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May 2021 Monthly Meeting

Our next monthly Zoom meeting is on Thursday, May 13th, starting at 7pm. Join a bit early to assure your connectivity and socialize. A link to the meeting will be sent in advance via email to members and interested non-members. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please send an email to flatirons [at] with the subject line ‘Mailing list’.

Dana Bove will be our speaker. Dana is a long time Boulder, Colorado resident and is President and founder of Front Range Nesting Bald Eagle Studies (FRNBES). Dana traded his love for research as a career geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for studies on nesting and winter roosting Bald Eagles and other raptors in the northern Colorado Front Range. A passion for photography, raptors, environmental conservation, and scientific research provide the foundation for his current studies of Bald Eagle and other raptors.

Dana will discuss general characteristics of the region’s Bald Eagles with a focus on breeding populations. In addition, he will share how photography has become one of the foundational tools for his research and related conservation and advocacy work. In the northern Colorado Front Range there are now about eighteen Bald Eagle nests, significantly more than existed several decades ago. Yet nest density appears to be leveling off: since 2014 the number of successful nests in our study area has only grown by two or perhaps three nests. Nesting Bald Eagles face many challenges that will make it much more difficult for them to sustain their large near-nest territories, and which are already bringing Bald Eagles into more frequent conflict with agriculture, housing construction and oil and gas development.

The second half of the meeting will be a member critique. Members may submit up to 2 images. Use the naming protocols outlined on in our submittal guidelines: This month the special topic is “animals in any environment”. Here is a link to our regular categories and additional information about the monthly competitions:

We encourage all members to participate. It’s a great opportunity to learn from our accomplished presenter. And as always, if you wish to share images, you must have paid your dues.  Smile

Monthly Competition Topics for 2021

The list of Special Topics for 2021 is now available at

Join us via Zoom for the January 14, 2021 7:00 PM meeting of the Flatirons Photo Club! A link to the meeting will be sent in advance via email to members and interested non-members. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please send an email to flatirons [at] with the subject line ‘Mailing list’.

This meeting will be a Members’ Night, with a special topic of ‘People’. That means that a person or people will be the main focus of the image. The person/people can be engaged in an activity or the image can be a portrait. Each member may submit up to 2 images that you want to talk about and that you wish to get feedback on. This gives everyone a chance to talk about their images and their current photographic interest. We do encourage all members to participate.  We’ll need you to submit the images as usual to flatirons [at] Deadline is Monday, January 11 at noon.

Kelly Bevilacqua

We are saddened to report that one of our Flatirons Photo Club members, Kelly Bevilacqua, has passed away:

These are some of the photos she shared with the Club.

Doors open at Mike’s Camera in Boulder

All of Mike’s Camera Colorado locations are now open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm. See their website for more details:

Mike’s Camera is an Essential Business

We provide essential products and service equipment for working from home.

We also provide media services equipment for at-home video conferencing and education.

Although we decided to follow the broader guidelines and close our stores for the last six weeks, we are happy to be reopening with rigorous safety precautions.

For your safety, Mike’s Camera is requiring all customers and employees to wear a mask and maintain safe distances. Thank you for your cooperation and continued support!

Don’t feel comfortable walking in just yet?

FREE shipping on your online equipment purchases will be extended and curbside pick-up will continue to be available

‍We are urging our employees and customers to stay home if you are feeling ill.

At this time we have postponed all of our in store classes but have a full schedule of online learning opportunities for you to take advantage of. You can view them here:

FPC Award-winning Member Photos

This is a collection of images that have been received awards at Club meetings since December 2010, plus a few images from presenters and other sources. Click on an image to start a slide show, and on a keyboard use the right arrow to advance. We hope this is a pleasant distraction from current events, and an opportunity remember past competition winners. It’s also a test of this particular WordPress plugin, so please email any comments to, subject line “Past Winners”.