HOS Photography Show 2017

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The 2017 Hardy Orchid Society Photography Show was held during the Autumn Meeting in Kidlington on Sunday, 19th 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:

A .pdf file with a summary of the results can be downloaded here

The Maren Talbot Photographic Trophy
Richard Hogg for this image of Epipactis purpurata entered in Class 14


Results of the Hardy Orchid Society Photography Show 2017


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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
Epipactis helleborine ssp. neerlandica
by Steve Tandy

Second
Orchis Purpurea
by Thomas Turner
Third
Orchis mascula
by Gillian Elsom


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
Orchis militaris
by Sandra Clements

Second
Ophrys sicula
by Gillian Elsom
Third
Neottia nidus-avis
by David Hughes


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

First
Orchis provincialis
by Hilary Pickersgill

Second
Epipactis helleborine
by Steve Clements

Third
Orchis anthropophora
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
Dactylorhiza praetermissa
by David Hughes

Second
Ophrys insectifera
by Gillian Elsom

Third
Epipogium aphyllum
by David Pearce


Class 5: A close-up of an orchid showing part of an inflorescence, print size up to 7×5 inches. (18 entries)

First
Ophrys reinholdii
by Gillian Elsom
Best Print

Second
Himantoglossum hircinum
by Alan Blackman
Third
Epipactis atrorubens
by Phil Smith

Class 6: A wide area view (landscape or habitat) showing orchids in their natural environment,
print size up to A4. (11 entries)

First
Orchis anthropophora
by Steve Clements

Second
Orchis mascula
by Gillian Elsom

Third
Dactylorhiza maculata
& Gymnadenia borealis
by Patrick Marks


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. (17 entries)

First
Spiranthes spiralis
by Steve Clements 

Second
Anacamptis sancta
by Hilary Pickersgill

Third
Orchis mascula
by Gillian Elsom


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

First
Anacamptis papilionacea
by Steve Clements

Second
Orchid mascula
by Steve Tandy

Third
Neotinea lactea
by Hilary Pickersgill


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

First
Neotinea ustulata
Richard Laurence

Second
Dactylorhiza fuchsii
by Gillian Elsom

Third
Myrmechila platyptera
by Steve Clements


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

First
Ophrys insectifera
by Alan Blackman

Second
Serapias lingua
by John Wallington

Third Equal
Ophrys ×pietzechii
by Richard Laurence


Class 11: A wide area view (landscape or habitat) showing orchids in their natural environment
in jpeg form. (20 entries)

First
Gymnadenia conopsea
by Ivar Edvinsen 

Second
Dactylorhiza purpurella
by Phil Smith

Third
Neotinia ustulata
by David Hughes


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
Spiranthes Spiralis
by Steve Clements

Second
Anacamptis papilionacea
by Gillian Elsom

Third
Orchis italica
by Richard Bateman


Class 13: A single orchid plant, usually the single stem arising from one tuber
in jpeg form. (25 entries)

First
Orchis italica
by Gillian Elsom
Second
Orchis mascula
by Richard Bateman
Third
Cephalanthera damasonium
by Sandra Clements

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

First
Epipactis purpurate rosea
by Richard Hogg
Maren Talbot Trophy

Second
Ophrys lutea
by Karen Gregory

Third
Mimantoglossum hircinum
by Mike Waller


Class 15: A close-up of an orchid showing part of an inflorescence, in jpeg form. (23 entries)

First
Ophrys cornutula
by Gillian Elsom

Second
Ophrys omegaifera
by Ken Elsom

Third
Epipactis atrorubens
by Ana de'Ath


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

First
Orchis anatolica
by Eric Gendle
Second
Dactylorhiza viridis
by David Livermore

Third
Epipactis helleborine
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. (7 entries)

First
“Lizard Orchid”
by Alan Blackman
Second
Orchis mascula
by Gillian Elsom

Third
“Coming to Life”
by Steve Tandy

 


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