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The Bluebell Wood

Every year I visit several bluebell woods and take masses of photos of them. I really enjoy the visual experience of a bluebell wood and of course to complete the enjoyment I would have to have a camera in front of my eye. And this is what I did on Saturday when I visited two woods.

Having said that, I don't think I've ever entered any bluebell picture into a photographic competition.

Anyway, this was taken in 2003. Why post one that old? Well, I came across some old processed photos the other day (see Saturday's entry fordetails) and this was one of them. It's also one of my favourite bluebell shots.

Spring is definitely early this year. I've checked over my visits to this wood for the last four years. Assuming I was photographing at the peak of the bluebells, the dates were:

2004: 2nd May
2005: 7th May
2006: 12th May (spring was quite late last year)
2007: 22nd April

But having said that spring is early, it's not universal. For example, the bluebells are early, but the beech trees are not as early. On Saturday the bluebells were peaking, but there were nowhere near as many leaves on the trees as in this shot.

I'll post a few bluebell shots this week.




The Bluebell Wood

Every year I visit several bluebell woods and take masses of photos of them. I really enjoy the visual experience of a bluebell wood and of course to complete the enjoyment I would have to have a camera in front of my eye. And this is what I did on Saturday when I visited two woods.

Having said that, I don't think I've ever entered any bluebell picture into a photographic competition.

Anyway, this was taken in 2003. Why post one that old? Well, I came across some old processed photos the other day (see Saturday's entry fordetails) and this was one of them. It's also one of my favourite bluebell shots.

Spring is definitely early this year. I've checked over my visits to this wood for the last four years. Assuming I was photographing at the peak of the bluebells, the dates were:

2004: 2nd May
2005: 7th May
2006: 12th May (spring was quite late last year)
2007: 22nd April

But having said that spring is early, it's not universal. For example, the bluebells are early, but the beech trees are not as early. On Saturday the bluebells were peaking, but there were nowhere near as many leaves on the trees as in this shot.

I'll post a few bluebell shots this week.




comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Apr 2007, 04:38
Get's the big prize from me...this image is breathtaking!!
The tree trunks, the fresh leaves on the trees, the flower bed...all great. The variable play of lighting across the whole image makes it about perfect to my eye.
Truly beautiful! Thank you for posting this image. Very well done.
Ohhhhhhh Wow! This is beautiful!!
This surely has the wow affect ..
beautiful!
That's a fantastic wood lanscape !! You know that I'm a fan !! Great and so lovely composition.
Ohhhhh !!! Woooow!! Steve, for my, the best photography than I have seen today. Immediately I include in my likey's! Brilliant
simply lovely
Fantastic image
  • Ellie
  • 23 Apr 2007, 23:41
Steve, this is just beautiful!

Round here some of the bluebells are out, but in other places they haven't yet opened. The oaks are coming into leaf but the ash hasn't started yet. I think where the beech leaves are opening the bluebells have to hurry to beat the leaf cover, they won't get enough light afterwards .. it's a dependent web, amazing how it works.
Nice one
  • mal
  • 24 Apr 2007, 19:13
this is lovely Steve, really natural feel to the shot. mal
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 26 Apr 2007, 13:55
thought i had commented on this one but this is fantastic
Well, this one is going right to my likey's !!

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