Senior Club Competition Winners February 2022

Michelle Pearson from Hibiscus Coast Photographic Society is our February winner!

Michelle, congratulations on your winning image – Showing off my catch!

Hibiscus Coast Photographic Society Michelle Pearson Showing off my catch

Michelle says:
The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is probably my favourite place to photograph birds of prey.

On a very disappointing photographic day, while heading back to camp late in the afternoon, I suddenly noticed a Black-shouldered Kite perching on a branch with it’s back towards me. I stopped and got my camera ready, hoping it would turn around at some point and give me a better pose.

Suddenly the bird decided to turn around and I noticed it had just caught a mouse! During the few seconds it turned around and flew off to a lower perch, I managed to capture this lovely image of the bird with a clear shot of the face of the mouse as well in the lovely afternoon light.

Our 1st runner-up is Nico Hattingh from Springs Photographic Club with “Purple Swamphen”

Springs Photographic Club Nico Hattingh Purple Swamphen

Our 2nd runner-up is Louis Helberg from Westville Camera Club with “Ouch!””

Westville Camera Club Louis Helberg Ouch 

Thank you to the judges:

Martin Kellerman – George Camera Club
Antoinette Hyman – Bosveld Fotografieklub
Johan Brits – Vanderbijlpark Fotografiese Vereniging

Click here for the February 2022 scoresheet for Seniors

FEBRUARY 2022 SENIOR CLUB WINNER FINALISTS (You can click on the images to enlarge them and use the arrows on the image to go back and forth.)

(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)

AFO Photography Club - Johan Steyn - Bicycle ride

AFO Photography Club - Johan Steyn - Bicycle ride

Amber Camera Club - David Mullin - Under a starry sky

Amber Camera Club - David Mullin - Under a starry sky

Battlefields Camera Club - Johan Ehlers - Jackal Buzzard

Battlefields Camera Club - Johan Ehlers - Jackal Buzzard

Beachcombers Photography Club - Michelle Duncan - High Praise

Beachcombers Photography Club - Michelle Duncan - High Praise

Benoni Camera Club - Shane Else - Muddy Takeoff

Benoni Camera Club - Shane Else - Muddy Takeoff

Bethal Fotografie Klub - Leon Venter - EAGLE IN FOR LANDING

Bethal Fotografie Klub - Leon Venter - EAGLE IN FOR LANDING

Bloemfontein Kameraklub - Coralie Fourie - Dark Mood

Bloemfontein Kameraklub - Coralie Fourie - Dark Mood

Boksburg Camera Club - Natasha  Bird - Majestic Young Male

Boksburg Camera Club - Natasha Bird - Majestic Young Male

Bosveld Fotografie Klub - Dorette Nel - Sonskyn Druppels

Bosveld Fotografie Klub - Dorette Nel - Sonskyn Druppels

Brandpuntfotoklub - Michael Feistel - Roep vir Promethius

Brandpuntfotoklub - Michael Feistel - Roep vir Promethius

Cape Town Photographic Society - Kim Stevens - Lines in the sand

Cape Town Photographic Society - Kim Stevens - Lines in the sand

Centurion Camera Club - Jane Booyse - Backlit Portrait

Centurion Camera Club - Jane Booyse - Backlit Portrait

Creative Camera Club - Michele-Ann Nel - Leaving

Creative Camera Club - Michele-Ann Nel - Leaving

Durban Camera Club - Janice Gass - Abstract

Durban Camera Club - Janice Gass - Abstract

Edenvale Photographic Club - Stephen Kangisser - Boy holding a violin

Edenvale Photographic Club - Stephen Kangisser - Boy holding a violin

Ermelo Foto Klub - Christa Strauss - If I could fly

Ermelo Foto Klub - Christa Strauss - If I could fly

Fish Hoek Photographic  Society - Dante Parisi - come on let us play

Fish Hoek Photographic Society - Dante Parisi - come on let us play

George Camera Club - Anton La grange - Reuse reier

George Camera Club - Anton La grange - Reuse reier

Harties Fotografie Studiegroep - Neels Niesing - Bejaarde Moeder

Harties Fotografie Studiegroep - Neels Niesing - Bejaarde Moeder

Helderberg Photographic Society - Rachel Gemmell - Malachite Mono

Helderberg Photographic Society - Rachel Gemmell - Malachite Mono

Hermanus Photographic Society - David Wilson - Last Gasp for Kermit

Hermanus Photographic Society - David Wilson - Last Gasp for Kermit

Hibiscus Coast Photographic Society - Michelle Pearson - Showing off my catch

Hibiscus Coast Photographic Society - Michelle Pearson - Showing off my catch

Highway Camera Club - Geoffrey Peatling - Skeleton Coast Dunes

Highway Camera Club - Geoffrey Peatling - Skeleton Coast Dunes

Klerksdorp Fotografie Klub - Nicci van As - Merrie en Hings BW

Klerksdorp Fotografie Klub - Nicci van As - Merrie en Hings BW

Knysna Photographic Society - Des Kleineibst - Vic Bay Tidal Pool

Knysna Photographic Society - Des Kleineibst - Vic Bay Tidal Pool

Kriel Foto Club - Spokie van der Merwe - lonesome cowboy

Kriel Foto Club - Spokie van der Merwe - lonesome cowboy

Kroonstad Fotoklub - Veronica Heersink - Kosmos Krulle

Kroonstad Fotoklub - Veronica Heersink - Kosmos Krulle

Krugersdorp Camera Club - Tania Cholwish - Following In Moms Footsteps

Krugersdorp Camera Club - Tania Cholwish - Following In Moms Footsteps

Magalies Foto Fun Club - Willie Labuschagne - Elephant Close-Up

Magalies Foto Fun Club - Willie Labuschagne - Elephant Close-Up

Maritzburg Camera Club - Terry Burne - Quebec City Street Musician

Maritzburg Camera Club - Terry Burne - Quebec City Street Musician

Nelspruit Photographic Society - Karin Crook - pied kingfisher

Nelspruit Photographic Society - Karin Crook - pied kingfisher

Paarl Photographic Club - Leney Stipp - Ostrich

Paarl Photographic Club - Leney Stipp - Ostrich

Port Elizabeth Camera Club - Rick  Payne - All in a row

Port Elizabeth Camera Club - Rick Payne - All in a row

Pretoria Photographic Society - Brendan Hohls - Staggered Plunge

Pretoria Photographic Society - Brendan Hohls - Staggered Plunge

Princes Grant Camera Club - Dave Wickham - Lioness Stare

Princes Grant Camera Club - Dave Wickham - Lioness Stare

Randburg Foto Klub-Randburg Photo Club - Chris Joubert - Eclipsing Gravity

Randburg Foto Klub-Randburg Photo Club - Chris Joubert - Eclipsing Gravity

Rustenburg Photographic Society - Simon Fletcher - May I Join

Rustenburg Photographic Society - Simon Fletcher - May I Join

SAVAS - Ansie Meintjes - Lekker modder bad

SAVAS - Ansie Meintjes - Lekker modder bad

Sandton Photographic Society - Mariluo Manning - Scared to be baptised

Sandton Photographic Society - Mariluo Manning - Scared to be baptised

Sasol Highveld Photography Club - Hanno De Beer - proverte trans agulhas 2021 stilbaai

Sasol Highveld Photography Club - Hanno De Beer - proverte trans agulhas 2021 stilbaai

Scottburgh Camera Club - John Hatton - Robber Flies

Scottburgh Camera Club - John Hatton - Robber Flies

Southern Suburbs Camera Club - Martin Barber - Faith

Southern Suburbs Camera Club - Martin Barber - Faith

Springs Photographic Club - Nico Hattingh - Purple Swamphen

Springs Photographic Club - Nico Hattingh - Purple Swamphen

Swartland Fotografieklub - Peter Hardcastle - Yzerfontein Sunset

Swartland Fotografieklub - Peter Hardcastle - Yzerfontein Sunset

Tafelberg  Fotografieklub - Juan Venter - Old Car

Tafelberg Fotografieklub - Juan Venter - Old Car

Tygerberg Photographic Society - Bennie Vivier - In a galaxy far far away

Tygerberg Photographic Society - Bennie Vivier - In a galaxy far far away

Vanderbijlpark Fotografiese Vereniging - Elsje Vermeulen - Be Unique

Vanderbijlpark Fotografiese Vereniging - Elsje Vermeulen - Be Unique

Vereeniging Photographic Society - Dries Fourie - Atractive woman on bar counter

Vereeniging Photographic Society - Dries Fourie - Atractive woman on bar counter

Westville Camera Club - Louis Helberg - Ouch

Westville Camera Club - Louis Helberg - Ouch

Witzenberg Photographic Society - Phillip De Lange - Dahlia

Witzenberg Photographic Society - Phillip De Lange - Dahlia

HOW DOES THIS COMPETITION WORK?

This is a PSSA monthly competition where clubs enter their monthly Senior winner onto Photovault. Appointed judges select the winning image.  The monthly winner gets displayed on the home page of our Web site for the duration of the month.  

For the Senior Club Competition Winner of the Month, a club representative (ideally the Chairperson) submits the Senior 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 Senior Club Competition Winning Image of the Year is selected.

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