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Old 17th April 2008
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Let's see your bluebells!

Our resident Malaysians have been making us jealous with their images of exotic flowers, birds and insects.

In the coming weeks we'll have stunning displays of bluebells in our woods. Let's see some images so it's _our_ turn to make the Malaysians jealous!
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Re: Let's see your bluebells!

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Our resident Malaysians have been making us jealous with their images of exotic flowers, birds and insects.

In the coming weeks we'll have stunning displays of bluebells in our woods. Let's see some images so it's _our_ turn to make the Malaysians jealous!
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If I recall, bluebells are difficult to photograph accurately - at least that used to be the case with film. Basically, the colour would change...

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Re: Let's see your bluebells!

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If I recall, bluebells are difficult to photograph accurately - at least that used to be the case with film. Basically, the colour would change...

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If I recall correctly that was because bluebells reflect a lot of IR, but the 510 IR filter seems to have solved this problem
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Re: Let's see your bluebells!

Try this one.. Not sure how to post on this type of site though there is on in trhe "nature Section" in Gallery. 35mm Macro lens for this. http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelsy/2420449943/
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Re: Let's see your bluebells!

By the way, I forgot to add:

NO SPANISH BLUEBELLS! These aliens are not 'proper' bluebells.

(sorry to 'shout')
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Re: Let's see your bluebells!

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By the way, I forgot to add:

NO SPANISH BLUEBELLS! These aliens are not 'proper' bluebells.
Umm, what's the difference? We've got some in our garden, didn't plant them ourselves and I don't know which they are
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Re: Let's see your bluebells!

Spanish bluebells = Hyacynthoides hispaniola are mainly found in gardens. They are larger than the native species and seem coarser. The leaves are also much larger, once you have seen them near a native, Hyacynthoides non-stricta its very easy to see the difference. On the face of it, those in cultivation are more likely to the non native species.
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Re: Let's see your bluebells!

Good description, Yorky.

The Spanish ones have a paler, shorter and more open bell - more like a hyacinth.

One of the problems with the Spanish bluebells are that they hybridise with our native species.

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Re: Let's see your bluebells!

Hope these are the right type of Bluebells.



Only a few just starting to come out,so no carpets yet.
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Re: Let's see your bluebells!

Well Spring has Sprung around here

The Good Lady Enjoying the view ( dog ignoring it as usual!)



Something a little closer


And closer still




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Re: Let's see your bluebells!

I was given some advice on taking images of bluebells.


You will need a tripod and a but of time.

You basically need to take the images as the sun goes down. I was shown some examples of bluebells in direct sunlight and at dusk. The colour change is huge.

This tip was given to me by a nice lady at Bowood ( yep we went again )
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Re: Let's see your bluebells!

Getting the bluebell shot nearer the end of the day seems like good advice.

I found these in Beckenham Park (S London) about 5.30 this weekend...

(Some interesting photo opportunities there - parakeets flying free in the trees, some wonderful overgrown hedges. Watch out for flying golf balls however)



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Re: Let's see your bluebells!

Sorry methinks these could be the 'forbidden' variety, however on the basis that I'm not sure I thought I might include them. Photo taken at the weekend just gone.



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Re: Let's see your bluebells!

I know I could have done better - I was seconds from pressing the button in the sun, which suddenly disappeared, and the heavens opened.

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Re: Let's see your bluebells!

The ones in our garden are coming out now. We think they are the native type, the bells seem to be long and delicate.



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