Richard Wylie Profile

Richard Wylie

I am from Australia
Member since: Monday, October 24, 2011
I'm a marine biologist and use a Canon 550D EOS with an Ikelite housing (and strobes) with a Tokina 10-17mm lens.

I currently lecture at a number of universities in Australia while also setting up a marine research centre (with my wife) in the provence of Vava'u, in Tonga.

I'm also completely addicted to underwater photography! I first started diving in 1990 - stopped counting at 4000 dives about 10 years ago - but have only been taking photos since late 2010. I've been in love with the flora and fauna that inhabit the marine environment ever since I was a child and for the first time in my career I've found a way of communicating that love clearly - through a lens!

My enjoyment of this competition is not to contend with anyone else but to continually improve my own technique and understanding of the art of photography - and ultimately represent as truthfully as I can the awe I feel towards, and the incredible beauty of, the marine realm and the life it contains!
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2023 point member

My Portfolio

  Spider Crab Pier. Pier
  Pot Bellied Seahorse BW. taken Tokina 1017mm 1.4 teleconverter. B&W". B&W" 10-17mm 10 17mm 14 teleconverter
  Southern Tailed Jelly Outer Space
  Australasian Gannet. What are you doing down there Taken while snorkelfree diving. Gannet snorkel/free snorkel free diving
  This pot bellied seahorse Hippocampus abdominalis was swimming around top pier dive recently. remarkably inquisitive shot taken Tokina 1017mm wide angle lens. recently 10-17mm 10 17mm lens
  Australian fur seal relaxing. relaxing

My Contest Stats

I have 54 entries in the photo contest
Latest Entries...
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entered Wednesday, July 4, 2012
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entered Thursday, June 28, 2012
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entered Thursday, June 21, 2012

CategoryNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Macro - not swimming23015
Macro - swimming38528
Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)12626
Temperate Waters25226
Topside (above water but marine related)12020
Wide Angle - Close Focus1435625
Wide Angle - Divers12020
Wide Angle - Marine Life2050825
Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)1021621
totals 54131324
Seas I have divedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
Great Australian Bight714220
Tasman Sea1634821
totals 54131324
Countries I have visitedNumber of EntriesTotal votesAverage votes
totals 54131324

My Forum Posts

I have 69 forum posts

Recent Forum posts...
Nice one!
Posted: Friday, April 27, 2012
Posted: Thursday, March 1, 2012
Posted: Monday, February 27, 2012

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