Ben ter Huurne from Tygerberg Photographic Society is our February winner!
Congratulations on your winning image – It is my turn now
This little Meerkat family was spotted in the Kgalagadi Transfontier National Park in May along the dry Auob Riverbed. Driving along slowly en-route to Mata-Mata, I saw the head of an an adult Meerkat peering out of her burrow. Hoping that she would come out, I stopped the car and waited. To my surprise, the adult (mother) and 3 pups emerged from their burrow. Once out they energetically started playing hide and seek in and out of the burrow. When mom called, they came up close to her and started drinking. This was definitely a competition about being first. After a while, the slow poke tapped mom’s back for a turn, hence the name: “It is my turn now”.
Camera: Canon 1DX Mark III
Lens: 500 mm f4 plus extender 1.4xIII
Settings: ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/320 sec
Our 1st runner-up is Willem Nel from Benoni Camera Club – Robber-fly
Our 2nd runner-up is Sharlene du Plessis from Princes Grant Camera Club – Love at first bite
Thank you to the judges:
Ursula Bauman – Randburg Photo Club
Leon Jacobs – Vereeniging Photographic Society
Dries Fourie – Vereeniging Photographic Society
Click here for the February scoresheet for Juniors
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FEBRUARY JUNIOR CLUB WINNERS
(these images are also available on Box.com to download and show at your club evenings – just forward the webmaster your email address and ask to be added to the shared folder)
HOW DOES THIS COMPETITION WORK?
This is a PSSA monthly competition where clubs enter their monthly Junior winner onto Photovault. Appointed judges select the winning image. The monthly winner gets displayed on the home page of our Website for the duration of the month.
For the Junior Club Competition Winner of the Month, a club representative (ideally the Chairperson) submits the club winner via Photovault at www.photovaultonline.com.
Instructions on how to upload your entry onto Photovault can be downloaded here
Frequently we do require high resolutions of these images as PSSA use them for Print Exhibitions to promote PSSA as well as showcasing the work being done around the country.
At the end of the PSSA calendar year (30 June of each year) the Junior Club Competition Winning Image of the Year is selected.