A last-minute flurry of entries made judging in our first photography competition more difficult and the final decision even harder but the winner is . . . Richard Forrest-Hill with his Self-Sown Pansy In Garden Wall (main picture).
The judges felt that Richard’s composition and the contrast of the flowers against the mossy, lichen-covered wall, made the colours stand out beautifully – and definitely depicted one of nature’s glorious heralds of summer.
A bottle of the finest wine will be presented to Richard at the Open Gardens tomorrow (Sunday 2 June) around lunchtime at the Fighting Cocks.
Many thanks to all those who took part – there will almost certainly be another opportunity to test your photographic skills in the near future.
The entries were:
Main picture: Self-sown pansy in garden wall, by Richard Forrest-Hill.
Top: Swans on the Bure titled Heading Home . . . taken by Phil Letman.
Top row: Wide Bodied Chaser, a member of the dragonfly family, taken by Peter Gwilliam who saw it in his Burgh garden last week (22 May); and River Monster by Sue Brewer.
Middle row: Close-up of a bee busy at work collecting pollen was taken by Neil Taylor in his back garden in Burgh on Saturday (25 May) with an IPhone 6S; and the baby gold crest which dropped in on the balcony at The Old School House to have a nose was snapped few days ago by Vicki Gylanders with an IPhone 6S.
Bottom row: The two chicks photo – Who’s idea was it to leave home? – was taken by Jane Jury, of The Old Post Office; and the picture of two pheasants Squaring Up for a Fight was sent in by Dorothy Clark.
The competition brief was simply to celebrate the onset of summer after a pretty dismal spring.