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BSoUP's Theme Portfolio Competition 2006

Second - Jane Morgan

1st Alex Mustard
2nd Jane Morgan
3rd Anthony Holley
4th Pedro Vieyra
5th Annette Price
6th Martha Tressler
     
Seal in Farne islands by Jane Morgan Seal in Farne islands by Jane Morgan Seal in Farne islands by Jane Morgan
     
Seal in Lundy by Jane Morgan Seal in Farne islands by Jane Morgan Seal pup by Jane Morgan

Sealed with a kiss by Jane Morgan

Sealed with a kiss

by Jane Morgan


2005 was the first year that I have had the immense pleasure of diving with seals and I must say that it's possibly the most fun I've had underwater. In July I had a week in Lundy and in September a week in the Farnes, and both trips allowed close up encounters with these wonderful creatures.

All of the photos were taken on my Nikon D70 and Sea and Sea housing with a 20mm lens.

Seal in Farne islands by Jane Morgan 1. Towards the end of a dive in the Farnes I headed up onto the top of reef on the lookout for seals, and was rewarded with a group of 4 or 5 playing on the reef top in just a couple of meters of water. Due to the shallow depth no flash was required and all these pictures were taken on Shutter Priority. The whole of the top row (1-3) were taken on this occasion.
ISO 200 Shutter Priority, 1/125th, f6.3. Natural Light,
Seal in Farne islands by Jane Morgan 2. ISO 200 Shutter Priority, 1/125th, f7.1, Natural Light.
Seal in Farne islands by Jane Morgan 3. ISO 200 Shutter Priority, 1/80th, f10. Natural Light.
Seal in Lundy by Jane Morgan 4 We spent a lovely lunch hour in Lundy snorkelling with the seals - they were very keen on fin tugging and great fun to play with at the surface. Although there is no eye contact in this picture I cant help but smile when I look at it.
ISO 200, Manual, 1/125, F11 Natural light
Seal in Farne islands by Jane Morgan 5. I was at around 20m in the Farnes taking photos of the reef when this cheeky chap swam up behind me. I turned around really slowly and managed to snap him once, as he immediately disappeared with the speed of a polaris missile. I loved the expression on his face.
ISO 500, Manual, 1/125th, F11, Twin YS90 strobes
Seal pup by Jane Morgan

6. As fin tugging is the favourite pastime of seal pups, I had to include at least one in the portfolio of my fins being attacked.
ISO 200, Manual, 1/125, F11 Natural light

 
BSoUP Theme Portfolio Competiiton

Theme Portfolio Winners

   

2017 Martyn Guess

2016 Mikko Voipio

2015 Pash Baker

2014 Robert Bailey

2013 Martyn Guess

2012 Keith Lyall

2011 Trevor Rees

2010 Martyn Guess

2009 Trevor Rees

2008 Arthur Kingdon

2007 JP Trenque

2006 Alex Mustard

2005 Alex Mustard

2004 Jane Morgan

2003 Linda Dunk

2002 Linda Dunk

2001 Linda Dunk

2000 Sue Heaps

1999 Bob Allen

1998 Bob Allen

1997 Anne Owen

1996 Ken Sullivan

1995 Anthony Holley


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