Raw in Root and Petal..

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All this beauty has a purpose and it’s not to make some gormless photographer feel all fluffy (it does though). There’s a real time battle going on, the Bluebells have exploited the leafless trees and carpeted the woodland floor soaking up the available sun , in some places a natural monocrop often with the Wild Garlic so technically a  duocrop… But now, the trees are in full foliage and in the dropping light there’s a definite powershift happening, Ferns, who are more than happy to be in the shade, will take over shortly. Together with the bramble and the nettle (triocrop?) Not as emotionally engaging as the blue and the white but interesting all the same.

But, there still is the occasional optimist which should make everyone happy!

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Sic Erat Scriptum, Or not as the case maybe… Warning: Lots of yellow!

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You know what? I think it’s going to be a great year! I just need to stop getting writers  block when I sit down to do a blog post. I need to try and be as articulate (see, I can do it) with my words as I am with my camera. So, let’s give this a go…

… Nope, nothing there… Oh, hang on….

I’ve just been looking back over the last week of photographs and to say there’s a plethora of yellow is a slight understatement.DSC_7463-Pano-Edit-2.jpg

The days have, on the whole, been bright but there’s been cloud that’s defused the light perfectly to bring out the colours in the crop and enhance the plush greens of the newly emerged leaf. Everything has taken on a healthy, optimistic air that is Spring and that gladdens the heart!

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There, that didn’t hurt too much now, did it?

 

 

No Apologies…

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We in the UK do like a spectacle if it snows the internets runs out of white and at the moment I bet there one hell of a shortage of purple and green.

Spring has well and truly sprung… Apart from the bloody freezing cold wind and the Bluebells are looking amazing.

Bluebells do hold a very special place in my heart and the season is oh so short so I’ll hope you forgive my little indulgence. I cracked out the Nifty 50 for these shots and at f/1.8 I’m loving the Bokeh!

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Gnats!

AKA If You Knuckles Aren’t Wet You’re Not Doing It Right!DSC_2560I love my camera but sometimes you just need to get low and when that’s above a fast flowing stream it tends to focus the mind…

I was in a river twice today so I’ll admit, I love my wellies too!

….is it a typo if the letters silent?…

Bumble Photo Bomb!

Right, I’m setting myself a rule. If I get photos of flowers and there’s not an insect of some description getting in on the act it’s not getting in!

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Lucky for me there was the bee in this shot of my most favourite spring flower she’s bang on the focal plane too!

 

Winter’s Going…

DSC_0017-EditAnd I can genuinely say that I’m going to miss it… A bit. Now, I’ll admit that February’s been a bit of a dull one but on the whole, this winter has been amazing (apart for the lack of snow but, hey, you can’t have everything), from misty crisp mornings to stormy rolling skies it’s had pretty much everything… Apart from the snow… DSC_0055-Edit.jpgBut now, the Daffs are in full swing, the trees are starting to bud and I’ve been neglecting my camera… So Spring… Bring it on! ;o)

Shot this evening in Stourhead Gardens, I still can get over how quiet it is there in the evenings. That’s when the magic happens!