Winning images

2017

Winning image The International Garden Photographer of The Year Awards 'MacroArt', August 2017

Winning images in the Professiohnal Garden Photographers' Association 'Image of the month' 2017

  

 

2016

Winner of the Garden Media Guild 'Photographer of the Year' Award, Nov 2016


Winning image The International Garden Photographer of The Year Awards 'MacroArt', August 2016

 

Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Short-listed, 'Plant & fungi', 2016 & 17

Brachythecium rutabulum (moss)

Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Short-listed, 'Detail'', 2016

Wildlife Photographer of the Year, Short-listed, 'Impression', 2016

Winning image Professiohnal Garden Photographers' Association, 'Image of the month'

2015

1. Winning image The International Garden Photographer of The Year Awards 'Monochrome', 2015-16.

  

2. Winning image Professiohnal Garden Photographers' Association, 'Image of the month', 2015. 

 

Amenome blance 'Pink'                    Cotinus

2014

1. Garden Media Guild Awards, 'Photographer of the Year' November 2014, One of four finalists.

The awards recognise the very best communicators and media professionals across the gardening and horticultural industries.

         

2. The National Art Open Exhibition, Autumn 2014, Short- listed.

  http://www.thenationalopenartcompetition.com/gallery.php?sf=1&2014-GALLERY-2-4

3. The International Garden Photographer of The Year Awards 'Monochrome', 2014- 2015. Winning images.

 

Fatsia japonica                                                 Cosmos bipinnatus

Eryngium maritimum (Sea holly)

4. Professiohnal Garden Photographers' Association, 'Image of the month', 2014 & 15. Winning images.


    

 Peace lilly, Spathiphyllum                 Iris "Pixi Short"                               English oak, Quercus robur

   


 Pelargonium seeds                                            Toad Lily Tricyrtis formosana                              Yellow flag, Pseudocoris iris            

Viola 'Antique Shades'

2013

The International Garden Photographer of The Year Awards 'Bountiful Earth', Commended

Sea Kale Crambe maritima

The International Garden Photographer of The Year Special Awards: 'Nature's Pharmacy' exhibiting in New York's Botanical Gardens

 

   Third place 'Shady Painted Lady' Papaver somniferum, Opium Poppy            Finalist 'Ancient Allium' Allium 'Purple sensation'

These plants have medicinal qualities and are being exhibited first in the New York Botanical Gardens Natures Pharmacy Exhibition, May to September 2013

See http://www.igpoty.com/competition06/winners_sa_naturepharmacy.asp?parent=winners

Winner of the Professiohnal Garden Photographers' Association, 'Image of the month', September 2013

Pelargonium seed

A winner in the Professiohnal Garden Photographers' Association, 'Image of the month', March & December 2013

Crocus tommasinianus Barr's Purple                               Iris foetidissima

2012

British Wildlife Photography Awards, 'Wildlife in my Backyard', Short-listed, September 2012

Tulipa 'Affaire' visited by Green veined butterfly at dusk

International Garden Photographers' Awards 'Micro creatures', Commended, August 2012

Ladybird scaling then balancing on a field poppy stem Papaver rhoeas


Winner of Professiohnal Garden Photographers' Association, 'Image of the month', March 2012

 

This Narcissus Sarchedon was taken close-up, which allows me to fade out the other narcissus in the background, giving it a slightly ghostly feel.

International Garden Photographer of the Year Awards -  Short-listed 2012

   

Betony - Saxon herbal remedy                          Ice on Crocus vernus                                         Grape hyacinth Muscari with curled leaves

        

Common blue butterfly on dried grass                 Cabbage white butterfly chrysalis at dusk             Empty cabbage white butterfly chrysalis case                            
                         


2011

Outdoor Photographer of the Year 'Nature Close-up Category', Nov 2011, Short-listed

The Wildlife Photographer on the Year 'Endangered Category' (Natural History Museum) 2011, Semi-finals

We drift slowly along in a dug out on the Mabamba Swamp in Uganda. This rare bird, the shoebill, casts a cautionary glance and remains perfectly still; the only photographic problem is the hot midday sun.

Selected for The Royal West Academy 'Open Photography', Spring Exhibition 2011 & short-listed for The  Gallery Cork Street 'Open Exhibition' Mayfair, August 2011

   

took this winter picture and used it to collect funds for an ethical treatment of animals charity. Pig farming has recently sprung up around the village I live in and I am vegetarian. I turned the image into a shilloutte in photoshop.

Purchase as a blank greetings card http://www.greenpebble.co.uk/cards?field_artists_nid=1108

The Professional Garden Photographers' Association, Winning 'Images of the Month', March & April  2011

     

These crocuses were taken early on a frosty morning just as the sun was melting the small icicles on the petals. I needed to lie flat on the grass to take them and I angled myself so as to catch the soft colour of other crocuses in the background Crocus Vernus.

By way of contrast, it was the way the leaves had twisted around each other that attracted me to the Grape hyacinth on the right.

2010

The International Garden Photographer of The Year Awards, 'Edible Category' exhibited at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 2010 - Finalist

What attracted me to this bronze fennel Foeniculum vulgare was the detailed finger like stalks of the flower head, which produce a complex structure. The soft light from the sun gives the image a soft glow.

2009

Royal Horticultural Society Awards 'Edible Category' - First Prize

       Commended RHS 2007

This sea kale Crambe maritima growing on a local shingle beach caught my attention. It was the way the large green leaf curled around the small purple one that appealed, it made me think of a mother protecting her child.

On the right are Norfolk reeds Phragmites australis lit up at sun sets. When seen close-up the tiny seeds glitter.

The Professional Garden Photographers' Association 'Image of the Month' May & June - Second

   

          Oriental Poppy stamens Papaver Orientale                                 Ox-eye daisy Leucanthemum vulgare


2008

Garden Media Guild 'Single Image of the Year' Award - One of the final three shortlisted

Opium poppy Papaver somniferum  in a rain shower