HOS Photography Show 2016

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The 2016 Hardy Orchid Society Photography Show was held during the Autumn Meeting in Kidlington on Sunday, 20th November. Thanks to Jon Evans for judging the entries and to Steve Pickersgill & Neil Evans, the HOS members who organised the show. Details of the winners and their photographs follow:

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The Maren Talbot Photographic Trophy
Mike Waller for this image of Epipactis leptochila entered in Class 13


Results of the Hardy Orchid Society Photography Show 2016

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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. (16 entries)

First
Orchis militaris
by Karen Gregory

Second
Anacamptis pyramidalis
by David Pearce
Third
Anacamptis morio
by Sandra Clements


Class 2: A group of at least three orchid plants. These can be all the same species/hybrid or a mixed group, print size up to 7x5 inches. (16 entries)

First
Ophrys sphegodes
by David Pearce

Second
Ophrys tenthredinifera
by Karen Gregory
Third
Platanthera dilatata
by David Hughes


Class 3: A single orchid plant, usually the single stem arising from one tuber, print size up to 7x5 inches. (15 entries)

First
Orchis militaris
by Steve Clements

Second
Goodyera repens
by Ken Elsom 

Third
Platanthera chlorantha
by David Pearce


Class 4: A close-up of an orchid, showing one or more entire inflorescence(s), print size up to 7×5 inches. (18 entries)

First
Goodyera repens
by Gillian Elsom

Second
Anacamptis morio
by Alan Blackman

Third
Myrmechila platypterus
by Steve Clements 


Class 5: A close-up of an orchid showing part of an inflorescence, print size up to 7×5 inches. (16 entries)

First
Thelymitra
by Sandra Clements 

Second
Epipactis palustris
by Ken Elsom
Third
Platanthera chlorantha
by Steve Clements

Class 6: A wide area view (landscape or habitat) showing orchids in their natural environment,
print size up to A4. (16 entries)

First
Neottia nidus-avis
by Ken Elsom 

Second
Dactylorhiza fuchsii
by Neville Henderson
Third
Anacamptis pyramidalis
by Sandra Clements


Class 7: A group of at least three orchid plants. These can be all the same species/hybrid or a mixed group, print size up to A4. (19 entries)

First
Gymnadenia conopsea
by Ken Elsom 
Best Print

Second
Orchis mascula
by Sandra Clements

Third
Dactylorhiza purpurella
by David Hughes


Class 8: A single orchid plant, usually the single stem arising from one tuber, print size up to A4.
(18 entries)

First
Limodorum abortivum var. rubrum
by Hilary Pickersgill

Second
Cypripedium calceolus
by Karen Gregory

Third
Dactylorhiza incarnata
by Phil Smith


Class 9: A close-up of an orchid, showing one or more entire inflorescence(s), print size up to A4.
(19 entries)

First
Dactylorhia ×transiens
Phil Smith

Second
Gymnadenia conopsea
by Gillian Elsom

Third
Dactylorhiza ×formosa
by Alan Gendle


Class 10: A close-up of an orchid showing part of an inflorescence, print size up to A4.
(19 entries)

First
Ophrys insectifera
by Eleanor Coate

Second
Serapias lingua
by Gillian Elsom

Third Equal
Epipactis palustris
by Alan Blackman

Third Equal
Himantoglossum hircinum
by Karen Gregory


Class 11: A wide area view (landscape or habitat) showing orchids in their natural environment
in jpeg form. (16 entries)

First
Dactylorhiza incarnata
by Ivar Edvinsen 

Second
Orchis mascula
by Phil Smith

Third
Anacamptis morio
by Andrew Armstrong


Class 12: A group of at least three orchid plants. These can be all the same species/hybrid or a mixed group in jpeg form. (22 entries)

First
Orchis anthropophora & Orchis italica
by Ivar Edvinsen

Second
Neottia nidus-avis
by Michael Lutener

Third
Neottia nidus-avis
by Karen Gregory


Class 13: A single orchid plant, usually the single stem arising from one tuber
in jpeg form. (23 entries)

First
Epipactis leptochila
by Michael Waller
Maren Talbot Trophy
Second
Limodorum abortivum var. rubrum
by Hilary Pickersgill
Third
Spiranthes spiralis
by James Langiewicz

Class 14: A close-up of an orchid, showing one or more entire inflorescence(s), in jpeg form. (27 entries)

First
Orchis ×bergonii
by Michael Waller

Second
Orchis anthropophora
by Steve Pickersgill

Third
Diuris longifolia
by Sandra Clements


Class 15: A close-up of an orchid showing part of an inflorescence, in jpeg form. (24 entries)

First
Ophrys apifera
by Gillian Elsom

Second
Ophrys aveyronensis
by Anita Allsopp

Third
Neottia cordata
by Nigel Johnson


Class 16: Novice class, any hardy orchid print, size up to A4. (4 entries)

First
Ophrys bombyliflora
by Sandra Clements
Second
Dactylorhiza maculata
by David Livermore

Third
Serapias lingua
by Steve Tandy


Class 17: A hardy orchid subject that has been manipulated using any advanced software technique to create an artistic image. Print size up to A4. (4 entries)

First
“Lizard Orchid”
by Alan Blackman
Second
Anacamptis pyramidalis var. albiflora
by Gillian Elsom

Third
“Sunrise over Ophrys”
by David Pearce

 


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