May 2017 Winners

Gordon Dinner – Just chilling
Winner and best junior
Howard Kelly – White Lady

This is the first good picture  I have taken with my new D500 using a 70 – 200mm lens with a 2 x converter  of a young leopard called “Basile or White Lady” , taken at  about 7.00 am on an overcast morning, Iso of 1250, 1/640sec  and f5.6 at 400mm

I have known her since a cub in the Sabi Sands and managed to capture her perfectly as she flicked her tail, as they say right place right time.

Malcolm Sutton – Shouting

Visited Gordon’s Bay in the Western Cape. On the morning of 27th April 2017 I took a walk along the road to Steenbras Dam and carried my camera thinking that I might take some landscapes, Just after setting off I saw an Orange-breasted Sunbird sitting on a Protea and that grabbed my attention. I managed to capture a sharp image of it taking off but felt it was spoilt by some leaves close behind one of the wings and the flower was not visible. Capturing the bird in such a striking pose is a rare event (for me anyway), so I decided to combine it with another image of a Protea flower that I took and enter it in the open/pictorial category.

Camera: Canon 1DX MkII;

Lens:      EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L ISII USM (@400mm)

ISO 2000; f/8; 1/5000 sec

Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.5

Sue Gould – Emma

Tim and I enjoy doing themed photoshoots, so when we first met Emma we asked her to model for us.

She likes the Goth look, so we worked on a couple of ideas for the shoot, and made some props.

The photograph was taken at home using a grey mottled backdrop and 2 x speedlights with umbrellas on stands.

Camera is a Nikon D750 with a 24-120mm lens.  Settings were F8 at 1/160th sec. and ISO500.

Winner and Best Senior
Nerissa Naidoo – Tranquil Sanur

During a holiday in Indonesia I was taking a walk on Sanur Beach before sunrise, when this scene with its beautiful colours presented itself.

Shutter speed 5 sec , F 5.6 , ISO 100, Aperture Priority, Spot metering. Lens – Canon 24 -70mm

Henry Oppel – Red Racer