Charmaine Joubert from Port Elizabeth Camera Club is our April winner!

Charmaine, congratulations on your winning image - Telling the kids off

Charmaine  Joubert   Port Elizabeth Camera Club   Telling the kids off

Charmaine says:
We were told about a hyena den that was a few minutes’ drive from the Balule Satelite Camp, Kruger. Every morning and evening we would sit at the den and wait for the hyenas to appear but no luck.

On our final morning at Balule, we visited the den once again and there they were. The pups were very active and playful when we arrived but it was still pretty dark. We decided to wait for the morning light and as the sun popped out, I managed to get a few photos of the pups interacting with one of the adults, before they all wandered off further into the dense bush.

The background in this image is the tar road which gave a nice dark contrast to the beautifully lit hyenas. Editing was done in Photoshop. I cropped the image, added contrast and detail to the hyenas. I also used noise reduction in certain areas in the image.

The image was taken with a Canon 7DmkII and a Canon f5.6 lens.
Aperture f5.6, 1/500s shutter speed, ISO800

 

Our 1st runner-up is Johan Drotsky from Bethal Fotografieklub with "Dollar copy"

Johan Drotsky   Bethal Fotografie Klub   Dollar 

 

Our 2nd runner-up is Jacques Kruger from Ermelo Fotoklub with "Blue Emperor Dragonfly"

Jacques Kruger   Ermelo Foto Klub   Blue Emperor Dragonfly

 

Thank you to the judges:  

Rob Hefer from Port Elizabeth Camera Club
Francois Roux from Vanderbijlpark Fotografiese Vereniging
Corine Ross from Krugersdorp Kameraklub

 

Click here for the April 2022 scoresheet for Website participants

 

APRIL 2022 WEBSITE ENTRIES (You can click on the images to enlarge them and use the arrows on the image to go back and forth.)

 

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ANNEMARIE DU PLESSIS - Pietersburg Fotografie Klub - Striped Stallion Dominance

ANNEMARIE DU PLESSIS - Pietersburg Fotografie Klub - Striped Stallion Dominance

Adriaan Theron - Magalies Foto Fun Club - Fly with Droplit

Adriaan Theron - Magalies Foto Fun Club - Fly with Droplit

Alan Nixon - Ballito Photo Club - Shakas rock sunrise

Alan Nixon - Ballito Photo Club - Shakas rock sunrise

Alta Oosthuizen - Pretoria Photographic Society - Early morning at Arniston

Alta Oosthuizen - Pretoria Photographic Society - Early morning at Arniston

Andrew Pike - Westville Camera Club - Umlambonja Buttress

Andrew Pike - Westville Camera Club - Umlambonja Buttress

Bennie Vivier - Tygerberg Photographic Society - Mother hippo protecting her young

Bennie Vivier - Tygerberg Photographic Society - Mother hippo protecting her young

Charles Naude - Hermanus Photographic Society - Mommys Darling

Charles Naude - Hermanus Photographic Society - Mommys Darling

Charmaine  Joubert - Port Elizabeth Camera Club - Telling the kids off

Charmaine Joubert - Port Elizabeth Camera Club - Telling the kids off

Craig Morgan - West Rand Photographic Club - Cotton Balls Salt Flat

Craig Morgan - West Rand Photographic Club - Cotton Balls Salt Flat

Crighton Klassen - Hermanus Photographic Society - The Desolate Jetty

Crighton Klassen - Hermanus Photographic Society - The Desolate Jetty

David Barnes - Tygerberg Photographic Society - SKY HIGH

David Barnes - Tygerberg Photographic Society - SKY HIGH

David Wilson - Hermanus Photographic Society - Bookworm

David Wilson - Hermanus Photographic Society - Bookworm

Diane Goncalves - Brandpuntfotoklub - Yippee

Diane Goncalves - Brandpuntfotoklub - Yippee

Dieter Butow - Cape Town Photographic Society - Abandoned West-coast diamond mine (C)

Dieter Butow - Cape Town Photographic Society - Abandoned West-coast diamond mine (C)

Eileen  Covarr - Knysna Photographic Society - Soft light

Eileen Covarr - Knysna Photographic Society - Soft light

Eric Bosman - Kriel Foto Club - Low flying yellowbilled duck

Eric Bosman - Kriel Foto Club - Low flying yellowbilled duck

Evelyn Gibson - Pretoria Photographic Society - My best friend

Evelyn Gibson - Pretoria Photographic Society - My best friend

Hennie Blignaut - Boksburg Camera Club - Auob river sunrise Mata Mata

Hennie Blignaut - Boksburg Camera Club - Auob river sunrise Mata Mata

Jacques Kruger - Ermelo Foto Klub - Blue Emperor Dragonfly

Jacques Kruger - Ermelo Foto Klub - Blue Emperor Dragonfly

James Harris - Sasol Highveld Photography Club - nadia

James Harris - Sasol Highveld Photography Club - nadia

Johan Drotsky - Bethal Fotografie Klub - Dollar

Johan Drotsky - Bethal Fotografie Klub - Dollar

Karien Behrens - Hibiscus Coast Photographic Society - three pink lilies

Karien Behrens - Hibiscus Coast Photographic Society - three pink lilies

Laetitia Kenny - Boksburg Camera Club - CORPSE Bride

Laetitia Kenny - Boksburg Camera Club - CORPSE Bride

Leon Pelser - Sasol Highveld Photography Club - canola farms

Leon Pelser - Sasol Highveld Photography Club - canola farms

Leon Venter - Bethal Fotografie Klub - I AM GOING TO KILL YOU

Leon Venter - Bethal Fotografie Klub - I AM GOING TO KILL YOU

Louise De Lange - Witzenberg Photographic Society - Koffie moer en bone

Louise De Lange - Witzenberg Photographic Society - Koffie moer en bone

Mari Kruger - Ermelo Foto Klub - Sodastream

Mari Kruger - Ermelo Foto Klub - Sodastream

Mariana Visser - Tafelberg  Fotografieklub - Salutation to the moon

Mariana Visser - Tafelberg Fotografieklub - Salutation to the moon

Michele-Ann Nel - Creative Camera Club - Early Morning Games

Michele-Ann Nel - Creative Camera Club - Early Morning Games

Michelle Rademeyer - Midlens Fotoklub - Remember the past and await the future

Michelle Rademeyer - Midlens Fotoklub - Remember the past and await the future

Nicci van As - Klerksdorp Fotografie Klub - Lavender and Amegilla

Nicci van As - Klerksdorp Fotografie Klub - Lavender and Amegilla

Phillip De Lange - Witzenberg Photographic Society - Exposed

Phillip De Lange - Witzenberg Photographic Society - Exposed

Russell James - Southern Suburbs Camera Club - Leopard - Portrait

Russell James - Southern Suburbs Camera Club - Leopard - Portrait

Sharlene Cathro - Princes Grant Camera Club - Just Look at you

Sharlene Cathro - Princes Grant Camera Club - Just Look at you

Stephen Allen -  Independent - BrazilianBombShell

Stephen Allen - Independent - BrazilianBombShell

Sussa Pelser - Sasol Highveld Photography Club - Terugdink

Sussa Pelser - Sasol Highveld Photography Club - Terugdink

Tania CHOLWICH - AFO Photography Club - Drinking Water At The Waterhole

Tania CHOLWICH - AFO Photography Club - Drinking Water At The Waterhole

Theo Potgieter - Cape Town Photographic Society - Dust Storm C

Theo Potgieter - Cape Town Photographic Society - Dust Storm C

Toni Le Roux - Amber Camera Club - A Blissful Moment In Time

Toni Le Roux - Amber Camera Club - A Blissful Moment In Time

Wayne dos Santos Niz - Westville Camera Club - Looking into my soul

Wayne dos Santos Niz - Westville Camera Club - Looking into my soul

Wilma Drotsky - Bethal Fotografie Klub - Ons speel

Wilma Drotsky - Bethal Fotografie Klub - Ons speel

Yafei Yi - Sandton Photographic Society - Wild Stallion Walking out of Morning Mist

Yafei Yi - Sandton Photographic Society - Wild Stallion Walking out of Morning Mist

 

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.