Carpet of bluebells

by Helen Hooker May. 01, 2009 3687 views

I took an hour out this morning to drive to West Stoke to shoot the bluebells in the woods there. I??ve been meaning to do this for a while and knew if I didn??t grab the opportunity today I would probably miss the best of the colour. I wasn??t disappointed ?? there was a carpet of blue covering the forest floor as far as the eye could see. I had hoped for some dappled sunlight this morning but the sky refused to clear until this afternoon. In the end though it didn??t matter too much as the soft, diffused light created by the clouds made for good macro conditions. I took my time, using my tripod so I didn??t have to compromise on my shutter speeds, and enjoyed searching for some good specimens to shoot up close. One tip if you are planning to do this ?? take a plastic bin liner to sit on. In the past I??ve always found myself bending into all sorts of uncomfortable positions to work with my tripod at ground level so it was great to be able to sit down on my bin liner without getting a muddy bottom!

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Gillian 8 years, 4 months ago

Fantastic set - I love no 3 (have added it to my favourites!)
The carpet of blue is amazing.

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Ania 8 years, 4 months ago

All is blue!! Awesome!! Great set!

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Lynda 8 years, 4 months ago

Lovely set. The last is especially good.

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Ricardo 8 years, 4 months ago

OMG
looks soooooo beautiful!
those bluebells are amzing! nice shots!

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Anna 8 years, 4 months ago

wow ...!!!! very beautiful

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David Swatton 8 years, 4 months ago

Gorgeous shots - I did the same last weekend and had the same overcast weather....

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Marsha 8 years, 4 months ago

Must have been a spectacular sight - gorgeous photos!!

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
David 8 years, 4 months ago

Very, very nice!

8 years, 4 months ago Edited
Art Bee 8 years, 4 months ago

So beautiful! Fantastic shots!

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