THERE was a wealth of talent showcased by entrants to a photography competition which aims to commemorate the versatility and natural beauty of Hampshire’s countryside.

As previously reported, The Dever Society has announced the winners of the Spring Photography Competition 2021. This week the Chronicle is highlighting those who won.

Whether it was a beautiful tree coming into leaf or a stunning landscape, the society wanted to see photographs of the county’s valuable countryside.

The overall winner was announced an award ceremony at the Warren Hall as part of the larger village event, which included the unveiling of a plaque to mark the UK’s first car journey which set off from Micheldever Station in 1895.

Anna Parker was crowned the winner for her photo entitled “Grow Your Own in Lockdown”. She was picked as the winner of the Trees category.

She said: “We picked up an acorn in the winter and popped it in the acorn vase at the start of the winter lockdown, by spring and the recent end of lockdown this is how well it was doing (better than the humans).”

The competition’s Wildlife category was won by Rachel Parker with “Sleepy Tawny Owl” and the winner of the Landscape category was Femke van Kempen-Muurling with “A Little Ray of Sunshine”.