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Focus On - Nudibranchs - Results

Congratulations to Martyn Guess who came first in the Focus On - Nudibranchs Competition with an image of

Congratulations also to Nick More and Pedro Vieyra who came second and third respectively with images of

There were a total of 35 entries. The competition was judged by Anthony Holley.

The top six:-

Pos. Photographer Subject
1 Martyn Guess Cyerce Elegans
2 Nick More Janolus
3 Pedro Vieyra Purple lined Flabellina
4 Rob Bailey Edmundsella pedata
5 Mark Pickford Info not given
6 Sue Guess Info not given

The top six may be viewed on the Home Page and in the Gallery.

BSoUP members may view all of the entries in the Competition slideshow archive and see the judge's comments. You will be prompted to login if you haven't already done so this session.

Next month's Competition is Crustaceans. The competition will open shortly.

Please submit your images at 1400 pixels wide (landscape) or 1050 pixels tall(portrait) at 72ppi and at a size less than 1M. Please indicate what your subjects is, where it was taken and what camera system you used.

Next BSoUP Meeting

The next BSoUP meeting is on Tuesday 18th June at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m.  Meeting Room 3, Union Building,  Beit Quadrangle, Imperial College, South Kensington, London SW7 [Entrance via Prince Consort Road] (Directions). New and prospective new members will be welcomed from 7.30 p.m. See Welcome.

BSoUP May Meeting

We are delighted to announce that Alex Mustard will be our speaker for this month’s BSoUP meeting which will be held at 8pm on Tuesday 21st May at Imperial College.

Alex has picked three topics to discuss at this meeting: a subject we all see, but tend to take for granted, ANTHIAS; a subject we all love to shoot, TURTLES; and a subject that is all around us, but few of us take the time to learn how to shoot, MATING.

As Alex presents his images and talks about these three subjects, he will share the field knowledge he has learned for himself or from others that has helped him produce strong images of these subjects. He will share what he feels are the best techniques for shooting these subjects, but will also demonstrate how he tries not to always shoot them the same way thereby creating a diverse portfolio of images of each subject.

ALex Mustard with MBE
Alex Mustard MBE
Turtle by Alex Mustard
Turtle by Alex Mustard

Alex has been taking underwater photos since he was 9 years old and has been a committee member of BSoUP since 2002. His work has been published in more than 500 magazine articles and many books, including his popular Underwater Photography Masterclass. His photos have collected many awards, including appearing in 12 different portfolio books from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Last year he was made MBE for services to underwater photography.

Anyone interested in attending the meeting is invited to meet up beforehand from 6pm onwards at the Zetland Arms, 2 Bute Street, South Kensington. You can find directions in the link below. We look forward to seeing you there.

Competition:  Nudibranchs

Definition: An image of any nudibranch from anywhere in the world.   The competition is now closed. There are 35 images entered and these have been judged by Anthony Holley who will present the top six along with his comments at the meeting.  You can view all of the entries at Competition Slidehow. You may be asked to log in if you haven't already done so.

Anthony is a long-serving BSoUP member and committee member with a passion for nudibranchs of which his knowledge is extensive.  

DIVE 2018

DIVE 2019 - 26/27 October

THE MOVE INTO Hall 1 at the NEC for last year’s Dive Show proved popular with both exhibitors and the 15,000-plus visitors who turned up over two days for the premiere event in the UK diving calendar.

Impressive internal and external enhancements to the nation’s top events venue were also extremely well received, and Hall 1’s location just inside the NEC (Birmingham) Main Entrance was a welcome bonus.

So with the NEC in greater demand than ever from organisers large and small wishing to enjoy the best profile for their events, the Dive Show is delighted to have secured prime weekend dates of 26/27 October for DIVE 2019.

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