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Pufferpunk
03/10/2006, 11:24 PM
Here are the pics I sent to the #1 most prestigious photo contest in the world. Would you believe, out of the 1st group of pics I sent in (about 5 years ago) I placed as a finalist, out of thousands?!

Jellyfish
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/Pufferpunk/UnderwaterPics/Creatures/Jellyfish.jpg

Cave Light
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/Pufferpunk/UnderwaterPics/FishPics/CaveLight.jpg

Clownfish
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/Pufferpunk/UnderwaterPics/FishPics/Clownfish.jpg

Post Larval Stage Surgenfish
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/Pufferpunk/UnderwaterPics/FishPics/PostLarvalStageSurgenfish.jpg

Swimming Queen Angel
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/Pufferpunk/Bonaire%202005/2SwimmingQueenAngel.jpg

Coralbanded Shrimp in Green Star Coral
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/Pufferpunk/Bonaire%202005/2CoralbandedShrimpinGreenCoraljpg.jpg

The Wave
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/Pufferpunk/UnderwaterPics/Divers/TheWave.jpg

Pufferpunk
03/10/2006, 11:25 PM
And a few more for your viewing pleasure:

Bobblehead
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/Pufferpunk/Bonaire%202005/2Bobblehead.jpg

Heeeeere's Johnny!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/Pufferpunk/Bonaire%202005/2HeresJohnny.jpg

Best Friends
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/Pufferpunk/Bonaire%202005/BestFriends.jpg

Bonaire Sunset
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/Pufferpunk/Bonaire%202005/2BonaireSunset.jpg

zapata41
03/10/2006, 11:56 PM
JUST WOW !!!

nice photos, yes i can see how you placed well with those pics

Tim

Pufferpunk
03/11/2006, 12:18 AM
None of those pics have placed (yet). The funny thing is, the one that place 5 years ago, I wasn't going to enter. Someone else w/a better eye than myself told me to enter it. Which is your favorite? The Coral Banded Shrimp won the MASNA Calander Contest but I liked others I sent in better.

gregr
03/11/2006, 07:35 AM
Yeah, I can believe you won :D
Hard to say but I think I like Cave Light the best.
Greg

125reef
03/11/2006, 06:09 PM
Good job with using a polarizer (picture - best friends). What equipment are you using?

Chaotic Reefer4u
03/11/2006, 08:07 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=6930640#post6930640 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by gregr
Yeah, I can believe you won :D
Hard to say but I think I like Cave Light the best.
Greg i second it...

Pufferpunk
03/11/2006, 10:52 PM
Can you guys see all the lil fish inside the cave? I was afraid folks wouldn't.

What's a polarizer ?

Some of the pics are w/an Nikonos 5 & Velvia film, some are w/an Olympus 5060, housed in Ikelight.

aural
03/11/2006, 11:19 PM
cave light is my favorite, but it could definitely use some digital post processing love. :)

125reef
03/12/2006, 12:51 AM
Sorry Pufferpunk, I truly though you used a polarizer in that particular picture. As to what a polarizer (lens filter) is can be a bit complicated to fully explain. Overall they are used to reduce light reflection in subjects and their surroundings which enhances color saturation and sharpness. Either way, awesome images.

xxaquanutxx
03/12/2006, 07:44 AM
Beautiful picks! The queen is my favoret

michaelm2431
03/12/2006, 08:34 AM
Is that a MAPPA PUFFER?

Pufferpunk
03/12/2006, 09:16 AM
Juvie trunkfish.

Doc's69
03/12/2006, 12:01 PM
awsome pics the surgenfish is really cool

Bmpower007
03/12/2006, 03:47 PM
Some beautifull pics wow that water is blue

Jabol75
03/12/2006, 08:31 PM
I really like clownfish pic...

clippo
03/13/2006, 05:14 AM
nice pics! - what competition is it?

rbaker
03/13/2006, 06:43 AM
Great pics! Thanks for sharing...

PoukieBear
03/13/2006, 12:45 PM
The sunset pic blew me away. I LOVE IT! Good job.

bergmmi
03/16/2006, 09:46 PM
awesome

Pufferpunk
03/16/2006, 10:06 PM
what competition is it?

www.epicphotocontest.org

CrystalAZ
03/17/2006, 12:36 AM
The wave is my favorite.

The surgeonfish is really cool too.

Crystal

125reef
03/17/2006, 02:27 AM
I like them all, but two pictures are clear winners in my eyes. They would be the Swimming Queen Angel and Best Friends photos, because they seem to have the best color, sharpness, detail, and composition. Well balanced, good DOF, good light quality, good contrast, etc. Anyways those two are my favs.

Flipturn88
03/17/2006, 04:18 AM
They are all simply gorgeous pics, but if I had to choose my favorite(s), "Swimming Queen Angel," "The Wave" and "Bobblehead" stood out the most to me - oh, and "Bonaire Sunset." :) Awesome work!

DocReefer
03/17/2006, 07:48 AM
I like the sunset, it reminds of vacationing in the carribean. My only comment on that pic is the almost too obvious flash hitting the flower on the left. The leaves on the plants on the right are beautifully darkened because of the dusk but the flower is (I think) too lit up for the setting. But again, preference is personal.

Nonetheless, the pics are great. I like the wave, I think, the best.

Pufferpunk
03/17/2006, 08:29 AM
Looks like I'll have to enter the "Bobblehead" pic next year!