April 8th General Meeting with Ellen Nelson:
BACKYARD WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

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Special Web Meeting Using ZOOM – NOT AT Evergreen Fire and Rescue
Wednesday, April 8 at 7:00 pm ( – aka social time)

Keep shooting! Even though we are all quarantined, we can still continue to keep busy with our cameras. Take this unusual downtime to grow and enhance your skills. Professional photographer Ellen Nelson will offer some strategies and suggestions to photograph wildlife and nature in your own backyard, wherever your location. She will also offer tips for reviewing your past images to understand what makes a good wildlife photo and separate the zeroes from the heroes. Join Ellen Nelson for Evergreen Camera Club’s first remote meeting via zoom on April 8th at 7:00 pm (join early to socialize).

If you haven’t Zoomed yet, it is free and easy from any phone, tablet or computer. We recommend you start signing on at 6:30 to work out kinks unless you’ve zoomed on your platform. The link to get you started will be in an email sent to all paid members of record. If you didn’t get the invite or want to join as a visitor, please sent a request email to webmaster@evergreencameraclub.com

NOTE: No Competition this month – save your pictures for next month as posted in competitions here.

APRIL-MAY 2020 CONTEST

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Due to the cancellation of the original April meeting (no via Zoom), all entries will be held for the May meeting:

The Theme for April-May 2020 is “SPRING”

The Rotating Theme is “CREATIVE” …plus the Fun Category

Remember to submit your photos for the ECC monthly competition by the Monday before the general meeting at 6 p.m. Sharp (hard deadline). By entering the contest, you agree to allow ECC to use your photo in promoting the club.

Images will be projected on the Fire Department’s Sony projector at 1920 wide by 1200 pixels tall – whatever size you submit will be adjusted to fit on that screen.

Check contest guidelines for further details on submissions.

February 2020 T&T: Tips for Cruise Photography with Dick Oltman

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Dick Oltman has offered to host this month’s Tips and Techniques meeting which falls on the fourth Wednesday of each month. This month he is going to talk about how to get great photographs while on a cruise. These presentations are always informative as experienced members share their photography knowledge.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Evergreen Fire & Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway
Evergreen, CO

Future General Meeting with Stephanie McCollister —
Drone Photography

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This meeting has been canceled due to the Coronavirus
and will be rescheduled when possible

Wednesday, April 8 at 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

Pre-meeting Dinner 5:30 pm at
Wild Game
1802 Bergen Parkway

Stephanie McCollister Cox is a Colorado landscape photographer who also enjoys street photography, astrophotography and fine art photography. In her presentation, she will introduce us to drone photography. She has held a Part 107 pilot certification from the FAA for three years, and, after a little background on how she became interested in capturing aerial images, she will introduce us to her two drones. She’ll talk through some of the considerations for purchasing a drone for photography and discuss regulations and ethics around flying. Her presentation will include examples of the types of images and videos you can capture with a drone and will also introduce some of the challenges of composing and capturing a compelling image from 400 feet in the air.

Her work can be viewed at www.stephclickx.com

Doors open at 6:30 pm for socializing.

Join us for dinner with the speaker and other ECC members. Details and sign up on a separate Meetup posting.

March 11th General Meeting: Deanna Beutler —
The Lives and Habits of Owls in the Wild

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Note: this event was originally scheduled for February 12 but had to be canceled due to snow, a perennial consequence of being in Evergreen

Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

Pre-meeting Dinner 5:30 pm at
Wild Game
1802 Bergen Parkway

Deanna Beutler has spent the past 16 years hiking and photographing wildlife. She found her first owl nest in 2004 and the love of owls and photographing them has grown from there, along with her knowledge of owls.

She worked for “Wild Wings Environmental Education” from 2013 to 2018, where she worked with owls, hawks and falcons. While there, she manned informational booths, taught at schools, libraries, retirement centers, camps, special events, fundraisers and photo shoots. The organization’s goal was to teach the public how to protect these birds, their environment and raise money for the care of injured birds of prey.

She has taught classes at nature centers and Audubon Society events on the lives of owls and how to find them. She has served as a wildlife and owl guide for people throughout Colorado and as far away as Japan. Her photos were selected in the “Top 250” in Denver Audubon Society’s “Share the View International” photography contest 5 years in a row and she spoke at the Share the View International Gala. She has won 1st and 2nd place in several local photo contests. She has had 10 of her photos displayed on park signs and others published in magazines and books.
She also helps with the rescue of birds and animals.

Doors open at 6:30 for socializing. Members, guests and students welcome!
Join us for dinner at 5:15 with Deanna (by RSVP only)

January 2020 T&T: African Photography Trip Review with Eric Esau

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Would you like to travel to Africa, and not cost you less than a trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom resort?

Our Evergreen camera club president Eric Esau traveled to Uganda last July and spent $8,500 for three people for 15 days. They went on multiple safaris in four different national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. The amount of wildlife they saw and photographed was amazing.

Eric is going to talk about how he did it, what to see and the best places they visited. He will talk about more expensive lodging options as well as super budget lodging. They did a mid-range tour and their accommodations were mid-range and very nice.

Other things he will talk about: How to hire a guide and tour company, how much to tip, where to eat, and what to avoid. He’ll talk about logistics, medical precautions, and bugs (There are not as many as you think). Come and learn about how you can do that bucket list trip you have always wanted to do.
Doors open at 6:30 pm for social time.

January 22 2019
BERGEN PARK FIRE STATION
7pm (6:30 SOCIAL TIME)

MARCH 2020 CONTEST

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Due to the cancellation of the February meeting, the March contest consisted of entries from February and March:

The Theme for March 2020 was “WINTER”

The Rotating Theme was “WILDLIFE”

Judging was by Ellen Nelson

Contest results were as follows:
(note all images are copyrighted by their creators – please contact us if you want to use these for any purpose)
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Advanced: Winter

Winner: Winter Category,
Advanced
Leslee Hampel

Runner Up: Winter Category,
Advanced
Donna Dannen

Runner Up: Winter Category,
Advanced
Leslee Hampel

 

Beginner: Winter

Winner: Winter Category,
Beginner
Csilla Florida

Runner Up: Winter Category,
Beginner
Andrew Esau

 

Rotating: Wildlife

Winner: Rotating Category (Wildlife),
Brian Donovan

Runner Up: Rotating Category (Wildlife),
Brian Donovan

January 8th 2020 General Meeting:
Cathy & Gordon Illg: Bosque del Apache

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January 8th 2020 General Meeting:<br>Cathy & Gordon Illg: Bosque del Apache

Wednesday, January 8th at 7:00 pm (6:30 social time)
Evergreen Fire and Rescue
1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen, CO

Pre-meeting Dinner 5:30 pm at:
Find details on this website and Meetup.com

Most nature photographers know that Bosque del Apache is one of the best places in the world for bird photography, especially birds in flight. Bosque, however, is so much more than that. It’s an oasis in the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert that attracts a wide range of wildlife, and much of it has become relatively tolerant of visitors. This presentation will cover the birds and other animals that winter here, as well as how to photograph them.

Cathy and Gordon Illg have been full time nature photographers since 2000. Their work is widely published and includes numerous covers of magazines like Backpacker, Defenders, National Geographic Kids, Ranger Rick and National Wildlife. Several of their images decorate the tails of Frontier Airlines’ jets, and they’ve done well in photo contests, the highlight of which was being flown to London to accept awards in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest. They were recognized for their work with endangered species in Canon’s Wildlife As Canon Sees It ad in National Geographic.
Both of their first two books, Dynamic Wildlife Photography and Worshiping With A Camera, have been well received, and for the past 18 years their livelihood has been dependent upon their ability to share the magic of wild things and wild places with other photographers.

Join us for dinner with the speakers and other ECC members. Details and sign up on a separate Meetup posting.

JANUARY 2020 CONTEST

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The Theme for January 2020 was “Portraits” – snowy portraits were suggested

The Rotating Theme was “Open”

Judging was by Gordon Illg

Contest results were as follows:
(note all images are copyrighted by their creators – please contact us if you want to use these for any purpose)
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Winner: Portrait Category,
Advanced
Joe Kechter

Runner Up: Portrait Category,
Advanced
Tom Goldberg

 

Winner: Portrait Category,
Beginner
Csilla Florida

Runner Up: Portrait Category,
Beginner
Csilla Florida

 

Winner: Rotating Category (Open),
Ellen Nelson

Runner Up: Rotating Category (Open),
Tom Goldberg

DECEMBER 2019 YEAR END CONTEST

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The Themes for December 2019 year-end contest were Landscapes, Wildlife, People, and Miscellaneous.

Judging was by Cheryl Opperman

Contest results were as follows:
(note all images are copyrighted by their creators – please contact us if you want to use these for any purpose)
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Winner: Landscape Category,
Advanced
Joe Kechter
Year-End Overall Runner-Up

Runner Up: Landscape Category,
Advanced
Connie Rudd

 

Winner: Wildlife Category,
Advanced
Betty Holling

Runner Up: Wildlife Category,
Advanced
Ron Belak

 

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Winner: People Category,
Advanced
Ellen Nelson
Year-End Overall Winner

Runner Up: People Category,
Advanced
Ellen Nelson

 

Winner: Miscellaneous Category,
Advanced
Kathy Snead

Runner Up: Miscellaneous Category,
Advanced
Owen Newnan

 

Winner: Beginner Category,
Dahl Winters

Runner Up: Beginner Category,
Ann Zimmerman

 

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