Misty Alder Grove
Misty Alder Grove, under the title "The Grove", received "Highly
Commended" in the "In Praise of Plants" category in the 2011 Veolia
Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, owned by
the Natural History Museum, London, and BBC Wildlife Magazine.  Nearly
41 thousand images were submitted from 95 countries - 108 images were
successful.  In addition to the dramatic, backlit-panel exhibition at the
Museum, the show tours worldwide for a year, and the images are
published in the Magazine as well as in a hardbound portfolio.  Misty
Alder Grove was also included in the 2015 hardbound diary published by
the Museum.

I had never been much interested in any of the scores of photography
competitions out there; at the time this was the only one I'd entered.  After
all, it's a photo contest every day in the gallery!  But this competition, and
especially the gala black-tie awards dinner, is an experience to be
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Lava Glow
The International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) Competition, in association with the
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and the Royal Photographic Society has announced the results of the
2013 Competition 6.  Lava Glow was honored as "finalist" in the  Trees, Woods & Forests category
and will be included in the international touring exhibition as well as in the IGPOTY Collection 6 book.   
The contest attracted 18 thousand image entries, of which around 100 were successful.

This one was gratifying for me - for anyone interested in plants, Kew Gardens is the navel of the
universe.  The intrepid early botanical explorers, such as David Douglas of Douglas-fir fame, sent their
newly-discovered plants,  seeds and cuttings from around the globe back to Kew for classification,
propagation and description.
The 2014 Wildlife Photogapher of the Year competition, the "Oscars" of
nature photography, owned by the Natural History Museum, London,
and BBC Worldwide, attracted nearly 42 thousand entries from 96
April Maidenhair was a finalist in the top 150 images and was
included by the jury in a special selection of 50 photographs, in honor of
the 50th anniversary of the competition, to be featured on the Museum's
website for a global People's Choice vote through the summer of 2014.
The 2015-16 International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 9 attracted
thousands of entries from all over the world.  This 6-image portfolio of trees, "Spreading
Limbs", in the 9:4 aspect ratio was awarded “Highly Commended” and was included in the
Competition 9 hardback book and the touring exhibition which opened with a champagne
reception in February, 2016 in the Nash Conservatory at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew,
outside of London.
Rather than post more of this sort of thing, i'll just immodestly say that I'm proud &
grateful to be out there on a lot of nice walls , which will always beat winning a prize.