23 Apr 2007 • 2,353 views
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.
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