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Determined to take some shots this weekend, Paul and I originally decided to do some more interiors and then changed our minds (well it IS allowed!)

So we wandered off to Fairy Glen at Parbold to find some waterfalls and bluebells.

The light was rubbish (and still is!). Flat grey for most of the time, but the sun did try to struggle through occasionally.

So, here's my take on the classic "English" bluebell (as opposed to the Spanish hybrids I've got in the garden)

We did have a super lunch at the Stocks Tavern in Parbold, so I guess every cloud 'n' all that!

1/15sec @f8 ISO100

See what you think, thanks for looking, hope you had a good Bank Holiday - - back to the grind tomorrow Smile

Cheers All!
Fran x

EDIT - - I appreciate that there are blown highlights on this, but I like the composition Smile

Camera:Canon E0S 400D
Lens:17-85mm @85mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Ding Dong
Username:MrsS MrsS
Uploaded:5 May 2008 - 7:34 PM
Tags:Bluebell, Close-up / macro, English, Fairy glen, Flower, Flowers & plants, Parbold, Wildlife / nature
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Naturesview
5 May 2008 - 7:44 PM

Great macro

Paul

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oldgreyheron
oldgreyheron e2 Member 7124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2008 - 7:48 PM

Lovely to see the English version in detail and so well captured Fran. My garden has lots of Spanish too!

Mike

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kaybee
kaybee  103884 forum posts Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2008 - 7:56 PM

Overcast days are the best for shooting bluebells - you get the best colour rendition.
Sunny days have too much UV light and change the colour

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Chant57
Chant57 e2 Member 8374 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2008 - 7:57 PM

Beautifully delicate and detailed with excellent dof Fran
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MrsS
MrsS  84527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2008 - 9:08 PM

Thanks Paul, Mike, Roy and Chant Smile

Tried to keep the colours as true as I remembered them, Roy Smile

Cheers All
Fran x

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ringyneck
ringyneck  7308 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2008 - 9:33 PM

As Roy said about the sun.....I found that the evening light was better,more softer and gentle to get some smooth highlights.

Keith

p.s. don't know if the ones I have in the garden are English or not.All the back garden are true blue but in the front I have blue,white and violet.Might take a shot of all 3 together.
You have me wondering now...think I will see if they are different species.

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dianah
dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2008 - 9:38 PM

So we have both been kneeling in the wet with our noses to the ground Fran. I have been taking bluebells as well today ! This is really lovely..fabulous colour !
Is it me or is this site incredibly slow this evening..I am moving around at a snail's pace !
Dil

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Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2008 - 9:55 PM

Classic, absolute cracker Fran, ding dong indeed, this will take some beating as the bluebell pic of the year I'll tell you.

All the very best
Dougie

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2008 - 10:01 PM

Tremendous composition to suit these lovely shapes and sound as a bell.

Last Modified By danbrann at 5 May 2008 - 10:02 PM

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MrsS
MrsS  84527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2008 - 10:07 PM

Thanks Keith, Di, Dougie and Danny Smile

Really bad for me too, can you raise a report, Di, no-one seems to believe me Wink

Cheers All

Fran x

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GaryBooth
GaryBooth  734 forum posts England
5 May 2008 - 11:23 PM

Well shot Fran. Lighting good with great DOF

Gary

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bunbeam
bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
5 May 2008 - 11:26 PM

lovely close up
bunSmile

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MrsS  84527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2008 - 11:30 PM

Thanks Gary and Bun Smile

Fran x

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DolphinLady
6 May 2008 - 12:31 AM

Wonderful to see the curly, crinkly British Bluebell Fran, & so well taken & presented.
Sorry if I've missed some of your pics, having problems with the site being terribly slow.
Hilary

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newy17
newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
6 May 2008 - 4:16 AM

Well at least you managed to get the camera out lol,Nicely composed and captured Fran,,
ian

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peugeot406
6 May 2008 - 8:33 AM

Wonderful image
Brian

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javam e2 Member 101083 forum postsjavam vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2008 - 5:46 PM

I like the comp Fran and a fine example of the true Bluebell Wink. I would have been inclined to use a sightly shallower DOF to blur the BG detail out a bit more, although I perhaps tend to end up going too far that way.

Neil

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MrsS
MrsS  84527 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2008 - 6:17 PM

Thanks Hilary, Ian, Brian and Neil Smile

Will try that next time, Neil Wink

Fran x

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Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2008 - 6:18 PM

Excellent BLUE..bell image Fran.
I used to play Darts for the Stocks Tavern..we won the league there going back in time.Great fun it was to and good memories.
Tom.

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