This year we held our biennial exhibition in St Luke’s church rooms. Several visitors expressed an interest in joining after seeing the prints displayed on our boards. Thanks go to Brian Thomas for organising it, and to the helpers who put up the boards, hung the prints and organised publicity and refreshments.
Visitors voted for their favourite print. The winners were
First – Chinese Fuchsia by Jim Henson ARPS
Second equal – Rush Hour by Andy Mayson
– Fritillaries meet by Mike Young ARPS
Photos of the exhibition by Jack Crook
We were invited to visit Jack’s garden again on a beautiful summer’s day. The garden always impresses, and Jack is so welcoming. Thanks again for allowing us to explore your garden with our cameras.
Best PDI of the Year 2017/18
First = Spinnaker Tower by Sheila Orford
First = Frosted Umbelifas by Sharon Young
Second = Cayman by Yvonne Lindup
Second = Textural Diversity by Sharon Young
First Beach Activity by Brian Dowdall
Second Osborne House by Doris Marjoram
Third Spring Flowers by Brian Dowdall
First Pair Bonding by Mike Young ARPS
Second = Dewy Fritillary by Mike Young ARPS
Second = Where have all the Young Men gone?
by Gordon Rae LRPS CPAGB
Best PDI of the Year 2017/18 Trophy winner –
President Phil Peddy ARPS APAGB presented Mike Young ARPS with the Best PDI of the Year Trophy awarded for “Pair Bonding”.
Best PRINT of the Year 2017/18
First Cheetah by Yvonne Lindup
Second Bean Feast by Simon Fraser
Third Coveting the Gauntlet by Sharon Young
First Working on the Scaffolding by Cindy Huntingford
Second = Shrouded in Mist by Cindy Huntingford
Second = Can you see my spots? by Bruce Gardner
First Goldfinch with Fledgling by Mike Young ARPS
Second White Rose by David Bird
Third Wren near nest by John Price ARPS
Best Print of the Year 2017/18 Trophy winner –
President Phil Peddy ARPS APAGB presented Mike Young ARPS with the Best Print of the Year Trophy awarded for “Goldfinch with fledgling”.
Congratulations to Yvonne Lindup who won the Robbie Morgan Trophy for the most improved beginner of 2017/18.
Seven members went to Noar Hill on a cool overcast morning. Insects were scarce, flowers were abundant but difficult to photograph in the wind. We had a most enjoyable morning, learnt a few things and had lunch at the Selbourne Arms.
The Hants Ornithological Society is organising a Bird Photography Workshop which will be given by 3 wildlife professions on 28 July at Littleton near Winchester. Limit is 45 places. There will be an indoor tutorial session 10-13h, followed by outdoor practical sessions.
Price to non-members is £52 which includes the annual subscription of £12. Full details at http://www.hos.org.uk/home/walks-events/birding-basics/
The cost of an equivalent commercial course is in the range £120-150 so if you are interested book soon.
Send bookings to email@example.com
The SPA inter-club PDI competition was held on the 12th of May. We did not do very well, coming 14th out of 19 in nature and 22 out of 27 in the open class. Judges that visit us always comment on the high standard of our photography and yet when we enter SPA or PAGB competitions we do not do well.
The winners can be viewed at http://surreypa.org.uk/?page_id=2177. Unfortunately we do not have a winning image.
I have now received the results of our individual entries –
On 15th August 2017 Jack invited us to photograph his tropical garden hidden in a Surrey valley. He has kindly invited us for a return visit on 29 June 2018, and if you would like to go along please speak to Yvonne Lindup (see Social Calendar page).
There are videos and information from last year here.
Lunch break at Jack’s garden 2017 photo by David Bird