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First Fritillary

By phil_j  
The first of the annual explosion of Snakes-head Fritillary at North Meadow, Cricklade have started to break ground.
Still a couple of weeks away from being all out and in the glory, but a few early starters are begining to flower.
In this stage it is easy to see how they gained the name Snakes-head.
This was taken today, but I plan to return when more are out and in later development.
I resisted the temptaion to clone out the yellow flower in the foreground, in the end I thought it worked in well with the overall shot.

Many thanks for viewing yesterday's Toad close up, and a very big thank you to Stace for his UA, very much appreciated.

Phil

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: ickle_janie, alfie99, ColouredImages and 69 more

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27 Mar 2011 8:34PM
beautiful

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alfie99 8 1 Wales
27 Mar 2011 8:35PM
delightfull image...aled
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
27 Mar 2011 8:51PM
Beautiful image Phil.

Ken
27 Mar 2011 8:57PM
Very nice, great DOF control.
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2011 9:09PM
I really like the composition, I think the odd blade of grass and flower add to the natural fell of the composition. If it is too clean I think the photo becomes sterile

Johnjo
bfgstew 10 668 105 England
27 Mar 2011 10:08PM
Gets a thumbs up from me Phil, look forward to seeing them in full bloom.
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
27 Mar 2011 10:28PM
Went here last year, got some excellent images best display for years the warden said. Looks as if a good start Phil. Ron.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
27 Mar 2011 10:36PM
Looking forward to seeing these again Phil.
Ron
Anjantoo 8 7 1 England
27 Mar 2011 10:59PM
Stunning, pleased to give you the 30th vote.
Jann
xxx
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
28 Mar 2011 12:59AM
Perfect exposure, light, composition, and everything else, Congrats for the award!
JEnnnnn
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
28 Mar 2011 5:59AM

Quote:Perfect exposure, light, composition, and everything else, Congrats for the award!
JEnnnnn



My thoughts too,, Phil. Carol
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2011 7:58AM
gosh are these in bloom already, simple but effective shot
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
28 Mar 2011 8:35AM
ahhh..... it is that time of the year again....Smile
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2011 8:50PM
Great image Phil
Steve
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
28 Mar 2011 10:27PM
SUPERB: many congrats. on the HC.
Ronnie.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
30 Mar 2011 8:08PM
A first class image Phil, congratulations on the HC award. I visited North Meadow last year and the display was really spectacular

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