HOS Photography Show 2015

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The 2015 Hardy Orchid Society Photography Show was held during the Autumn Meeting in Kidlington on Sunday, 17th 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
Ivar Edvinsen for this image of Himantoglossum comperianum entered in Class 12



Results of the Hardy Orchid Society Photography Show 2015

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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. (14 entries)

First
Orchis mascula
by Barry Taylor
Second
Orchis purpurea
by Alan Blackman
Third
Gymnadenia conopsea
by Hilary Pickersgill


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. (16 entries)

First
Spiranthes spiralis
by David Pearce

Second
Cypripedium calceolus
by Gillian Elsom
Third
Orchis militaris
by John Wallington


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

First
Pseudorchis albida
by John Wallington

Second
Plantanthera bifolia
by Gillian Elsom 

Third
Orchis italica
by Sandra Clements


Class 4: A close-up of an orchid, print size up to 7x5 inches. (19 entries)

First
Anacamptis morio
by Richard Hogg
Best Print

Second
Orchis italica
by Ken Elsom

Third
Serapias vomeracea
by David Pearce 


Class 5: A wide area view (landscape or habitat) showing orchids in their natural environment,
print size up to A4. (15 entries)

First
Dactylorhia fucshii
by Stephen Clements 

Second
Gymnadenia conopsea
by Hilary Pickersgill
Third
Orchis quadripunctata
by Eric Gendle


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. (20 entries)

First
Orchis purpurea
by Richard Laurence 

Second
Dactylorhia fuchsii
byRichard Hogg

Third
Orchis mascula
by Ken Elsom


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

First
Orchis militaris
by Richard Hogg

Second
Neotinia lactea
by Eric Gendle

Third
Epipogium aphyllum
by Hilary Pickersgill


Class 8: A close-up of an orchid, print size up to A4. (20 entries)

First
Anacamptis syriaca
Ken Elsom

Second
Ophrys umbilicata
by Stephen Clements

Third
Dactylorhiza sambucina
by Alan Blackman


Class 9: A wide area view (landscape or habitat) showing orchids in their natural environment

in jpeg form. (25 entries)

First
Cypripedium flavum & C. tibeticum
by Graham Giles 

Second
Anacamptis morio
by Alan Parfitt

Third
Gymnadenia conopsea
by Tony Hughes


Class 10: A group of at least 3 orchid plants. These can be all the same species/hybrid or a mixed group

in jpeg form. (30 entries)

First
Corallorhiza trifida
by Michael Waller

Second
Pseudorchis albida
by Gillian Elsom

Third
Ophrys bucephala
by Ivar Edvinsen


Class 11: A single orchid plant, usually the single stem arising from one tuber
in jpeg form. (27 entries)

First
Epipactis purpurata
by Michael Waller
Second
Cypripedium calceolus
by Karen Gregory
Third
Cephalanthera longifolia
by Richard Bateman

Class 12: A close-up of an orchid in jpeg form. (33 entries)

First
Himantoglossum comperianum   
by Ivar Edvinsen
Maren Talbot Trophy  

Second
Ophrys morio
by Ken Elsom

Third
Spiranthes spiralis  
by Jeff Hodgson


Class 13: Novice class, any hardy orchid print, size up to A4. (6 entries)

First
Orchis militaris
by Gillian Elsom
Second
Orchis italica
by Sandra Clements

Third
Ophrys apifera
by Eric Gendle


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. (5 entries)

First
Anacamptis morio
by Alan Blackman
Second
Anacamptis syriaca
by Ken Elsom

Third
Cypripedium calceolus
by Gillian Elsom

 


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