Our February winner is Malcom Sutton from Hibiscus Photographic Society who wins with “Ballroom Dancing”

2017.02 1 Malcolm Sutton Hibiscus Coast Photographic Society 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
1/1600 sec
ISO 2000


Our 1st runner-up is Pop Pretorius from Kriel Photographic Club who wins with “The End”

 2017.02 2 Pop Pretorius Kriel Foto Club The end


Our 2nd runner-up is Hennie Viljoen from Alberton Camera Club who wins with “Lelie”

2017.02 3 Hennie Viljoen Alberton Camera Club Lelie 


Thank you to the judges.  They were:

Alicia Greyling - Tafelberg Club
Aubrey Siebert - Southerns Suburbs Club
Human Meyer -  Lowveld Fotografieklub


Statistics for Feb 2017 Club Competition Pictures  excel

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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  doc

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