Website Competition Winners January 2022

Ben Botha Alberton Camera Club Vlieg slurp

Ben Botha from Alberton Camera Club is our January winner!

Ben, congratulations on your winning image – Vliegslurp

Ben says:
I used a motorised macro rail (Wemacro), 96 photos, 10 mikron steps, stacked with the Helicon focus program.

Rest of work, cleaning up in Photoshop.

Canon R 5 with a Canon MPE 65 manual focus lens at 3,5 times enlargement on lens
F 5.6.
Lighting from a 20 led ring light and universal stage, both self-built, mounted on an adapted (butchered) old microscope stage.

With the pandemic, not much time for travel photos. Macro can be done at home with lots of models around.

Our 1st runner-up is Sharlene Cathro from Princes Grant Camera Club with “Fire dance”

Sharlene Cathro   Princes Grant Camera Club   Fire dance 


Our 2nd runner-up is Bennie Vivier from Tygerberg Photographic Society with “In a galaxy far far away”

Bennie Vivier   Tygerberg Photographic Society   In a galaxy far far away


Thank you to the judges:  

Geoff Feldon – Westville Camera Club
Marleen Le Grange – Independent
Melanie Loubser – Wildlife Photography Forum


Click here for the January 2022 scoresheet for Website participants


JANUARY 2022 WEBSITE ENTRIES (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)



Members of PSSA only are invited to personally enter any one image per month into this competition, and submit it via Photovault at  If you are not a member of PSSA, you can unfortunately not enter this competition.

If your image has won the Senior or Junior club competition at your club during the month, it will be entered in either of those two competitions for the month.  PLEASE do not enter it into the Web site competition as well for obvious reasons.  Remember, it is the same judges that judge all three competitions for a particular month and having the same image in two competitions, Senior or Junior and the Web site competition will disadvantage the image. If your image does not win in the Senior or Junior Club Competition and you would like to enter it into the Web site competition, you can do so as long as it is a month or so later.

The winning image will be displayed on the home page of our Website for the duration of the month. 

Instructions on how to upload your entry onto Photovault can be downloaded here  doc

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 Website Competition Winning Image of the Year is selected.