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AGS Photographic Competition, 2009 - Winners


Overall Winner 2009.
Overall 2009 AGS Photographic Competition Winner (The best photograph from all classes): Tony Duffey, Southport, Merseyside, UK, for Gentiana autumnalis (Class Three).


Class 1.
First: Hilary Birks, Loddefjord, Norway. 
Delphinium glaciale
Shukula La, North of Lhasa, Tibet: August 2009.


Second: Christine Whatley, Erlestoke, Devizes, Wiltshire, UK.
Embothrium coccineum
Rio de las Vueltas, Cerro Torre National Park, Patagonia, Argentina: December 2007.


Third: Karen Gregory, London, UK.
Aster alpinus
Causse de Larzac, France: May 2008.


Class 2.
First: William Raymond, Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum, Dorset, UK.
Sedum acre
Loch Fleet, Scotland: July 2006.


Second: Marijn van den Brink, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.  
Crocus aerius
North-east Turkey: May 2007.


Third: Hugh Meteyard, Theydon Bois, Essex, UK.
Saxifraga exarata
Langfluh, European Alps, Switzerland: July 2009.



Class 3.
First: Tony Duffey, Southport, Merseyside, UK.
Gentiana autumnalis
Studio photograph: August 2009.


Second: Roy Bowden, Norley, Frodsham, Cheshire, UK.
Calochortus tolmiei
Glacier National Park, Montana, USA: June 2008.


Third: William Raymond, Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum, Dorset, UK.
Parnassia palustris
Glen Affric, Scotland: August 2009.


Class 4.   
First:  William Raymond, Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum, Dorset, UK.
Knapweed Fritillary (Melitaea phoebe) on Knapweed
Gran Paradiso National Park, European Alps, Italy: June 2007.


Second: Tony Duffey, Southport, Merseyside, UK.
Threadwing Antlion (Nemoptera sinuata)
Mount Taygetos range, Mani Peninsular, Pelopennese, Greece: May 2009.


Third: Peter Maguire, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.
Marmot (Marmota marmota)
Val Languarde, Engadine, Switzerland: July 2009.


Class 5 (for Digital Images)
First: Liam McCaughey, Ballinderry Upper, Lisburn, N. Ireland.
An abstract ofTragopogon turkestanicus.
Image created by converting the original to black and white; removing the background; and finally mirrorring one side of the photograph.


Second: Jon Evans, Farnham, UK.
“Alpine Seasons”
A collage created by digital manipulation.The original images were taken from a number of sources, cut out digitally, before being assembled as a montage onto a black background.


Third: Tony Duffey, Southport, Merseyside, UK.
“Arum Abstract”
Image created by digital manipulation. The original was processed in Photoshop Elements using added noise and additional colour saturation, before placing the flower on an abstract background.