The competition for the 2018 Hilda Canter-Lund Award is now underway and you have until 25 May to submit images of algae – microscopic or macroscopic, marine or freshwater – for consideration. I’ve written several posts over the last few years with advice on what makes a great image of an algae and thought that it might be useful to list them all here. Although I suspect that the winning photograph is already nestling on someone’s hard drive, careful use of editing software could well make the difference between an image that gets onto the shortlist and one that does not. So, read on:
Finally, you may find inspiration in the archive of previous winners and short-listed entires on the British Phycological Society’s website.
(The image at the top of this post is Luis Henriquez’s short-listed entry from last year showing Carpoglossum confluens emerging from a mass of Caulpera triferia in the coastal waters off Tasmania.)