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Ding Dong

By MrsS    
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

Tags: Flower Flowers and plants Close-up and macro English Bluebell Fairy glen Parbold Wildlife and nature

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Naturesview 14 38 Scotland
5 May 2008 7:44PM
Great macro


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5 May 2008 7:48PM
Lovely to see the English version in detail and so well captured Fran. My garden has lots of Spanish too!

kaybee 14 5.8k 25 Scotland
5 May 2008 7:56PM
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
Chant57 Plus
12 395 3 United Kingdom
5 May 2008 7:57PM
Beautifully delicate and detailed with excellent dof Fran
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
5 May 2008 9:08PM
Thanks Paul, Mike, Roy and Chant Smile

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

Cheers All
Fran x
ringyneck 11 315 18 United Kingdom
5 May 2008 9:33PM
As Roy said about the sun.....I found that the evening light was better,more softer and gentle to get some smooth highlights.


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.
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
5 May 2008 9:38PM
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 !
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
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
5 May 2008 10:01PM
Tremendous composition to suit these lovely shapes and sound as a bell.
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
5 May 2008 10:07PM
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
GaryBooth 10 34 England
5 May 2008 11:23PM
Well shot Fran. Lighting good with great DOF

bunbeam 12 2 United Kingdom
5 May 2008 11:26PM
lovely close up
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
5 May 2008 11:30PM
Thanks Gary and Bun Smile

Fran x
DolphinLady 12 54 1 Wales
6 May 2008 12:31AM
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.
newy17 12 273 United Kingdom
6 May 2008 4:16AM
Well at least you managed to get the camera out lol,Nicely composed and captured Fran,,
peugeot406 11 7 1 England
6 May 2008 8:33AM
Wonderful image
javam 13 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
6 May 2008 5:46PM
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.

MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
6 May 2008 6:17PM
Thanks Hilary, Ian, Brian and Neil Smile

Will try that next time, Neil Wink

Fran x
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
6 May 2008 6:18PM
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.

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