Sunday, 13 April 2014

Early Bluebells

A recent walk around a local woodland revealed that the Bluebells are already starting to bloom, which is much earlier than last year.


These are views of the edge of part of the woodland, which stretches over 90 hectares. 




As you can see there are a minority of blooms out so far.


Of course they always look more if you shoot from ground level.




I have added vignetting by using a certain camera setting for the next few images.






More camera trickery here by blurring the images somewhat.




The images below were taken in a separate area of the woodland the following day.
The bluebells, being out so early, have caught up with the Wood Anemones.






20 comments:

  1. Hello Roy!
    Sorry for not visiting you sooner, much to do these days!! :(
    Lovely Bluebells, it has been years since I have seen any!
    Great to be in spring, but the weather is quite hectic!
    Enjoy your sunday!

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  2. It's lovely to see the Bluebells flowering early this year Roy, I saw a single flowering spike on the 5th., does this mean that we're in for a long hot summer? That's a good showing of Wood Anemones as well!
    Glad to see that you're exploring all of those camera functions!...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor, yes hopefully a a good year.
      Camera functions, well its about time I had a go at learning them.{:))

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  3. Can't wait for them up this way! These little flowers are going to see a lot of my lens this spring!

    https://www.facebook.com/christianthompsonphotography

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    1. I look forward to the results Christian.

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  4. Heerlijk om zoveel bewerkingen van de bleu-bells te zien.

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  5. The wood anemones put a smile on my face. They usually bloom around Mother's Day here (the second Sunday in May).

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    1. We are a bit early this year Gunilla.

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  6. Lovely series of the flowers Roy and a great landscape.

    Regards,
    Marianne

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  7. Spring wildflowers are such a treat! Like the vignetting effect.

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  8. Lovely shots of the Bluebells, have seen a few just coming out , by not as many as this.

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  9. Hey Roy.... They are "sooooo gorgeous" what a sight to see, just breathtaking!!
    Your photo's of them are just wonderful!!

    Grace

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  10. This really enjoy Roy :-)))))))))))))

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