Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Congratulations to Winners of the 2015 "Nature in Kingston Chase" Photo Contest


Congratulations to all of the photographers who entered this year’s contest! We received over 40 entries! Once again you presented the beauty and thriving nature of our community in interesting and beautiful ways. We all benefit from seeing nature through your eyes. Thank you for sharing your perspective with us! Please keep sharing your photos – the 2016 “Nature in Kingston Chase” Photo contest is up and running – just send photos to conservation@kchoa.org!

 

 

Overall Winner                  Brady Golomb, Red Clouds

                Runner-Up         Ellen Claff, Butterfly on Echinacea 2

 

Animalia Winner               Paul Short, Squirrel

                 Runner-Up        Joel Ross, Praying Mantis

 

Neighbors and Nature

                Winner                 Maria B., Two Birds in a Bush

                Runner-Up         Maria B., The Elusive Hummingbird

 

Winter Winner                  Brady Golomb, Red Clouds

 

Spring Winner                   Paul Short, Bee on Dandelion

 

Summer Winner               Paul Short, Changing Seasons

                Runner-Up         Ellen Claff, Butterfly on Butterfly Bush

 

Fall Winner                         Christine Auslander, Trail

                Runner-Up         Christine Auslander, Red Bush

 

Best Spontaneous Photograph – Christine Auslander, Pink Fire Sunrise

Best Junior Photographer – Brady Golomb, Red Clouds

 

Honorable Mention:

Joel Ross, Dogwood Leaves

Paul Short, Bluebird

Ellen Claff, Grasshopper on Celosia

Maria B., Monarch on Zinnia

Maria B., Monarch on Pink Zinnia

 

Winners and Runners-Up will have their photographs displayed in the clubhouse on Saturday, April 23rd, at our neighborhood Earth Day Celebration. All of the entries may be viewed at kcconservation.blogspot.com

 

Monday, February 15, 2016

2015 "Nature in Kingston Chase" Photo Contest Entries

 

Ellen Claff
Butterfly on Echinacea 2
Overrall Runner-Up





Ellen Claff
Butterfly on Echinacea 1


Ellen Claff
Butterfly A



Ellen Claff
Butterfly B
 
 
 
Ellen Claff
Butterfly on Zinnia


Ellen Claff
Five Eggs


Ellen Claff
On Day Old
Ellen Claff
Two Days Old


Ellen Claff
Three Days Old





Ellen Claff
Finch Female

Ellen Claff
Finch Male





Joel Ross
Praying Mantis
Animalia Runner-Up


Brady Golomb., Age 12
Folly Lick Cardinal


 Paul Short
Bluebird
Honorable Mention


Paul Short
Squirrel
Animalia Winner


Paul Short
Rabbit


Christine Auslander
Red Bush
Fall Runner Up


Christine Auslander
Trail
Fall Winner



Christine Auslander
Trail with Red Overhang


Christine Auslander
Bend in the Trail



Ellen Claff
Mantis Mating on Pepper

 


 
Ellen Claff
Praying Mantis Laying Eggs



Ellen Claff
Praying Mantis on Daylily Stem


Rosemary Buley
Butterfly on Sedum


Joel Ross
Dogwood Leaves
Honorable Mention


Joel Ross
Orange Leaves


Joel Ross
Trees


Brady Golomb, Age 12
 Blue Clouds


Maria B. Age 10
Monarch on Zinnia
Honorable Mention



Maria B. Age 10
Monarch on Pink Zinnia
Honorable Mention


Maria B., Age 10
Two Birds in a Bush
Winner Neighbors and Nature


Maria B., Age 10
In Our Front Yard


Maria B. Age 10
After the Rain



Maria B., Age 10 
The Elusive Hummingbird
Runner-Up  Neighbors and Nature


Christine Auslander
Sunrise Over Sadler's Wells


Christine Auslander
Red Sunrise


Cristine Auslander
Pink Fire Sunrise
Winner Spontaneous Photo


Christine Auslander
Sunrise with Headlights


Christine Auslander
Sunrise


Paul Short
Bee on Dandelion
Winner  Spring




Ellen Claff
Butterfly on Butterfly Bush
Runner-Up  Summer


Ellen Claff
Grasshopper on Celosia
Honorable Mention



Paul Short
Changing Seasons
 Winner- Summer
Clara Hampson, Age 14
Summer Greens
 

Brady Golomb, Age 12
Red Clouds
Winner Winter
Winner  Overall]
Best Junior Photographer
 

 

 
 

Monday, September 21, 2015

The 2015 “Nature in Kingston Chase” Photo Contest Guidelines

Entries are category-specific, let us know which category you want your photo entered. (If you have a photo to enter and aren’t sure in which category to enter it, let us know and we’ll help you decide.)

The categories are Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Anamalia, and Neighbors in Nature.

Young photographers(9 years and under), are encouraged to send photos for our Kid Photographer Showcase. We will publish one Kid Photographer photo a month, chosen at random, in The Crier.

Also, we’re including a special recognition for the best phone photo – so when you’re out and about in the neighborhood and you snap a photo with your phone - send it in!

Photos must be taken within Kingston Chase, the retention pond, or Folly Lick Stream Park environs.

Email photo entries to conservation@kchoa.org.

Winners and runners-up will have their photographs displayed in the clubhouse.


Sunday, February 1, 2015

Congrats to the Winners of the 2014 "Nature in Kingston Chase" Photo Contest!




Winter
  Winner – Winter by Larry Cohen
  Runner-Up – Snow Cotton Balls by Joel Ross

Spring
  Winner – Common Merganser by Allen Hart
  Runner-up – Dogwood Blossoms by Joel Ross

Summer
  Winner – Sunflowers by Heather Kapushoc
  Runner-up – Visiting the Flowers by Allen Hart

Fall
  Winner – Fall Leaves by Joel Ross
  Runner-Up – Dog at Folly Lick by Myriam Kane

Anamalia
  Winner – Juvenile Hawk by Lisa Benavitch-Green
  Runner-up – Butterfly 2 by Ellen Claff

Neighbors and Nature
  Winner - Bee’s Eye View by Clara Hampson
  Runner-up – Chipmunk by Joel Ross

Overall Winner – Cooper’s Hawk by Allen Hart
Overall Runner-up –Cardinal in the Snow by Allen Hart

Thursday, January 22, 2015

2014 "Nature in Kingston Chase" Photography Contest Entries

Juvenile Hawk by Lisa Benavitch-Green
Winner - Anamalia

Bluebird by Ellen Claff

Butterflies by Ellen Claff

Butterfly 1 by Ellen Claff

Butterfly 2 by Ellen Claff
Runner-Up - Anamalia

Chipmunk by Ellen Claff

Deer by Ellen Claff

Hawk 1 by Ellen Claff

Hawk 2 by Ellen Claff

Hummer 1 by Ellen Claff

Hummer 2 by Ellen Claff
Praying Mantis by Ellen Claff


Summer by Larry Cohen

Winter by Larry Cohen
Winner - Winter

Dog 1 by Myriam Kane

Dog 2 by Myriam Kane

Heron Takeoff by Myriam Kane

Heron Landing by Myriam Kane

Dog at Folly Lick by Myriam Kane
Runner-Up - Fall

Sunflowers by Heather Kapushoc
Winner - Summer

Snow Tunnel by Heather Kapushoc

 Playground 1 by Erica Lucas

Playground 2 by Erica Lucas

Playground 3 by Erica Lucas

Toad by Mike Rosati

Cicada by Ruthie Rosati

Cicada Metamorphosis 1
Series from Cicada Metamorphosis by Tina Sullivan
 Cicada Metamorphosis 2

I1c Cicada Metamorphosis 3

Red-Necked Grebe by Allen Hart

Canvasbacks by Allen Hart

Cooper's Hawk by Allen Hart
WINNER - OVERALL

Ovenbird by Allen Hart

Common Merganser by Allen Hart
Winner - Spring

Another Flower Visitor by Allen Hart

Visiting the Flowers by Allen Hart
Runner-Up - Summer

Feed Me! by Allen Hart

Cardinal in the Snow by Allen Hart
Overall Runner-Up

K1 Fall Red Leaves by Joel Ross
Winner - Fall

Fall Palette of Leaves by Joel Ross

Snow Cotton Balls by Joel Ross
Runner-Up - Winter

Maple Encased by Joel Ross

Glass by Joel Ross

Dogwood Blossoms by Joel Ross
Runner-Up - Spring

Carolina Chickadee by Joel Ross

Chipmunk by Joel Ross
Runner-Up - Neighbors and Nature

Reflect by Clara Hampson

Bee's Eye View by Clara Hampson
Winner - Neighbors and Nature

Stream in Sunlight by Clara Hampson


Turtles on the Dam by Clara Hampson