|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
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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|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.
|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.