Back in the winter the International Garden Photographer of the Year 2015 award announced it’s winners. The Guardian had an article and gallery of the images
The Ballerinas by Magdalena Wasiczek. Overall Winner
‘This stunning image of Hydrangea petiolaris is a worthy winner of IGPOTY. What I particularly like about the shot is the way the photographer has melted the rich purples and oranges of the hydrangea into the out of focus background, creating a delicious melange of colours. The focus on the single delicate hydrangea flower is spot on, creating a striking and unusual winter portrait,’ said Clive Nichols, IGPOTY judge
Parallelism by Jefflin Ling, first place in the Monochrome Photo Projects category
Vineyards, by Albert Ceolan. Winner of the Bountiful Earth category
You can see more of the gallery here
Here is a link to the IGPOTY site
The annual RHS photography competition attracts stunning images of flora and fauna – here are some of the winning pictures from 2013, from a shy mole to a starling in the fog and some towering foxgloves
This extraordinary photograph of a bee flying between towering, pink foxgloves at Great Dixter Gardens has won £1,000 and the coveted title of RHS Photographer of the Year 2013 for Heather Buckley of Brighton. The photo also won the ‘Plants’ category, which carries another prize of £350 for Heather.
Jacky Parker’s photograph of an anemone de caen won first prize in the details category.
Mateusz Piesiak from Poland was named young photographer of the year for this picture of a starling.
You can see the rest of the winning entries here
I have to say I was a bit underwhelmed by the selection chosen, what do you think?