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Flower Photography competition results June 2020

Hi Everyone, a HUGE thank you for submitting your images to our Flower Photography Competition

Wow! We’ve received 104 entries!!!

It was really hard to choose a winner – especially from so many fantastic pictures and beautiful flowers.

After all the debating the winning shot was awarded to Phil Smith for Pasque Flower. Congratulations!

But we appreciate all the effort and would like to reward 9 other participants, and they all will receive £25 gift vouchers.

Our next theme (July 2020) is Fruits, Veggies and Food Photography. I had high hopes but so far we are not doing that well – only 6 entries… Another two weeks ahead and I hope some of you will participate 🙂 you have time until 31st July.
https://www.dslrphotographycourses.com/competitions/photography-competition-fruits-veggies-food

Phil Smith – Pasque Flower.
The photo “Spiders From Mars” was shot in my greenhouse as the light was very good and there was no wind. I used a piece of black velvet as a background and a Nikon macro lens on my Nikon D750 mounted on a tripod to get the photo. I have a website called ‘Through A Lens Clearly’ (www.throughalensclearly.com) where people can see more of my photos.

Phil Smith - Pasque Flower

For anyone interested in macro and close-up photography, flowers and plants, I would highly recommend these fantastic books. Please click the image below or just scroll all the way down.

flower photography book recommendations

Selected pictures from all submitted:

One more picture form Phil
Phil Smith - flower photography

John Benn
John Benn - flower photography

Amanda Bickley
Amanda Bickley - flower photography

Alecia Holt
Alecia Holt

Alecia Holt

Aniko Renner
Aniko Renner

Aniko Renner

Maggi Marmion
Maggi Marmion

Maggi Marmion

Howard London
Howard London

Sarah Wright
Sarah Wright

Clair Butler

Laura Metcalf

Richard Relf

Annika Jenke

Gill Lambert

Margie Davies

Sarah Wood

Pam Smith

Helen Walter

Joanne Craig

Alan Cartwright

Valentina Gheno

Tom Sambrook

Ivan Dzhongov

Brian Clifford

Peter Jennett

Caroline Briggs

Giles Lury

Angela Torres

Jane Atkins

Colin Moor

Daniela Hladka

Evangelia Passa

Claire Scullin

Mark Tilbury

Monika Orolinova

Olga Luscombe

Simon Pampling

Congratulations to all who submitted their entries!

flower photography book recommendations

It is really important to practice. Our photography courses can give you all the technical knowledge but by far the best way to improve – is to practice!

For inspiration and to assist your further learning, we highly recommend these books:

Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis
Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis

Close Up Photography in Nature
Close Up Photography in Nature

Rosie Sanders' Roses: A celebration in botanical art
Rosie Sanders’ Roses: A celebration in botanical art

In Bloom: Growing, harvesting and arranging flowers all year round
In Bloom: Growing, harvesting and arranging flowers all year round

Flora: Inside the Secret World of Plants
Flora: Inside the Secret World of Plants Hardcover