Our February winner is Malcom Sutton from Hibiscus Photographic Society who wins with “Ballroom Dancing”
The Umkobi Estuary on the KZN South Coast had burst through the sand bank holding back the waters and revealed some mud flats. This brought out some of the birds that usually wade amongst the reeds. As this Purple Heron came in to land on one of the mud flats I captured a sequence of shots that showed off the bird's grace. My image is a composite of two of these images, with the bird flipped horizontally in one of the images and the background blurred using Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Lens: EF 500 mm f/4L IS II USM + 1.4x extender
Our 1st runner-up is Pop Pretorius from Kriel Photographic Club who wins with “The End”
Our 2nd runner-up is Hennie Viljoen from Alberton Camera Club who wins with “Lelie”
Thank you to the judges. They were:
Alicia Greyling - Tafelberg Club
Aubrey Siebert - Southerns Suburbs Club
Human Meyer - Lowveld Fotografieklub
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FEBRUARY 2017 FINALISTS
HOW DOES THIS COMPETITION WORK?
This is a PSSA monthly competition where clubs enter their monthly winners (Junior and Senior) onto Photovault. Appointed judges select the winning Junior and Senior image. These monthly winners get displayed on the home page of our Website for the duration of the month.
For the Club Winning Picture of the Month a club representative (ideally the Chairperson) submits the club winners for Junior and Senior sections via Photovault at www.photovaultonline.com.
Instructions on how to upload your entry onto Photovault, can be dowloaded here
At the end of the PSSA calendar year (30 June of each year) the Junior Club Competition Winning Image of the Year is selected.