The March DPG photo contest, "Seahorses, Seadragons, and Pipefish," was a popular theme that ushered in a plethora of impressive imagery. The judges had a delightfully tough time choosing the top picks, but it became fairly evident that it was Fabien Michenet's image of a leafy seadragon that deserved top prize. So congratulations to Fabien, who will receive an FG16 Housing for a Canon Powershot G16 (over $700 value), thanks to the generous people at Fantasea.
Coming in for a close second is an image of a thorny seahorse shot off Puerta Galera, Phillipines by the talented Goos van der Heide. The striking symmetry and immaculate lighting really drew the judges in, so hats off to you, Goos!
Finally, our third place honors go to Bettina Balnis for this beautifully unusual perspective of a pipefish. Both color and composition also came together to formulate a unique take on shooting an otherwise difficult subject matter.
As always, thanks so much to our judges, editors Matt Weiss, Joe Tepper, and Lia Barrett, as well as Jeff de Guzman and Keri Wilk. And many congratulations to this month's winners and thanks to all who took the time to enter. And a special thanks to Fantasea for providing this month's prize!
More about the Fantasea FG16 Housing for Canon Powershot G16
The FG16 Housing, specially designed for the Canon PowerShot G16, meets the same high and professional standards of function, style and durability as previously found in popular and successful Fantasea F series Housings (FG15, FP7100 and FP7000). It is ergonomically designed, fully functional and features easy-to-use, clearly labeled controls. This shock resistant housing protects your G16 camera from damaging elements including water, sand, dust, snow, ice and pollutants.
The FG16 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 FG16 Housing is supported by a complete accessory line, including wide angle and macro lenses. Additional accessories include a variety of color correction filters and lighting sets, which enable photographers to further enhance the quality of their images and videos.
FG16 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
• Specially designed hand strap
• Protective lens cover
• BONUS - 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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