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AGS Photographic Competition, 2015 - Winners
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AGS Photographic Competition, 2015 - Winners

Overall Competition Winner 2015.

Overall 2015 AGS Photographic Competition Winner (The best photograph from all classes)

Zeng gang, Sichuan Alpine Ecology Study Centre, P.R. China for Saussurea medusa in Class Two.

Class 1. An alpine or rock plant in a natural (wild) landscape, with both plants and landscape featured.

First: Harry Jans, Al Loenen, Netherlands.

Papaver alpinum ssp rhaeticum.

Italian Alps: July 2015.

Second: Ursula Junker, Switzerland.                                           

Soldanella alpina.                                                                                          

Simplon Pass, Canton of Wallis, Switzerland: May 2015

Third: Celia Sawyer, Oxford, UK.

Eritrichium nanun.

Dolomites, Italy: June 2015.                                         

Class 2. Portrait of an alpine or rock plant in the wild, featuring the entire plant.

First: Zeng gang, Sichuan Alpine Ecology Study Centre, P.R. China.

Saussurea medusa.

Balang Shan, Sichuan Province, China: August 2015.

Second: Harry Jans, AL Loenen, Netherlands.

Physoplexis comosa.

Italian Alps: July 2015.

Third: Bill Raymond, Iwerne Minster, Blandford, Dorset, UK.     

Sedum acre.

Achnahaird Bay, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, July 2006

Class 3. Close-up detail of an alpine or rock plant in the wild or in cultivation, with leaves included as appropriate.

First: Tony Duffey, Southport, Merseyside, UK. 

Lewisia tweedyi 'Rosea'.

Image taken in the home studio: April 2015.

Second: Yvonne Baker, Waitakere, Auckland, New Zealand.

Nomocharis aperta.

Tianchi Hai, China : June 2011.

Third: Karen Gregory, London, UK.

Parnassia palustris.

Dolomites, Italy: July 2015.

Class 4. Alpine fauna in the wild, in a mountain landscape or in association with alpine plants.

First: Bill Raymond, Iwerne Minster, Blandford, Dorset, UK.

Papilio machaon (swallowtail butterfly).

La Ragua Pass, Sierra Nevada, Spain: September 2105.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second: Liam McCaughey, Ballingderry Upper, Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

Rupicapra rupicapra (Chamois).

Valmasque above Casterino in the Alpes Maritimes, France: June 2010

Third: Tony Duffey, Southport, Merseyside, UK.

Lasiocampa quercus (Oak Eggar moth).       

Mountain village of Vrouchas, Crete: October, 2014.

Class 5. 'The Alpine Gallery' - a photographic work with some unique 'alpine appeal', whether naturally inspired or created using any advanced software techniques.

First: Celia Sawyer, Oxford, UK.

Gentiana germanica.

Image taken in the Dolomites and manipulated in Photoshop Elements 9, using Filters and Liquify: June 2015.

Second: Tony Duffey, Southport, Merseyside, UK.

Anemone robinsoniana.    

Image taken in the home studio and processed in Photoshop Elements 9 and Topaz software to produce a "text book" effect: April 2015.

Third: Bill Raymond, Iwerne Minster, Blandford, Dorset, UK.

Alpine meadows.

Alpine meadows above Lac du Mont Cenis, Vanoise, France: June 2007.

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