Photography News 9 November 2021

 

New in this month’s newsletter:

*Winners of the 2021 photography competition

*Photography challenge #cats gallery and winner

*New photo challenge #landscape

 

SA Hunters Amateur Photography Competition

 

  • Photography Competition 2021

The 2021 photography competition officially ends with the announcement of the winners in the various categories and the Top 20 winners. Congratulations to all these members!

 

Sasha Mulder is the PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR after winning in all three categories.
Pierre van der Berg’s photograph of the Fish Eagle was chosen as the PHOTOGRAPH OF THE YEAR

 

 

Here is the link to the 2021 winners and the Top 20 gallery on the SA Hunters website.

 

2021 SA Hunters – Photography Competition Category Winners and the Top 20

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Awards

Category

Name

 

Description

           

1

Photographer of the year

 

Sasha Mulder

085537

 
           

1

Photograph of the year

 

Pierre van der Berg

023848

Fish Eagle Chobe River Kasane

           

1

Category winner

Fauna and Flora

Pierre van der Berg

023848

Fish Eagle Chobe River Kasane

2

Category 2nd place

Fauna and Fora

Edmund Hatting

035112

White-throated swallow Zebulo

3

Category 3rd place

Fauna and Flora

Pieter Johan du Plessis

098277

Lesser flamingo Postmasberg

           

1

Category winner

Our Cultural Heritage

Sasha Mulder

085537

Put on the coffee Phalaborwa

2

Category 2nd place

Our Cultural Heritage

Phillip Campher

052497

Morning coffee Ellisras

           

1

Category winner

Conservation in Action

Sasha Mulder

085537

Firefighting Phalaborwa

2

Category 2nd place

Conservation in Action

Sasha Mulder

085537

Batsha the Elephant Phalaborwa

           

1

Top 20

Fauna and Flora

Pierre van der Berg

023848

Fish Eagle Chobe River Kasane

2

Top 20

Fauna and Flora

Edmund Hatting

035112

White-throated swallow Zebulo

3

Top 20

Fauna and Flora

Pieter Johan du Plessis

098277

Lesser Flamingo Postmasberg

4

Top 20

Conservation in Action

Sasha Mulder

085537

Firefighting Phalaborwa

5

Top 20

Fauna and Flora

Sarel van der Westhuizen    

086949

Misty sunrise Zululand

6

Top 20

Fauna and Flora

Pierre van der Berg

023848

Hippo Chobe River Kasane

7

Top 20

Fauna and Flora

Mienkie Liversage

050735

Lesser racket tailed drongo Kgalagadi

8

Top 20

Fauna and Flora

Leon du Plessis

027981

Sea gull Bloubergstrand

9

Top 20

Fauna and Flora

Tommy Liversage

02413

Lioness Kgalagadi

10   

Top 20

Fauna and Flora

Pierre van der Berg

023848

Black-backed jackal Zimanga GR

11

Top 20

Fauna and Flora

Pierre van der Berg

023848

Cheetah Samara Private GR

12

Top 20

Fauna and Flora

Sasha Mulder

085537

Dragonfly Phalaborwa

13

Top 20

Fauna and Flora

Mienkie Liversage

050735

Springbok lamb Kgalagadi

14

Top 20

Fauna and Flora

Edmund Hatting

035112

Shelduck Secunda

15

Top 20

Conservation in Action    

Sasha Mulder

085537

Batsha the Elephant Phalaborwa

16

Top 20

Fauna and Flora

Herman Fouché

024124

Cape Gannet Lambertsbaai

17

Top 20

Fauna and Flora

Pierre van der Berg

023848

Leopard Sabi Sand

18

Top 20

Fauna and Flora

Edmund Hatting

035112      

Lilac-breasted roller Marloth Park

19

Top 20

Our Cultural Heritage

Sasha Mulder

085537

Put on the coffee Phalaborwa

20

Top 20

Fauna and Flora

Joe Bester

112512

Impala lily Bolougne

 

  • Photography Competition 2022

The 2022 Photography Competition started on 1 October 2021 and will close on 30 September 2022. Entries for December and January are combined for adjudication purposes.

 

The new categories in the 2022 Amateur Photography Competition are:
1) Fauna en Flora DSLR/mirrorless
2) Fauna en Flora Smart Phone
3) Branch activities
DSLR/mirrorless/smart phone
4) On the Shooting Range
DSLR/mirrorless/smart phone
5) The Hunt
DSLR/mirrorless/smart phone (people and animals during the hunt, but not photographs of hunted animals. Send your photographs of trophy and hunted animals to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Bokspog in SA Jagter/SA Hunter. REMEMBER to adhere to firearm and hunting safety measures when taking photographs under these circumstances.)

 

REMEMBER to adhere to firearm and hunting safety measures when taking photographs under these circumstances.

 

Click here for explanation of the themes, updated rules and entry requirements.

 

 

SA Hunters Photography Club


News and events of the Photography Club are available on Facebook. Click here to join and invite your friends.  

 

The Facebook highlights of the Photography Club is available on SA Hunters website under the Photo Blog here.

 

  • Photography Club Photo Challenge

*October’s photograph challenge #cats

 

The theme of the October photograph challenge was #cats. The Top 50 gallery is here on Facebook and here on SA Hunters website.

We received more than 180 photographs. The winner is Marius Taljard with his exceptional photograph of a caracal in golden light. Click here for the link on Facebook to see Marius’ photograph.

*November’s photograph challenge is #landscape

November’s photograph challenge is landscapes. This includes farming and agriculture, sunrises and sunsets, rivers, dams, mountains, etc.

Photograph entries must include all the information according to the Club rules, i.e., what, where, camera model and settings (ISO, F-stop, shutter speed) or smart phone model. Photographs without this information, will not be placed.

Participants may only submit photographs that they have taken themselves.

Members may only post one photograph at a time to ensure that all photographs are clearly visible. There is no limit on the number of entries.

The best photographs will be announced on the first day of December after which members can vote for their favourites. The best photograph will be included in the gallery on SA Hunters’ website.

Click here for the Facebook link and here for the SA Hunters website link.

Members of SA Hunters that do not have a Facebook page can also participate. Send queries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or send your cat photographs with the relevant information to the same e-mail address with #landscapes in the subject line.

 

  • Photography Club Cover

We select a new photograph for the cover every fortnight. Stephanie Schutte’s photograph of a misty sunrise and sheep on the farm is our cover for the next two weeks. Click here to view on Facebook.

The gallery for the cover page entries is available on SA Hunters’ website here.

 

  • Photo stories

 

Sasha Mulder’s entry of Batsha the elephant in the category of Conservation in Action, earned her a silver award in the photography competition, gave us an idea for a new challenge for our Photograph Club members, namely Photo Stories. Read Sasha’s photography story about BATSHA the elephant hier.



We invite all SA Hunters members to send their photo story This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with PHOTO STORIES in the subject line.

 

A photo story entry must include the following:

  • A series of four or more photographs
  • Photographs must be at least 2mb
  • Photographs must not include watermarks or frames
  • Describe the story in one paragraph of text
  • Information must include what, when, why, and other interesting facts and observations.
  • Information on the camera and lens used

The Photography manager will assess all entries according to quality and adherence to the rules.

 

 

POPI Act on communication

 

SA Hunters’ members can manage their options here for receiving the monthly photography newsletter. The newsletter will appear under general for a while, but will be sent soon under its own category, Photography.

 

Direct all photography queries to Marette Bennett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone during business ours on 082 553 4719.