Posts Tagged ‘Slimbridge’

During the academic year of 2010/2011 The MSc Biological Photography and Imaging went on several field trips these included

  1. Wollaton Hall, Nottinghamshire
  2. Padley Gorge, Derbyshire
  3. Twycross Zoo
  4. Chester Zoo
  5. Broadcast Video Expo, London
  6. Focus on Imaging, Birmingham
  7. Birmingham Fish Market
  8. Sea Life Center, Birmingham
  9. Slimbridge, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
  10. Monkey Forest
  11. British Wildlife Center
  12. Filey Brigg
  13. Bempton Cliffs, RSPB Center

For the new academic year of 2011/2012 it is planed introduced the following field trips

  1. Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire
  2. British Geological Survey, Keyworth
  3. A 4 day field trip to Pembrokeshire, Wales

The full details of the Pembrokeshire visit will be listed over the next week

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These images were taken at Slimbridge wet lands trust,

Big Goldfish taken with a Nikon 10.5mm lens

Both of these images were taken inside the tropical house at Slimbridge Wetlands Trust, the end of the lens was only centimeters from the fish I am not sure who was more interested in who, me in the fish or the fish in me.

I love the way that the fish are frantically swimming or each other

see other entry’s about this day

7D , Visits , Heather Angel ,

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Yes here it is a bellows from a Bronica medium format camera being used on a 7D DSLR camera as a lens shade, it also makes a attractive head for some people.

Steve Galloway with a Canon 7D DSLR with a Bronica bellows

Photography by David W McMahon

This was taken on a recent trip to Slimbridge with the MSc students from the MSc Biological Photography and Imaging, during this visits the students were working with Prof Heather Angel on their projects and Steve was filming the event on his Eos Canon 7D

see entry heather angel

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On Friday the students spent the day with Heather Angel, at the Wetlands Center at Slimbridge, Gloucester. Professor Heather Angel has been associated with the University of Nottingham and Biological Photography for twenty years. Heather spent the day talking about photography how she takes pictures, asking the students about their projects and their future plans. The weather was very good to us, which made the day even more enjoyable

This time of year is a good time to see sand martins, common chiffchaffs, northern wheatears, barn swallows, Mediterranean gulls and black-headed gull, arriving in April are the warbler’s cuckoos, common redstarts, whinchats, yellow wagtails and a few hobby.

photographing birds at Slimbrdge


Heather Angel talking to one of the students


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One Week in the MSc

Next week, in the MSc Biological photography and Imaging there will be one of the most eventful weeks that we have had this semester. Tuesday we have Geoff Espin coming in, Geoff has been photographing Orchids for most of his life, the vast knowledge that he has just on this one subject is beyond most humans brain capacity. Geoff has a vast knowledge on macro photography and tips, tricks for using flash in the field. Wednesday Philip Songhurst will be in, one of the items that Philip will be covering is the interactive apps, plus he will be covering ethical marketing. Wednesday afternoon Marcin Jamkowski and Michael Barnes will be visiting. Both Marcin and Michael are Knight Fellows from the class of 2009-10 at MIT. Michael is a television producer and writer whose work has appeared on television both here in the UK and in the USA. Marcin is a writer he has worked in Africa (Mali, Morocco, Madagascar, Egypt), Amazon Sources (Peru), Belize, USA, Korea, and Russia and all over Europe. Marcin is working for National Geographic Poland – as the Editor in Chief. At the end of the week when we visit Slimbridge WWT you meet the worlds best know female marine biologist, photographer, writer of many books and naturalist Professor Heather Angel

MSc Biological Photography & Imaging

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