The Calusa Herpetological Society
Of Southwest Florida
Thursday, July 7, 2005 - 7:00 pm
Animal & Photo Contest
These 2 contests are open to
all members of the Calusa Herp. Society to show off your best herp pets &
herp-oriented photography. There is
no charge to enter, and prizes will be awarded to the winners in each of the
main categories in each contest. In
addition, “Best of Show” will be chosen among pets and photos.
your live herp pets in tonight for this special ‘double feature’
There is a limit of three pets per person. PLEASE bring a container
for your pet so it can be on display in something that everyone can admire
You may take it / them out for handling, of course, but you must
bring something to put it / them in for those times when you need a break.
Your name should be on a label on each cage.
– the animal should be in the peak of health, without scars, runny nose,
cloudy eyes, full tail, not too fat, etc.
& PATTERN – how attractive that particular animal is compared to others of its
species that you’ve seen.
must be submitted in print form, preferably in the 8” x 10” (or
up to 8” by 12”) size range, but no larger.
You may submit smaller snapshots, but keep in mind that you have a
much better chance if your entries are as big as everyone else’s to
compete fairly with them.
Only single images, unaltered by digital wizardry or other
“tricks”, will be eligible.
You must be the one who took images to enter them.
Color and / or black & white images are acceptable.
The judging will take place on Thursday evening at the meeting by Bill
Love (who will not compete in the contest) and at least two other club
members. Emphasis will be on
the visual impact of the image (how memorable it is), the difficulty
factor of obtaining it, the fascination and ‘unusualness’ of the
subject shown, and the shot’s overall artistic appeal.
The difference in quality between what simple cameras versus fancy,
expensive cameras & lenses can record will not weigh heavily
against contestants. It
is photographic skill and creativity that counts here, not photo gadgetry.
You must label each of your pictures as to which of the 3 categories it is
competing in. Also put your
name and telephone number on each entry on each photo, plus list what
species is depicted, where it was photographed, and any other details of
the shot that you wish to describe it.
MEETING SITE : In Ft. Myers, Florida at the Calusa Nature Center , near Colonial Blvd. (S. R. 884) and Interstate 75. Get off I-75 at exit #136 (old exit #22) and go west (towards the coast) on 884 (Colonial Blvd.) for one-half mile, then turn right at the first traffic light onto Ortiz Ave., and then left into the Nature Center after only one-quarter mile. The Iona House meeting site is an older dark green house located to the left (as you enter the grounds) at the rear of the complex, back near where the school busses are parked. The meeting opens at 7:00 pm, and the speaker usually starts no later than 7:15 pm. Click HERE for a map to the meeting site. After each meeting, all attendees are invited to join "the core" for an informal nightcap at RJ Gator's Restaurant / Sports Bar on Colonial Blvd. where we usually gather following meetings which end at 8:30 pm.
WHO'S INVITED ? You are! Anyone with an interest in any aspect of herpetology or herpetoculture is welcome to attend, learn, and exchange their experiences with our friendly membership. Come out to meet others who keep, breed or study reptiles and amphibians, and let them share their fascination with you. We average 35 – 70 people attending every meeting.
Cookies and cold soda, a nightly raffle of live herps, herp products, and books follow each speaker's talk, and lots of herp camaraderie, gossip, and fun can be counted upon at all meetings !
For more info , call (239) 728-2390 or (239) 481-3525 or EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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