Underwater Images contest winners annouced

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Postby scottg » Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:47 pm

The winners of the Underwater Images underwater photography contest were announced. Lots of familiar faces in there, including one of our moderators, Walter Marti, & friends of mine Keri Wilk, Allison Vitsky & Uwe Schmolke. Congrats everyone! hope you get some good prizes


BEST OF SHOW
Sponsored by The Walindi Plantation, and The MV FeBrina, PNG
Gianni Pecchiar, Trieste, Italy- Star & Ray

CONSERVATION CATEGORY
First: Drew Wohl, Congers, NY- Have You Saved a Reef Today? (video)
Second: Karel Bernard, Harjumaa, Estonia- Great Cormorant
Third: Thomas Haider, Vienna, Austria- Shark Lining
Honorable Mention: Jeffrey deGuzman, Manilla, Philippines- Octopus in Coke
Alessio Viora, Fontaneto d’Agogna, Italy- Dying Sunfish

VIDEO CATEGORY
First: Tobias Meinken, Girona, Spain- Meet Rooky
Second: Walter Marti, Mission Viejo, CA- Octopoda
Third: Steve Cohen, Annandale, VA- Whale Trails II

SHIPWRECKS CATEGORY
First: Uwe Schmolke, Hessen, Germany- Inside Umbria
Second: Jim Garland, Merseyside, UK- Emily
Third: Csaba Tokolyi, Budapest, Hungary- Poseidonia
Honorable Mention: Jim Garland, Merseyside, UK- Giannis D
Frederik Ehrenstrom, Gunnilse, Sweden- Ghost Ship & Diver

WIDE ANGLE NOVICE CATEGORY
First Place: Alison Vitsky, San Diego, CA- Monterey Afternoon
Second Place: Claudio Gazzaroli, Ascona, Switzerland- Shark Smile
Third Place: Phil Sokol, San Diego, CA- Sailfish Attack
Honorable Mention: George Vincent, Lewisville, TX- Brown Seasnake
Claudio Gazzaroli, Ascona, Switzerland- Under Ice

WIDE ANGLE OPEN CATEGORY
First Place: Esteban Tore, Malaga, Spain- Light at the End of the Tunnel
Second Place: Keri Wilk, Mississauga, Canada- Lily
Third Place: Eduardo Acevedo Fernandez, Los Reaelejos, Spain- Tortuga-Turtle Ocean
Honorable Mention: Michele Davino, Udine, Italy- Verzasca
Alessio Viora, Fontaneto d’Agogna, Italy- On the Move

MACRO/CLOSE-UP NOVICE CATEGORY
First Place: William Goodwin, Birmingham, AL-Peppermint Shrimp & Cardinalfish
Second Place: Debi Henshaw, Menorca, Spain- Cardinalfish
Third Place: Claudio Gazzaroli, Ascona, Switzerland- Coleman Shrimps
Honorable Mention: Paolo Isgro, Belluno, Italy- Shrimp on Snake Eel
Luc Rooman, Kieldrecht, Belgium- Ghost Lobster

MACRO/CLOSE-UP OPEN CATEGORY
First Place: Michele Davino, Udine, Italy- Girino
Second Place: Michele Davino, Udine, Italy- Pesce Volante
Third Place: Eduardo Acevedo Fernandez, Los Reaelejos, Spain- Multitude
Honorable Mention: Keri Wilk, Mississauga, Canada- Mantis
Nicholas Samaras, Thessaloniki, Greece- Jellyfish

MAJESTIC CATEGORY
First Place: George Vincent, Lewisville, TX- Manta Trifecta
Second: Phil Sokol, San Diego, CA- Celestial Jellies
Third: Dany Weinberg, Eilat, Israel- Red Army
Honorable Mention: Eduardo Acevedo Fernandez, Los Reaelejos, Spain- Sky
Debi Henshaw, Menorca, Spain- Reef Squid

TOGETHERNESS CATEGORY
First: Eduardo Acevedo Fernandez, Los Reaelejos, Spain- Face to Face
Second: Dany Weinberg, Eilat, Israel- Hitchhikers
Third: Alessio Viora, Fontaneto d’Agnogna, Italy- First Flight
Honorable Mention: Todd Mintz, Regina, Canada- Room with a View
Joao Paulo Krajewski, Sao Paulo, Brazil- Fish Tripod

DIVERS & MARINE LIFE
First: Esteban Tore, Malaga, Spain-Fragile Realm
Second: Rockford Draper, Plano, TX- Manta Workshop
Third: Steffen Binke, Mooroobool, Australia- Weedy Sea Dragon & Diver
Honorable Mention: Eduardo Acevedo Fernandez, Los Reaelejos, Spain- Model
Bruce Yates, Medina, WA- Sharks Converging


http://www.uwimages.org/docs/Underwater ... 0_revb.pdf

Scott Gietler Owner/Editor, Underwater Photography Guide & Bluewater Photo http://www.uwphotographyguide.com http://www.bluewaterphotostore.com

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Postby U.W.E » Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:07 am

Hello,
I am happy to be among the winners.

Congratulation to all other listed.

Uwe Schmolke
You might find some of my recently published images in here:
http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/mypics/946085
Have fun watching (-;
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