Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Spring Flowers

Just a few Spring flowers observed recently on several of my walks.

Leopard's Bane.



Common Daisy


Herb Robert


Germander Speedwell


OK not a flower, but a flowering crop. Oilseed Rape.


Lady's Smock (Cuckoo Flower)



More Leopard's Bane



Marsh Marigold


Greater Stitchwort


Yellow Archangel


Wood Spurge


Bugle


Buttercup


More Bugle


Common Bird's-foot Trefoil



NB. Some of the above images have Chromatic aberration (CA) or darkened edges.
This was intentionally created within a specific set up in the camera to provide a central visual effect on the subject. 


26 comments:

  1. Superb! Cracking set of images Roy. It's good to see the countryside is starting to get some colour back once more...at long last!...[;o)

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  2. glorious; all the flowers you portrayed here Roy. The oilseed rape we know as canola here and I really love to see those crops; what a treat. Great post, again.

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  3. It's a special world, the world of spring flowers. I've been enjoying them myself, Roy. Lovely photographs of an often over-looked beauty of our environment.

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  4. Cracking set of pictures Roy.
    Who needs garden centers when nature can provide such beauty.

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    1. Thanks Keith, yes who needs them.

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  5. Great shots of the wild flowers,I have just started following your blog. I am a long time bird watcher but have just got into wild flowers this year, the more you look the more you find!!!have a Blog just for the flowers I find http://bluebellsandblossom.blogspot.co.uk/and another Blog with my birds on and all things nature.http://thequietbirder.blogspot.co.uk/
    With looking at your Blog I have been able to ID some of the flowers I have found. Thanks' as some photos in the ID books don't always look like what you find in the field.

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    1. Thanks Amanda and thanks for following my blog.
      I have to check the books a lot myself.{:))

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  6. Lovely set of pics of the wildflowers. I bought a small pot of the Herb Robert from my local garden centre that does sell some wildflowers. This was two years ago and it is an amazing plant, it is now everywhere in my garden. It has self seeded freely and I have got large masses of them, they look great with the Green Alkanet(this has small blue flowers) all very attractive to bees.

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    1. Thanks Lyn.
      They appear to grow anywhere and I have found them in a variety of habitats.

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  7. I wonder how it is that we share some wildflowers, the spurge, buttercup, and speedwell. In Germany, I saw hundreds of fields of oil seed rape in bloom. Very beautiful.

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    1. Rape fields are great to look at Steve, not so good on the nose though.{:))

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  8. Hey Roy...Fabulous photo's of my favorite subjects FLOWERS : )
    Especially wildflowers, there are so many that go unnoticed, and even considered weeds and nuisance plants !!
    The Trefoil, and Archangel I really like,but are all special!
    Grace

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  9. Hi Roy

    Great shots, I really like the Leopards Bane it is one of the first things to bloom in our yard. The way you have isolated the yellow flowers against the background is quite striking.

    Regards
    guy

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  10. Superb photos Roy, really beautiful!

    I loved the Green Hairstreak photos on the last post too, they have such a lovely colour, almost jade I would say. They always seem to elude me!

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    1. Thanks Jan.
      Because I know for a location where I can find G Hairstreak, means its not so difficult. If I didn't know that I would be struggling to find them as they are difficult to see at the best of times.

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  11. It is always a wonderful feeling when I see so many flowers together Roy. Moreover, you also have fantastic set them :-)

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  12. Lovely - what a great excuse to leave the weeding a little longer too!

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    1. Did you need an excuse Alison.????

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  13. All beautiful...a nice variety! I never care a plant is a crop or "weed" or accepted flower....they are all beautiful and worth taking photos of.

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    1. Thanks Mary, yes some weeds can be lovely as well.

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