Competition Winners – December 2015

Electronic Image Competition – Open Category

First Place – Image of the Month

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 “Winning Colors”  Joel Takarsh

Photo was shot at Grants Pass Downs back in July of 2015.
 
Used a NIKON D4 camera mounted with a 400mm f/2.8 fixed focal length lens.
Image was shot at ISO 1000. Exposure was at f/5.6 at 1/3200th of a second, shutter speed.
I shoot sports for the Daily Courier and there’s always lots of great shots at Grants Pass Downs.

Second Place-Tie

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 “Not in Time”  Joel Takarsh


Second Place-Tie

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 Bobette Heern


Third Place

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 “Fire in their Eyes” Pam Arbogast


Electronic Image Competition – Assigned Category ‘Wildlife’

First Place – Tie

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 “Dragonfly” Patty Booth

I took this photo using a Nikon D3 with a 105mms macro lens. I enjoy taking macro shots especially in my backyard because of the quiet and solitude.  I’m always amazed how calm I feel after a backyard “shoot”.
Joyfully, Patty


First Place – Tie

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“The Swan” Debbie Jallit

This was taken last May while we were visiting family in Denmark. We were walking along the shoreline of Øresund in Charlottenlund, Copenhagen and there were several of these swans swimming along side of us.  I hadn’t seen swans living in a saltwater environment before, although evidently they do, and the purity of their whiteness against the clarity of the waters were just captivating to me.  It was taken mid-afternoon on a partly cloudy day with my Nikon D7000, 28-300 zoom lens at 85mm, F8, ISO 200 at 1/500 second.


Second Place – Tie

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“Igor 2” Dave Church


Second Place – Tie

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“Pete” Jim Ingraham


Third Place – Tie

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“Curious Coyote” Jim Heern


Third Place – Tie

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“I Otter be in pictures” Patty Booth


Third Place – Tie

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“Tasty” Jim Heern


Third Place – Tie

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“Uber Gull” Ozzie Cummings


Honorable Mention

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“Siblings” Jim Heern


Honorable Mention

 

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“The Ugly Kitten” Crystal Butcher


Honorable Mention

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“I heard that” Jim Ingraham


Honorable Mention

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“Varied Thresh & Frozen Apple” Marcia Fasy


Honorable Mention

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“Eagle” Russ Williamson


Honorable Mention

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“The Catch” Ken Welborn


Honorable Mention

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“Southern Bald Ibis” Ned Booth


Print Image Competition – Open Category

First Place

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“Christ Church Cathedral #2” Dale George

“Christ Church Cathedral #2” was taken in September while on vacation in Victoria, British Columbia. This was one of my “must have” shots from Victoria. We stopped in one afternoon and were welcomed and given a pamphlet with some history of the Cathedral and other historical facts on it. We had full access as long as we did not disturb any worshipers. I deposited a donation in the donation box and set out to get my shots. I had to be patient, as there was another photographer there using a mono-pod and he had gotten there first. After what seemed like an eternity, he finished and I had my turn. I kept running into this guy the whole trip at various locations, and he was always there just before we arrived at each place…very weird!!!

 And now for the nuts and bolts info…. Shot with a Canon (yea) 5D Mark III and my new 16-35mm wide angle lens. As this is an HDR image, I set my camera for aperture priority and bracketed 3 shots at 0, +1, -1.  Aperture f/9 and ISO 200 for an average exposure of 1/10 sec.   Processed in Photomatix and Lightroom 5 only.


Second Place-Tie

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“Desert Dusk” Dale George


Second Place-Tie

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“Trains and Tattoos” Jim Ingraham


Print Image Competition – Assigned Category (Wildlife)

First Place

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“Resting Quietly” Russ Williamson

“Resting Quietly” was taken at the Sequoia Park Zoo, in Eureka, California.  The print image was taken for the December subject of animals.  The image was taken with my Nikon D810, using a Sigma 500mm lens.  The settings were ISO 200, F/14, at 1/80sec.  I used a tripod to hold the camera.  The image was emailed to Costco, who made the print.


Second Place – Tie

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“Badass Badger” Patty Booth


Second Place – Tie

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“Don’t Go” Jim Heern


Third Place

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“Nuthatch” Debbie Jallit