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Papplewick Ponds

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Opposite Papplewick Pumping Station there is a small area of pools called Papplewick ponds. Several NOPS members had a socially distanced meeting to explore this area. The pond has a lot of wildlife and is surrounded by reeds, silver birch trees and gorse bushes. The evening finished with a lovely sunset behind the pond.

May Open PDI Competition

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

On 27th May we held our third open PDI competition via Zoom and we welcomed Les Loosemore as our judge for the evening.

There were 40 entries overall, covering a range of subjects.

Scores of 17 were scored by Patrick Wallis, Nigel Stewart, Malcolm Nabarro, Chris Houldsworth, Jack Worsnop, Lester Woodward, Brian Thorley, Lois Webb and Sue Jackson. Lester Woodward scored 18 for Descending into Shadow, as did Lois Webb for Mushroom Family, Brian Thorley for On the Beach and Malcolm Nabarro for Chrysalis Daffodil. Jack Worsnop scored 19 for Angel and Sue Jackson scored 19 for Dandelion Seed Head. The winner for the evening was Tim Penhale with 20 for an excellent wildlife study called Grazing Deer.

A great bunch of entries and thank you to everyone who entered. Our thanks go to Les for judging the evening and for providing some great and constructive comments.

April 2021 PDI Themed Competition Results

Monday, May 10th, 2021

29th April saw the first of our combined theme and open PDI competitions as we make our way back to post-Covid normality. Our judge for the evening was Steve Walters and he did a great job, bringing some interesting and very constructive comments to the task.

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April 2021 PDI Open Competition Results

Monday, May 10th, 2021

29th April saw the first of our combined theme and open PDI competitions as we make our way back to post-Covid normality. Our judge for the evening was Steve Walters and he did a great job, bringing some interesting and very constructive comments to the task.

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Ploughman Wood

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

Many of NOPS Outlaws members have been recently exploring a local ancient woodland. Ploughman Wood is situated near the village of Lambley. It is owned and managed by Notts Wildlife Trust. The wood dates back to the 13th century.

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March 2021 PDI Competition Results – Open

Friday, March 26th, 2021

We held our first PDI Outlaw of the Year Open competition on Thursday 25th March as a Zoom meeting. We were pleased to welcome Sue Hartley back to the club as our excellent judge.

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February 2021 PDI Competition Results – Street Life

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

We held our first ‘Outlaw of the Year’ 2021 PDI competition with the theme of ‘Street Life’ on Thursday 25th February. There were 42 excellent images and we were very happy to welcome Paul Radden to judge them.

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Members Choice Competition Results January 2021

Friday, January 29th, 2021

We held our annual Members’ Choice competition via Zoom on 28th January. There was a larger than usual entry this year with a total of 45 entries and the standard of images was high. Members enjoyed an evening of viewing images and ranking their top six.

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