The theme for April at the Bowie-Crofton Camera Club was "Nature."
Here are my winning images.
|OrganicHonorable Mention Bowie-Crofton Camera Club Advanced Black & White Nature|
|Mating PlumageHonorable Mention Bowie-Crofton Camera Club Advanced Digital Nature|
|Dragon FlyHonorable Mention Bowie-Crofton Camera Club Advanced Color Prints Nature|
Here are my loosing images
|The judge said the focus was not as sharp as it should be on the white mushroom caps.||Mushrooms|
|The judge said it was just another picture of a bear with a salmon, the bear isn't looking at us, and the rock behind the bear detracts from the composition.||Fresh Catch of the Day|
|By the time we got to the digital contests, it was after 9PM and I already suspected this judge wasn't going to give me 1st through 3rd place and it was pouring down rain and I had a 30 minute drive, so I headed home. Thus I have no idea what he said about this flower.||Blue Flower|
If you are still reading, you may wonder what did win. The first and second place color prints were by my friend Vincent Ferrari and he climbed 3000ft with a tripod in Italy to get a sunset and nighttime shot of the Stromboli Volcano. If you want to see his first place winning image click here and his second place winner here. You really can't complain when you loose to images like these.