Sunday, June 2, 2013

Massachusetts Camera Naturalists’ Nature Exhibition Show




I am posting this information, since I was notified that I won a PSA gold medal for Best in Show in the Wildlife Section, plus I have one honorable mention and two other photographs accepted into the show.  I am inviting all my friends to join me at the Greater Lynn Photographic Association Headquarters, Lynn, Massachusetts, for the show.  Driving directions are at the bottom of the blog.  I hope to see you all there.

Massachusetts Camera Naturalists’ Nature Exhibition Show

Saturday, June 22, 2013, 2:00 P.M.
This beautiful showcase of the accepted images from the “CamNats” International Nature Exhibition which was judged on May 18 & 19 will be shown at the Greater Lynn Photographic Assoc. headquarters. The show will be produced and shown by Charlie Burke, APSA, EPSA, MNEC, who was chairman of the exhibition. This beautiful showcase set to music will consist of the images that scored high enough to be accepted during the judging of the four nature sections in the exhibition: Nature Open, Wildlife, Botany, and Natural Land/Seascapes, which came from 24 states and 31 different countries, including Australia, France, Belgium, Hong Kong, Canada, China, Israel and Finland to name a few. They received 236 entrants, many of who entered in at least 3 of the 4 sections that were offered, judging over 2700 nature images in the two days.
The exhibition was judged by six CamNats members: Open and Botany judges were Dan Charbonnet FPSA, EPSA, MNEC; Mike McNeill, PPSA; and Gail Hansche-Godin MNEC. The Wildlife and Natural Scapes judges were Peter Curcis; Shiv Verma, MNEC; and Susan Mosser FPSA, HonNEC. The judges had a very difficult time with the selection of the medal winning images due to the high quality of the submitted entries.
A number of New England entrants were successful in winning some of the top honors: A PSA Gold Medal for Best in Show in the Wildlife section went to Myer Bornstein of Taunton, MA for his extraordinary nature story of a bat feeding on nectar. Best Marine Medal went to Jim McGahan of Greater Lynn with an undersea shrimp. Each section had a Les Campbell Award that went to a CamNats member whose total aggregate score for their 4 images was the highest. In Open this went to Karl Schanz, APSA, MNEC of Greater Lynn with a score of 51points out of the 60 available. In Botany this award went to Art Vaughan of the Merrimack Valley CC with a score of 47 points; in Natural Scapes, it went to Ed McGuirk of the Boston West CC with a score of 49 points.
There were also two Diversity Awards given. These were given to an entrant who had at least 3 of their 4 images accepted and then the 3 images had to be diversified or all not one subject matter. Ed McGuirk was the recipient in the Open Section for his three accepted images of Polar Bears, Milkweed Beatles, and a Pileated Woodpecker.
The most successful entrant from New England was Mike Goodman of the Gateway CC. Mike won 2 individual medals: a PSA Silver Medal for his Iceland Aurora shot and a PSA Bronze Medal for his Spotted Leopard shot. He also won 2 other medals for the total body of his work submitted: A Les Campbell Award in Wildlife with an aggregate score of 51points, and the NECCC medal, which went to the Best New England Entrant for highest aggregate score for the open and wildlife sections combined. Mike‘s total was 100 points out of the 120 points available.
A number of New England entrants also were awarded Honorable Mentions; recipients were:
Open: Sandy McMillian; Karl Schanz (2); Janice Koskey; Jim Gately; John Fuller; Norman Halpern
Wildlife: Natalya Pluzhnikov; Rick Cloran; Marilyn Cloran; John Lowe; Myer Borstein
Botany: Steve Tierney; David Henkel
Natural Seascape: Mike Goodman
Congratulations to all of the successful entrants, whether you achieved an acceptance, or were awarded a medal.
This presentation is open to the public at no charge. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to see the best and most beautiful nature images from around the world. The show will last approximately an hour. If you love nature or would just like to see the beauty of the world around us, mark your calendar and plan to be there.

Directions:

Address: 564 Boston Street, Lynn, MA 01905
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95/128 and Route 1
95/128 to Exit 43 East, Walnut Street in Lynnfield
At stop sign at end of ramp, go right onto Walnut Street. Go straight through the traffic light. You will go over Route 1.
Go four miles toward Lynn. There will be a ball park on the left with a long granite building after it. Take the next (soft) right at the lights onto Myrtle Street.
Go straight through the 4 way stop sign intersection (carefully) and at the next set of lights, go left onto Boston Street. Go through one set of lights and we are across the street from the church (just after the flashing yellow light).
Please try to park in the rear of the Club lot.