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Deadline : September 30th, 2017 @ midnight

Top 6 photos will be sent to CAPA.

For our Nature Competition, CAPA has adopted the Nature Photography definition established on January 1, 2015 by: Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique (FIAP); the Photographic Society of America (PSA) and The Royal Photographic Society (RPS).


The key points of this definition relating to Nature Photography is summarized below:

Nature Photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology.  The image can include landscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. 

This definition above can have landscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter.

Human elements shall NOT be present, EXCEPT where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves.

Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible.

CAPA Wildlife Competition images can be entered in this Nature Competition.

Prohibited – Images of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.

This prohibition includes images taken with the subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food and/or shelter.

SPECIAL NOTE: A separate CAPA Botany Certificate will be awarded to the single botany image which receives the highest combined scores from the three judges.  Botany includes images that portray uncultivated plant life such as trees, flowering and non-flowering plants, ferns, algae, fungi, etc… in their natural habitat.  Images of domestic plants, artificially produced hybrid plants, flowers arrangements, etc… are ineligible.

** Please note that to match the CAPA rules there is no time limit - The image does not have to be taken within the last year.

*** Top 6 images from either ADVANCED or NOVICE categories will be sent to CAPA


  • Once you have filled out your membership form and paid your dues you will be assigned a random Membership#.  ex: 0123456

  • You will need to use this Membership# in your file name. ex: A_01234 or N_10222

  • Naming convention goes as follow : Membership#_FirstName_LastName_001,jpg

  • Ex: A_01234_John_Smith_001.jpg

  • The Membership# will also be used to display the competition results.

  • Uploaded images without Membership# will be deleted

  • Maximum image size : 10MB

  • Maximum 3 images per competition

** Entries that do not match the naming convention listed above will be automatically deleted

** Contest are open to paid Focus Camera Club members ONLY

Images received from :

As of October 2nd, 2017 @ 8:45 PM

  1. A_f9w6y1  (3 images)

  2. A_m6j8r8  (3 images)

  3. A_g2c1t1  (3 images)

  4. A_f9n3f2   (3 images)

  5. A_u2c6n7 (3 Images)

  6. A_n7x9n5 (3 images)

  7. A_y6b2n6 (3 Images)

  8. A_z2a5c4 (3 images)

  9. A_x6x7m5 (3 images)

  10. A_m4q2y3 (3 images)

  11. A_g7m1q3 (3 images)

  12. A_n2t7r3 (3 images)

  13. A_t7x2p7 (3 images)

  14. A_f9y7r1 (3images)

  15. A_v9d4b8 (3 images)

  16. A_e7n8e9 (3 images)

  17. N_p6m2r7 (3 images)

  18. N_r4c8j3   (3 images)

  19. N_u3h6z3 (3 images)

  20. N_h1k4c4 (3 images)

  21. N_q8h1a7 (3 images)

  22. N_f7g5u1 (3 images)

  23. N_f6r9a9 (3 images)

  24. N_m6b3v7 (3 images)

  25. N_y6k9x4 (3 images)

  26. N_v1m2f2 (3 images)

  27. N_y5h6s7 (3 images)

  28. N_j9m1x7 (3images)

  29. N_y7r9x1 (3 images)

  30. N_a8r4z2 (3 images)

  31. N_z3d3y1 (3 images)

  32. N_b4z5z4 (2 images)

  33. N_b4c1w1 (3 images)

  34. N_z5n9j7 (3 Images)


The company that host our website is having difficulty with the app we use to upload our images, A ticket has been sent to the them regarding this issue. In the meantime you can send your images for the Nature contest only via email at 

Thanks for your patience.


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