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#1 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 12:36 AM

I flew back to the UK yesterday, from photographing seahorses in the S. of France, to attend the award ceremony of the BWPA in London, where I was fortunate to win the "Coast and Marine" category with this portrait of a grey seal lounging in seaweeds. This is a competition aimed at celebrating the wildlife found in the UK, so most of the entries were from British photographers. I was pleased to do well in this competition and see my photo alongside many of the UK's best wildlife photographers, particularly because I am relatively new to diving in the UK.

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Nikon D700, Subal housing, Sigma 15mm FE, 2x Inon Z240 strobes. 1/160th @ f/13, ISO 800.

Other underwater photographers featured in the exhibition are Mark Thomas and Jane Morgan, and I also have a close up portrait of a tompot blenny featured too.

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For those in the UK, a selection of the winning images are in many of today's newspapers (e.g. Times (not permanent link), Mail).

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#2 Hani Amir

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 02:06 AM

Congratulations man! ;)

Really well deserved. Love those photos.

And thanks for sharing the technical details of your images as well. It really helps beginners like me understand a whole lot more.

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 02:50 AM

great stuff - I really love Tompot shots! i can never find the buggers though.
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 05:37 AM

Great Pics!

How do you get so close to the seal?? In Denmark they are really shy.

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 06:47 AM

Gongrats Alex!!! Really nice job!
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#6 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 09:15 AM

Thanks all.

They have posted a gallery of the winning images:
http://www.bwpawards...k/winners/2009/

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Posted 24 September 2009 - 01:39 PM

Congrats Alex...pass the Cheetos
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 02:16 PM

Congratulations Alex - well deserved mate!
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 06:58 PM

well deserved Alex...or "well done" as you Brits like to say!
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Posted 24 September 2009 - 08:39 PM

Kudos Alex.

Rand ... I thought you were the Cheetos guy? ;)

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 05:25 AM

Kudos! And, you started drinking wine finally too.
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Posted 26 September 2009 - 04:18 AM

Congrats Alex!!

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 02:36 PM

Jolly good show Alex!
Good to see the D700 is on it's way to matching the masterpieces you created with the D2X.
And also great to see the benefit of the high ISO ability of the D700.

Edited by loftus, 27 September 2009 - 02:39 PM.

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Posted 23 October 2009 - 11:55 AM

Incredible like always! Stay the best :)
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