Vella Kendall, of Monkton, MD, has won this month with the First Place Star Color: Looking at You – Looking at Me.
The judge, Tom Hady, APSA, MPSA, describes his reaction: “Technically, this print is well done: Exposure is right on. The eyes are sharp. You can see the texture of the feathers. The ripples on the water are just the right contrast so I feel wet when I look at it. What lifts it out of the ordinary, though, is the apparent expression of the duck and the emotion it produces, at least in this viewer. 'What, are you still hanging around? Get lost!' Every time I look at it, I smile.”