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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Maurits Kolsteren

Underwater photo contest

Entries to the annual contest close 31st December 2017

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Scifi.
This is the first time I like the backscatter. It gives the photo a hint of scifi.
Canon G16 in a Fantasea housing
f/4  1/100s  ISO 80  
Inon D2000 with a DIY dual fiberoptic snoot
By Maurits Kolsteren
posted Saturday, February 11, 2017
12 votes

Seahorses are pretty rare in the Netherlands. A friendly diver pointed this beauty to me. This was my second dive with my DIY fiber optic snoot.
By Maurits Kolsteren
posted Tuesday, June 14, 2016
11 votes

After some heavy weather the visibility was very poor.
This poor shrimp still had to do a lot of cleaning.
By Maurits Kolsteren
posted Monday, August 28, 2017
10 votes

Bridal bouquet in strong current.
I just love those anemones lighting up.
By Maurits Kolsteren
posted Tuesday, May 24, 2016
6 votes

Velvet swimming crab with sinister red eyes. 
Canon G16
1/250, f/5,0 ISO 80 Single snoot
By Maurits Kolsteren
posted Monday, September 4, 2017
6 votes

Old Masters. 
After visiting the museum I wanted to create something similar as the oil paintings of the old Dutch Masters.
No snoot used. Left strobe 50% higher setting than right strobe. Only adjusted the white balance a bit.
By Maurits Kolsteren
posted Tuesday, April 26, 2016
5 votes

Velvet swimming crab giving me the evil look. :)
By Maurits Kolsteren
posted Tuesday, September 5, 2017
4 votes

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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Maurits Kolsteren

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Velvet swimming crab giving me the evil look. :) by Maurits Kolsteren
Velvet swimming crab giving me the evil look. smile
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4 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, September 5, 2017
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: North Sea Netherlands
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Velvet swimming crab with sinister red eyes. 
Canon G16
... by Maurits Kolsteren
Velvet swimming crab with sinister red eyes.
Canon G16
1/250, f/5,0 ISO 80 Single snoot
6 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, September 4, 2017
date posted category: Temperate Waters
date posted location: North Sea Netherlands
date posted Book a Dive Trip to Netherlands
view portfolio more shots by Maurits Kolsteren
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After some heavy weather the visibility was very poor.
T... by Maurits Kolsteren
After some heavy weather the visibility was very poor.
This poor shrimp still had to do a lot of cleaning.
10 Votes
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Scifi.
This is the first time I like the backscatter. It... by Maurits Kolsteren
Scifi.
This is the first time I like the backscatter. It gives the photo a hint of scifi.
Canon G16 in a Fantasea housing
f/4 1/100s ISO 80
Inon D2000 with a DIY dual fiberoptic snoot
12 Votes
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Seahorses are pretty rare in the Netherlands. A friendly ... by Maurits Kolsteren
Seahorses are pretty rare in the Netherlands. A friendly diver pointed this beauty to me. This was my second dive with my DIY fiber optic snoot.
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11 Votes
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Bridal bouquet in strong current.
I just love those anem... by Maurits Kolsteren
Bridal bouquet in strong current.
I just love those anemones lighting up.
6 Votes
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Old Masters. 
After visiting the museum I wanted to crea... by Maurits Kolsteren
Old Masters.
After visiting the museum I wanted to create something similar as the oil paintings of the old Dutch Masters.
No snoot used. Left strobe 50% higher setting than right strobe. Only adjusted the white balance a bit.
5 Votes
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