Congratulations to Johan Greyling from AFO Photography Club
Johan is our July winner with “Skimmer reflections”
For me the African Skimmers are the masters of birds in flight, they are like fighter jets as they are super fast and can change direction in a blink of an eye. It is extremely difficult to photograph them and I believe that once you mastered them then you can photograph any bird in flight.
It was on one of those magic Chobe mornings in Botswana with almost no wind. We parked the boat at “Skimmer Island” and I found this patch of water with no ripples. I worked this patch of water which gave me the beautiful reflections and this morning it happened – two skimmers, one skimming and the one on a very low flight path.
I used a very short and light lens as you have to handheld and pan all the time to photograph them.
Nikon D810 with a Nikon 300mm F4 lens
1/2500 sec @ F6,3
Our 1st runner-up is Nellie Tromp from Midlens Fotoklub with “Under Antarctic Skies”
Our 2nd runner-up is Leon Jacobs from Vereeniging Photographic Society with “Somewhere in China”
Thank you to the judges:
Andre Norris – Centurion CC
Malie v.d. Vyver – NPC
Gonnie Myburgh – NPC
Click here for the July 2020 scoresheet for Seniors
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JULY SENIOR 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 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.