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West Woods

By sneazy  
I travelled straight from work to West Woods in Wiltshire yesterday, saving myself and extra hours drive. It was hailing/heavy rain on the way..... I got there and the normally carpeted areas of bluebells looked over grown with low lying plants Sad

I wandered further into the woods and found some wonderful areas of bluebells, what I have seen every other year I have visited. I set about taking bluebell photographs when I was startled by the call of a male Pheasant. I spotted it and changed to my 70-200 lens. I managed to get surprisingly close without spooking it. I took a number of shots including some of the Pheasant practising his call.

Oh and I got bitten to near death by midges! Had to put my hood up to stop them biting. The showers eventually subsided giving me some peaceful photography in these beautiful woods.


Tags: Flowers and plants Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

Voters: buxton, Ade_Osman, Tom_Charles and 19 more

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Ade_Osman 17 4.5k 36 England
28 Apr 2012 11:27AM
Well worth all the midge bites, lovely bokeh with this image and the contrast in colour between the bluebells and the pheasant work like a dream.....Top Class...

Tom_Charles 15 279
28 Apr 2012 11:27AM
I love how nature throws up opportunities, if we make the effort, despite inclement weather! I like the atmosphere and contrast of this shot. Certainly a very considerate subject to have appear, for your efforts! Well done! Smile

sneazy 16 74 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2012 12:04PM
Thank you for the comments

User_Removed 18 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2012 1:21PM
Lovely shot, great composition and well worth putting up with the midges.
teocali Plus
12 442 18 England
28 Apr 2012 6:44PM
Superb capture and comp. Outstanding image.
28 Apr 2012 8:38PM
Fantastic shot!
Beautiful detail and colours.
MartPics 14 7 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2012 8:54PM
Dinner! Great shot.

netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
28 Apr 2012 9:50PM
Fantastic colour shot
28 Apr 2012 11:25PM
The pheasant looks great in the bluebells. Jamie

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