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ePHOTOzine Member Wins An International Garden Photographer Of The Year Award

ePHOTOzine Member is crowned the winner off the plant portraits category in the IGPOTY competition.

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Choca Mocha - Cosmos atrosanguineus
Photo by MandyD - winner of the Plant Portraits category in the IGPOTY competition.

For the second year running ePHOTOzine member MandyD has been crowned the winner of the Plant Portraits Category in the International Garden Photographer Of The Year competition (IGPOTY).

Her shot of Cosmos atrosanguineus titled 'Choca Mocha' was taken in a sunny spot of Mandy's garden in the South East of England.

"I was inspired to capture the cosmos because of its beautiful rich burgundy tones and its velvety textured petals," explained Mandy. "I entered the shot because I felt it was a strong and striking image and at the same time had a delicate and airy feel to it, I hoped it would attract the judges attention."

Mandy was awarded a canvas print to the value of £60, £500 and a copy of the International Garden Photographer of the Year 4 hardback book, where all the winning, highly commended and commended photos will be published.

Well done Mandy!

Overall Winner

Colin Roberts won the overall title of International Garden Photographer of the Year. His image, Sea Thrift Flowers, won him the £5,000 prize for the best single image. Colin was also awarded third place in the Wildflowers category for his photograph Viper’s Bugloss, and Highly Commended awards for Sainfoin Meadow and Cow Parsley.

The winners of the other categories are:

  • People in the Garden – Brad Mailer for Garden Jumper.
  • Garden Views (award sponsored by Towergate Camerasure) – Marianne Majerus for Abstract Impressions of a Secret Garden.
  • Wildlife in the Garden (award sponsored by Creatively Different Roller Blinds) – David Chapman for Tadpole.
  • Trees – Leszek Paradowski for The Beech with the Human Face.
  • Wildflowers – Colin Roberts for Sea Thrift Flowers

Special Awards:

  • Spirit of the American Garden – Andrea Jones for It must be love.
  • Best Image of Kew Gardens – Jeff Eden for The sun sets on the Palm House at Kew.
For more information please visit the International Garden Photographer Of The Year website.

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JackAllTog Plus
13 6.4k 58 United Kingdom
4 May 2011 10:42AM
Congratulations Mandy, excellent image and thanks for being such a regular ePhotozine contributor with many other great shots to inspire us.
photophantom 14 108 3 Philippines
4 May 2011 5:21PM
Sweet Victory! Congrats Mandy.
allan47 14 1 United Kingdom
4 May 2011 5:29PM
What an outstanding image, it is perfectly balanced, wonderful bokeh, framed and composed fantastically. A worthy winner.
Shootme 13 England
4 May 2011 7:44PM
What an absolutley beautiful image, congratulations Mandy, very well done.

Lilbil 11 2 United Kingdom
4 May 2011 8:27PM
Absolutely gorgeous, I'm just starting out really and its images like this that inspire me to carry on.
Many congratulations
brownsilent 15 7 2 United Kingdom
4 May 2011 10:01PM
Congratulations, well done!
suemack 18 1 New Zealand
4 May 2011 10:49PM
What a beautiful shot! Congrats Mandy!!
southpole 11 64 United Kingdom
5 May 2011 4:34AM
Well Done Great news and a Great shot well deserved
Sassie 15 214 United Kingdom
5 May 2011 6:28AM
Well done, once again Mandy! Love Sarah-fiona xGrin
teabag3339 11 1 United Kingdom
5 May 2011 9:02AM
Impressive, well done.
Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
5 May 2011 11:38AM
I can see why it was chosen, so very beautiful.
5 May 2011 7:01PM
I would have been proud to take such a lovely shot. Congratulations.
Toonman 15 1.4k 2 England
6 May 2011 11:52AM
Well done! You must be thrilled, and 2 years in a row!

Excellent picture. Smile
7 May 2011 12:30AM
well done,great image.. dave.
sn 11 India
8 May 2011 10:38AM
very well done
stokesy 11 8 Scotland
8 May 2011 11:46AM
this is something Ihannt done yet but in this image I do see the potential of such a beautiful composition its just so magnetic to look at, and 2 years in a row go for the hatrick next year well done Im just back from hols and only looked at this out of curiosity, superb thankyou, ronnie
REDWOLF 14 England
9 May 2011 4:25PM
MandyD 13 16,777.2k 1 England
10 May 2011 8:12PM
Thank you all so much for your kind messages, members here on epz have helped me and encouraged me so much over the last couple of years. The friendliness and support has motivated me to keep trying and improve my photography such a lot, I owe you all a big thank you.
All the best
MandySmile x

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