HOS Photography Show 2013

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The 2013 Hardy Orchid Society Photography Show was held during the Autumn Meeting in Kidlington on Sunday, 17th 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:

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The Maren Talbot Photographic Trophy
Hilary Pickersgill for this image of Anacamptis coriophora ssp. fragrans entered in Class 8



Results of the Hardy Orchid Society Photography Show 2013

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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. (13 entries)

First
Bird's-nest Orchid (Neottia nidus-avis)
by Tom Turner
Second
Early-purple Orchid (Orchis mascula)
by Ruth Brown
Third
Green-winged Orchid (Anacamptis morio)
by Tony Hughes


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. (20 entries)

First
Musk Orchid(Herminium monorchis)
by David Pearce

Second
Coralroot Orchid (Corallorhiza trifida)
by Karen Gregory
Third
Hybrid Orchis militaris x purpurea
by Hilary Pickersgill


Class 3: A single orchid plant, usually the single stem arising from one tuber, print size up to 7x5 inches. (22 entries)

First
Early-purple Orchid (Orchis mascula)
by David Pearce

Second
Orchis pauciflora
by Diana Hughes 

Third
Man Orchid (Orchis anthropophora)
by Tom Turner


Class 4: A close-up of an orchid, print size up to 7x5 inches. (21 entries)

First
Anacamptis papilionaceae
by Karen Gregory 

Second
Ophrys levantina
by Hilary Pickersgill

Third
Early Spider-orchid (Ophrys sphegodes)
by David Hughes 


Class 5: A wide area view (landscape or habitat) showing orchids in their natural environment,
print size up to A4. (12 entries)

First
Early-purple Orchid (Orchis mascula)
by Tom Turner 

Second
Military Orchid (Orchis militaris)
by Hilary Pickersgill 
Third
Dactylorhiza sambucina
by Tony Hughes


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. (19 entries)

First
Early-purple Orchid (Orchis mascula)
by Hilary Pickersgill 

Second
Common Twayblade (Neottia ovata)
by Nigel Johnson

Third
Southern Marsh-orchid
(Dactylorhiza praetermissa )
by Barry Taylor


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

First
Autumn Lady's-tresses (Spiranthes spiralis)
by Nigel Johnson 

Second
Dactylorhiza sambucina
by Tony Hughes

Third
Bird's-nest Orchid (Neottia nidus-avis)
by Ken Elsom


Class 8: A close-up of an orchid, print size up to A4. (21 entries)

First
Anacamptis coriophora ssp. fragrans
by Hilary Pickersgill
Maren Talbot Trophy

Second
Narrow-lipped Helleborine
(Epipactis leptochila)
by Gillian Elsom

Third
Heath Spotted-orchid
(Dactylorhiza maculata)
by Karen Gregory


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.
(17 entries)

First
Serapias cordigera
by Karen Gregory

Second
Narrow-lipped Helleborine
(Epipactis leptochila)
by Ken Elsom

Third
Orchis italica
by Phil Smith


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. (21 entries)

First
Narrow-lipped Helleborine
(Epipactis leptochila)
by Ken Elsom

Second
Orchis pauciflora
by Tony Hughes

Third
Bog Orchid (Hammarbya paludosa)
by Nigel Johnson


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. (21 entries)

First
Lady Orchid (Orchis purpurea)
by Tony Hughes 
Best Projected Image
Second
Bog Orchid (Hammarbya palustris)
by Sean Cole
Third
Red Helleborine (Cephalanthera rubra)
by Colin Scrutton

Class 12: A close-up of an orchid, max size 1400 pixels wide and 1050 pixels high in jpeg form. (24 entries)

First
Serapias bergonii
by Steve Pickersgill 

Second
Ophrys scolopax
by Alan Pearson

Third
Serapias vomeracea
by Colin Rainbow


Class 13: Novice class, any hardy orchid print, size up to A4. (10 entries)

First
Burnt Orchid (Neotinia ustulata)
by Ken Elsom
Second
Pyramidal Orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis)
by Steve Pickersgill

Third
Bird's-nest Orchid (Neottia nidus-avis)
by Ruth Brown


Class 14: 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
Marsh Helleborine (Epipactis palustris)
by Alan Blackman
Second
Pyramidal Orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis)
by Gillian Elsom

Third
Fly Orchid (Ophrys insectifera)
by David Pearce

 


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