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Nature Group Page

Nature Group

Welcome to the Dublin Camera Club Nature Group’s web page

The DCC Nature Group is a special interest group for members of Dublin Camera Club.  We share a love of Nature and Wildlife photography, and we are at all different levels in the club some very Novice and some very Advanced, most somewhere in between.  Over the year some meetings will have invited speakers on specific nature topics while other meetings will be members discussing issues around Nature & Wildlife (N&W) Photography.  

 

Next Nature Zoom Meeting

The next Nature Group Meeting will be held on 22 February 2024.  Marie Ryan will give a presentation on her recent trip to Botswana and Zimbabwe, including wonderful images that she took in the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, a Rhino Sanctuary and Victoria Falls.  We will not be having a members showcase in February, but the presentation will be followed by a discussion on photographic safaris in sub-saharan Africa and so please be prepared with questions.  Thanks to Alex McLean who is facilitating this meeting and to Marie Ryan for presenting. 

Ruth Byrne wil facilitate the March meeting.  

 

Our Gallery 

Images should be submitted for 'BIRDS'  theme to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the 28th February.  Images should be jpegs sized to 2000 pixels TALL and the file name should be the title as you would like it to be displayed in the gallery.

Click HERE for our current Gallery which features images submitted by members with the theme of 'winter'.

Themes for 2024 Submission Date
Birds
images by 28th Feb
Nature Photographer of the Year
Images submitted to competition 9th April
Forest Floor
Images by 30th June
Mammals
Images by 30th Aug
Close-up 
Images by 31st Oct
Celebrating the Nature Year
Images by 1st December

 

Nature Photographer of the Year Compeition 

We are delighted to announce that the judging of our second Nature Photographer of the Year Competition will take place on Tuesday 23rd of April and images must be submitted by Tuesday 9th of April.  Rules and more details will be provided soon.

 

What is Nature or Wildlife photography?

Most members just want to enjoy photographing nature and wildlife but there is a precise definition of what is Nature or Wildlife photography (they do differ) and what you can do to an image in post processing to enter it in a competition under either heading. If you are entering competitions in either genre then these definitions are necessary.  These are set out by FIAP/PSA HERE  and endorsed by Dublin Camera Club for any of its competitions under either category.  An easy to understand interpretation is on this LINK 

 

Nature Photographers' Code of Practice 

Linked HERE is a code of practice from the UK RPS Nature Group.  Basically it is a code of practice that we would subscribe to.  There are references in it to pieces of legislation which are of course UK Acts.  We will in due course identify the Irish equivalents where such exist.  Meanwhile we remember that we are nature lovers first and photographers second so the basic principle is: The welfare of the subject is more important than the photograph. 

 

Nature Links

Competition Websites - Images / Results

Nature Photographer of the Year

Close-up Photographer of the Year

International Garden Photographer of the Year (Not completely nature but some images are of interest to nature photographers)

 

Links to images of Guest Speakers

Kevin Morgans

Tina Claffey

Bill Power

Jamie MacArthur

 

Other links

Some Nature links have been moved to the Useful Links page

 

Contact Us

Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to join the group or if you have ideas, suggestions, tell us what we are doing wrong or even right or any other reason.