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AGS Photographic Competition, 2005

The twelfth annual Alpine Garden Society Photographic Competition was held in 2005. Here are the results.  The photographs are not being published on the website this year, but they will be in future years.

COMPETITION WINNERS           

CLASS ONE

First prize. Tony Hughes, Malvern, Worcestershire, U.K.

Gentiana lutea: photograph taken at Lac de Chevril, France in July 2005.

Camera: Pentax MZ-5N with a Pentax 50mm macro lens. Film Fujichrome.

Second prize. Yoko Arakawa, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Castilleja miniata: photograph taken at Mount Goliath in Colorado, U.S.A. in 2005.

Camera: Nikon F-3 with a Nikkor 24-80mm zoom lens: Film Fuji Provia 100F.

Third prize. John Birks, Loddefjord, Norway.

Aciphylla crosby-smithii: photograph taken at Mount Burns, South Island, New Zealand in January 2004.

Camera: Pentax MZ-M with a Pentax 50mm macro lens: Fim Kodachrome ISO 200.

CLASS TWO      

First prize. Tony Goode, Hellesdon, Norwich, Norfolk, U.K.

Lloydia serotina: photograph taken at Planaplatten above the town of Meiringen, Switzerland in June 2004. Camera: Ricoh KR10 with a Carl Zeiss Jena 50mm f/1.8 lens: Film Kodachrome 64.

Second prize. Celia Sawyer, Oxford, U.K.Gentiana verna: photograph taken in grassland in the Burren, Republic of Ireland in May 2004.Camera: Nikon F90X with a Nikkor 60mm micro lens on manual setting: Film Fuji Sensia ISO 200.

Third prize. Ruth Arnold, Invergowrie, Dundee, Scotland, U.K.

Iris lycotis: photograph taken in the Zagros Mountains in Iran in April 2005.

Camera Olympus OM20 with an Olympus 50mm auto-macro lens: Film Kodachrome 64.

CLASS THREE

First Prize. Tony Duffey, Southport, Merseyside, U.K.

Geranium phaeum: photograph taken indoors at home with a plant collected from the garden:

July 2005. Camera Pentax MZ7with a Pentax 100mm f/2.8 macro lens: camera set on aperture priority (f/22) at an exposure of approximately 25 seconds: Film Kodak Elitechrome ISO 100. 

Second prize. Roy Bowden, Norley, Frodsham, Cheshire, U.K.

Opuntia tunicata: photograph taken in the Big Bend National Park, Texas, U.S.A. in April 2005.

Camera: Canon EOS 300 with a Canon 70-210mm zoom lens set at 210mm: Film Fuji Provia 100F.

Third prize. Celia Sawyer, Oxford, U.K.

Pulsatilla vulgaris: photograph taken in own garden in April 2002.

Camera: Nikon F90X with a Nikkor 60mm micro lens on manual setting: Film Kodachrome 64.

CLASS FOUR

First prize. Tony Hughes, Malvern Worcestershire, U.K. 

Aporia crataegi (Black-veined White butterfly) on Lilium martagon photographed in the Val de Sassiere, France in July 2005.

Camera: Pentax MZ-5N with a Pentax 50mm macro lens: Film Fujichrome.

Second prize. Pam Turtle, Sible Hedingham, Halstead, Essex, U.K. in April 2005.

Grasshopper photographed at Bozburun, Turkey in April 2004.

Camera: Nikon F-301 with a Nikkor 105mm micro lens on aperture priority f/22: Film Ektachrome

ISO 200.

Third Prize. Pam Turtle, Sible Hedingham, Halstead, Essex, U.K.

Black and white moth  photographed at Xanthos, Turkey in April 2005.

Camera: Nikon F-301 with a Nikkor 105mm micro lens on aperture priority f/16: Film Ektachrome

ISO 200.

CLASS FIVE

First prize. Wiert Nieuman, W.C. Houten, Netherlands.

Soldanella pusilla photograph taken at Schonjoch Fiss, Austria in June 2005.

Camera: Minolta Dimage G500 at 8mm digital, 1/640th second at f/4.7.

Second prize. Jon Evans, Farnham, Surrey, U.K.

Tulipa whittallii photographed at the AGS London Show in April 2005.

Camera: Canon EOS 50e with a 28-135mm zoom lens on aperture priority of f/22: original photograph taken on Fuji Sensia ISO 100 film and image digitised using a Minolta Scan Dual II followed by limited enhancements using Photoshop Elements, re- cropping and background elements.

Third Prize. Susan Young, Ipplepen, Newton Abbot, Devon, U.K.

Gentiana sino-ornata taken in own garden in September 2004.

Camera: Nikon D100 with 60mm macro lens at 1/30th second at f/11with small adjustments made to contrast and sharpening .