It strikes me as a shame that the hellebore is one of those flowers whose true delicacy is rarely seen by anyone except insects. We've got quite a few flowering in our garden at the moment and while their drooping pink and cream bonnets are pretty there is so much beautiful detail in their stamen that's hidden away at ankle height. One of the beauties of having an articulated screen on my mirrorless camera is the way it allows me to get my lens into spots I couldn't otherwise reach without lying in the flowerbed so I made the most of that ability today to capture this little beauty. I found the orange shades of the brick wall beyond something of a distraction so I decided to go with a soft monochrome treatment which I think expresses the hellebore's delicate beauty.
15 March 2017