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Judges Writeup

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What a phenomenal number of entries! It's a record that shatters previous submissions and this month we have plant expert, Geoff Hodge, as our guest judge.

Geoff comments: "The overall quality and standard of submissions was fantastic and very varied. The competition asked for creative images and there were certainly plenty to choose from. My choice of winners are shots that I feel can be difficult to achieve and are much sought after by book and magazine publishers."

1st Although obviously an image of a flower I loved this shot by Hermin Abramovitch because it had an air of 'other world' mystery. I can feel a poster coming on...

2nd Dahlias can be difficult to shoot up close, but John Edwards' image showed the flower detail beautifully. It was helped by the colouring of the cultivar chosen.

3rd The ephemeral 'parachutes' of the dandelion seeds in this image by Richard Phillips produced a perfect foil/backdrop for the stem and seeds. If only I enjoyed the ones in my garden as much!

4th Iris flowers are beautiful but rarely shot from this angle and so close up. Although abstract in nature you can still see it's an iris. Nice one Mags Kenney.

Geoff Hodge www.gardenforum.demon.co.uk is the Web Editor for the Royal Horticultural Society www.rhs.org.uk and a freelance horticultural photo-journalist contributing to magazines, books and websites. He is the gardening correspondent for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. He has just finished his three-year term as Chairman of the British Garden Writers' Guild whose members include; journalists, authors, photographers and broadcasters.

Winners

press conference1st - hermin
press conference
Dahlia2nd - johnjohn01
Dahlia
Mr3rd - phillipsrp
Mr
Iris4th - mkenney
Iris

All Entries

Daffodilrobertclarke
Daffodil
purple mistjoslyntl
purple mist
see things differentlyjoslyntl
see things diff...
Morning Glorystanmalcolm
Morning Glory
Poppystanmalcolm
Poppy
LisianthusEwan
Lisianthus
Lupinbaker58
Lupin
poppychristopherc
poppy
poppy headschristopherc
poppy heads
Poppyfoot_loose
Poppy
Vibrant Flowersdarius
Vibrant Flowers
Blue lilycharlesym
Blue lily
Ice pansycharlesym
Ice pansy
Three Tulipsrojo-uk
Three Tulips
Clematis-Eruptionrojo-uk
Clematis-Eruption
Iris Abstracttootles
Iris Abstract
Garden Mumstootles
Garden Mums
Blueeskimo
Blue
Weedapeman
Weed
Summer Colourepix
Summer Colour
Imperfectionzanzibarwinds
Imperfection
Fly in the "ointment"zanzibarwinds
Fly in the "oin...
The Art of Seductionmarco polo
The Art of Sedu...
Whiter Shade of Paleijoxley
Whiter Shade of...
Silhouetteading
Silhouette
Amazingading
Amazing
Velvet Tulipu08mcb
Velvet Tulip
Bluebell wood - Zoomwillwade
Bluebell wood -...
Pink rose bowljillian
Pink rose bowl
Peeping Pansyjillian
Peeping Pansy
encloseddunjava
enclosed
Foxglove moth and moonralphy
Foxglove moth a...
Poppy swirlralphy
Poppy swirl
Irismkenney
Iris
Namaqualand Daisiesstevenb
Namaqualand Dai...
Orchidsdelan
Orchids