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AGS Photographic Competition, 2006
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AGS Photographic Competition, 2006

Rheum nobile

Overall 2006 AGS Photographic Competition Winner: The best photograph from all classes:
G.A. (Harry) Jans, AL Loenen, Netherlands.
Rheum nobile.

Class 1
Trollius europeus

First       Tony Hughes, Malvern, Worcestershire, UK.        
Trollius europeus: photograph taken in the Cares Valley, Picos, Spain: May 2006.
Camera: Pentax MZ-5N with a Pentax 50mm macro lens: Film Fuji Sensia.

Caltha palustris

Second   Roger Brownbridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK.
Caltha palustris: photograph taken at Fluelatal, Graubunden, Switzerland: July 2004.
Camera: Canon EOS 30 with a Canon 28-90mm zoom lens, 1/125 sec. at f11: Film Fuji Velvia ISO 100.

Oxalis erythrorhiza

Third      Liam McCaughey, Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Oxalis erythrorhiza: photograph taken at Cerro La Hoya, Esquel, Patagonia: December 2006.
Camera: Pentax MZ-6 with Sigma 28-80mm macro-zoom lens: Fuji Sensia ISO 400.

Class 2
Saussurea hypsipeta

First       John Birks, Ravnestolen, Loddefjord, Norway.
Saussurea hypsipeta: photograph taken in the Dabashan, Qinghai, China: August 2006.
Camera: Pentax K1000 with Pentax 50mm macro lens: Film Kodachrome ISO 200.

Gentiana acaulis

Second   Tony Hughes, Malvern, Worcestershire, UK.        
Gentiana acaulis: photograph taken at Fuente De, Picos, Spain: May 2006.
Camera: Pentax MZ-5N with a Pentax 50mm macro lens: Film Fuji Sensia.

Soldanella alpina

Third      David Lapsley, Newtownards, Co. Down, Northern Ireland.
Soldanella alpina: photograph taken at Mannlichen, Bernese Oberland: June 2006.
Camera: Canon EOS 50E with Tamron SP AF 90mm 1:2.8 macro lens: Film Fuji Velvia ISO 100.

Class 3
Allium nevskianum

First       Jon Evans, Farnham, Surrey, UK.
Allium nevskianum: photograph taken in Kew Gardens, London: May 2006.
Camera: Canon EOS 300D with a Sigma 28-135mm zoom lens at 109mm, 1/125 sec. at f10: ISO set at 200.

Chloraea magellanica

Second   Hilary Birks, Ravnestolen, Loddefjord, Norway.
Chloraea magellanica: photograph taken near Lago Futalaufquen, Argentina: December 2005.
Camera: Pentax MZ-7 with Pentax 28-105mm zoom lens: Film Kodachrome ISO 200.

Geranium cinereum

Third      Tony Duffey, Southport, Merseyside, UK.
Geranium cinereum: Studio photograph, using natural light and a front reflector against a black velvet backdrop.
Camera: Pentax MZ-7 with a Pentax 100mm macro lens: ca. 8secs at f22: Film Kodak Elitechrome Extra Colour ISO 100.

Class 4
Nursery Web Spider: Pisaura mirabilis

First       Jon Evans, Farnham, Surrey, UK.
Nursery Web Spider: Pisaura mirabilis: photograph taken on Lefkas, Greek Islands: May 2006.
Camera: Canon EOS 300D with a Sigma 70-300mm zoom lens at 300mm, 1/500 sec. at f5.6: ISO set at 100.

Cleopatra Butterfly: Gonepteryx cleopatra on Red V

Second   Jon Evans, Farnham, Surrey, UK.
Cleopatra Butterfly: Gonepteryx cleopatra on Red Valerian: Centranthus rubber: photograph taken on
Lefkas, Greek Islands: May 2006.
Camera Canon EOS 300D with a Sigma 70-300mm zoom lens at 300mm, 1/400 sec. at f8: ISO set at 100.

Ruffed Grouse

Third      Doris Taggart, Kirkland, Washington State, USA.
Ruffed Grouse: photograph taken in the Olympic National Park, Washington State, USA: July 2004.
Camera: Canon EOS Elan with 35-135mm zoom lens: Film Elite Chrome ISO 200.

Class 5 (for Digital Images)
Rheum nobile

First       G.A. (Harry) Jans, AL Loenen, Netherlands.
Rheum nobile: photograph taken at Da Xue Shan (4515m), Yunnan, China: June 2006.
Camera: Nikon D50 at focal length of 14mm digital, 1/160 sec. at f13: ISO set at 200. 

Campanula barbata

Second   Anne van Acker, Jyllinge, Denmark.
Campanula barbata: photograph taken on the North-west of Falcade, Italian Dolomites: July 2006.
Camera: Canon EOS 350D with Canon 17-85mm zoom lens at focal length of 26mm digital, 1/60th sec. at f11: ISO set at 200.

Scilla peruviana ?Algerian Cream?

Third      Jon Evans, Farham, Surrey, UK.
Scilla peruviana ‘Algerian Cream’: photograph taken in Kew Gardens, London: May 2006.
Camera: Canon EOS 300D with a Sigma 28-135mm zoom lens at 64mm, 1/300 sec. at f14: ISO set at 200.

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