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Bluebells at their best?

Two and a half weeks ago I posted a pic of a fairly local bluebell wood, too early to really capture the magic of the carpet of blue. In the meantime we were away for a few days and I we did wonder if we had missed out this year but we joined the throngs today and were rewarded with a lovely floor of blue and the trees are more in leaf now which gives a good contrast. I particularly wanted to get a pic in sunlight but that, of course, in itself, does cause some problem with intermittently changing light patterns. The blooms are already losing a little of their colour intensity and I think in another week the show will be over and the crowds will abate! It has been more of a challenge this year to get a people-free shot.



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Re: Bluebells at their best?

That's beautiful Anne.

A lovely composition and beautiful well captured light.

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Bluebells at their best?

lovely light and really blue bluebells, great stuff
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Re: Bluebells at their best?

If they are not at their best they must be pretty close. Magic!
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Re: Bluebells at their best?

Oh just to wander along that path and immerse my soul in a sea of Bluebelles!

Now you have me waxing poetic, Anne!

I love the way your processing transforms the scene into a fairyland of vibrant colour.
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Re: Bluebells at their best?

You have done so well Ann1e, with what must have been a difficult shoot - with people and light and shade to contend with.
Very much worth your efforts and I love this scene. Your woodland and bluebells are so different to our wild flowers which tend to be out on dusty plains with blazing sun!
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Re: Bluebells at their best?

Lovely, great light
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Ashridge Estate?

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Yes, Jim, Ashridge - off the road linking Ringshall with Ivinghoe Beacon - Dockey Wood.

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Re: Bluebells at their best?

Good low angle which shows off the incredible density of the planting and lovely colour.
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Re: Bluebells at their best?

Thanks all for looking in and commenting. I guess it was a question of patience on the day - with the greater density of leaves this time, it was essential to have some sunlight but in some parts of the wood, it was just too much! Just a few more days and it will all be over for another year.

I can see how you enjoy our countryside scenes, Lyn, although there are parts of suburban Australia which do resemble our own and your dusty plains and blazing sun give us the chance to see your amazing vibrant flora in their natural setting, something we can only see in botanic gardens.

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Re: Bluebells at their best?

When we visit a bluebell wood, my partner often says "Can you smell it?"

I usually reply by making a show of examining the soles of my shoes and saying "It isn't me!".

She reckons there's no poetry in my soul!

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When we visit a bluebell wood, my partner often says "Can you smell it?"

I usually reply by making a show of examining the soles of my shoes and saying "It isn't me!".

She reckons there's no poetry in my soul!

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I guess we'll have to leave the poetry to Mark (Pandora)!

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Re: Bluebells at their best?

Such a glorious display of those beautiful flowers!! I also enjoy the patter following the posting of the photo.....
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Such a glorious display of those beautiful flowers!! I also enjoy the patter following the posting of the photo.....
Thanks, Bill - glad you liked the display of our beautiful spring flowers. It's wonderful how modern technology can let us share these images 'Across the Pond' and 'Down Under' and to so many other places in the world.

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