Vienna Photographic Society Wins First in PSA Nature

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

VPS won first place overall in PSA Nature for the 2018-2019 season out of 46 camera clubs after 3 rounds of competition. We tied with Shutter Bugs from the UAE. We had an outstanding 3rd round performance as reported earlier which boosted us from fifth to first place. Congratulations to all the members of VPS!




PSA Nature #3 Results: VPS Attains All-time High Club Score

Monday, May 13, 2019


Round 3 was judged at Keswick Photographic Society in Keswick, England. Images by Patricia Deege, Kathleen Furey, Bill Mugg and Kathrin Swoboda scored an all-time record high 80 points. Patricia Deege and Bill Mugg received honorable mentions for “Elephant Pushing Contest” and “Giant River Otter and Sailfin Catfish” respectively and Kathrin Swoboda received an award for “Tern Chick Pursuit”. VPS came in second place out of 40 clubs. The final official standings are still pending but VPS appears to have finished very strongly.

"Elephant Pushing Contest”.                 Patricia Deege                 15 points     HM
“Pink Lotus with Leaf”                           Kathleen Furey                9
“Giant River Otter and Sailfin Catfish”    Bill Mugg                        14              HM
“Ringed Kingfisher”                               Bill Mugg                       14              
“Spring Song”                                       Kathrin Swoboda.          13   
“Tern Chick Pursuit”                             Kathrin Swoboda             15             Award        

Kathrin Swoboda PSA Rep.




Glennie Nature Salon 2019 Awards VPS and its Members

Friday, April 12, 2019


George W. Glennie Memorial Salon is a prestigious, international camera club nature competition with 65 participating clubs from around the world. Images by Vienna Photographic Society members Patricia Deege, Kathleen Furey, Bill Mugg, Gary Perlow, Daniel Suarez, Kathrin Swoboda and Wayne Wolfersberger scored 241 points to earn a club award as a "top 5 scoring club".  Every image was ACCEPTED into the Salon and are featured in the Salon slideshow. Kathleen Furey won first in category (Botany-Flowers/Plants) with "Lotus Bud with Leaf" as well as a merit award for "Pink Petals" (Botany-Flowers/Plants). Bill Mugg won first in Category (Mammal-Other) for "Giant River Otter and Sailfin Catfish". Kathrin Swoboda won merit awards for "Wait for Me" (Bird-Shore) and "Bluebird Courtship" (Bird -Perching). The slideshow of the winning images is here.

"Three-toed Sloth with Baby"  Patricia Deege         22 points

"Lotus Bud with Leaf"                    Kathleen Furey       25 First in Category- Botany-Flowers/Plants

"Pink Petals"                          Kathleen Furey        23 Merit Award- Botany-Flowers/Plants

"Giant River Otter and Sailfin Catfish"  Bill Mugg    27  First in Category-Mammals-Other

"Pantanal Fisherman"              Bill Mugg                24

"Yosemite Valley Morning"       Gary Perlow            23

"Pink Flamingos, Uyuni, Bolivia" Daniel Suarez       22

"Wait for Me"                         Kathrin Swoboda     27 Merit Award-Bird-Shore

"Bluebird Courtship"               Kathrin Swoboda     25 Merit Award- Bird-Perching

"Catbird with a Mouthful"       Wayne Wolfersberger 23


PSA Open (PID) Round 3 Results 2018-2019

Monday, April 8, 2019


PSA Open (Projected Image Division) was judged at Dundalk Photographic Society in Dundalk, Ireland. Images by Sharon Connolly, Patricia Deege, Mort Friedman, Kathleen Furey, Gary Perlow and Kathrin Swoboda scored 58 points placing VPS in 10 place out of 24 clubs in the competitive group C (of A-E). Overall we are in the middle of the pack at 12th with 1 more round to go. "Woodpecker in Red Bud" by Kathrin Swoboda received an award.

"Back of Blue Poppies"                          Sharon Connolly       10 points

"Hot Air Balloons over Cappadoccia"        Patricia Deege            9

"Curve Through Dots"                            Mort Friedman           7

"In Search of Oz"                                  Kathleen Furey          10

"Welcoming Tree"                                  Gary Perlow               9

"Woodpecker in Red Bud"                      Kathrin Swoboda       13 Award

Slideshow may be viewed here.

PSA Nature #2 2018-2019 Results

Wednesday, February 20, 2019


Results of PSA Nature Interclub competition judged at Greater Lynn Photographic Association in Lynn, MA. Congratulations go to Bill Mugg for winning honorable mention!

Eagle Liftoff      by Glenn Mai                                 9 points

Pantanal Apex Predator    by Bill Mugg                   13 HM

Twin Stacks         by Gary Perlow                           11

Eagle Attempts Steal  by Kathrin Swoboda              10

Snowy Northern Flicker    by Kathrin Swoboda        11

Green Heron Chicks Attacking a Parent

                                 by Wayne Wolfersberger       11

Total 65 points for 5th place out of 41 clubs. Overall standings are pending. Slideshow here.


Results PSA Open (PID) #2 2018-2019

Friday, February 1, 2019


Round 2 of the PSA Interclub competition was judged by Fotogroep Pallieter in the Netherlands. VPS came in the middle of the pack in the competitive group C finishing in 13th out of 24 clubs.


"Running in Circles" by Mort Friedman.         8

"Shadows and Doorways" by Alana Glaves   10

"Westwood Hay Barn" by John Padbury.         6

"Afternoon El" by Gary Perlow                     10

"Through the Light" by Lori Saunders           10

"Here I Come" by Kathrin Swoboda              12

Slideshow can be viewed here.


Kathrin Swoboda PSA rep.

Results PSA Open #1 2018-2019

Friday, December 7, 2018


The PSA Open (Projected Image Division) interclub competition was judged by Digital Darkroom in Monee, Illinois. Images by Sharon Connolly, Kathleen Furey, Alana Glaves, Gary Perlow, Gloria Spellman and Kathrin Swoboda represented VPS scoring 67 points for 4th place overall with multiple ties. Congratulations go to Gloria Spellman for an Award of Merit for "Hyacinth" and Kathrin Swoboda for a Honorable Mention for "Hummingbird at Pink Flower". See Gloria's and Kathrin's images here on the PSA website in Group C here.

"Stamens in Globe" by Sharon Connolly.  11 points

"Ballerina" by Kathleen Furey.   11 points

"Ladybug in Japanese Maple Bud" by Alana Glaves.  9 points

"Witness" by Gary Perlow.  11 points

"Hyacinth" by Gloria Spellman.  12 points Award

"Hummingbird at Pink Flower" by Kathrin Swoboda.  13 points HM

The slideshow may be viewed here: /g/8d8d2773-bbdb-40a3-a68f-cf364e67cfeb.

Kathrin Swoboda, PSA Rep.


Results PSA Nature Round 1 2018-2019

Thursday, November 15, 2018


Judging of the first round of the PSA nature interclub competition took place at the Delaware Photographic Society. Images by Patricia Deege, Kathleen Furey, Bill Mugg and Kathrin Swoboda represented Vienna Photographic Society which placed 5th in the competition out of 40 clubs with multiple ties. Kathrin Swoboda won 2 awards and can be viewed here on the PSA website.

Bluebird Courtship~Kathrin~Swoboda 15 Award

Wait for Me~Kathrin~Swoboda 14 Award

Angry Puffin~Bill~Mugg 9 

Harbor Seal~Patricia~Deege 9 

Lotus with Leaf~Kathleen~Furey 8 

Swan Lake~Kathleen~Furey 8

Total 63 points 5th place
The judges reported:  "Please remember that strong nature stories usually score higher. Also, although not a reason for DQ, most judges see frames as a distraction and are usually scored lower.
PSA Nature round 2 entry period starts December 5 and closes December 16.
Slideshow of PSA nature round 1 images here: /g/941f03a4-3591-422c-92ef-b1800c8a1bfd

Kathrin Swoboda, PSA rep

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