2021 – Round 5 Bi-Monthly Results – September 6

This was the 5th. of our 6 Bi-Monthly Competitions for 2021. All our members are encouraged to submit entries to our Bi-Monthly Competitions as we gain valuable constructive critique from the experienced judges we invite to judge these competitions. Normally our Bi-Monthly competitions have 2 categories, Prints and Projected Digital Images and our members can submit 2 pictures in each category. Unfortunately during this time of continued Video Conferencing and the difficulty of safely handling Prints, when we aren’t meeting Face to Face, our Bi-Monthly Competitions are only Projected Digital Images.

For this months Bi-Monthly competition the theme of “Close Up” was selected and Victoria Hillman our Judge. Victoria is no stranger to our club having visited us twice as a guest speaker (on Macro type photography) and as a judge at the beginning of the first lockdown in 2020. Victoria was carefully chosen to judge our Themed Round 5 Competition – “Close up”, as “Macro” and “Close Up” photography is Victoria’s passion.

Victoria is a wildlife researcher and photographer, she has been on the judging panels for both Bird Photographer Of The Year (BPOTY) and the British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) and has contributed stills, video and articles to magazines, books and TV series including National Geographic and the BBC.

Victoria commented and constructively critiqued 50 digital images from 25 members.

Thank You Victoria we look forward to seeing you in person as soon as is practicable.

Below is a table of the Top 8 Images and their Authors

Round 5 Digital Image TitleAuthor Place
FeathersLinda Parker1st.
Floral DisplayPete Alford2nd.
Delivery for Mr D MonDavid Clarke3rd.
Chain Links DetailChris Townson4th.
Self PortraitRichard Parker5th.
Macaroni PenguinEric D’Costa6th.
Snakes Head FritillaryRay Grace7th.
Natures Little PainterEve Aylott8th.

Below are copies of the Top 3 Digital Images.

1st. Place – “Feathers” by Linda Parker

2nd. Place “Floral Display” by Pete Alford

3rd. Place “Delivery for Mr D Mon” by Dave Clarke

Additionally the Top 8 digital Images selected by Victoria can be found here – http://www.sypc.org.uk/gallery/index.php/2016-Competitions/2021-Competition-Results

At the moment SYPC hasn’t returned to Face to Face meetings. We continue to use Zoom for all our club meetings. However we monitor the situation regularly and hope to return to Face to Face meetings in the near future.

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