2015 Photo Contest

Our photo contest for members required pictures taken in Georgia in 2014.  There were 43 entries in the categories of Birds, Wildlife, Garden, Plants, Macro and Harvest.  Our contest was judged by professional photographer, Hazel Berger.  Enjoy these beautiful pictures!

Many thanks to Becky Panetta for her work organizing this contest!

Birds - 1st Place

Picture 1 of 43

Mary Bachner

2014 Plant Sale Pictures

These are the candid shots taken at our plant sale.  Thanks to Mary Bachner for taking pictures the day of the sale.  The first several pictures are of set-up on Thursday.  Click on each picture to start the slideshow.

Preview

2014 Photo Contest Pictures

Following are the pictures taken during the year in 2013 in Georgia.  There are four categories showing all the entries in the contest.  Clicking a picture  will give you a slideshow to enjoy these wonderful pictures.

Birds:

 

Plants:

 

Landscapes:

 

Wildlife:

 

 

 

2012 Photo Contest Awards

Photography is all about telling a story through capturing a unique moment in time and sharing the experience with others. It is another means that many gardeners use to express their love of gardening and the creatures a healthy environment supports.

As with gardening, photography takes time and practice to develop as an art. Creativity is required to get the perfect angle, portray the personality of a singular subject, and enhance a landscape scene.

Patience in waiting for the “perfect” nature shot is just the first of many aspects in achieving award-winning photographs. Framing the “star of the show” in an uncluttered background, taking advantage of natural light and reflections, and incorporating the surrounding environment are just a few of the technical skills used by our 2012 contest winners to tell their story.

The awards this year go to:

Garden: 1st Place – Pat Davidson, 2nd Place – John Davidson, 3rd Place – Margaret Bergeron, Honorable Mention – Payge Cox

Plants: 1st Place – Jane Burke, 2nd Place – Margaret Bergeron, 3rd Place – Payge Cox, Honorable Mention – Becky Panetta

Birds: 1st Place – Deborah Parks, 2nd Place – Payge Cox, 3rd Place – Becky Wolary, Honorable Mention – John Davidson 

Wildlife: 1st Place – Colleen Weinkle, 2nd Place – Payge Cox, 3rd Place – Chuck Wilkinson, Honorable Mention – Margaret Bergeron

Special thanks to Don Stewart for coordinating the contest and to Ken Ross of Kenneth Ross Photography for judging the entries.

If you would like to learn more about taking nature photography, join us for our Photography Workshop in May 2013.

1st Place - Garden

1st Place – Garden

2nd Place - Garden

2nd Place – Garden

3rd Place - Garden

3rd Place – Garden

 

HM - Garden

HM – Garden

1st Place - Plants

1st Place – Plants

2nd Place - Plants

2nd Place – Plants

3rd Place - Plants

3rd Place – Plants

HM - Plants

HM – Plants

 

1st Place - Birds

1st Place – Birds

2nd Place - Birds

2nd Place – Birds

3rd Place - Birds

3rd Place – Birds

HM - Birds

HM – Birds

1st Place - Wildlife

1st Place – Wildlife

2nd Place - Wildlife

2nd Place – Wildlife

3rd Place - Wildlife

3rd Place – Wildlife

HM - Wildlife

HM – Wildlife