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Nikonians of the Year 2004 Awards

Lady Nikonian of the Year, Team Member of the Year, Most Improved Photographer of the Year; and Nikonians Highly Meritorious Achievement Award.

 

 

LADY NIKONIAN OF THE YEAR 2004

LELA BOUSE-McCRACKEN
USA

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Certificate of Appreciation to Team Member
Lela Bouse-McCracken
Lady Nikonian of the Year 2004
In recognition of her outstanding commitment to the Nikonians community, as a moderator, contributor in the forums, and especially behind the scenes. For demonstrating exemplary administrative and people skills in fulfilling her role as Moderators Team Director.

A graduate of Oklahoma State University and currently residing in Oklahoma, US, Lela is photographer/photo editor for a daily newspaper. Prior to that she taught art for 14 years and continues to be a working artist (presently acrylics.) She always enjoyed shooting anything macro and all things nature. A Nikonian member since early 2002, while seeking information on the D100. She loves her Mac and her Nikons and promotes Nikonians every chance she gets. She currently is moderator of the Shooting Panoramas forum. Her signature line: "If you drop your camera into a river of molten lava, let it go, because, man, it’s gone!"

   

NIKONIAN TEAM MEMBER OF THE YEAR
2004

CLAUS BRANDT
GERMANY
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Certificate of Appreciation to Team Member
Claus Brand
Nikonian Team Member of the Year 2004

In recognition of his outstanding commitment to the Nikonians community as a moderator, and especially for his role in organizing, managing and leading the inaugural Nikonians Workshop with the photo expedition to Helgoland, Germany.

Claus is a freelance nature photographer living in Bonn, Germany. Having photographic experience since the age of 8, he soon focused on nature and wildlife photography, which are still his passion. For him, photography is an ART that he pursues in order to create an awareness of the great beauty and diversity of the worlds ecological treasures.

Being a Nikonian by heart, he shows his pride to support our community as a moderator of the Landscape and Wildlife forums and founding member of the Workshops Team.

   
MOST IMPROVED PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2004

MARK EAGLES
AUSTRALIA
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Nikonians Certificate of Appreciation to Member
Mark Eagles
Most Improved Photographer of the Year 2004
In recognition of his excellent and fast acquired skills as a photographer, for the beauty of his images, and for the unselfish sharing of them and his knowledge path with members of the Nikonians community.

Mark has been a member of this community since 2002, but has shown giant steps in his advancement as a photographer most notably during 2004, becoming now a source of inspiration for fellow Nikonians.

Mark lives in Sydney, Australia. He began shooting with an F2, then a F75 and soon upgraded to a F100; currently he shoots with a D70.

   
HIGHLY MERITORIOUS ACHIEVEMENT
2004

DINIL ABEYGUNAWARDANE
SRI LANKA
username: Fovea
Nikonians Certificate of Appreciation to Member
Dr. Dinil Abeygunawardane
Nikonians Highly Meritorious Achievement Award 2004
In recognition of his outstanding personal strength of character, fortitude and relentless commitment to the welfare of his people following the Asian tsunami disaster.

Dinil has been a Nikonians member since 2002 and has shown himself to be a true Nikonian. Always amicable, courteous, generous in sharing and helping. Most appreciative of what the community is and offers. One can only imagine to what lengths he went in helping the victims of the tsunami, encountering and facing danger, and bearing pain and adversity with courage.

A self proclaimed intermediate photographer, Dinil lives in Colombo, Sri Lanka, an shoots a FM10 and a F80. Last time we heard of an upgrade it was going to be a F100 in a trip to Singapore.

To all of you, again, thank you for being with us.

Bo Stahlbrandt & J. Ramon Palacios
Nikonians Founders
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