Darry Neill Captures Trio of GANPA Awards
APS Member Darryl Neill was awarded First Place in the Georgia Nature Photographer's Association 2020 competition in the "Birds" category. His winning entry, Robin on Beautyberry, was a standout in this huge competition with over 500 entries across various categories.
Robin on Beautyberry by Darryl Neill
Darryl also took First Place in the "Wildlife" category for A Night Visitor on My Deck. According to Darryl, "The photo, of a young possum who showed up on my deck, looks a lot like a cute stuffed animal. [Its] too bad they become rather ugly and hiss at you when they grow up!"
A Night Visitor on My Deck by Darryl Neill
And that's not all - he also won Second Place in the "Wildlife" category for his macro of a Black Widow female spider. Darryl describes how he (carefully) made the image, "[I] found [the spider] on the underside of the hood on my son's car and photographed [it] hanging from a branch over my dining room table. As many of us know, dining room tables are an essential piece of photographic equipment."
Beautiful But Deadly by Darryl Neill
PSA Competition Winners
Members Brandon Ward and Jenn Cardinell both won Blue Ribbons/Honors Awards in the latest round (2019/2020 - 3rd round) of the Photographic Society of America's Projected Image Division competition. Outstanding!
Brandon's expertly lighted studio shot Searching features member Al McLeod as the model.
Searching by Brandon Ward
The exquisite warm lighting and expert "wranging" of her subjects made Jennifer's On a Country Road in Texas a big favorite of APS members too.
On a Country Road in Texas by Jenn Cardinell
Steve Director Wins Big in New England
Hearty congratulations go to member Steve Director for two big wins in major competitions in the Northeastern US! (And apologies for this old news! Steve is too modest - he should have told us sooner.)
Steve's carefully crafted monochrome image The Porch won Second Place Photography in a national juried competition and exhibition, Cape Cod Art Center's, The National - 2018. And his wonderful wildlife image, A Mothers' Love, won First Place in the New England Camera Club Council Interclub Competition – Nature, Spring 2019.
The Porch by Steve Director
A Mother's Love by Steve Director
Congratulations to all!