A lush sea of green

by Helen Hooker July. 11, 2019 555 views
One of the ancient oak trees near our estate office

One of the ancient oak trees near our estate office

After a day in the city yesterday I got back to nature this morning, with a stroll through Hatfield Forest. The purpose of my walk was to finalise some shooting locations for my next workshop there, but it was a delightful way to start the working day. Walking a couple of miles along the lush, green rides I barely saw another human, but heard endless birdsong from long tailed tits, buzzards, goldfinches and wrens.

Towards the end of my walk I found some very prickly but colourful thistles, which were attracting the attention of numerous hoverflies. My focus was catching the insects feeding on the flowers, but I struck lucky when I caught an action shot of one coming in to land!

11 July 2019

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Kay Hooker 3 months, 1 week ago

Beautiful set, but #3 and#4 are my favorites.  Well done Helen.

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Ann Kennedy 3 months, 1 week ago

Hi Helen,  This is a beautiful series.  I love all of your photos.  However No. 3 and 5 stand out.  No. 3 because it is mysterious. The leading line deep into the misty forest is captivating smile   No. 5...  I like the symmetrical touch.  Shimmery leaves in the top left hand corner and the same in the bottom right hand corner.  Very cleaver!  Love it grinning

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