Competition 5 Winners |
International Garden Photographer of the Year
What the judges said: "I love the subtlety and balletic simplicity of this picture. The brimstone alighting on a sweet pea is a fortuitous event, brilliantly seen. The butterfly and the flower are the the perfect complement to each other. The outlines of the insect's wings are continuous with the lines of the flowers; and the patterning on its wings picks up an echo of the pink colour of the flowers. The negative spaces between the different shapes are particularly beautiful. The pea tendril at the bottom right is an essential part of the composition, creating repetitive shapes and acting as a metaphor for the butterfly grasping onto the flower."
Andrew Lawson - International Garden Photographer of the Year judge
"Magdalena also won first place in The Beauty of Plants category as well as other Finalist and Highly Commended awards. This is a fantastic achievement"
Philip Smith - International Garden Photographer of the Year Project Director