ? smile Nikon 10.5mm Fish-eye with YS-110 in TTL Mode. Shot off the coast of Cesme.
20 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, June 14, 2009
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Aegean Sea Turkey
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Barracudaaaaaaaa smile Captured at Barracuda Point in Sipadan. Nikon D200 and Sigma 15mm fish-eye lens with Sea&Sea YS-110 flash in TTL mode.
30 Votes
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Little ray of sunshine... Usually it is not right to shoot a subject from behind, but this little lion fish was so attractive with its fins spread out that I could not miss the chance smile Nikon 60mm SB800 in Fantasea Housing in TTL mode.
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Pretty Nudi...
Another one of my trials with the SB800 Flash in Fantasea Housing in TTL mode.
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The gentle giant smile I captured this morray in Fethiye looking at me out of its hole with a quite relaxed gaze. Nikon 60mm with SB800 Flash in a Fantasea Housing running in TTL mode.

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Single flash can work! it's quite moody when a dual flash might be too clean. Well done Andre
26 Votes
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Hey you !!! Throw me something to eat ! Graaawllll ! smile
Captured in Kapalai on a night dive. Nikon 60mm macro.
28 Votes
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Just another perfect sunny day under water in the color rich waters of the Red Sea. The reef itself is, in a single word, a wonder !
Nikon 10.5 Fisheye with YS250 Pro Flash.
23 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, May 6, 2009
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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Wreck and videographer, up close and personal... Except for me documenting it of course smile Nikon 10.5 mm Fish Eye with YS 250 Pro UW Flash.
38 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, May 3, 2009
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Red Sea Egypt
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It was the end of a very nice dive in Tiran and everybody went back to the dive boat. However I just could not resist the beauty of the reef under the perfect sunny day. I decided to go a little bit creative. Daylight shot coupled with UW Flash smile
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Yet another macro subject from the waters of Mabul. Usually found in small crevices in the shallow reefs. I love these critters smile
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Who said that porcelain crabs are shy ? I was so surprised that when he rose up and gave me this shot . No wonder that Kapalai is famous for its macro life subjects.
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Amphoramania ! Shot off the coast of Kaş in the Mediteranean Sea. Very tempting !
21 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, April 17, 2009
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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There is nothing more abundant in Sipadan then turtles. You can even convince one to pose for you. It will be happy to oblige smile
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Kapalai always offers a large variety of critters for the macro enthusiast. During any regular dive to the 10+ diving sites around the area, it is guaranteed that you will have a lot of opportunities to get that one shot you want smile
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A little bit of playful creation. Mantis shrimp captured in Kapalai just off the jetty of the dive resort. The whole background reef removed by photoshop.
38 Votes
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A glimpse of the descent down the deco line... Shot off the coast of Kabatepe, in the North Aegean Sea.
18 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, April 8, 2009
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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Kaş, one of the most popular diving spots in Turkey is well known for its nudi branches. Any underwater photographer with a keen eye can spot them. I have found this one in the dive area called "Flying Fish" .
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date posted posted: Sunday, April 5, 2009
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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Kapalai and mabul offers some of the best possibilities for macro photography subjects. It is just a matter of grabbing your 60mm lens and a pair of good flashes, then you are in business smile
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I captured this shot with my Nikon D70s in a Sea&Sea Housing modified for use with SB800 in TTL mode. Flash housing was Fantasea. SB800 in Fantasea housing in TTL mode frequently gives too much light, but still was OK producing a very natural look.
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This blue ribbon eel was sticking out of hole which made it impossible to completely isolate the surroundings with the correct settings on the camera, so I have blacked out surrounding reef with photoshop to create this dramatic effect smile
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Sometimes you meet the most unusual subject in a place you expect the least. This subject was right under the jetty in Kapalai behind steps and most incredibly, spotted at the end of a very long night dive ! Very rewarding ! smile
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I have met this beauty on a sunset dive off the jetty of the dive resort in Kapalai. Ideally, I was looking for a pair of them, but he was hard to resist . I was very happy with the result smile
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A popular wreck in the Aegean sea off the coast of Cesme . The ship's name is MONEM. Me and buddy were the last ones off the wreck before the dive boat left. I decided to snap one last shot off the bow with my buddy in the back ground...
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a handsome wreck Andre
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date posted posted: Saturday, March 21, 2009
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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