HOS Photography Show 2018

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The 2018 Hardy Orchid Society Photography Show was held during the Autumn Meeting in Kidlington on Sunday, 18th November. Thanks to Jon Evans for judging the entries and to Neil Evans 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
Terry Swainbank for his projected image of Liparis loeselii in Class 11

Results of the Hardy Orchid Society Photography Show 2018


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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. (7 entries)

First
Orchis mascula
by Alan Blackman

Second
Orchis purpurea
by Hilary Pickersgill
Third
Chamorchis alpina
by Karen Gregory


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. (10 entries)

First
Thelymitra crinita
by Hilary Pickersgill

Second
Ophrys umbilicata
by Steve Pickersgill
Third
Neotinea ustulata
by David Pearce


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

First
Spiranthes spiralis
by David Pearce
Best Print

Second
Orchis olbiensis
by Alan Blackman

Third
Caladenia arrecta
by Colin Rainbow


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

First
Drakaea livida
by Colin Rainbow

Second
Neotinea conica
by Alan Blackman

Third
Pterostylis barbata
by Hilary Pickersgill


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

First
Orchis anthropophora
by Gillian Elsom
Best Print

Second
Ophrys apifera
by David Pearce
Third
Lyperanthus serratus
by Colin Rainbow

Class 6: A wide area view (landscape or habitat) showing orchids in their natural environment,
print size up to A4. (8 entries)

First
Orchis mascula
by Alan Blackman

Second
Anacamptis morio
by Karen Gregory

Third
Orchis mascula
byDavid Hughes


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. (12 entries)

First
Neotinea conica
by Alan Blackman 

Second
Spiranthes spiralis
by David Pearce

Third
Dactylorhiza ×venusta
by Phil Smith


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

First
Orchis olbiensis
by Gillian Elsom

Second
Neottia nidus-avis
by David Pearce

Third
Orchis italica
by Steve Pickersgill


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

First
Dactylorhiza fuchsii
by Gillian Elsom

Second
Spiranthes spiralis
by David Pearce

Third
Drakaea glyptodon
by Hilary Pickersgill


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

First
Dactylorhiza incarnata subsp. incarnata
by Gillian Elsom

Second
Caladenia discoidea
by Hilary Pickersgill

Third Equal
Ophrys bombyliflora
by Alan Blackman


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

First
Liparis loeselii
by Terry Swainbank
Best projected image
Maren Talbot Trophy

Second
Orchis italica
by Pamela Crawford

Third
Orchis mascula
by Chris Nicholson


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. (17 entries)

First
Himantoglossum robertianum &
Orchis italica
by Ivar Edvinsen

Second
Ophrys sphegodes
by David Pearce

Third
Neotinea ustulata
by Mike Waller


Class 13: A single orchid plant, usually the single stem arising from one tuber
in jpeg form. (18 entries)

First
Calypso bulbosa
by Ivar Edvinsen
Second
Dactylorhiza fuchsii
by Tom Turner
Third
Dactylorhiza ×venusta
by Phil Smith

Class 14: A close-up of an orchid, showing one or more entire inflorescence(s), in jpeg form. (26 entries)

First
Neotinea ustulata
by Gillian Elsom

Second
Dactylorhiza ×venusta
by Phil Smith

Third
Ophrys fuciflora & Neotinea ustulata
by Mike Waller


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

First
Ophrys apifera
by David Pearce

Second
Ophrys lacaitae
by Mike Waller

Third
Ophrys ×arachnitiformis
by Jon Dunn


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

First
Dactylorhiza fuchsii
by Catriona Campbell

 


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. (7 entries)

First
Epipactis palustris
by Gillian Elsom
Second
Neottia conica
by Alan Blackman

Third
“Art Class”
by Steve Tandy

 


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