Everyone is welcome to attend our program meetings, field trips,
and other activities whether or not you are a member. Check our
Chapter Calendar for dates and locations. We hope to see you there.
Grab your binoculars, get outside, and go birding!
Moscow-Pullman Christmas Bird Count Results are in
Audubon Bird Guide App now offered free!
2015 PAS PHOTO CONTEST WINNERS
Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 PAS Photo Contest! Awards were presented at the October 21st program meeting. All of the winners were in the “Adult 18 and over” age division. There were no entries for the “Youth under 18 years” age division this year.
The winners for this year were:
1st Place Birds: Nancy LaDuke – “A Tiny Jewel – Calliope Hummingbird”
2nd Place Birds: Jerry Cebula – “Yellow-Breasted Chat”
1st Place Other Wildlife: Charlie Wheeler – “Bighorn”
2nd Place Other Wildlife: Sandy Klingler – “McCall Fox”
1st Place Other Nature: Terry Gray – “Paper Wasp Drinking in Bird Bath”
2nd Place Other Nature: Julie Hayes-Bishop – “Evening at the Stone”
It was a difficult task for the judges to select the winners from all of the excellent entries that were submitted. They provided the following insights as to the guidelines that the final selections were based on. The main criteria for a winning candidate photo included aspects such as whether the photo was in focus, proper size resolution, good subject lighting (both behind and on the subject) and color saturation, good composition and focal point, and emotional appeal. Other factors considered were the difficulty in taking the photo, the background or setting, and how the subject was portrayed with regards to how well the photo captured the moment. Over-sharpening or other digital manipulations that looked unnatural were counted off.