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AGS Photographic Competition, 2013 - Winners


Overall Competition Winner 2013.

Overall 2013 AGS Photographic Competition Winner (The best photograph from all classes)

David Morris, Caton, Lancashire, UK for a Plain tiger butterfly on Wild carrot in Class Four.

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

First: Tony Hughes, Malvern, Worcestershire, UK.

Ranunculus keupferi

Summit of the Col du Granon, near Briacon, Fench Alps: July 2013.





Class 1.

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

Aster diplostephioides

Yak Kharka, Nepal at 4,050m: July 2012.



Class 1.

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

Gentiana clusii

Pic d'Anie, Pyrenees: June 2013.

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

First: Tony Goode, Norwich, Norfolk, UK.

Pulsatilla alpina subsp.apiifolia

Above the Saas-Grund, Switzerland: July 2013.






Class 2.

Second: Zeng Gang, Sichuan Alpine Ecology Study Centre, P. R. China.

Habernaria glaucifolia

Balang Shan, Sichuan Province, China: June 2005.


Class 2.

Third: Liam McCaughey, Ballinderry Upper, Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

Oxygraphis glacialis

Baima Shan (c.4,800m) Yunnan, China: June 2011.

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

First: Chris Hansen, Lamplugh, Workington, Cumbria, UK. 

Primula aureata

Photographer's greenhouse: April 2013.


Class 3.

Second: David Morris, Caton, Lancashire, UK.

Soldanella alpina

Cirque de Troumouse, Hautes-Pyrenees, France: June 2013.



Class 3.

Jon Evans, Farnham, Surrey, UK.

Epimedium sp. leaves

Photographer's garden: May 2013.

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

First: David Morris, Caton, Lancashire, UK.

Danaus chrysippus  (plain tiger butterfly) on Daucus carota (wild carrot).

Col de Sevi, Corsica: September 2012.


Class 4.

Second: David Morris, Caton, Lancashire, UK.

Lepus timidus (mountain hare)

Howden Edge, Howden Moor, Peak District National Park, UK: April 2012.



Class 4.

Third: Tony Hughes, Malvern, Worcestershire, UK,

Lucanus cervus (male stag beetle) on a bracken frond.

Lower slopes of Mount Olympus, north-east Greece: June 2012.

Class 5. 'The Art Gallery' - a photographic work of alpine artistry using any advanced software techniques.

First: Celia Sawyer, Oxford, UK.

Paris polyphylla

Photographer's garden: Photoshop Elements using Filter-Adjustments-Invert.



Class 5.

Second: Jon Evans, Farnham, Surrey, UK.

Cypripedium formosanum

Plant exhibited by Ian Robertson at the Kent AGS Show in 2012 - a close-up of a single flower was copied and rotated to form a geometric pattern.






Class 5.

Third: Celia Sawyer, Oxford, UK.

Physoplexis comosa

Photographer's garden - Photoshop Elements using Filter- Artistic- Coloured pencil.