Press Release John De Jong

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John De Jong achieved a high level of success in UnderwaterPhotography.com photo contest 2008.

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 John De Jong 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. John De Jong was up against 12279 entries to get placed this year.

High Resolution Images for Free Publication

These picture of the frog I made in my own garden. It tooks some time to come close enough with my 50mm macro lens.
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Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up

My Profile

John De Jong

I am from Netherlands
Member since: Wednesday, October 6, 2004
Since 2007 I am using an Olympus E330 DSLR with Ikelite DS160 and DS161 strobes. Underwater I use the 50mm Macro , 11-22 mm wide angle and 12-60mm most of the time. I made about 80-100 dives a year, most of them in the Netherlands. See my homepage for almost weekly new pics, most taken in water with low visibilty. (Oosterschelde and Grevelingen in The Netherlands)


My Portfolio

  Some playing snoot yesterday. These Aeolidia papillosa was willing pose..... yesterday pose
  Cyclopterus lumpus be found beginning each year our Oosterschelde. coloured males stay neighbourhood eggs about weeks. After they disappear deeper waters. Notice green colour Northsee. Oosterschelde weeks waters Northsee
  first time ever saw Syngnathus acus mating last weekend our Oosterschelde. Unfortunately had my macro lens camera Oosterschelde :-( :(
  Tergipes hard find. one picture about 4mm length. white eggs be found easily. made this last week depth 23 meter. tried use low light because otherwise small body loose details. find length easily 2-3 meter details
  After mating Sepia May June juvenile be found about six weeks later. This one 12cm long mussel rear side give some indication size. later 1-2cm 2cm size
  first time saw Sepiola mating this summer Bretagne. Bretagne

My Contest Stats

I have 127 entries in the photo contest
Latest Entries...
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entered Tuesday, May 2, 2017
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entered Friday, January 23, 2015
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entered Monday, November 18, 2013


CategoryNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)11919
Freshwater1934718
Humorous23115
Macro - Close-Up1724014
Macro - not swimming1515210
Macro - Nudibranchia2232314
Macro - Super macro188
Macro - swimming69315
Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)35117
Temperate Waters1520013
Topside (above water but marine related)56212
Wide Angle - Divers4399
Wide Angle - Marine Life1119918
Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)67412
totals 127183814
Seas I have divedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
unspecified2947116
Atlantic (European coastal)66911
Mediterranean Sea68013
North Sea85120314
Red Sea11515
totals 127183814
Countries I have visitedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
unspecified166
Egypt11515
France66911
Netherlands112164714
Spain710114
totals 127183814
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