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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Rico Besserdich (7)

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Flatworm in
By Rico Besserdich
posted Friday, November 4, 2011
91 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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crab at night ;-)
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Dakota C-47

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Nice diagonal composition
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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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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
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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Dakota C-47 in Kas/Antalya ( Republic of 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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"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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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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Deep dive to a sunken italian bomber airplane from the 2nd world war.
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Semi-closed Rebreather Diver
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"Rebreather Toofer" ( 2 for the price of 1 ) ;-))))
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I somehow liked the scene ;-)
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Rebreather Diver
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date posted posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011
date posted category: Wide Angle - Divers
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea Turkey
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Savoia-Marchetti S.M. 79-I Sparviero . Italian airplane wreck from 2nd world war. It rests now between the greek island Kastellorizo and the turkish town Kas. Quiet deep dive, photo was made in around 60 meters depht.
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"Darth Vader & his young apprentice" ;-))
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Rebreather Diver on his way back home ;-)
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This is not "Darth Vader" underwater, this is my collegue Erol with his Rebreather ;-)
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Wreck of an Italian War-Aircraft ( Bomber ) of second world war. 55-70 meters deep. This photos was token by me at 60 meters. I spended only a couple of minutes there....time flies quick down there ;-)
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Exploring the new shipwreck SG 119, around 20 minutes after it touched ocean's ground. Still dirt clouds and bubbles around. Canon 40D with Sigma 10-20 ( on the 10mm end ), ambient light with usage of "magic filters".
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Another great shot of Rico's Wreck
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"Live on air" - This small hermid crab seems to have a proper "antenna" to communicate with the outside world ;-))
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25th June 2011, Time : 13.47 . The last seconds of "life" of the patrol boat "119" . In the water : The technic team that helped to make the wreck sink. 20 seconds after this shot, I was diving as the very first one at this brand new wreck :-)
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Commando central and captain's seat of the coastguard patrol boat 119. Magic filters only, no strobe.
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Exploring the "SG 119", 1 day after it sinked. Sigma 10-20 ( set to 10 mm ) with Magic Filters, Canon 40D.
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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.
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this not only breaks the record for shooting a wreck so soon after shooting it's also a super composition - but then you'd expect that from Rico!
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