It was quite a task choosing a winner from the large selection of images we received for the photographic competition in aid of the Green Veins and Lanes project.
The photographs submitted had to be anything to do with hedges, it could be a boundary made of natural materials or stone faced banks; it had to be some aspect of a Devon Hedge or of the wildlife therein.
After much deliberation it was decided to award first place to The Cauldron. We felt this image capsulated the whole essence of the competition with its many patterned fields and their boundaries. The lighting and dramatic sky gave it that extra little edge on the other pictures.
Second place went to Lundy Wall. We particularly liked the composition of this stone boundary, especially with the lighthouse at the end of the wall. The nice puffy clouds are also in a perfect position.
1st prize – Phil Hemsley – Totnes – The Cauldron
2nd prize Graham Woollven – Horrabrige – Lundy Wall
Highly commended – in no particular order:
Judge comments: It was good to have had some entries from children under 11, I think its good to encourage children to take photographs.
The winner for this section was The Holly and The Ladybird. This youngster is to be congratulated on getting in close and capturing this lovely little insect. The complementary colours of red and green make this picture stand out against the others entered.