Flower shot is blooming marvellous
APHOTOGRAPHER who captured an enchanting shot of a shrivelled bloom has been commended at a national competition.
Brian Law photographed an unopened plant bud when he accidentally knocked it off when he was gardening.
And his eye for detail has been commended after he submitted it into a competition at the Southport Flower Show.
Brian, 62, from Broken Cross, said: “I knocked the unopened bud off the plant with a lawn mower when cutting the grass. I took it into the house left it on the side- board for a couple of days but took a few shots of it as it gradually unfurled.
“I used a sheet of white mount board as the background and available light from the window with the camera tripod mounted.”
Brian’s picture was commended a section of the competition judged by radio 4’s Garderners’ Question Time panellist Stefan Buczacki.
Brian has been a member of Macclesfield Camera Club for more than 10 years and recently retired as its president.
As well as his commendation, Brian also received two complementary tickets to the Southport Show where he received his certificate from Professor Buczacki.
●● Brian Law, with his granddaughter Nell, being presented with his certificate by Prof Stefan Buczacki at Southport Flower Show