Native bluebell, Hyacinthoides
- cicindela (9226)
- [2008-05-05 2:19]
Another - rather unusual as for you ;> but very beautiful picture. And another very nice one! I like natural, vivid colours and fantastic light!
Frame is also very good as for me :)
Best regards from Lodz!
- jesst (2441)
- [2008-05-05 2:20]
Beautiful flowers - what is better...
- Heaven (7912)
- [2008-05-05 2:24]
They are very common... and very beautiful! We here also have a lot of different kinds of Bluebells, even at quite high altitude. I'm always pleased to look at the coloured spots they create in our nature. You have put them very well on stage and it's a pleasure to see that you also try different things. That makes photography interesting!
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2008-05-05 3:27]
Thank you for liking the post. A lovely capture of these beautiful blue bell flowers. Excellent composition and sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- goldyrs (11497)
- [2008-05-05 5:07]
A lovely shot of these bluebells, Paul.
Vey well done.
- Juyona (16891)
- [2008-05-05 5:19]
color, iluminación y ambiente...
hermoso trabajo Paul,
- gerbilratz (3176)
- [2008-05-05 5:49]
Hi Paul, very very nicely done. Great composition, POV is excellent, colours are spot on...fine work indeed.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-05-05 7:16]
Soon I shall be running out of space in my Blue Things theme...but I shall add a part tw3o...Wonderful way in which the stem crosses over horizontal, leaving the flora to drop down so natural..composition is the key word in this one Paul! That and BLUE!
Hmmm...i see they are out already :) Do you think they'll still be in two weeks? :)
This is a lovely macro on these gorgeous flowers. You managed a very nice low POV here and a superb DOF to keep a terrific focus on them still have a charming bokeh in the BG. Wonderful well saturated colors and super sharp details make this such a nice shot!
I'm wondering a bit though why exactly didn't you take any landscapes. Usually cloudy skies are great for shot inside a forest especially because they tone down the harsh shadows and increase the overall saturation naturally.
Anyway, a very beautiful post, my friend!
Bravo and TFS
- Mana (18598)
- [2008-05-05 8:36]
Beautiful flowers and they hang like decorative bells from there. Lovely colours and details and the image is tack-sharp. Superb lighting and exposure levels and a precise DOF isolates it from the BG so well. Would stamping out the flower at the left hand corner improve the visual quality of the image? Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.
- matatur (5312)
- [2008-05-05 8:38]
Your close-up technique is as fine as your wide angle landscape shots Paul, this is an expertly capture, the long axis of the flower group quite parpendicular to your camera's optical axis, ensuring all around sharp focus, one of the key points in succesful macro takes. The colour contrast of the composition is also very nice to behold my friend.
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-05-05 9:05]
Hi Paul. Yes its that time again . You have captured a fine close up with the sigma. good detail and colours. a natural picture not all photoshop just as it was. well done TFS.
- fragman (43778)
- [2008-05-05 10:55]
nice close up, TFS Ori
- pvb (1981)
- [2008-05-05 11:28]
This nice flower also grows in the forest next to my home.
I think it is always a great sight.
The colours turned out very real and very nice against the green bg. Very good sharpness and focus
- uleko (10940)
- [2008-05-05 12:50]
I remember the ground in the woodlands in Dorset being completely blue! It's a lovely flower that we don't have here! Excellent sharp close-up of this one showing the beautiful curled-up petals against a fine smooth background.
Fond memories and thanks, Ulla
- joey (24909)
- [2008-05-05 13:31]
I think Bluebell covered forests are one of the most beautiful sights in England!
I should get down to my local wood where these flowers thrive and have a go at some landscapes... need to find the time though!
Gorgeous saturated colours that have a great vibrence and "punch" to them.
Very sharp with excellent details.
Brilliant DOF and BG.
I love the contrast.
Superbly well done!
- gracious (13068)
- [2008-05-05 15:09]
Delighted to see your posting of beautiful Bluebell and it's a nice one!
the colour is absolutely beautiful also the good lighting!
very pleasant image apart from your usual landscape!
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-05-05 22:56]
A great close-up shot - good composition and POV with good colour and superb detail. Well observed and captured.
Just back from Ireland - sorry missed some postings.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2008-05-06 0:27]
I like your art shot of the fine flowers so much. Pictured subject as well as the composition of the shot and POV are superb. DOF and sharpness of the flowers are great and smooth BG is very impressive too. I love this lens a lot in skill hands as yours. Bravo.
- erve (620)
- [2008-05-06 0:47]
hello Paul. Really nice contrasting colours. The bluebells really stand out. Excellent sharpness also.
- iris (3088)
- [2008-05-06 21:50]
Beautiful shot of the clump of bluebells.The colours are lovely and crisp and the BG lends a great feature to this wonderful shot.
TFS & Cheers
- SueThomson (603)
- [2008-05-07 0:23]
Exquisite colours and lovely light. Thanks for sharing these lovely flowers.
- Maite (5199)
- [2008-05-07 1:24]
WOW!! What a marvellous close-up of these lovely bluebells!! How beautiful and perfect in all aspects! I love the texture and the excellent composition with the contrast between the mauve and the smooth green in the bg. Good that you escaped unharmed to show us this beauty.
Thank you very much!
- anel (40574)
- [2008-05-07 5:36]
Excellent macro and very charming picture of these Bluebells. You found the perfect background to show us the beauty of this flower. Not easy, because they are gathering so much. Interesting to see, that you diversify your subjects.
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2008-05-07 12:00]
Time is limited at the moment but I could not pass without leaving a few words of appreciation for your posting. This is lovely and my cup of tea. I see it is called blue bell, and it is added to a theme called "blue things". Maybe I am colour blind but I see a beautiful lavender coloured bell shaped flowers on my screen when I look at your posting. Because purple is my favourite colour I added this special image to my personal theme "My purple obsession. This is a lovely close-up, with fine detail. Unopened blossoms are always an eye-catcher for me and here on your photo it is no exception. To me it always adds that special and finishing touch to an image. Thanks for sharing.
- SelenE (13972)
- [2008-05-08 8:17]
Colors, contrast, lighting, background, composition, POV, focus and sharpness are very good. TFS
All the best,
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-05-08 9:31]
Couldn't resist this one Paul!
Great close-up of Blue Bells with fine sharpness and well composed against the green bokeh. I might have cloned away the half flower on the left, but that's neither here nor there.
TFS this beauty,
- arfer (0)
- [2008-05-08 19:38]
A beautiful capture and composition of these bluebells.
I love how they arc across the frame.
Excellent sharpness and detail.
The lighting and colours are excellent.
bluebells and Springtime in England go hand in hand.