Thursday, 7 March 2013

Snowdrops Reviewed

I went to revisit the large Snowdrop patch in the Parkland.
They are well out in full bloom and in fact are almost past there best now.


Lumix GX1. 12-35 f2.8 lens. 1/640 at f6.3. - 35mm(70). ISO160





A couple of shots in Soft Focus
I'm not sure it works so well with white as the prominent colour.



26 comments:

  1. Excellent images Roy. Snowdrops do look stunning when growing in a big area like this. I think my eyes went a little funny when I got to the last two!..lol...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor, you definitely need to take more water with it.{:))

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  2. Beautiful and delicate. Love the close up shot.

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  3. Hey Roy.. delightful little messengers announcing spring is is coming!!
    A blanket of soft pure white "gorgeous"!! The third, and the close up's are my fav's...like the softness of the last to!!
    Grace


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    1. Thanks GG. 'Little messengers', I like that.

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  4. Now these do the spirits a world of good, super shots, thanks Roy! And thanks for visiting my flower show post. I agree with you, the crown did resemble a cauliflower!!!

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  5. Hi Roy, for me the 'normal' pictures are much better to look at than the soft focus. But I think it is a very personal matter, what you like the best or don't like. I saw your painting as well, and it is also beautiful.
    Nice to see these large fields of Snowdrops, although it starts to flower in winter it still gives me a feeling of spring.

    Regards,
    Marianne

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    1. Thanks Marianne,
      I'm not sure about the soft focus, especially with anything white.
      Its OK with some subjects, but as you say its a personal thing.

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  6. Really nice all these snowdrops Roy, and you have even in the sun :-)
    I really love those snowdrops.

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  7. Lovely images of your Snowdrops Roy:) My Snowdrops are still in flower in my garden and have been now for over a month and now my Daffodils are flowering along with the Primrose, Pulminaria, Celandine, Periwinkle. Saw my first Bumblebee this week, Tuesday our only warm sunny day:)

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    1. Thanks Lyn, yes its back to rain again now and not much chance of sun for a few days.

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  8. They look pretty nice and fresh still to me Roy. Lovely. I like the first photo best. Great close ups too.

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  9. They really are such a welcome sight Roy and always look lovely en masse. Let's hope they're not covered in snow next week, it seems we are returning to wintry weather!

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    1. Thanks Jan. Oh don't talk about snow.{:))

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  10. A wonderful welcome sight every year signalling that better days are just around the corner. Lovely, lovely photos.

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  11. It would be wonderful to have a whole yard of those....so pretty and the first sign of hope for spring coming soon! I have one tiny little patch of them. They seem to last a long time. Gorgeous detail shots of them.

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  12. What a beautiful patch of Snowdrops Roy :-) I think I prefer the normal shots but the soft focus ones are interesting too, though perhaps a tad too soft for my liking, but as others have written this is of course a matter of personal taste.

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  13. have you tried taking any black and whits shots of snowdrops? have to admit I haven't, but thinking they may look quite good. I think the soft photos will make good greeting cards.

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    1. I must try that Helena.
      Yes I think there is a place for Soft Focus for certain subjects.

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