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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Nicholas Samaras

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Alien Nation
By Nicholas Samaras
posted Monday, March 23, 2009
65 votes

CFWA. Wire Coral Goby & Diver
By Nicholas Samaras
posted Wednesday, July 28, 2010
65 votes

Nudibranch
By Nicholas Samaras
posted Friday, March 19, 2010
61 votes

Nudibranch Dondice Banyulensis.
By Nicholas Samaras
posted Wednesday, June 17, 2009
56 votes

Like A Rose (Gastropteron Rubrum)
By Nicholas Samaras
posted Thursday, June 24, 2010
50 votes

Reflection
By Nicholas Samaras
posted Wednesday, September 12, 2007
48 votes

The gills of Cryptobranch dorid nudibranch
By Nicholas Samaras
posted Monday, April 19, 2010
48 votes

Lophius Piscatorius. Canon 5D, Canon 17-40mm, Two S&S 250 strobes.
By Nicholas Samaras
posted Thursday, March 20, 2008
45 votes

“Underwater majesty,  Unending inspiration”
By Nicholas Samaras
posted Saturday, June 21, 2008
44 votes

The engine of ship wreck
By Nicholas Samaras
posted Monday, September 1, 2008
43 votes
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Unicorn. Hippocampus guttulatus. by Nicholas Samaras
Unicorn. Hippocampus guttulatus.
23 Votes
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Vintage style. by Nicholas Samaras
Vintage style.
30 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2011
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Aegean Sea Greece
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Stormy weather brings great encounters from the deep sea. by Nicholas Samaras
Stormy weather brings great encounters from the deep sea.
20 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, December 14, 2010
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Aegean Sea Greece
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Hypsolodoris picta by Nicholas Samaras
Hypsolodoris picta
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Editor's Comment
That's a tasty specimen Nicholas!
23 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, December 2, 2010
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Aegean Sea Greece
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Greece
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Gastropteron rubrum. This digital composition gives prett... by Nicholas Samaras
Gastropteron rubrum. This digital composition gives pretty good sense of how this beautiful creature moving in the water. Four shots in a row.
31 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, November 29, 2010
date posted category: Creative - Manipulated (Photoshopped)
date posted location: Aegean Sea Greece
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Travel Buddies by Nicholas Samaras
Travel Buddies
20 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, November 17, 2010
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Aegean Sea Greece
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Observator by Nicholas Samaras
Observator
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31 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, November 12, 2010
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Molucca Sea Indonesia
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Gastropteron rubrum. He was snooted at while flying. by Nicholas Samaras
Gastropteron rubrum. He was snooted at while flying.
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29 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, October 23, 2010
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Aegean Sea Greece
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Snell's window shot by Nicholas Samaras
Snell's window shot
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31 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2010
date posted category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
date posted location: Aegean Sea Greece
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Snooted Blenny by Nicholas Samaras
Snooted Blenny
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38 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, August 2, 2010
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Aegean Sea Greece
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CFWA. Wire Coral Goby & Diver by Nicholas Samaras
CFWA. Wire Coral Goby & Diver
Gold Medal Gold Medal 2010
Third place Monthly HotShots
Final RoundThrough to 2010 awards final round judging

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
There's some speculation how this one was done. Looks like an old fashioned double exposure (remember them?) given the extremes in subject size I'd say two lenses were used but it was a Tokina 10-17mm Fisheye.
65 Votes
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Ancient shipwreck cargo. by Nicholas Samaras
Ancient shipwreck cargo.
21 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, July 26, 2010
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Aegean Sea Greece
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Like A Rose (Gastropteron Rubrum) by Nicholas Samaras
Like A Rose (Gastropteron Rubrum)
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Editor's Comment
well snooted!
50 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, June 24, 2010
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
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Snooting a crab by Nicholas Samaras
Snooting a crab
17 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, June 7, 2010
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Aegean Sea Greece
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The Lord of the Pool by Nicholas Samaras
The Lord of the Pool
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Editor's Comment
another for the foot fetishists!
22 Votes
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Junevile Pinnate Batfish (Platax pinnatus) by Nicholas Samaras
Junevile Pinnate Batfish (Platax pinnatus)
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37 Votes
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The gills of Cryptobranch dorid nudibranch "Hypselodoris ... by Nicholas Samaras
The gills of Cryptobranch dorid nudibranch "Hypselodoris picta"
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Editor's Comment
it's good to concentrate on a feature sometimes
48 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, April 19, 2010
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Aegean Sea Greece
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Detail of Echinaster sepositus  - Red starfish. Sometimes... by Nicholas Samaras
Detail of Echinaster sepositus - Red starfish. Sometimes even in a common starfish can find interesting perspectives.
21 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, March 24, 2010
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Aegean Sea Greece
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Nudibranch "Hypselodoris bullockii" by Nicholas Samaras
Nudibranch "Hypselodoris bullockii"
shortlistedShortlisted!
Final RoundThrough to 2010 awards final round judging
61 Votes
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Pregnant Yellow Pigmi Seahorse. by Nicholas Samaras
Pregnant Yellow Pigmi Seahorse.
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31 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, March 1, 2010
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Molucca Sea Indonesia
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Pipefish by Nicholas Samaras
Pipefish
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38 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, February 22, 2010
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Molucca Sea Indonesia
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my personal dance floor by Nicholas Samaras
my personal dance floor
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26 Votes
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date posted posted: Thursday, December 3, 2009
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Aegean Sea Greece
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Spaceship by Nicholas Samaras
Spaceship
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31 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, December 2, 2009
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Aegean Sea Greece
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finswimmer & Wreck by Nicholas Samaras
finswimmer & Wreck
25 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, November 16, 2009
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Aegean Sea Greece
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Model Shooting by Nicholas Samaras
Model Shooting
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9 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, November 4, 2009
date posted category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
date posted location: Aegean Sea Greece
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Mytilini Wreck at Halkidiki - Greece by Nicholas Samaras
Mytilini Wreck at Halkidiki - Greece
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Final RoundThrough to 2009 awards final round judging

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
a central, symmetrical subject shouldn't work but Nicholas got this fisheye wreck right. The diver just throws the symmetry off enough to make it visually interesting
21 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2009
date posted category: Wide Angle - Wrecks
date posted location: Aegean Sea Greece
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Nudibranch Dondice Banyulensis. by Nicholas Samaras
Nudibranch Dondice Banyulensis.
56 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
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