Wednesday, 10 June 2015

If You Like Flowers


A departure from the norm.

We visit the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk (the country residence of Her Majesty the Queen) on at least one occasion through the year to view all the beautiful flowers growing in and around the grounds.
So for your enjoyment (hopefully) I have put together a taste of what we observed.

Sony A7. EF-24-240mm lens.  1/250 at f8.  240mm.  ISO160


























32 comments:

  1. Oh oui j'aime
    Ces touffes de rhododendrons, sont grandioses. Les miens vont bientôt refleurir.
    Très jolie série Roy, un régal

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  2. Love Sandringham although don't get there very often :( ... the colour of the flowers & shrubs at this time of the year is amazing... only season I think when we get ground colour and in the trees at the same time. Just love spring! - and your pics are so well captured... especially like the Flag Irises

    Don't know how you managed to get the fish so well with all the glare water normally has,,, nice one Roy :)

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    1. Thanks Tricia. The water surface, just a little tweaking in iPhoto.

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  3. Hi Roy,
    This is a remarkable post, those flowers a magnificent and your beautiful photos do them excellent justice.
    Great to see the duckings and their mom in such peaceful settings, it looks like paradise!
    Congratulations, keep well and enjoy your day :)

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    1. Thanks Noushka. Its great for Ducks, Greylag, Canada and Egyptian geese. Foxes arn't allowed in.{:))

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  4. Lovely colourful displays Roy...just like the gardens of my country residence...in my dreams!!...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor, and I thought you were Landed Gentry.{:))

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  5. I'm new to your blog. Just wanted to say how much I enjoy reading it and viewing your spectacular photography!!

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  6. It looks beautiful and I especially like that iris in the last photo. Although I visit both Norfolk and Suffolk frequently it must be about 40 years since I visited Sandringham. It's nearly 2 hours drive from where my son lives and since grandson number 3 is proving to be a poor traveller in the car I don't think we're likely to be doing that trip - might have to take a detour at some point.

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    1. Thanks D.
      It will be worth a detour at some stage, preferably at this time of year.

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  7. I love flowers and I've enjoyed all of these captures! It must a beautiful place to visit, I'm not surprised you keep returning there.

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    1. Thanks Petra, yes its pretty special.

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  8. Wonderful! Nice little country estate :-) Beautiful flowers and your photos of them are great. I wish I could borrow a few of the Queen's gardeners to make my yard look better and more colorful.

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    1. Thanks Mary, you could always ask I suppose, but doubt that that you would get anywhere.{:))

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  9. Hey Roy... Marvelous grounds, and gardens. Spectacular flower shot's. ;} from this special place. The colors must be wonderful to see in person. My favorite is the Blue Forget me-not ;}
    Thanks for sharing.

    Grace

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  10. HI ROY A stunning collection of flwer images. it loos like a very beautiful garden adnat this time of the year is absouletly stunning. Many thanks for sharing.I wondered can you ever view inside the house?

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    1. Thanks Margaret, yes you can visit various parts of the house when the gardens are open.

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  11. Gorgeous images. I remember cycling near Sandringham years ago at rhododendron time. Quite something.

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    1. Thanks Alison. They are a real picture along the roads there at the moment.
      Probably the best I have seen them.

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  12. Beautiful pictures Roy :-) Lovely clear water enabling you to see the fish. The little blue flowers looks like the Green Alkanet which I have around in my garden, the Early Bumblebees feed on this plant so I am loathed to get rid of it. The bees are nesting in our roof. The Iris is one of my favourite flowers.

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    1. Thanks Lyn, yes I like the various Iris colours.

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  13. Gorgeous! I love the rhododendrons and azaleas.

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  14. Roy, what lovely detail and color! I would love to visit this place!

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    1. Thanks Kathie, yes its worth a visit.

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