Posts Tagged ‘sea’

Closes 30 April 2011

Thrusting out of the Atlantic some 50 miles west of Harris, St Kilda’s breathtakingly wild landscape, cultural history and abundant wildlife have long fascinated explorers and naturalists. Once the most remote community in Britain, the archipelago is a dual UNESCO World Heritage Site listed both for its natural environment and cultural significance.

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There is a fantastic photographic exhibition  (free)  in Edinburgh’s St Andrew Square, which is part of the  Edinburgh International Science Festival. The photos featured are spectacular images from Scottish seas and beyond by renowned photographers, that start at the surface of the ocean and travel downwards to look at sharks, coral reefs and the creatures of the deep.

The image on the right was taken by Alex Hyde { former student } now part of the teaching team, MSc Biological Photography and Imaging, The University of Nottingham, it is a hermit crab which is 2 cm across in real size, the image has been enlarged 2 meters across, This photograph was taken using a Canon MP-E 65MM Lens.

Well done Alex Hyde full story here

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This DSLR Camera Bag is a 100% waterproof bag for use with DSLR camera. The bag is durable and tough protects an DSLR camera against dust, knocks and is good in quick submersion. The OverBoard SLR Camera Bag costs £21.49.

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23rd February, Surrey, UK: OverBoard, a leading designer and manufacturer of waterproof travel and sports gear, and an official kit supplier to the RNLI, today announces an update to its camera case range – the waterproof SLR Camera Bag. A practical choice for an enthusiast or professional, this tough and durable bag is 100 per cent waterproof and protects an SLR camera against dust, knocks or even a quick submersion. Priced at £21.49, it is available now from http://www.overboard.com.

Ideal for every photographic expedition, OverBoard’s SLR Camera Bag has a roll-top fastening system and fully welded seams that are tough and durable enough to withstand the elements. It also includes internal lining to further protect the camera, and a useful elasticated mesh accessories pocket, perfect for storing small items such as memory cards and batteries.

Tailored for comfort, it comes with a fully adjustable shoulder strap and reflective front patch for security when out and about taking photographs in the failing light.

Overboard’s SLR Camera Bag is suitable for most SLR camera models.

Pricing and availability
The SLR Camera Bag is priced at £21.49.

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Emma Clark  has placed this information on facebook, it has now been re-posted here. Thank you Emma.

The EDGE of Existence programme highlights and conserves one-of–a-kind species that are on the verge of extinction.

Edge species are truly one of a kind. If they disappear there will be nothing similar left on the planet. Two-thirds are receiving little or no conservation attention. Help save these remarkable species.

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Photography David W McMahon

Today the students have been recreating sea life environments with in the studio, photographing a variety of subjects, which include Shore crabs, Starfish, Beadlett anemone, Cockles, Whelks and Periwinkles to name a few. The MSc students are doing this project as part of the marine biology, which is run by Jill Groom.

Also part of the marine biology project the students within the MSc Biological photography and Imaging also get taught how to use Adobe illustrator to create illustrations of sea life. The students have to create a shore life guide as their final project with this module. The Marine biology module consists of visits to Birmingham fish market, Birmingham sea life both of these they visited last week, the studio and illustrator session and visits out to Filey Brigg and Bempton cliffs later this year.

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Photography David W McMahon

After the students had finished the photographic session at the fish market they went on to the Sea Life Centre in Birmingham. Were they spent four hours photographing Sea Life?

Jill Groom,peers into the gloom of the tank wondering what will peer back

The task at the centre is always a difficult one; the students have to work along side the visitors to the centre, including groups of small children from visiting schools [you need to have your wits about you]. Also this year the centre has introduced a policy of no flash and in low light levels this becomes a extreme challenge they have to overcome.

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If you are thinking of doing underwater photography for your summer project, then this could be a useful camera to have. The Sea Life’s DC1200 could get you the images from underwater and apparently it is quiet easy to use. The Sea Life’s is a 12-megapixel camera, from the reviews it try’s to combine a good design which is both easy and helpful for divers and photographers, there are four underwater colour modes, to combat the problems with underwater photography.
You can expand the range of accessories, which can be used with the DC1200. Which include Digital Pro Flashes, wider lens. This camera can automatically focus from 100cm to infinity.  This camera is also capable of recording 2+ hours of video plus sound when using a 4GB SD. It can go to as low as 200ft. All you have to do know is convince the love ones that is a good investment in your future and it is.

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The Sea Life centre helps millions of people in discovering the wonders that the marine world has install for all to view. The Sea Life works beyond its capacity to play an important role in safeguarding our seas and their inhabitants for the future. The M.S.c Biological Photography and Imaging will be making a visit to the Centre on the 4th February, after we have made an visit to Birmingham indoor fish market, were you will be able to see many different types of sea life.

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On Tuesday the 08, February, studio sessions will take place in which the students will be re-creating rock pools and sea life environments. There will be various sea life creatures to photograph, Shore Crabs, cockles, Snakelock Anemone, Whelks and Starfish to name a few.

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