Website Competition Winners November 2021

Tania CHOLWICH AFO Photography Club Kake Van Die Dood

Tania Cholwich from AFO Photography Club is our November winner!

Tania, congratulations on your winning image – Kake van die dood

Tania says:

Chobe never ceases to amaze – late afternoon while on the Chobe River with Wildpix Africa Photographic Safaris, we came across this incredible once-in-a-lifetime photographic opportunity.  We immediately knew that something was happening as the large troop of baboons was screaming nervously and running around the area.  Having a closer, look we saw the huge Nile crocodile guarding the dead baboon.

Being the first boat to arrive at the scene, we had the perfect opportunity to position the boat for the extreme sighting.

He played for several hours with his pray, trying to drag it into the water but he was repeatedly interrupted by curious baboons who tried to figure out what happened and who were paying tribute to their dead relative.

What really happened is a mystery. He might have caught the baboon or maybe the baboon fell from the tree top while fighting among themselves.

This image might be gory to some but it’s part of nature’s food chain.

Nikon D850 with Tamron 150 – 600mm
1/2000 sec @ F8
ISO 2500
-0.7EV 

Our 1st runner-up is Russel James from Southern Suburbs Camera Club with “Walkerville”

Russell  James   Southern Suburbs Camera Club   Walkerville 2019   03 

 

Our 2nd runner-up is Theo Potgieter from Cape Town Photographic Society with “Yesterday’s hero”

Theo Potgieter   Cape Town Photographic Society   Yesterdays Hero B 

 

Thank you to the judges:  

Francois Venter – National Photographic Club
Alta Oosthuizen – Pretoria Photographic Society
Jill Sneesby – Port Elizabeth Camera Club

 

Click here for the November 2021 scoresheet for Website participants

 

NOVEMBER 2021 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)

 

HOW DOES THIS COMPETITION WORK?

Members of PSSA only are invited to personally enter any one image per month into this competition, and submit it via Photovault at www.photovaultonline.com.  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.