Photography: last month

March meeting
We were 10 at this month’s meeting - thank you for your continuing support.

As there was no meeting last month, two competitions were judged. February’s “Close-Ups” saw Carol Russell as the winner with “Water Droplet” (22 pts). Tony Wardell with “Scorpion Fly” and Carol Russell with “Window thro a Window” were equal 2nd with 11 pts. Terry Moore's “Tick Tock” and Ken White’s “Snow Drop” were equal 3rd with 6 points. Glynne’s Highly Commended award went to Terry’s Tick Tock and Dennis’s to Carol’s “Window thro a Window”. The standard of quality and creativity was most likely the best we have had in one of our competitions – well done everyone.

March’s “Food & Drink” competition entries were also very good. 1st was Tony Wardell with “Banana Split” (26 pts), while Diana Dale’ s “Fruity Allsorts” (12 pts) and Ken White’s “Fresh Fish” (11 pts) were 2nd and 3rd respectively. Glynne’s highly commended award went to Ken’s “Fruity Temptations” while Dennis awarded his to Diana’s “Fruity Allsorts”. All round there were some very good images. April's theme will be “Back garden / Springwatch” so you may not have to travel far to capture some images of local wildlife.

Both months' winners and Highly Commended (HC) are on the right of this page and below if you scroll down. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image of each photo. The number of winning shots, especially in February, indicates the high quality of the entries we had.

Glynne showed his suggestions for improving some of the competition shots and we had “extras” from Glynne and Ken White. Thank you, and remember you are all entitled to bring up to 6 extras on the day.

Glynne followed up with a talk on "Bird and Wildlife Photography". He suggested camera settings and techniques for capturing a broad range of wildlife, from garden birds to African lions, as well as showing some of his own work. There is still time to let Glynne know what you would want in future tutorials, so if you haven’t already contacted him, please take the opportunity now. Past talks are now listed on a sub-page (click on the link top right).

David Combs would like to know if there is support for a trip to Bempton Cliffs and/or The Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Please e-mail him direct with your interest or questions on david.combs@ntlworld.com