Junior Club Competition Winners March 2018

Congratulations to Stephan Opperman from Midlens Fotoklub!

He is our March winner with “Woodland catch”

The image was taken in the Loskop Nature Reserve in Mpumalanga. The Woodland Kingfishers normally breed from December to February in the summer months here in South Africa. I managed to take this picture while the birds were feeding their chicks.The parents are very committed with the feeding to ensure the chicks grow fast. The Woodland Kingfishers will feed their chicks about 3 to 4 times per hour depending on the size of the prey. They catch a variety of insects from spiders, worms, grasshoppers, praying mantis, bees etc. If the chicks get bigger they will also catch small frogs, small fish and mice. It took a lot of patience to take this picture but my patience paid off…

My camera settings were as follows:
Camera: Canon EOS – 1DX
Lens: Canon EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Av (Aperture value): 5.0
Tv (Shutter speed): 3200
Exposure Comp: +1/3
ISO: 4000

Stephan Opperman


Our 1st runner-up is Hugh Watson from Highway Camera Club with his image “Baby snail”

2018.03 02 HughWatson Baby Snail Highway Camera Club


Our 2nd runner-up is Allan Bower from Westville Camera Club with his image “Explosion of colour”

2018.03 03 AllanBower Explosion Of Colour Westville Camera Club

Thank you to the judges.  They were:

Geoff Feldon – Westville Camera Club, KZN
Nicol du Toit – Cape Town Photographic Society
Malie v.d. Vyver – National Photographic Club, Pretoria


Click here for the March 2018 scoresheet for Juniors

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(these images are also available on dropbox to download and show at your club evenings  – just forward the webmaster your email address and ask to be added to the shared folder)




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 dowloaded here  doc

At the end of the PSSA calendar year (30 June of each year) the Junior Club Competition Winning Image of the Year is selected.

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