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Bluebell Photography - Bluebells (if they're not already) will soon be appearing so here are a few Bluebell photography tips.
A zoom lens, the Tamron 18-270mm PZD to be precise, is what site member David Pritchard used to capture the shot above of Spanish Bluebells in his garden as part of his 365-day photo challenge. This particular image was taken with a 20mm extension tube attached to the 18-270 PZD.
You'll also need a tripod and a waterproof sheet or a gardener's kneeling pad to keep you off the damp ground.
- Use your wide-angle lens with a small aperture to capture a landscape that has a carpet of blue and purple shades.
- Isolate an individual flower, focusing on the details and patterns on the head.
- Use a wide aperture to blur everything apart from a band of particularly interesting, prime specimens.
- Wait for an insect to land on a bloom to give added interest.