Website Competition Winners July 2017

We have two website winners this month!

The one July winner is Johan Drotsky from Bethal Photography Club who wins with his image “Deur die mis”

It was a misty and frosty morning on the farm. On these mornings you just have to get up and take pictures.
I used a 7D with a 17-40 mm Canon lens and a gradient filter to stop the sun/light areas being washed out.


The other July winner is Simon Fletcher from Rustenburg Photographic Society who wins with his image “Watcha Up to”

2017.07 01 Simon Fletcher Rustenburg Photographic Society Whatcha Up To

Well I had to go back into my records to find out when I took this photo. It dates back to Dec 2015. It was at Mankwe Dam in the Pilanesberg and it was hot even at 06h46 in the morning. I managed to get this shot of the white throated swallow on an old branch.

On reviewing the photos after the outing, I came across this specific photo in a series of 4 odd shots, which I thought was particularly interesting. You can see the swallow’s intense expression and focus on the hornet and it was obvious the swallow was not going to miss out on a potential meal, albeit a potentially dangerous insect. I was really fortunate to be at the right place at the right time to get this shot.

I used my Canon 7D MkII with 100-400mm IS II lens at f8.0, 1/1250 shutter speed at ISO400.



Our 1st runner-up is Leon Pelser fron Sasol HIghveld Photography Club with “Emanuel Cathedral”

2017.07 02 Leon Pelser Sasol Highveld Photography Club Emanuel cathedral


Our 2nd runner-up is Ronel Broderick from Rustenburg Photographic Society with “Ice Queen”

2017.07 03 Ronel Broderick Rustenburg Photographic Society Ice Queen


Anne d’Oliveira – Camera Club of Johannesburg
Francois Venter – Midrand Camera Club
Martin Kellerman – George Camera Club


(The images below are thumbnails only and you can click on them to enlarge them.  Before you click an image, hover the mouse over the picture to see the title and the author at the bottom of your screen.  For Mac Users, this might only work if your browser is Firefox.)


(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.

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 dowloaded here  doc

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

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