Oliver snaps up Royal Horticultural Society picture prize

PUBLISHED: 20:03 18 February 2009 | UPDATED: 13:57 06 May 2010

Olivers winning picture

Olivers winning picture

A TALENTED teenager from St Albans has been named Young Photographer of the Year in a top competition. Oliver Witts, aged 16, won first place in the under-18s category of the Royal Horticultural Society s annual photography competition for his close-up of

A TALENTED teenager from St Albans has been named Young Photographer of the Year in a top competition.

Oliver Witts, aged 16, won first place in the under-18s category of the Royal Horticultural Society's annual photography competition for his close-up of dew-covered cobwebs on autumn blueberry leaves.

Oliver, who lives in Clarence Road, beat thousands of entries from young people across the world to clinch the first prize, a top-of-the-range digital camera.

He is studying for his AS levels at Beaumont School and said that he had always enjoyed venturing outside to take photos and added:"I really enjoy photography and have always been interested in taking pictures of plants. It's fantastic to win such as high-profile award."

His mother, who is also a keen photographer, entered him for the competition.

Oliver will be presented with his new camera at an RHS ceremony at Wisley in Surrey next week.

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