HOS Photography Show 2012

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The 2012 Hardy Orchid Society Photography Show was held during the Autumn Meeting in Kidlington on Sunday, 18th November. Thanks to Peter Brandham for judging the entries and to Christine Hughes & Anne Kitchen, the HOS members who organised the show. Details of the winners and their photographs follow.

A .pdf file with a summary of the results can be downloaded here

The Maren Talbot Photographic Trophy was won by Tom Turner for this image of Burnt Orchids entered in Class 6:





Results of the Hardy Orchid Society Photography Show 2012

All images can be viewed in a slide show by clicking here

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Class 1: A wide area view (landscape or habitat) showing orchids in their natural environment,
print size up to 7x5 inches

First
Anacamptis papilionacea
by Tony Hughes
Second
Early Purple Orchid (Orchis mascula)
by Tom Turner
Third
Orchis italica
by Patrick Marks


Class 2: A group of at least 3 orchid plants. These can be all the same species/hybrid or a mixed group, print size up to 7x5 inches

First
Green-winged Orchid (Anacamptis morio)
by Roger Hall

Second
Green-winged Orchid (Anacamptis morio)
by David Pearce
Third
Orchis olbiensis
by Tony Hughes


Class 3: A single orchid plant, usually the single stem arising from one tuber, print size up to 7x5 inches

First
Dark-red Helleborine (Epipactis atrorubens) by David Pearce

Second
Dactylorhiza sambucina
by Ruth Brown 

Third
Mirror Orchid (Ophrys speculum)
by Richard Jones


Class 4: A close-up of an orchid, print size up to 7x5 inches

First
Orchis spitzelii
by Hilary Pickersgill 

Second
Creeping Lady's-tresses (Goodyera repens)
by Nigel Johnson

Third
Anacamptis papilionacea
by Tony Hughes 


Class 5: A wide area view (landscape or habitat) showing orchids in their natural environment,
print size up to A4

First
Dactylorhiza fuchsii & D. praetermissa
by Tony Hughes 

Second
Early Purple Orchid (Orchis mascula)
by Tom Turner 
Third
Orchis italica
by Patrick Marks


Class 6: A group of at least 3 orchid plants. These can be all the same species/hybrid or a mixed group, print size up to A4

First
Burnt Orchid (Neotinia ustulata)
by Tom Turner 

Second
Man Orchid (Orchis anthropophora)
by Dr Alan Pearson

Third
Fragrant Orchid (Gymnadenia conopsea)
by Colin Rainbow


Class 7: A single orchid plant, usually the single stem arising from one tuber, print size up to A4

First
Green-winged Orchid (Anacamptis morio)
by Colin Rainbow 

Second
Heath Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza maculata)
by Ron Harrison

Third
Epipactis microphylla
by Ruth Brown


Class 8: A close-up of an orchid, print size up to A4

First
Burnt Orchid (Neotinia ustulata)
by Tom Turner

Second
Orchis olbiensis
by Tony Hughes

Third
Orchis quadripunctata
by Nigel Johnson


Class 9: A wide area view (landscape or habitat) showing orchids in their natural environment,
max size 1400 pixels wide and 1050 pixels high in jpeg form

First
Himantoglossum robertiana
by Patrick Marks

Second
Orchids at South Gare
by Eric Gendle

Third
Early Purple Orchid (Orchis mascula)
by Ruth Brown


Class 10: A group of at least 3 orchid plants. These can be all the same species/hybrid or a mixed group, max size 1400 pixels wide and 1050 pixels high in jpeg form

First
White Helleborine (Cephalanthera damasonium)
by Phil Smith

Second
Bog Orchid (Hammarbya paludosa)
by Mike Waller

Third
Early Marsh Orchid (Dactylorhiza incarnata)
by Patrick Marks


Class 11: A single orchid plant, usually the single stem arising from one tuber,
max size 1400 pixels wide and 1050 pixels high in jpeg form

First
Green-winged Orchid (Orchis morio)
by Colin Rainbow 
Second
Lesser Twayblade (Neottia cordata)
by Mike Waller 
Third
Dactylorhiza ebudensis
by Phil Smith 

Class 12: A close-up of an orchid, max size 1400 pixels wide and 1050 pixels high in jpeg form

First
Serapias parviflora
by Phil Smith 

Second
Fly Orchid (Ophrys insectifera)
by Eric Gendle

Third
Caleana major
by Colin Scruton


Class 13: Novice class, any hardy orchid print, size up to A4

First
Serapias cordigera
by Alan Pearson 
Second
Late Spider Orchid (Ophrys fuciflora)
by Steve Pickersgill

Third
Autumn Lady's-tresses (Spiranthes spiralis)
by Colin Rainbow


 

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