Olympus Image of the Year Awards 2018
Skittle Rain comes Second Place in the Olympus Image of the Year 2018 Contest.
2017 Nikon Small World Contest
Geranium robertianum receives a Distinction, earning a place in the top 100 images category of the 2017 Nikon Small World contest.
2017 Royal Microscopy Society UK
Close-up Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) image of the lichen, Physcia adscendens showing the foliose and sensory hairs. This image was selected from several thousand entries as a runner up for the RMS Scientific Imaging competition for display throughout MMC2017.
2016 Royal Photographic Society UK
Close-up Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) image of the lichen, Physcia adscendens adhered to a twig. The image comprises 16 images, seamlessly stitched, blended and coloured. The colours applied were chosen as accurately as possible. On close inspection in the high resolution image, you can see individuals and colonies of cyanobacteria.
2016 Nikon Small World
Macro-photograph of a Mullein (Verbascum virgatum) flower. The filaments are covered with purple scented tipped hairs which secrete sugary compounds to attract pollinating insects. The structures at the top of the filaments are the anthers from which emerge the pollen.
2015 Royal Photographic Society UK
Colourised scanning electron microscopy (SEM) image of a pair of Autumn Hawkbit (Dandelion) pollen grains.
2014 Olympus Bioscapes
Macrophotograph of the central region of the Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum) flower. Pollen grains (yellow) pepper the anthers from which they emerge, on the tips of the filaments, with a the magenta coloured stigma centred between the anthers.