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BSoUP Meeting - June 2013

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June BSoUP Meeting

The next BSoUP meeting takes place on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m. in Room G.01 in the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, South Kensington, London, SW7 5BD (Directions).

New and prospective new members will be welcomed from 7.30 p.m. See Welcome.

Show and Tell

We have four members up front:

Richard Boucher - showing a sequence of behaviour shots

David Allan - discussing a missed opportunity!

Royal School of Mines
Royal School of Mines, Imperial College
Prince Consort Road
South Kensington, London, SW7 5BD

Paul Colley
Paul Colley's Focus On Winning Image

Alex Tattersall - demonstrating the use of a clever toy

Paul Colley - showing us how he created the image that won the February Focus On ('Post-production Bonanza')

Focus On - Predation

The competition is now closed. There were a total of 20 entries. BSoUP Members may view all the entries in the Competition Slideshow. You will be prompted to log in if you have not already done so this session.

Mark Pickford: Alternative Lighting. Mark will talk about snoots and their applications and will also will also discuss his use of fluorescence imaging.

Mark has had a lifelong interest in photography, land photography as well as underwater. He has been diving since 1999 and taking pictures under water since 2007. He started with a Nikon Coolpix but has graduated to a Nikon D300 in a Subal housing with Inon strobes. He has had a number of successes in BSoUP competitions in recent years including winning the Open Portfolio competition in December 2012.

Mark Pickford
Mark Pickford's Winning Open Portfolio 2012

Mark Pickford
1st © Mark Pickford

Focus On Results - Predation - June

Congratulations to Mark Pickford who was the winner of this month's Focus On Competition with an image of a squid eating a fish taken at Halmahera with a Nikon D300 and 60mm lens.

Congratulations also to Trevor Rees and Anthony Holley who came second and third respectively with images of a Wolf fish eating brittle stars taken at Eyemouth and a Lizard fish feeding taken at Sangeang, Indonesia.

There were 20 entries in total.



How the top six scored:-

Position Photographer Points Firsts
1 Mark Pickford 26 7
2 Trevor Rees 18 2
3 Anthony Holley 15 4
4 Pedro Vieyra 13 3
5 Debi Henshaw 11 2
6 Linda Ashmore 9 2
Trevpr Rees
2nd © Trevor Rees
Anthony Holley
3rd © Anthony Holley

The top six may be viewed in the Gallery.

BSoUP Members only may view all of the entries in the Competition Slideshow Archive. You will be asked to login if you have not already done so this session.

Next month's Focus On Competition is Reflections. Its all about the angle. (OK, and the light, and the surface, and the subject). The deadline is Sunday 7th July. Please read the Rules before entering via the Online Entry Form.

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