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Registered: February 2009
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A quickly taken shot of English bluebells for Diane. Cropped from a frame taken about 10 inches away with a 14mm lens at f8 to ensure depth of field at close distance without me having to lie down. That lens - my favourite - is making me lazy.
The English bluebell is usually and best seen in a Spring woodland setting where the light leaf cover allows dappled sun through to a sea of glorious bluebells. They are notouriously difficult to capture since their colour often upsets the white balance of both film and sensor adding a magenta tint. English bluebells are now protected in the wild. Also, since there is a danger of their crossing with imported Spanish bluebells - a nice plant in it's own right but not quite the same shape or colour. The Spanish species is now rigorously removed from the wild.

· Date: Tue April 28, 2015 · Views: 247 ·
Keywords: Bluebells
Camera Make / Model: Fuji XT1
Lens Make / Focal Length: Fuji 14mm f2:8 XF, 1/100 secs @ f8, ISO 400
State / County / Area Image Taken: Streatham, London
Country Image Taken
United Kingdom
Processing Software Applications Used
LR 6

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Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,707
Tue April 28, 2015 12:49pm

A true sense of Spring is captured with your image of the English bluebells. The bluebells stands out strongly set against both the greenery and the muted hue of the ground.


Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,497
Tue April 28, 2015 4:49pm

They are so beautiful - have a magical quality to them. That blue is electrifying - sort of a periwinkle shade I think. Your back yard must be like walking into a fairy tale with the lovely Maid Marion! Thanks so much for posting this wonderful English Bluebell plant.

Registered: January 2009
Posts: 175
Tue April 28, 2015 8:14pm

The humble Bluebell, you are so right Vic about shooting massed Bluebells, I have tried many times over the years as there are some woods near me full of them, and when you shoot them they just blur into a blue (magenta) haze. lovely shot, tack sharp mate

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,829
Fri May 8, 2015 12:07am

Indeed an attractive blue Vic. We had a couple of plants in an area of our grass where the volunteers have to use a whipper snipper, I did try pegging them off and dug one out and moved it to a garden bed, I am still waiting to see if it survived.

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