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News - June 2019

May 2019
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Focus On - Crustacea - Results
June BSoUP Meeting
DIVE 2019

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The latest issue of our newsletter has been mailed to all members.

Cover Image: Water lily by Laura Storm


Through Snell's Window - Catherine Holmes
Marlins and More - Henley Spiers
The BSoUP /DIVER Competition Results
Diving Alor on a budget - Don and Jan Shipp
Hammerhead Dive -Josef Litt
Exploring closer to home - Joe Daniels

This issue was edited by Joss Woolf and produced with help from Chris, Mike and Paul.

BSoUP Members only may download a pdf version, but you will be prompted to login.

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Focus On - Crustacea - Results  

1st - Nick More

Congratulations to Nick More who came first in the Focus On - Crustacea Competition.

Congratulations also to Mark Harris and Martin Guess who came second and third respectively.

There were a total of 38 entries. The competition was judged by Rob Bailey.

The top six:-

Position Photographer
1 Nick More
2 Mark Harris
3 Martyn Guess
4 Nick Watson
5 Paul Short
6 Kirsty Andrews

2nd - Mark Harris

3rd - Martyn Guess

The top six may be viewed on the Home Page.

Next month's Competition is Supermacro. 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.

June BSoUP Meeting

The next BSoUP meeting is on Tuesday 18 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.

Underwater Code of Conduct and Diving Etiquette - Joss Woolf

On a recent dive trip to Bali, Joss and her group witnessed some of the worst behaviour by underwater photographers they had ever seen. In her talk she will describe what happened and discuss what we at BSoUP expect from our members in order to preserve the flora and fauna in our oceans and our own good reputation!

Joss has been taking underwater photographs for about fifteen years; her work is often published.  She is also a long serving BSoUP member and committee member.

Joss Woolf


Focus On - Crustaceans

Focus on Competition – Crustaceans

Definition: An image featuring a crustacean. Images may be close-up or wide-angle and be from anywhere in the world.

The competition is now closed. There were 29 images entered in this month’s competition and these have been judged by Rob Bailey. The results will be  presented at the meeting along with Rob’s comments on video. You can view all of the entries by clicking on the following link Focus On - Crustaceans. You will be asked to log in if you have not already done so this session.
Image Review - Justin Beevor

Various members were invited to submit an image for review and these will be presented for discussion amongst the audience present by Justin Beevor, who will be standing in as Chairman for the meeting.  It may be possible for members unable to attend the meeting to contribute to the discussion via the Go-to-Meeting link sent by email.

Justin is a long serving BSoUP member and a recently recruited committee member.  He has been taking underwater photographs for more than ten years.
Justin Beevor
Justin Beevor

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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