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After a long flight home from California what better way to unwind than a lovely day out with my daughter Charlotte, hunting for bluebells in the woods.

Using a shallow DoF to emphasise the path disappearing into the distance.

Many thanks for the comments, views and UA's on my ones from Joshua Tree N P and as always thanks for taking a look at this one.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF17-40mm f/4L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:7 May 2013 - 5:00 PM
Title:The Bluebell Walk
Username:GillyB GillyB
Uploaded:14 May 2013 - 11:41 PM
Tags:Bluebells, Flowers & plants, Kent, Path, Woods
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debu  5 India
15 May 2013 - 12:00 AM

Nicely captured.


I like the use of the path as a lead in and the low viewpoint


A lovely path through the bluebells. Such great details in all this too.......Sandy

15 May 2013 - 12:42 AM

Thank you Smile

ChazB  1064 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 1:39 AM

Love this! The depth of field makes this very special and the composition and colours are lovely. Hopefully it won't be too long until we can go out taking photos together again!


Lovely photo...great color and composition. I like the enhancement of V2.



There's even a wee seat for me to rest at as I puff my way up the hillWinkWink.
I think your approach here is excellent, using a wide aperture to allow the more distant parts to gradually move OOF.
Of the two versions, V 1 is the more appealing to my eye, the colours, both blues and greens, to appear more natural.........I don't see any shadows so I'm guessing it was overcast, the better conditions under which to capture bluebells.


Bold, strong elements beautifully composed, Gill. I'd be happy with either version.



Very nice low viewpoint. And I like your dof and the duller colours of V1. Simple but eyecatching and classy.


Thank you everyone, Ronnie you are right it was overcast. We were caught out in a couple of heavy showers which somehow always seems to intensify the greens and blues.


Last Modified By GillyB at 15 May 2013 - 9:13 AM

Bluebell time of year, but the weather is awful Sad Gill. Good POV and is this an NT property ?

Briwooly  10452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2013 - 9:30 AM

Great blue bell shot and like the use of the path makes you want to walk down it Grin



Thank you!

Yes, it is Ron, Emmetts Garden ... not sure exactly where but it is quite close to Chartwell


Both are fabulous, great shots with wonderfully complimentary colours... lovely


Great capture and lovely colours.


So pretty, what a lovely path to walk along...great capture with a perfect composition


Yes, V2 is an improvement.
This looks like a perfectly lovely way to spend an afternoon.


Thank you!


mrswoolybill Critique Team 9825 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1311 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2013 - 11:35 AM

The balance of the tree trunk and the bench is wonderful, the bluebells are the icing on the cake. I quite like the added brightness in V2, but I think I'd tone down the greens a bit, they compete with the flowers.
I desperately need a shot like this for our town's calendar and the weather is grim. I covet this one!

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