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In Bluebell Wood

By sherlob    
I've taken to carrying the camera and a single lens with me whenever I walk the dog for our daily exercise; albeit I most often set out with a specific image or target in mind. Here the plan was always going to be Bluebells - a subject I've never been happy with on previous tries. In this case I am relatively happy albeit I am unsure about the decision to include the leaf that is prominent in the bottom right of the frame. My aim was to try and capture, for me at least, the essence of bluebells. The long leafs are part of this and therefore I chose to include it in the composition albeit I now can't decide if it distracts rather than adds...

Tags: Wildflowers Macro Woods Flowers and plants Shallow depth of field Bluebell Bluebell woods

Voters: bobpaige1, woolybill1, Legend147 and 50 more

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viscostatic 14 49 9 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2020 10:44AM
Wonderful control of light.

Yogendra 17 22 1 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2020 10:51AM
Wonderful colour & details...
16 Apr 2020 11:02AM
Beautiful image
ColleenA Plus
8 471 7 Australia
16 Apr 2020 11:15AM
I love it...stunning shot, one I wish was mine.
sherlob Plus
14 3.2k 130 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2020 11:33AM
High praise Colleen thank you
manicam 16 44 1 Canada
16 Apr 2020 2:11PM
Amazing presentation GrinGrinGrinGrin

16 Apr 2020 2:12PM
I would say this is the best shot of a single bluebell I have ever seen. Adam. By the way someone else told me about the whereabouts of the Herons on the River weaver so once this lockdown is over!!!!!!!!! David
saltireblue Plus
10 11.6k 71 Norway
16 Apr 2020 3:07PM
Adam, I'd be tempted to keep that leaf, but perhaps tone it down and blur it slightly more so that it is not quite so prominent, but don't get rid of it completely, it acts as a support for the flower.
chase Plus
15 2.1k 539 England
16 Apr 2020 4:33PM
I would agree with Malc with ref to the leaf Adam.
Nice dof to isolate the flower, that light has just dropped in the right place behind the flower. Super detail on the Bells.
richmowil Plus
12 437 2 England
16 Apr 2020 8:28PM
Sharp exactly where it needs to be. Very nice indeed.
17 Apr 2020 2:23AM
Agree with Malc as well ...having the stem fade into the background would be nice. Essence of blubell wonderfully delivered !
Best regards Walt

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