Our October winner is Stephan Opperman from Midlens Fotoklub who wins with "Red Roman Feast"

2017.10 01 Stephan Opperman Midlens Fotoklub Red Roman Feast

During the summer months of September and October the white-fronted bee-eaters are in the peak of their breeding season. They are masters at catching almost any insect or spider. They feed their chicks constantly during daytime to ensure healthy growth of their chicks. I managed to take this photo next to a deep sand trench where a big colony of the white-fronted bee-eaters are breeding.They usually first prepare their prey by hitting it against the perch on which they are sitting. This is to ensure that the prey is dead and ready to be eaten by the chicks. During the process of preparation they need to turn the insect or spider around by throwing it up in the air and then catching it again. I took this image just at the right moment while the red roman was in the air before it was caught again. It is always wonderful to photograph these colorful birds during their breeding season.



Our 1st runner-up is Leon Venter from Bethal Fotografieklub with "Darter"

 2017.10 02 Leon Venter Bethal Fotografieklub Darter


Our 2nd runner-up is Enid Williams from Rustenburg Photographic Society with "Early morning surprise"

2017.10 03 Enid Williams Rustenburg Photographic Society Early Morning Surprise

Thank you to the judges.  They were:

Anne d’Oliveira - President PSSA
Francois Roux - 1st Vice President - PSSA
Leon Jacobs - 2nd Vice President - PSSA


Click here for the October 2017 scoresheet for Juniors 

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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.