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February 2012 Photo Contest

DPG is very proud to announce the winners of our February monthly contest! The theme for the month was “Eels” and the winner of $150 cash is photographer Glenn Kulmer.

Glenn impressed the judges with his great shot of a spotted moray taking a bite out of a blue tang. The simple composition and dramatic subject gained our attention and our votes.

Second place went to Alex Varani for his great snooted eel shot. Ilan Ben Tov captured the bronze medal with the unique view of a garden eel garden. 

A big congrats to the winners and all who entered; and a great “thank you” to our dedicated judges—Jeff De Guzman, Steve De Neef, Keri Wilk, Mark Fuller, Joseph Tepper and Matt Weiss. 


Jim Sanders
Mar 22, 2012 12:44 PM
Jim Sanders wrote:
Congrats to all three photographers. The three images are just outstanding.

While a contest is a great incentive for the shooters, how about expanding it a little so us budding photographers can learn something? Have the winners summarize what they did or how they did it. For example, is the first place winner a night shot? Photoshop magic? Is the snoot used in the second place winner homemade? What's the story?

"How'd they do that?" would really be valuable - at least to me. Anyone else?
Joseph Tepper
Mar 22, 2012 2:27 PM
Joseph Tepper wrote:
Hi Jim,

I think you'd really love our behind the shot features. We take some of the worlds best underwater photos - most of our contest winners write a detailed article - and dissect them for our readers. You can check out previous behind the shot articles here and I'm sure we will have one or two from this months winners soon! Hope that helps!

Glenn Kulmer
Mar 22, 2012 10:00 PM
Glenn Kulmer wrote:
It was a night shore dive in Grand Cayman. Shooting with a Canon 7D in a Ikelite housing with a Ikelite DS 200 strobe and a Light & Motion Sola 1200 light. The Blue Tang actually survived and swam away!
Jim Sanders
Mar 23, 2012 8:20 AM
Jim Sanders wrote:
Joseph - Thanks for the link. That's exactly what I am looking for.

Glenn - Thank you for the detail. Glad to hear the Blue Tang survived.
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