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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.  With Covid restrictions in place and with the limitations on the use of the Club building, we meet monthly on Zoom.  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.


Monthly Zoom Meetings

Next Meeting

30th March  2023 @ 8.00 pm:  A night of African tales with Alex McLean


Nature Competition

We are delighted to announce our new DCC Nature Competition.  You are invited to submit up to 4 digital images for this competition.  There are two aspects to this competition.  Judging of individual images for the DCC Nature Image of the Year and also the highest aggregate score (of 4 images) will be awarded  DCC Nature Photographer of the Year.  There will be two divisions Non-advanced and Advanced.  
·All DCC Members are invited to submit up to 4 digital images 
·To be eligible for the DCC Nature Photographer of the Year Award Members must submit 4 images. The aggregated score of all 4 images will be used for placings.
·Images may be in colour or monochrome.
·All images should have been taken in Ireland (including territorial waters)
·The 'hand of man' should not be visible in images
·FIAP nature rules apply (see link below)
Submission of images:
Photos must be submitted by midnight on 13th March 2023 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Please size as per competition sizing  (images no larger than 3000 pixels on the long side and a maximum file size of 3MB)
Your files should be named as follows: 
ADV_NomDePlume_ImageNo_Title (example ADV_ABCD_01_Puffin) or
NONADV_NomDePlume_ImageNo_Title  (example NONADV_ABCD_01_Robin). 
Titles should use simple descriptive names when entering nature competitions. 
Competition Night
Tuesday 4th April @ 8.00 with judge Ita Martin

Our Gallery 

We have, in addition to this web page, a gallery of Nature Images which is now live with images submitted by members based on the current theme.  You can submit your favorite nature images to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the next gallery.  

Click HERE for our current Gallery 

Click HERE for our Gallery archive.



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)

Websites of Guest Speakers

Kevin Morgans

Tina Claffey

Bill Power


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.