March 2017 Photography Club Contest: Family

1st Place A Happy Dance

1st Place A Happy Dance

2nd Place Sisters

2nd Place Sisters

3rd Place Hummingbird Siblings

3rd Place Hummingbird Siblings

The Photo Club of Quail Creek continued into 2017 with its monthly members’ contest having a theme Family. This month it drew another large number of entries – we had 21 shots submitted by members, all of which can be seen on our Flickr site: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157679376244033

Jim Burkstrand‘s first place photo, A Happy Dance, was taken was taken in Apple Valley, Minnesota in December 2016. Jim said, “We were at a family memorial celebration at our house. The two cousins, age 7 and 6, were there and had not seen one another for a few months. Happy to see each other, they got into their ‘silly mood’ and started dancing around to the music in their heads.” The photo was shot with a Canon 80D at ISO 125, f/5.0 and at 1/125 sec. It was processed with Lightroom and Photoshop.

The photo Sisters by Doug Mutter placed second. Doug commented: “Sisters was taken at the beach at Coronado, California earlier this year. Carol Mutter and Linda Dice are the sisters. Carol and I vacationed with Linda and her husband Dan in the San Diego area. They were having fun on the beach when I captured this shot.” Doug used a Nikon D3400 with an 18 – 55 zoom lens. The photo was shot at 1/125 sec, f/11 and ISO=125.

Jeff Krueger placed third for his image Hummingbird Siblings taken right here in Quail Creek. Jeff said, “We were sitting on our front patio and I noticed a hummingbird fly around and into our olive tree. After several trips in and out, I went over and found a nest with several baby hummingbirds sitting patiently waiting for dinner. I grabbed a camera and got a couple shots before Mama came back and made it clear I wasn’t welcome. The image was taken with a Canon 7D MkII set at ISO 200, 1/320 sec at f/4. I was using my 100mm Canon Macro lens without flash.”

The Photography Club of Quail Creek has a monthly photo contest for its members and also schedules numerous photo field trips for members throughout the year. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Kino Conference Center, Mesquite Room. Room venue could vary each month. Consult the club’s constantly updated website http://www.pcqc.org as well as the weekday HOA What’s Happening for additional information.