Top Winners in Garden Photo Competition

Anne MacIntyre's white-on-white "Ethereal Cosmos" won first place in the 2020 Black & White Photo Project competition, a subsection of the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition and exhibition. Photographer Alan Price won second place, and Allan Wright won third.  

“Ethereal Cosmos” by Anne MacIntyre (above) 

PHOTOGRAPHER’S NOTE: “After having recently painted my summerhouse white, I decided to capture these delicate cosmos flowers, creating the vivid white tones of this black-and-white composition.”
LOCATION: St. Albans, England, United Kingdom
CAMERA & LENS: Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens
EXPOSURE: 1/40 second at f/11, IS0 320

© Alan Price

“Long-tailed Tits” by Alan Price

PHOTOGRAPHER’S NOTE: “This fluffy couple of long-tailed tits were taking a short break from nest building. That’s when I photographed them, forever immortalizing their moment together.”
LOCATION: Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom
CAMERA & LENS: Nikon D7100, AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens
EXPOSURE: 1/500 second at f/8, IS0 1000

© Allan Wright

“Twin Oak Dawn” by Allan Wright

PHOTOGRAPHER’S NOTE: “On a misty morning in May, the presence of a pair of iconic oak trees was amplified by backlit sunshine and partly framed by the glistening of cobweb-laden gorse bushes.”
LOCATION: Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
CAMERA & LENS: Nikon D7000, AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED lens
EXPOSURE: 1/320 second at f/10, IS0 160

See the rest of the finalists in the slideshow below