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Colin Newman Obituary

Colin Newman Obituary

Change to the programme

There is a change to the speaker on Tuesday 17th March 2020

We now have Daniel Bridge providing a talk called “Portfolio and Tips”

This change is not on any of the printed programmes

IMPORTANT - Changes to the clubs Natural History PDI & Print competition rules

After discussions at our club committee meetings, we have made some changes to the rules for our club (internal) Natural History PDI & Print Competitions.   These rules do not apply to external competitions you may enter and we advise you read their rules.

As of March 2020, the rules for our Natural History PDI & Print Competitions are:

Nature photography depicts living, untamed animals and uncultivated plants in a natural habitat, geology and the wide diversity of natural phenomena, from insects to icebergs. Photographs of animals which are domesticated, caged or under any form of restraint, as well as photographs of cultivated plants are ineligible.

Minimal evidence of humans is acceptable for nature subjects, such as barn owls or storks adapting to an environment modified by humans, or natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves, reclaiming it. The photographer, whatever photographic medium is used, must have taken the original image.

No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. After satisfying the above requirements, every effort should be made to use the highest level of artistic skill in all nature photographs.

Entries for the Nature category must include the Latin/scientific name in the title

Rochester Challenge - 12th July 2020

Each year we hold a photographic challenge, during the summer break, and this year our president has chosen Rochester

As with previous challenges, the idea is that you should take photos on the day (using your artistic and creative skills) and send them to Don Salmon.

All images will be anonymously shown, during an evening, in the next camera club season (20-21) and club members will choose the winner.

You can submit up to four images as you would for a competition i.e 01, 02 ,03 ,04 etc followed by a title.  Images numbered 04 and possibly 03 may be held\withdrawn if there are too many to handle.

Full details, of the challenge, will be sent to club members by email soon.

Wildlife Group May 2020 Meeting - Date Change

Due to local elections taking place on Thursday 7th May 2020, the Wildlife Group will meet instead on Thursday 14th May 2020

All other dates remain the same (first Thursday of the month)

Competitions Email Address

Please send your camera club competition entries (excluding entries for the Audio-Visual (AV) competition) to: competitions@maidstonecameraclub.org.uk

If you submit your entries by email, please complete an entry slip and then either send a scanned copy with your emailed entries or put it into the entries box on the evening the entries are due.

Members are also welcome to bring their entries on a USB stick or DVD, and put them into the entries box (with a completed entry slip), on the evening the entries are due.

Sorry but no late entries or entries without a entry slip will be accepted.

For the Audio-Visual (AV) competition please give or email your entries to Ray Bridges.  Please see the entry form for email details.

For external competitions, please refer to the details provided in the emails that are sent out.

Spotted Fritillary (Melitaea didyma) by Peter Kirby


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Great Spotted Woodpecker (dendrocopos major) by Stella Gould

Great Spotted Woodpecker (dendrocopos major) by Stella Gould


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Cowslip (Primula veris) by Jason Boswell

Cowslip (Primula veris) by Jason Boswell


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