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Bluebell Photography Tips

Bluebell Photography Tips - Bluebells (if they're not already) will soon be appearing so here are a few Bluebell photography tips.

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Flowers and Plants

Spring has sprung and soon Bluebells will be decorating our woodlands and gardens. As you can shoot wide landscapes showing blankets of bluebells as well as macro images of a single flower, a zoom lens would be handy as this will allow you to have various focal lengths at your finger-tips without the weight of several lenses.


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.

Shooting Suggestions: 

  • 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.
More Bluebell photography tips can be found on ePHOTOzine. To see more of David's work, take a look at his blog

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