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A Touch of Wintry Colour

By KingArthur
A New Year's Eve countryside walk/photoshoot with my youngest son Benjy (himself a newly fledged budding photographer) turned out to be quite enjoyable. The mild wintry weather regaled us with a some spectacular views as we made our way along the periphery of the quaint village of Gharghur. All along, I was over the moon admiring Benjy using some photo gear I passed on to him.

At one point we turned our attention to doing some close up photography, particularly shrubs and flowers along the wayside. This Wild Snapdragon (locally termed as "Papocca") caught my eye as it swayed gently in the low evening light - quite a refreshing touch of wintry colour I said to myself as I zoomed in and composed in the viewfinder. When doing close up work out in the open, I'm occasionally quite amazed at the extent of detail a photographic lens can manage to extract from the subject you are beaming on - and this is one such instance. Viewing large, you can actually admire the fine hairs on the petals and stalk as well as over the young buds further aloft - the detail is simply captivating to me at least. Hope you find the image to your liking.

Happy New Year (hopefully a much better one),

Joe Smile

Tags: Countryside Close up photography Wild flowers Close up flower Colours of nature Wildlife and nature Detail texture Wild snap dragon Nikon D7500 KingArthur Tamron 18-400mm

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Chinga Plus
12 123 3 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2021 6:59PM
Beautiful image, stunning colours of this delicate flower...
Isabel GrinGrin
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
8 Jan 2021 1:54AM
Very fine details here---especially for zoom lens-- I was expecting to see a dedicated macro lens ---impressive!
Lovely detailed image Joe, well spotted.
Belated Happy New year, trust you are keeping well and safe on that beautiful Island.

Nikonuser1 Plus
10 175 16 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2021 11:35AM
A great floral imageSmileSmileSmile

brian17302 Plus
11 2 13 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2021 12:11PM
Great vibrant image Joe
pentaxpatty 10 30 2 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2021 4:46PM
Happy New Year Joe,

A lovely wild flower photograph with gorgeous colour

Hope that you are well

dales Plus
7 13 Australia
9 Jan 2021 3:14AM
Excellent capture of this beautiful floral display , very best wishes for a wonderful New Year to you also
kojack 11 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2021 10:53AM
A nicely captured close-up floral
image Joe.
Jeff. Smile

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