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BSoUP Meeting - February 2011

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Jane Morgan
Jane Morgan

Next BSoUP meeting:

The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Wednesday, 16th February 2010 at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. at our usual venue the Holland Club, Imperial College, S. Kensington, London. Directions. New and prospective new members will be welcomed from 7.30 p.m. See Welcome

Photo Techniques: The Great Bali Critter Hunt by Jane Morgan

Jane is BSoUP's Meetings secretary. She will be showing some of her images from a recent trip to Bali.

Jane learned to dive in 1991 and is an open water instructor and an International Association for Handicapped Divers instructor. Passionate about the underwater world she has worked on conservation projects with Coral Cay in both the Philippines and Borneo.

Jane discovered underwater photography during a trip to the Southern Red Sea in 2001 and never looked back. She moved to digital photogaphy in late 2004, and now uses a Nikon D80 camera in a Sea and Sea housing with twin YS110 strobes.

Jane's work has been widely published in the UK diving press and images are available for sale directly from her website.

Focus On: ' Shoals of fish'. The competition is now closed. BSoUP Members only may view the Competition Slideshow, but you will be asked to login if you have not already done so this session.

An infrared image of an Anemone fish by Kathy White
An infrared image of an Anemone fish by Kathy White
Kathy White
Kathy White

Main Event: Infrared underwater photography by Kathy White

Kathy learnt to dive on Koh Tao several years ago, where she later trained and worked as an underwater videographer before making the move to stills.
After returning to the UK, she took up landscape photography and now runs small group and 1 to 1 landscape photography workshops in Dorset as well as leading photography tours for Ocean Capture.

Her infrared experiments and learning started on land a few years ago and last year she took this underwater.

Kathy will talk about what infrared light is and how you can capture it, what works underwater and what doesn't and things to look out for when shooting in IR. The talk will be accompanied by lots of infrared images, from both land and underwater. To learn more about Kathy and to see some of her images please visit

David Henshaw
Winner: David Henshaw
Shoal of catfish, Lembeh Straits, Sulawesi Indonesia

Focus on - February - Shoals - Results

Congratulations to David Henshaw who was the winner of this month's Focus On competition with a school of feeding catfish taken in Lembeh Straits, Indonesia.

The runner-up was Alex Tatersall with a shoal of Bastard Grunts taken in Gran Canaria. Trevor Rees took third place with a shoal of Red Sea glass fish taken on the Nuweiba house reef. Fourth place went to Georgette Douwma with a shoal of ish taken at Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Tom Pepper took fith place with a shoal taken in the Maldives. Sixth place went to Paul Colley with a shoal of Horse Eye Jacks taken in Grand Cayman.

A total of 45 entries were submitted and as you can see from the results (below left) it was a very close contest between David, Alex and Trevor.

None of the top four were present at the meeting - once again disproving the myth that members need to be present to compete.

How the top six scored:

Position Photographer Points Firsts
1 David Henshaw 43 8
2 Alex Tattersall 41 10
3 Trevor Rees 40 5
4 Georgette Douwma 26 6
5 Tom Pepper 15 3
6 Paul Colley 14 2
Alex Tattersall
Runner-up: Alex Tattersall
Bastard grunts, Gran Canaria
Trevor Rees
Third: Trevor Rees
Red Sea glass fish

The top six may be viewed in the Gallery.

BSoUP Members only may view all of the entries in the Competition Slideshow, but you will need to login if you have not already done so this session.

If you were not in the top six and would like to know how you fared, please e-mail

Next month we will be holding our annual Theme Portfolio Competition. This is for BSoUP Members only. The deadline for submission is Wednesday 9th March. Please read the Rules before entering via the online Entry form.

The competitiion is sponsored by UnderWaterVisions, the official UK distributor of the Nauticam underwater housing line, who have donated a voucher worth £150 to spend in their online shop.

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