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September 2013 Photo Contest

After a very competitive batch of September "Fish Portrait" entries, the DPG judging panel chose Doris Vierkötter's compelling image of a lizard fish eating a damsel fish.  This two for one fish portrait was captured thanks to the lizard fish's inability to move due to paralysis from consuming a tasty meal. 
Doris is the lucky winner of a Canon G15 housing (a $720 value!), courtesy of the great people of Fantasea. 
Second place goes to Sergi Garcia for his engaging image of an eel at a cleaning station.
And finally, our third place winner for September goes to Matt Krumins for his up close and personal shot of one of Australia's beautiful leafy sea dragons. 
Thank you so much to all of the winners for your beautiful work, and to all who entered this month's contest. And a special thanks to Fantasea for providing top quality and much appreciated prizes!  Be sure to enter your "Big Animal" shots for our October contest for a chance to win other fantastic prizes from Fantasea!
And as always, the DPG team is very appreciative to all of the judges: Matt Weiss, Joseph Tepper, Lia Barrett, Keri Wilk, Jeff De Guzman, Steve De Neef, Tobias Friedrich and Mark Fuller who had a particularly tough job this month in deciding the winners.

More about the Fantasea G15 Housing:

The FG15 is Fantasea Line’s stylish waterproof housing for the popular Canon Powershot G15.

The FG15 Housing meets the same high and professional standards of function, style and durability, as featured in the other popular Fantasea F series Housings (FP7000 and FP7100).

The Canon G15 delivers amazing image quality, full HD (1080p) video recording capabilities, fast 28-140mm F1.8-2.8 lens, responsive operation and the most external controls of its class. Photographers will find that the Canon G15, bundled together with the FG15 Housing, provides a pleasurable and professional water sports photography experience. This system is capable of producing stunning results which can certainly compete with those produced by some of the DSLR systems out there.

The FG15 Housing is ergonomically designed, fully functional and features easy-to-use, clearly labeled controls. This shock resistant housing protects your G15 camera from all damaging elements including water, sand, dust, snow, ice and pollutants.

The FG15 has been successfully depth tested to 80 meters (240 ft.)  and is certified to a maximum depth of 60 meters (200 ft.), which is well beyond the 40 meter (130 ft.) dive limit of most compact housings.

The FG15 Housing is compatible with the complete FG15 dedicated accessory line, including wide angle and macro lenses. Additional accessories include a variety of color correction filters, video lights and slave flashes, which enable photographers to further enhance the quality of their images and videos.

FG15 Housing Feature Highlights:

  • Depth rated to 60m/200 feet
  • Ergonomic design
  • Full access to all camera controls & functions with clearly marked controls
  • Shock resistant
  • Double O-ring seal
  • Special mount for lighting accessories
  • Removable double fiber optic cable connection
  • Removable flash diffuser
  • Easy and secure installation of camera
  • Removable anti-glare hood for the LCD screen
  • Optional leak detector for increased confidence
  • Dedicated video control button for easy video filming in any shooting mode
  • Compatible with a wide range of underwater photo accessories
  • Manufacturer's warranty included



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