Sunday, 25 January 2015

‘Wildlife photography and illustrations’

The Otter Valley Association and Fairlynch Museum are jointly presenting talks on Saturday 7 February in Budleigh Salterton’s Peter Hall by two distinguished experts who are noted for their stunning images of wildlife.

Photographer David Spears' talk is entitled 'Tiny Lives in Rivers and Estuaries.' David filmed with David Bellamy and David Attenborough on a number of projects before later setting up his own production company, Science Pictures.  

He uses various imaging tools including high-powered electron microscopes to illustrate the range of organisms that he finds interesting.  Two of his pictures are shown here. He will include brief descriptions of the methodology he uses, but more importantly, show images of organisms which form critical stages in the food chain that sustains the larger and more accessible and familiar animals living in the Otter.

Mike Langman, a full-time wildlife illustrator with a passion for birds will present ‘Make a note of it.’ 

Mike worked for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) at their headquarters in Bedfordshire, for nine years after he left art college in 1983. His bird illustrations can be seen in nearly every RSPB reserve His work has been published in over 50 books and regularly appears in the all of the UK’s birdwatching magazines. This is an interactive, informative talk on how to make field notes quickly and efficiently. Bring along a pencil and small notebook to join in the fun. We’ll even go on a ‘virtual’ field meeting to find a couple of rare birds to practise on!

The talks run from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm. Admission is £3.00 (£2.00 for OVA members and Friends of Fairlynch). 

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