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August
1
2017

Top Pics for July 2017

The top 5 pics for July 2017 were:

  
 

1. As green as green can be: Green Mamba
By Gavin Falck

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

2. Pensive
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

3. Happy Hour
By Hennie vd Westhuizen

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

4. The Stalker
By Dave Wickham

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

5. Time to relax
By Celia Fourie

Overall rating: 4 stars

July
1
2017

Top Pics for June 2017

The top 5 pics for June 2017 were:

  
 

1. Going Up
By Bridgid Wickham

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

2. Wet mantis
By Stuart Gray

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

3. Playfully
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

4. Posing Bateleur
By Coerie Ferreira

Overall rating: 3.9 stars

  
 

5. Angered
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 3.9 stars

June
1
2017

Top Pics for May 2017

The top 5 pics for May 2017 were:

  
 

1. Little Green Monster
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

2. Dream realized
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

3. Sitting Giant
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

4. HUSH BABY HUSH
By Bridgid Wickham

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

5. Dainty water walk
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4 stars

May
1
2017

Top Pics for April 2017

The top 5 pics for April 2017 were:

  
 

1. on patrol
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

2. in the crook
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

3. Predator Eyes
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

4. Evening stroll
By Charmaine Joubert

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

5. Dawn Rising
By Alan Richert

Overall rating: 3.9 stars

April
1
2017

Top Pics for March 2017

The top 5 pics for March 2017 were:

  
 

1. Closing In
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

2. watching and waiting for a morsel
By Nobby

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

3. Lion peeping through long grass
By Charmaine Joubert

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

4. Leopard
By Celia Fourie

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

5. Moving
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4 stars

March
1
2017

Top Pics for February 2017

The top 5 pics for February 2017 were:

  
 

1. Green Natal Tree Frog
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 4.4 stars

  
 

2. Hanging Around
By Alan Richert

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

3. pink sunrise
By Nobby

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

4. Abrahamskraal Cottage
By Dave Gale

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

5. Desert Dawn
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4 stars

February
1
2017

Top Pics for January 2017

The top 5 pics for January 2017 were:

  
 

1. Full Intent
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

2. Is this love?
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

3. Thirsty Bee
By Celia Fourie

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

4. A Million Eyes
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

5. Blue Posing
By Alan Richert

Overall rating: 4 stars

January
1
2017

Top Pics for December 2016

The top 5 pics for December 2016 were:

  
 

1. Aerial dialogue
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.3 stars

  
 

2. Flap-neck
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

3. Following a Path
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

4. Iridescent
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

5. Rhino mom and tot
By Charmaine Joubert

Overall rating: 4 stars

December
1
2016

Top Pics for November 2016

The top 5 pics for November 2016 were:

  
 

1. Winged Majesty
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

2. Hanging On
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

3. Handsome Boy
By Michele Nel

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

4. With his Prey
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

5. Walking with purpose
By Charmaine Joubert

Overall rating: 4 stars

November
1
2016

Top Pics for October 2016

The top 5 pics for October 2016 were:

  
 

1. Companionship
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

2. King of Mountain Zebra National Park
By Charmaine Joubert

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

3. Moving through Dusk
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

4. Sydney
By Neville Matjie

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

5. Looking while Moving
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 3.9 stars

October
13
2016

African Harrier-hawk Raids Nests

Mariette, a Camera Club subscriber from the Clanwilliam area, was fortunate to capture this gymnogene (African Harrier-hawk) raiding weavers' nests so it could have some chicks for lunch.

Thanks for sharing, Mariette!

If you have a story that you would like to share, please email it through to news@cameraclub.co.za.

October
1
2016

Top Pics for September 2016

The top 5 pics for September 2016 were:

  
 

1. Cheetah brothers
By Charmaine Joubert

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

2. Watching the Night
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

3. Perched
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

4. Rainy day treats
By Charmaine Joubert

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

5. European Bee-eater
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

September
1
2016

Top Pics for August 2016

The top 5 pics for August 2016 were:

  
 

1. Sensing an Approach
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.4 stars

  
 

2. Peek-a-boo
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 4.3 stars

  
 

3. The Tree
By Michele Nel

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

4. Two by Two
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

5. Generational pairing
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

August
1
2016

Top Pics for July 2016

The top 5 pics for July 2016 were:

  
 

1. Up close is Personal
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.3 stars

  
 

2. Eye of the Leopard
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

3. Who me
By Charmaine Joubert

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

4. lift off time
By Nobby

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

5. Just Before
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

July
1
2016

Top Pics for June 2016

The top 5 pics for June 2016 were:

  
 

1. Colour Explosion
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 4.3 stars

  
 

2. Frendz
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

3. Reflections of Stillness
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

4. Alert! 2
By Max Mohr

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

5. Fast Corners
By Alan Richert

Overall rating: 4 stars

June
1
2016

Top Pics for May 2016

The top 5 pics for May 2016 were:

  
 

1. We have lift-off!
By Gavin Falck

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

2. Pick on someone your own size
By Stuart Gray

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

3. In bygone Era
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

4. Rose
By Desi Powell

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

5. Graceful Reflection
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 4 stars

May
1
2016

Top Pics for April 2016

The top 5 pics for April 2016 were:

  
 

1. Mr Spotty
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 4.3 stars

  
 

2. Wary Movements
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

3. The insect realm abounds in contrasts
By Gavin Falck

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

4. Red & Green
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

5. Miami Beach
By Neville Matjie

Overall rating: 4 stars

April
1
2016

Top Pics for March 2016

The top 5 pics for March 2016 were:

  
 

1. Tight Grip
By Nobby

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

2. Framed!
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

3. Vanity in Blue
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

4. Hippo Yawn
By Charmaine Joubert

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

5. Steps
By Stephen Gohl

Overall rating: 4 stars

March
12
2016

Camera Club Changes

We have made some exciting changes to our website.

Theme Challenges

We know that many of you have missed our theme competitions, so by popular request we have reintroduced a monthly theme challenge. Each month there will be a new theme and the theme's winners will be announced on the 15th day of the following month, giving all entries sufficient time to be rated.

To kick things off our first theme is Contrasts. Click here to submit your pics. We look forward to seeing your creative entries!

Upload Credits

There is no longer a 5 image limit per member when submitting pics. You can enter as many pics as you like, as long as you have enough credits. You earn 1 credit for each pic you rate, and each pic you submit uses 5 credits.

Existing members have been allocated credits equal to the number of pics they have rated on our Rating page as at 12 March.

March
1
2016

Top Pics for February 2016

The top 5 pics for February 2016 were:

  
 

1. The Dialogue
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

2. Water Drop
By Brian van Niekerk

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

3. Juvenile Malachite
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

4. Golden Dusk
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

5. Expression of Durban
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4 stars

February
1
2016

Top Pics for January 2016

The top 5 pics for January 2016 were:

  
 

1. Mirror
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 3.9 stars

  
 

2. Rose Gold Rays
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 3.9 stars

  
 

3. Inviting
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 3.9 stars

  
 

4. Hong Kong Skyline
By Neville Matjie

Overall rating: 3.9 stars

  
 

5. Lighthouse
By Stuart Gray

Overall rating: 3.9 stars

January
1
2016

Top Pics for December 2015

The top 5 pics for December 2015 were:

  
 

1. Mirror Image
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 4.4 stars

  
 

2. Young and Rim Lit
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

3. It's In The Eye (So They Say)
By Stuart Gray

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

4. Sibling Rivalry
By Charmaine Joubert

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

5. Young
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

December
1
2015

Top Pics for November 2015

The top 5 pics for November 2015 were:

  
 

1. Eye Reflection
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 4.4 stars

  
 

2. I See You Too!
By Dave Gale

Overall rating: 4.4 stars

  
 

3. Departure
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

4. Climb
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

5. Take Off With Intent!
By Dave Gale

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

November
1
2015

Top Pics for October 2015

The top 5 pics for October 2015 were:

  
 

1. Out on a Limb
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 4.3 stars

  
 

2. We Have Lift Off!
By Dave Gale

Overall rating: 4.3 stars

  
 

3. Tree Frog
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 4.3 stars

  
 

4. Tree Frog
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

5. I Got You
By Stuart Gray

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

October
1
2015

Top Pics for September 2015

The top 5 pics for September 2015 were:

  
 

1. Alert
By Nobby

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

2. Winter's Breath
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

3. Sundowner
By Charmaine Joubert

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

4. Those Eyes
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

5. Alpha
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4 stars

September
1
2015

Top Pics for August 2015

The top 5 pics for August 2015 were:

  
 

1. Evening Mud Bath
By Dave Gale

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

2. Greeting the Day
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

3. King at Kill
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

4. The Early Bee Gets The Pollen
By Stuart Gray

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

5. Brain Picker
By Nobby

Overall rating: 4 stars

August
1
2015

Top Pics for July 2015

The top 5 pics for July 2015 were:

  
 

1. Slangkop Lighthouse HDR
By Dave Gale

Overall rating: 3.9 stars

  
 

2. Lionesss In Afternoon Light
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 3.8 stars

  
 

3. Turning For Home 2
By Wayne Marks

Overall rating: 3.8 stars

  
 

4. Red
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 3.8 stars

  
 

5. Territorial King
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 3.8 stars

July
1
2015

Top Pics for June 2015

The top 5 pics for June 2015 were:

  
 

1. Moses
By Neville Matjie

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

2. Fast Paced
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

3. The Tango
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

4. Casting A Shadow
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 3.9 stars

  
 

5. Bateleur
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 3.9 stars

June
1
2015

Top Pics for May 2015

The top 5 pics for May 2015 were:

  
 

1. Mr Smiley
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

2. Daybreak
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

3. Timeless Classic
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

4. Karoo Storm
By Alison Duncan

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

5. Cloudy Sunset
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 4 stars

May
1
2015

Top Pics for April 2015

The top 5 pics for April 2015 were:

  
 

1. Set in Orange
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.4 stars

  
 

2. Gatsby
By Robbie Aspeling

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

3. Sitting Pretty
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

4. White-lipped Tree Viper
By Gavin Falck

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

5. Scored!
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

April
15
2015

Online Shopping Review

Are you considering buying cameras, lenses or accessories online? Camera Club recently purchased photographic equipment from 5 local online retailers and we have published our findings for your benefit.

Read more

April
1
2015

Top Pics for March 2015

The top 5 pics for March 2015 were:

  
 

1. Beauty, Balloon and Beasts
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.3 stars

  
 

2. Egret Landing At Nesting Site
By Stuart Gray

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

3. Robber
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

4. Heron 3
By Stuart Gray

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

5. Dragon Sitting Not Flying
By Max Mohr

Overall rating: 4 stars

March
1
2015

Top Pics for February 2015

The top 5 pics for February 2015 were:

  
 

1. Green & Gold
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 4.3 stars

  
 

2. Stars In His Eyes
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

3. Expression of Africa
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

4. An Eye For An Eye
By Stuart Gray

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

5. Waiting Hunter
By Sias van Schalkwyk

Overall rating: 4 stars

February
1
2015

Top Pics for January 2015

The top 5 pics for January 2015 were:

  
 

1. Blue Eyes
By Stuart Gray

Overall rating: 4.3 stars

  
 

2. Annoyed
By Nigel Anderson

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

3. Little Bee Eater With A Big Bee
By Nobby

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

4. Be Warned
By Nobby

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

5. Eye of the Beholder
By Max Mohr

Overall rating: 4 stars

January
1
2015

Top Pics for December 2014

The top 5 pics for December 2014 were:

  
 

1. Please Share Your Food
By Stuart Gray

Overall rating: 4.5 stars

  
 

2. Kalk Bay Sunrise
By Dave Gale

Overall rating: 4.3 stars

  
 

3. Hoverfly in Flight
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

4. Golden Beauty
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

5. Up Above
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

December
1
2014

Top Pics for November 2014

The top 5 pics for November 2014 were:

  
 

1. The Golden Hour
By Nobby

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

2. Intensivity
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

3. Just A Bee
By Stuart Gray

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

4. Kingfisher
By Kate Morris

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

5. Kingfisher
By Kate Morris

Overall rating: 4 stars

November
1
2014

Top Pics for October 2014

The top 5 pics for October 2014 were:

  
 

1. Sunlit Dragonfly
By Nobby

Overall rating: 4.4 stars

  
 

2. Mighty Wings
By Sias van Schalkwyk

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

3. Horizontal
By Nobby

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

4. Beauty and the Beast
By Jessica Commaille

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

5. Red Eyes
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 4 stars

October
1
2014

Top Pics for September 2014

The top 5 pics for September 2014 were:

  
 

1. Juvenile Bateleur
By Stuart Gray

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

2. Bee on Lavender
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

3. As Dusk Draws Near
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

4. Mom & Twins
By Wessel Badenhorst

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

5. Soft Wings (Resubmitted)
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 4 stars

September
25
2014

Some Minor Tweaks

The Camera Club team has been working on some updates to the website.

 

Update to the rating process

It has been noted that sometimes the initial comments influence an image's ratings, either positively or negatively. To assist in keeping the ratings as neutral as possible, a pic's comments will be hidden from other members until the pic has been rated at least 10 times.

 

Changing your score

Up until recently, once you rated a pic you could change your rating within a few minutes, but thereafter your rating would be cast in stone. After much feedback from our members we have decided to lift this restriction, and so you can now change your rating of an image.

Please do not change a rating without a valid reason. We will be keeping an eye on rating changes to ensure that this feature is not misused.

 

Thank you to those members who continually give us feedback and suggestions.

September
1
2014

Top Pics for August 2014

The top 5 pics for August 2014 were:

  
 

1. Lunchtime
By Stuart Gray

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

2. Launching Into Action
By Sias van Schalkwyk

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

3. American Eagle
By Max Mohr

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

4. Green Monster
By Nobby

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

5. Kiss of Dawn
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4 stars

August
1
2014

Top Pics for July 2014

The top 5 pics for July 2014 were:

  
 

1. Pretty Roller
By Stuart Gray

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

2. Bateleur Profile
By Stuart Gray

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

3. Lilac-breasted Roller
By Dave Gale

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

4. Playing
By Wessel Badenhorst

Overall rating: 3.9 stars

  
 

5. A Wet Little Bee Eater
By Nobby

Overall rating: 3.9 stars

July
1
2014

Top Pics for June 2014

The top 5 pics for June 2014 were:

  
 

1. Carpe Diem
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.5 stars

  
 

2. Dragonfly
By Willem Nel

Overall rating: 4.4 stars

  
 

3. Robber Fly, Push Me Pull You
By Stuart Gray

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

4. Hi There
By Nobby

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

5. Greater Double-collared Sunbird
By Gregg Darling

Overall rating: 4 stars

June
1
2014

Top Pics for May 2014

The top 5 pics for May 2014 were:

  
 

1. Caught
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.3 stars

  
 

2. Tiger Beetle
By Stuart Gray

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

3. Flying Dragon
By Damon Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

4. Resub Robber Fly Eyes
By Stuart Gray

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

5. Posing and Accommodating
By Stuart Gray

Overall rating: 4 stars

May
1
2014

Top Pics for April 2014

The top 5 pics for April 2014 were:

  
 

1. A Rainbow with Wings
By Sias van Schalkwyk

Overall rating: 4.4 stars

  
 

2. On the Water
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

3. Pretty Beetle
By Stuart Gray

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

4. Damsel at Rest
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 3.9 stars

  
 

5. Sunrise Jetty
By Wessel Badenhorst

Overall rating: 3.9 stars

April
1
2014

Top Pics for March 2014

The top 5 pics for March 2014 were:

  
 

1. Try Me
By Nigel Anderson

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

2. What Big Eyes You Have
By Stuart Gray

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

3. Talon-ted Hunter
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

4. Strength
By Wessel Badenhorst

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

5. Bee in Flight
By Stuart Gray

Overall rating: 4 stars

March
1
2014

Top Pics for February 2014

The top 5 pics for February 2014 were:

  
 

1. Flyover
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.3 stars

  
 

2. Kite
By Nobby Clarke

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

3. Eye Contact
By Willem Nel

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

4. Parking Dragon
By Stuart Gray

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

5. Damoiselle
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4 stars

February
1
2014

Top Pics for January 2014

The top 5 pics for January 2014 were:

  
 

1. Refraction
By Gerry Mullon

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

2. Super Macro
By Daryl Visser

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

3. Imfolozi Sunset
By Nobby Clarke

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

4. Vulture
By Nigel Anderson

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

5. Taking Off
By Sias van Schalkwyk

Overall rating: 4 stars

January
3
2014

Changes to Camera Club

The Camera Club team has been working on some updates to the website.

 

Changes to the Rating Process

  • When rating pics, you are now required to enter an explanatory comment if you give a 1 star or 2 star rating, for the benefit of the pic's owner. The reason for this is that we have some members who regularly give 1 and 2 star ratings to pics that are receiving 4 and 5 star ratings from other members.

    However, please don't comment only when you are forced to! The more comments the better, as this is how members are able to learn from each other.

  • Before you can rate a pic you are now forced to view the full-size image as it is impossible to properly assess the quality of an image from the smaller "thumbnail" image alone.

 

An entry's score isn't immediately revealed

In an effort to curb over-reaction to a pic's first few votes (which are often not representative of its final score) a pic's score will now be hidden until it has been rated at least 10 times.

 

You can now remove your pics before they expire

When viewing your current entries in Your Profile you now have the option to remove your entries before they expire automatically after 4 weeks. This is useful, for example, if one of your entries isn't doing as well as you'd hoped and you'd like to submit a new pic.

 

Many thanks to those members who gave feedback over the last year.

January
1
2014

Top Pics for December 2013

The top 5 pics for December 2013 were:

  
 

1. Nature's Fireworks
By Val Sampson

Overall rating: 4.3 stars

  
 

2. Drop in the Ocean
By Daryl Visser

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

3. Awaiting the Fishing Expedition
By Wessel Badenhorst

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

4. Black or White
By Daryl Visser

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

5. Stick-on Beard
By Willem Nel

Overall rating: 4 stars

December
1
2013

Top Pics for November 2013

The top 5 pics for November 2013 were:

  
 

1. Wet, Wild and Watchful
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

2. Pssst
By Nobby Clarke

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

3. Harbour Moon
By Nobby Clarke

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

4. Serenity
By Hein Beukes

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

5. Colourful Fly
By Piet Venter

Overall rating: 4 stars

November
1
2013

Top Pics for October 2013

The top 5 pics for October 2013 were:

  
 

1. 2 Drop Collision
By Val Sampson

Overall rating: 4.3 stars

  
 

2. Optical Illusion
By Gerry Mullon

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

3. Evening Workout
By Sven Larsen

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

4. Milky Way
By Willem Nel

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

5. Yessss
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4 stars

October
1
2013

Top Pics for September 2013

The top 5 pics for September 2013 were:

  
 

1. Bushveld Sunrise
By Nobby Clarke

Overall rating: 4.4 stars

  
 

2. Alive with Color
By Hugh-Daniel Grobler

Overall rating: 4.3 stars

  
 

3. A Long Train Coming
By Nobby Clarke

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

4. Juvenile Goshawk No 2
By Willem van der Post

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

5. Eye of Intent
By Marc de Chalain

Overall rating: 4 stars

September
1
2013

Top Pics for August 2013

The top 5 pics for August 2013 were:

  
 

1. I Believe I Can Fly
By Nobby Clarke

Overall rating: 4.4 stars

  
 

2. After The Rain
By Gavin Fordham

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

3. African Beauty
By Sias van Schalkwyk

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

4. Still Standing
By Gavin Fordham

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

5. The Fly
By Willem Nel

Overall rating: 4 stars

August
1
2013

Top Pics for July 2013

The top 5 pics for July 2013 were:

  
 

1. Red Bull X-Fighter Top Gear
By Daryl Visser

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

2. Misty Morning Reflections
By Daryl Visser

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

3. Funky Architecture
By Celia Fouche

Overall rating: 3.9 stars

  
 

4. Dramatic Clouds
By Nobby Clarke

Overall rating: 3.8 stars

  
 

5. The Feather
By Wally Devos

Overall rating: 3.8 stars

July
1
2013

Top Pics for June 2013

The top 5 pics for June 2013 were:

  
 

1. Cheetah Silhouette
By Nobby Clarke

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

2. Threatened Majesty
By Gerry Mullon

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

3. Having a Bath
By john van Onselen

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

4. Blue Frost
By Hendrik Venter

Overall rating: 3.9 stars

  
 

5. Mabhida
By Nobby Clarke

Overall rating: 3.9 stars

June
1
2013

Top Pics for May 2013

The top 5 pics for May 2013 were:

  
 

1. Funky Feathered Punk style
By Sias van Schalkwyk

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

2. Flow and Maze
By Damien Bradshaw

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

3. Winter-calm
By Wessel Badenhorst

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

4. Yellow Butterfly
By Ben Broughton

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

5. Smokin'
By Gerry Mullon

Overall rating: 4 stars

May
16
2013

Small Change to Camera Club

We have removed the "Like" option below our Pic of the Day images. The main reason is that the "Like" option was redundant as the process of "liking" pics takes place when members rate the images. Therefore members give their opinion as part of the image rating process.

If you still want to "like" a pic, you can do so on our Facebook page.

May
1
2013

Top Pics for April 2013

The top 5 pics for April 2013 were:

  
 

1. Staring into the Future
By Sias van Schalkwyk

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

2. Fire Drill
By john van ONSELEN

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

3. African King
By Daryl Visser

Overall rating: 3.9 stars

  
 

4. The River Runs Through It
By Belinda Sim

Overall rating: 3.9 stars

  
 

5. Tiny Bubbles
By Tracey Haw

Overall rating: 3.9 stars

April
1
2013

Top Pics for March 2013

The top 5 pics for March 2013 were:

  
 

1. Elephant Bull
By Connie Seegers

Overall rating: 3.9 stars

  
 

2. Fence
By Willem Nel

Overall rating: 3.9 stars

  
 

3. After the Storm
By Nobby Clarke

Overall rating: 3.9 stars

  
 

4. Hanging Bridge before the Storm
By Willem Nel

Overall rating: 3.8 stars

  
 

5. Phoenix
By Jared Hinde

Overall rating: 3.8 stars

March
1
2013

Top Pics for February 2013

The top 5 pics for February 2013 were:

  
 

1. Dam at Sunset
By Paul Mullon

Overall rating: 4.2 stars

  
 

2. Croak
By Nobby Clarke

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

3. Chilli
By Andrew Clark

Overall rating: 4 stars

  
 

4. Fairy Land
By Willem Nel

Overall rating: 3.9 stars

  
 

5. Cherry
By Jessica Commaille

Overall rating: 3.9 stars

February
1
2013

Top Pics for January 2013

The top 5 pics for January 2013 were:

  
 

1. Oil and Water
By Gail Zaaiman

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

2. Paper
By Gail Zaaiman

Overall rating: 3.7 stars

  
 

3. Knysna Railway
By David Knox-Whitehead

Overall rating: 3.7 stars

  
 

4. Rest in Peace
By Andre Victor

Overall rating: 3.7 stars

  
 

5. Feather Romance
By Gail Zaaiman

Overall rating: 3.6 stars

January
1
2013

Top Pics for December 2012

The top 5 pics for December 2012 were:

  
 

1. Weaver
By Willem van der Post

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

2. Vlieg
By Willem van der Post

Overall rating: 4.1 stars

  
 

3. Sunrise in Wales
By Willem Nel

Overall rating: 3.9 stars

  
 

4. In the Balloon
By Andrew Clark

Overall rating: 3.9 stars

  
 

5. Wet Tracks
By Nobby Clarke

Overall rating: 3.8 stars

November
17
2012

Changes to Camera Club

The Camera Club team has introduced some exciting changes to our Camera Club website. These changes are the culmination of several months' planning and we have incorporated ideas received from some of our members over the last few years.

 

What's changed?

The biggest change, apart from the refreshed look & feel, is that all pics appearing as a Pic of the Day are now selected based only on other members' ratings. At the beginning of each day the highest rated pic becomes the Pic of the Day.

This change will require lots of involvement from our members. We encourage you to rate and comment on other members' pics, just as you want feedback on your own pics.

More information can be found on our About and FAQ pages.

 

Answers to your questions

Will there still be competitions?

The top rated pic at the end of every month will win a prize, but the monthly and theme competitions in their old format are gone. The good news is that you can still submit your pics to be rated by other members, just like the old theme competitions.

Can we see each pic's score?

Yes, you are now able to see the overall rating achieved by each pic on the Rating page.

Can we still comment on pics?

Yes. In fact now you can comment on pics during the rating stage - you don't need to wait for a pic to become a Pic of the Day.

Where will the Pic of the Day come from?

The highest rated pic at the beginning of each day becomes the Pic of the Day. More details can be found on our About page.

Will there still be themes?

Yes, from time to time we will specify a theme on the page where you submit your pics.

Is there still a monthly prize for best pic?

Yes, the highest rated pic each month will earn its photographer R500. An announcement will be made at the beginning of the new month in our Blog and newsletter.

 

Next steps

We encourage you to explore our new website and let us know what you think.

Please remember to rate and comment on the pics that have been submitted, and don't forget to submit your own pics.

The entries to our recent Monochrome competition that achieved an overall score of at least 2.5 stars will now be available for continued rating to see which of these pics will become Pic of the Day. Pics submitted from now onwards will be available for rating as soon as they have been verified, but they will only be eligible for Pic of the Day after they have been on the website for at least 1 week.

 
 

We hope you enjoy these changes to our website. As always, your comments are most welcome.

Dave & Sean