To encourage and help members to achieve high quality images of wildlife and scenic subjects. The Club offers the fellowship of nature photographers, promotes education, personal growth, and the enjoyment of photography.

Meeting Calendar


May 14 Sugarloaf Mountain Field Trip

On May 14, 2014, Dan will be leading a field trip at Sugarloaf Mountain to catch both a sunset and moon rise.

Meet at by 5:45p.m. at the 6th and Canyon parking lot (by the Kid’s Fishing Pond…we will car pool/caravan, leaving at 6:00p.m.) –OR– 6:30p.m. at the Sugarloaf Mountain Trailhead

All details have been posted at Dan’s website:

Please note the recommendations including sturdy footwear, headlamp/flashlight, and such.

April 2014 Guest Presenter

On April 17th, Rob Palmer will be the guest presenter.

NATURALIST: Rob has been involved with animals since he was very young. He has always had a passion for birds of prey, and has pursued that passion throughout his adult life. In college, he spent numerous hours studying the nesting territories of prairie falcons in Northeastern Colorado, and additional time researching screech owls nesting along the Boulder Creek trail in the center of Boulder, Colorado. Rob taught life science and biology for seven years in the late eighties and early nineties. Since that time, he has spent most of his free time studying raptors and refining his photography techniques.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Photography has always been a part of Rob’s life. He began taking pictures with a Polaroid black and white camera when he was twelve, then quickly moved on to a 35 mm SLR. His first SLR was a Kowa. In high school he became the school’s photographer and was able to use the school’s Pentax cameras. The basics in photography have stuck with him.

AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Rob has been published in the following magazines and journals: National Wildlife (Grand Prize Winner 2006/2007/2009), BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2009. National Audubon Grand Prize Winner 2010, Living Bird (Cover, Winter 2007) Wild Bird, Birder’s World, BBC Wildlife, Photographic Society of America (Image of the year 2008).

He is currently a full time wildlife photographer and leads workshops throughout the US and Canada.

More information on Rob can be found at www.falconphotos.com

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March 2014 Member Speakers

There will be two speakers in March, and both members of the club!

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Ft Myers, Florida, is renowned as an excellent area that supports a variety of beautiful birds & other wildlife. Neal Zaun will present “Bird Photography in Ft. Myers Florida,” highlighting the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge with its many waterfowl, wading birds and shorebirds. Also, the burrowing owls of Cape Coral will be shown. A description will be give of where to go and how to photograph them.

With the hope of taking our photography to the next level, Daniel Joder will present a short talk on “Seeing, Style, and the Creative Process“. Daniel’s photography website is www.danieljoderphotography.com

Special Notice: meeting changed to March 27th

Due to a scheduling conflict, the next Colorado Nature Camera Club meeting has been moved from March 20th to March 27th.

The meeting time remains at 7pm and the location remains the same at the Mountain Club.

Please mark your calendars for March 27th. Thank you.


Invitation to a Special Event – Reception March 14th, 5–7pm

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Award-Winning Nature and Landscape Photography Exhibit
Presented by Max Seigal
          Max Seigal is a renowned, award-winning photographer. His work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Backpacker, Africa Geographic, Natures Best Photography, Outdoor Photographer, and has been selected as one of the Top 40 Wildlife Photos of 2013
Reception Date:
March 14th, 2014  5:00 –  7:00 PM
St. Julien Hotel
900 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO 8002

February 2014 Guest Speaker

The February 27th program will be an instructional one entitled Intermediate Light and Composition presented by Bob Dean. In this presentation we’ll cover the use of natural light as well as exploring the many facets of composition for nature and wildlife images.

Bob is a freelance nature and travel photographer who has been exploring and photographing for more than 35 years. His stock file includes images ranging from Alaska to Australia to Europe. He has extensive experience in the western U.S., especially Colorado and California. To pass on his knowledge and expertise, he leads photo workshops and teaches beginning and advanced photography courses to private clients as well through local organizations. These groups include the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Highlands Ranch Community, Douglas County Libraries, and Arapahoe Library District. Bob and his wife Nadine own Views of Nature Photography.

Published images and articles have appeared in magazines and newsletters including Falcon, Outdoor World, and several photo newsletters. He was an assistant editor and featured writer / photographer for First Light Monthly Newsletter for Nature Photographers for more than three years.
Bob’s non photography career was as an engineering and marketing professional in the high tech world.

The Views of Nature website is: www.viewsofnaturephoto.com

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Special Notice for Members: Image size change

MEMBERS: Please make note maximum submitted image sizes have changed. Now, images must fit inside a 1050×1050 pixel box. If a panorama is submitted, then the submitted image must fit in a 1400×700 pixel box. 
The image guidelines have been updated at www.coloradonaturecameraclub.org/about-cncc/monthly-photo-competitions

Why has this changed? At the December meeting, it was unanimously voted to replace the existing club projector with a used but improved projector. With this improvement, the images for the competition can now be larger.

January 2014 Guest Speaker

On January 16th, Russ Burden will be the guest presenter.

Russ Burden will present “America’s Natural Wonders.” The show is comprised of slides set to music that show many of the areas Russ has traveled both across the US and locally in the Denver area. An assortment of both wildlife and scenic images are presented. The show will provide a journey into the world of nature where for 21 minutes, all your troubles and worries will be forgotten.

More information about Russ can be found at www.russburdenphotography.com

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December 2013 – Member Year End Show

The Member Year End Show and Competition will be held December 19th

Bring a Treat: You are invited to bring a treat to share. Please do not bring any red (or any brightly colored) liquids.

Image Categories: There are six special categories for the member images at the Year End Show. The categories and image codes are:

  • A = Fauna,
  • B = Flora,
  • C = Close Up,
  • D = Landscapes,
  • E = Hand of Person, and
  • F = Special Effects

Please note that last year it was decided that judged images must now be in digital format. (No prints will be judged.)

For details on submitting up to six images, please see www.coloradonaturecameraclub.org/monthly-competitions/monthly-photo-competitions

There will be 3 judges:
Glenn Randall, with Glenn Randall Photography, www.glennrandall.com
Shawn Heinricks, with Blue Sphere Media, www.bluespheremedia.com
Bob Dean, with Views of Nature Photography, www.viewsofnaturephoto.com

Call for Officers: There are openings for President, Vice-President, and Secretary. Dan will be relinquishing his post but would consider staying on as Vice-President in charge of programs, unless someone else is interested. Krista has increased personal responsibilities and can no longer devote the appropriate time to the club newsletter and website updates. If you would like to be considered for one of these positions, please contact any of the current officers, or send an email to CNCCNewsletter@hotmail.com

New Club Projector: The club is looking into options for a new projector. If you know of any great deals, want to be included on the projector project discussions, or if you have concerns, please contact any of the officers or send an email to CNCCNewsletter@hotmail.com


November 2013 – Guest Speaker

On November 21st, Cole Thompson will be the guest presenter.

Cole’s goal is simple, to produce fine art black and white photography.

While living in Rochester, New York, Cole was led to read the biography of George Eastman, the modern father of popular photography.  From there Cole began a lifelong fascination with black and white photography.

As a teenager, Cole would spend hours looking at fine art black and white photographs from the great masters of photography.  They shaped his vision of what fine art black and white photography was. For Cole, color records the image, but black and white captures the feelings that lie beneath the surface.

Cole’s art has appeared in many exhibitions, publications and has received numerous awards.  And yet his resume does not list those accomplishments, why? He believes that the best success is achieved internally, not externally.  Many have asked about his qualifications given his non-traditional resume. Cole answers, “My images are my qualifications, nothing else matters.”

More information on Cole can be found at ColeThompsonPhotography.com

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Iceland No. 12 – 2013, by Cole Thompson