Competition Winners-May 2015

Electronic Image Competition – Assignment “Macro/Closeup”
First Place – Tie
Image of the Month

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“Lady Beetle”  Greg Smith

“Lady Beetle” is a shot a I took on Beacon Hill to the Northeast of town.  This was my first serious photographic outing using my new 100mm macro lens.  I discovered just how tricky macro photography can be; with a fixed focal length, the subject matter just inches from the front of my lens, and a very shallow depth of field.  I ended up doing a lot of waiting and chasing my subject around at ground level to get the shot I wanted. The settings on my Canon 5D Mark II were:
100mm focal length, 1000 ISO, f13, at 1/13th of a second.

Electronic Image Competition – Assignment “Macro/Closeup”
First Place – Tie
Image of the Month

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“Rose”  Jim Ingraham

This image was taken outdoor in the shade at the Vitality center. Taken with a Nikon D810 and 85mm lens with extension tubes. Exposure data was 1/80th second at F16 and ISO 1600 and on a tripod. I needed at least 1/80th because the wind was causing movement of the flower.


Electronic Image Competition – Assignment “Macro/Closeup”
First Place – Tie
Image of the Month

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“Bzzz”  Patty Booth

I took this in my back yard using a Nikon D3 with a 105mm macro lens. Macro photography is all about patience and camera stability. I go out in the late afternoon and find a spot that will give me a good background like a flower bed …………then I set the camera up on a good tripod, grab a lawn chair, an umbrella, a glass of gewürztraminer, and wait. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon.

     I’ve been a member of the Caveman Camera Club for almost 3 years. This past year the club started a Mentor program,  whatever questions you may have,  we have someone to help. We welcome new members …..beginners,  pros and everyone in between.


Electronic Image Competition – Assignment “Macro/Closeup”
Second Place – Tie

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“Good Morning”  Jim Heern


Electronic Image Competition – Assignment “Macro/Closeup”
Second Place – Tie

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“A study in shades of red and green”  Ozzie Cummins


Electronic Image Competition – Assignment “Macro/Closeup”
Second Place – Tie

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“Small Things”  Ozzie Cummins


Electronic Image Competition – Assignment “Macro/Closeup”
Third Place – Tie

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“Mushrooms on Mars”  Ted Demetriades


Electronic Image Competition – Assignment “Macro/Closeup”
Third Place – Tie

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“Tulips”  Debbie Jallit


Electronic Image Competition – Assignment “Macro/Closeup”
Third Place – Tie

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“Rain Kissed”  Doris Welborn


Electronic Image Competition – Assignment “Macro/Closeup”
Third Place – Tie

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“Holy moly roly poly”  Jan Kloes


Electronic Image Competition – Assignment “Macro/Closeup”
Honorable Mention – Tie

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“Ruffles have Ridges”  Dale George


Electronic Image Competition – Assignment “Macro/Closeup”
Honorable Mention – Tie

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“The outer shell”  Debbie Jallit


Electronic Image Competition –  “Open”
First Place
Image of the Month
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“View through clearing fog bank”  Jim Ingraham

This image was taken from lower Table Rock in the early morning. The fog was quickly lifting and I was able to capture this just before it dissapeared. Exposure data was 1/125th second at F16 at 200mm with a tripod mounted Nikon D700.


Electronic Image Competition –  “Open”
Second Place-Tie 

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“Clearing the bar”  Joel Takarsh


Electronic Image Competition –  “Open”
Second Place-Tie 

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“Don’t worry, Mom uses Tide”  Joel Takarsh


Electronic Image Competition –  “Open”
Third Place-Tie 

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“Blue hour at Painted Hills”  Marcia Fasy


Electronic Image Competition –  “Open”
Third Place-Tie 

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“Glaciers Trek”  Russ Williamson


Electronic Image Competition –  “Open”
Honorable Mention-Tie 

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“A sweet rod”  Dale George


Electronic Image Competition –  “Open”
Honorable Mention-Tie 

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“Jenna”  Linda Bryant


Print Competition – Assignment “Macro/Closeup”
First Place
Image of the Month

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“A shooting star”  Russ Williamson

The photo was taken with my Nikon D810 & 105 Macro lens for the club’s May assigned subject of macro photography.  I used extension tubes and a LED ring light, along with a focus rail.  The ISO was set at 31, with F16, and a 2 second exposure.


Print Competition – Assignment “Macro/Closeup”
Second Place-Tie

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“Delightful”  Jan Franz


Print Competition – Assignment “Macro/Closeup”
Second Place-Tie

“Mystery Abstract”  Lori Mitchell

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Print Competition – Assignment “Macro/Closeup”
Third Place-Tie

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“Lizard Lips”  Debbie Jallit


Print Competition – Assignment “Macro/Closeup”
Third Place-Tie

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“Apple Blossom”  Doris Welborn


Print Competition –  “Open”
First Place
Image of the Month

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“Venetian Waterfalls”  Dale George

On a recent trip to Las Vegas we spent 3 fabulous nights at The Venetian/Palazzo Resort. The opulent, over-the-top interior design of the Venetian make it a photographers play land….if you are willing to outwit the crowds. I really wanted this scene with no one in it, but to achieve this I had to get up at 5:30 and head downstairs for my chance. Patience way key here, as cleaning crews were busy doing their jobs and milling around this fountain. As soon as it was clear, I clicked off 3 exposures and considered myself fortunate as the crews had returned to squeegee out the loose change in the reflecting pool. No matter, I had gotten the shot. 3          images combined in Photomatix to give it this look.
          1.3 sec. exposure     Focal length 12mm     ISO 100     aperture f/10     Taken with my Canon T2I and Canon 10-22mm lens.

Print Competition –  “Open”
Second Place

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“Sealed In”  Jim Ingraham


Print Competition –  “Open”
Third Place-Tie

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“Great Horned Owl”  Monte Jensen


Print Competition –  “Open”
Third Place-Tie

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“The Forum Shops”  Dale George


Print Competition –  “Open”
Honorable Mention-Tie

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“Pick up guys…”  Linda Bryant


Print Competition –  “Open”
Honorable Mention-Tie

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“You better run sucka”  Linda Bryant


Print Competition –  “Open”
Honorable Mention-Tie

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“Natures Paintbox”  Ken Welborn


Print Competition –  “Open”
Honorable Mention-Tie

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“Duck”  Ned Booth


Print Competition –  “Open”
Honorable Mention-Tie

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“Tin Mans Cousin”  Jim Ingraham



Print Competition –  “Open”
Honorable Mention-Tie

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“Red Arch Mountain”  Ted Demetriades