Firstplace, The Beauty of Plants and Overall Winner
I like photographing dry hydrangea flowers against a background of colourful autumn leaves in a beautiful sunset. This photograph was taken in the winter, but winter last year was very warm and snowless, more of a prolonged autumn. The sun shone through the few remaining leaves on the trees to create a nice background bokeh.
Nikon D300, Tamron SP AF 70-200mm f/2.8 Di LD IF Macro, 1/100 sec, f/4, ISO250