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.
- July 2017Theme: Pink
- August 2014Theme: Nudibranchs
- July 2014Theme: Sharks
- April 2014Theme: Coral Reefs
- March 2014Theme: Syngnathidae (Seahorses, Pipefish, and Seadragons)
- February 2014Theme: Your Favorite Shot
- January 2014Theme: Wrecks and Artificial Reefs
- December 2013Theme: Jellyfish
- November 2013Theme: Humans and Divers
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?
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 - Thank you for the detail. Glad to hear the Blue Tang survived.
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