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Underwater Photo Contest Entries By Maurits Kolsteren

10 Entries Found
Shot without strobes just below the surface.
1/25 f11 90mm ISO 200
A Shanny (Lipophrys pholis) posing.
Old man of the sea.
Shrimp with barnacles.
Velvet swimming crab giving me the evil look. smile
Velvet swimming crab with sinister red eyes.
Canon G16
1/250, f/5,0 ISO 80 Single snoot
After some heavy weather the visibility was very poor.
This poor shrimp still had to do a lot of cleaning.
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
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.
Runner Up - worthy of note but not a medal winner - an equal 4th place if you like! Runner Up 2016

Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging
Bridal bouquet in strong current.
I just love those anemones lighting up.
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.
10 Entries Found