2:00pm Saturday 17th March 2012
By Rene Gerryts
ACCLAIMED wildlife photographer Colin Varndell from Netherbury has done it again with a winning entry in the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition.
Since the competition was launched Mr Varndell has never been out of the top entries.
This time he took the honours in the textures category, with his dramatic image of a horse chestnut splitting from its case.
In the same category he was also a finalist with an image of dead oak wood.
To cap that further images were commended, one of a cobweb and the other of some trooping crumblecap toadstools.
Mr Varndell said: “I am particularly pleased with this result because, since the competition was launched in 2007, I have been either commended or a winner of a category every year so far.”
His previous successful images include oak trees near Eggardon Hill, starlings fighting in flight, beech leaves in spring, swallows in a nest and damselflies.
Mr Varndell’s picture of greenfinch fighting in flight was also voted the ‘people’s choice’ following a public vote after the photo was exhibited at Kew Gardens.
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