Photography Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Natalie Jens!

Natalie and several others took part in our first-ever Nature Photography Workshop, which was offered at the recent Whooping Crane Festival in and around Princeton, Wisconsin.

We invited all participants to submit their favorite photo from Sunday’s outing with instructor David Heritsch. Our Board was tasked with selecting their favorite and the one with the most votes was Natalie’s fantastic image showing a Green frog (Rana clamitans). 

Natalie will receive an gift-card with $100 loaded onto it. 

Here is Natalie’s winning photo!

Green Frog – Rana clamitans by Natalie Jens. (click photo to enlarge)

And here’s a bit more about Natalie: I am 14 years old and started High School this Fall in Beaver Dam. I live on the lake in Beaver Dam and I think living on the lake was a big part of becoming interested in photography. We have beautiful sunsets, pelicans and herons right in our backyard. I love taking pictures!!! The photography class you offered really helped me better understand a lot of the elements that can make a big difference when taking pictures. I’m so thankful to have won the photo contest.

I joined the golf team this fall (having never golfed in my life) and really enjoy it but my favorite sport is basketball. My Beaver Dam team has won the Division 2 State Championship in grades 6, 7 and 8. I was honored to be selected to the all tournament team each of those years. 

Thanks again for offering such a great opportunity. The class was fun and informative, everyone in the class was great and the instructor was fantastic!!! I hope you do it again next year – I’ll be there 😉

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  1. Mindy October 7, 2017 5:03 pm

    Natalie, Congrats on your contest win! You are a beautiful young lady and I love your photo of a frog…it has “personality”. Blessings to you in basketball, golf, photography and life!

  2. Di September 30, 2017 1:03 pm

    Natalie, Congratulations! What a great picture, you truly have a talent and a good eye!

    • Natalie October 2, 2017 11:10 pm

      Thanks Di! Hope to see you there next year!

  3. Jean P. aka CrabtowneMd September 30, 2017 9:01 am

    CONGRATULATIONS Natalie ! That was an informative class and fun day in the marsh. So glad your frog helped you win. Would love to see more of your photos at the next Crane Fest.

    • Natalie October 2, 2017 11:11 pm

      Thanks Jean! Hope to see you next year!

  4. Barb September 30, 2017 8:51 am

    What a lovely young lady. She writes beautifully, and expresses herself clearly. Natalie’s picture is great. Have fun with your gift card, you deserve it.

    • Natalie October 2, 2017 11:12 pm

      Awe, thanks Barb! Hope to see you there next year!