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  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Tron legacy remixed - AWESOME
  • Reading: My abstract submission for the ECS conference
  • Watching: the sea to see if we can get to the island today
  • Playing: "pack like a crazy person"
  • Drinking: diet coke


IEP: Leopard Seal by Gordorca Hello everyone! IEP: Leopard Seal by Gordorca

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So after a week of being back in civilisation, this weekend (possibly this afternoon, depending on the weather!) I'm heading out to the Isle of May for the second part of my fieldwork. I'll be staying there for 4 weeks studying the breeding grey seals there for my PhD. I won't be properly back to civilisation until mid december! If you want to know where the islands are, check out my ID pic:



The isle of may site is more domesticated than Rona, you can see mainland, there is electricity and running water (but not enough to shower with!) and there is some patchy mobile phone receoption as well as limited internet in the head wardens office. So While I may pop into DA every now and again, for most of the next 4 weeks you won't hear much from me. You can check out our blog though if you want to keep up with what I and the team are up to! We relay the blog to the lab, which then gets posted online. If you are interested it is here (or just type 'isle of may seals' into google!):

IEP: Leopard Seal by Gordorca www.isleofmaygreyseals.co.uk/ IEP: Leopard Seal by Gordorca

The blog from North Rona is still up, along with the last 2 years of the work done there, so you can see what I've been up to out there since 2009!

IEP: Leopard Seal by Gordorca bioblogs.st-andrews.ac.uk/seal… IEP: Leopard Seal by Gordorca

While I'm gone, I'm running a big marine mammal art and photo contest through my group :iconexp-marine-mammals:, the deadline is december so why not enter! VERY FEW PEOPLE have entered so far, I guess I might have to extend the deadline when I get back and plug it a bit more to get entries. There are lots of premium memberships up for grabs! Check out this journal here to enter: shadow-and-flame-86.deviantart…

So bye for now, I'll HOPEFULLY be taking lots of photos while I'm out, the isle of may generally has better hide sites for taking my SLR without it getting wrecked so I hopefully will get to use it more than I did on Rona. So you can look forward to lots MOAR seal photos when I get back! Also, people seem to be liking my dead bird reference photos. Would you guys like more reference photos like this? If so, and if I find more dead birds in the next 4 weeks, I'll take more shots. If you have any requests of particular parts of the body (wings/legs/eyes etc) or any particular veiw points or limb positions just comment here.

Take care and see you in december!

Rona Seals from the last 2 months:
Pup of Rona by Shadow-and-Flame-86 In my Secret Place by Shadow-and-Flame-86 Why do I live in Scotland? by Shadow-and-Flame-86
Pup in a Pool by Shadow-and-Flame-86 What are you? by Shadow-and-Flame-86 Pool Naptime by Shadow-and-Flame-86 Mum and Pup by Shadow-and-Flame-86

Rona Seals
Curious Seal Pup by Shadow-and-Flame-86 Toothless' Pup by Shadow-and-Flame-86 Deliquent pup attacks by Shadow-and-Flame-86
Goggles by Shadow-and-Flame-86 Shoreline seal by Shadow-and-Flame-86 deliquent pup uses cute attack by Shadow-and-Flame-86 Seal in the Seaweed by Shadow-and-Flame-86 A kiss for your mother by Shadow-and-Flame-86

Isle of May Seals
Troublesome Pup by Shadow-and-Flame-86 Seal Pup - Curiousity by Shadow-and-Flame-86 Weaned Pup by Shadow-and-Flame-86
Playing in the Snow by Shadow-and-Flame-86 Seal Eye Veiw by Shadow-and-Flame-86 Seal Pup by Shadow-and-Flame-86 Grumbling Seals by Shadow-and-Flame-86 Snowball Seal by Shadow-and-Flame-86
Bull seal fight in the gully by Shadow-and-Flame-86 Grey seal pup by Shadow-and-Flame-86 Female fight by Shadow-and-Flame-86 Happy Seal Pup by Shadow-and-Flame-86 Grey seal female profile by Shadow-and-Flame-86

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Can I use your images as stock or for photo-manipulation, web design, web blog, or other personal/school/work projects?
:bulletred: No, this gallery contains no stock images. All my photographs are copyrighted and may not be altered, printed or published in any media and/or format.

I'm a painter/sketch artist, may I use your photo(s) as reference?
:bulletred: Feel free to use my non-stock photos as reference to your traditional and/or digital Drawings/Paintings/Artisan Crafts and Sculptures. Please send me a link to your finished work and credit me in the comment and link to the original deviation photo. I love seeing people's interpretations of my photos and have a fav gallery just for them!

Please respect the rules! Thanks!

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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
I always welcome bird photos. Alive or otherwise. :lol:
Have fun :hug:!
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
hehe I am having much fun! No time to take photos so far though >.<
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Pale-Recluse Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Have a great time! You will remember these trips forever.
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I certainly will!
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JRL5 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
have a great time, Kelly :).

Keep your chin up and your camera at the waist :)
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
hehe thanks bromma!
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Itsgoose2u Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good luck Saf, I hope you enjoy your time there! See you in December :hug:
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
hehe I've got to the island and found that they've installed internet through out the house we stay in! So even on seal colony islands you can stay connected lol.
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Itsgoose2u Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha that's so awesome! XD
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