Blue Monday

After a very wet morning on the Bank Holiday Monday 7th May, the weather brightened up, with even the sun making some fleeting appearances.  I decided to visit Garston Wood to see how the poor weather had been affecting the spring flowers.  The cold weather had damaged some of the flowers, but there was still a nice showing, with the bluebells carpeting the ground with the Arium now showing too.  In addition some Early Purple and Fragrant Orchids are now starting to show.

Here’s a bluebell that I found in a pleasing position with some stitchworts out of focus behind them.

Bluebells in the wood.Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/3.2, 1/200 sec, ISO100)
Bluebells in the wood.

Bluebells in the wood.  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 100 F3.2 1/200.  Tripod in Natural Light.

Shortly after taking this shot I spotted a Small Blue Butterfly on a nearby Bluebell.  Both the following shots were taken with the aid of a tripod to counter the movement of the subject in the wind.

Small Blue on Bluebell.Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/7.1, 1/200 sec, ISO400)
Small Blue on Bluebell.

Small Blue on Bluebell.  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F7.1 1/200.  Tripod in Natural Light.

Small Blue on BluebellCanon EOS 50D (100mm, f/4.5, 1/60 sec, ISO400)
Small Blue on Bluebell

Small Blue on Bluebell.  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F4.5 1/60.  Tripod in Natural Light.

The final image from the trip is a unusually light pink Early Purple Orchid.  Again taken on a tripod in natural light.

Early Purple Orchid.Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/3.2, 1/100 sec, ISO100)
Early Purple Orchid.

Early Purple Orchid.  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 100 F3.2 1/100.  Tripod in Natural Light.

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Chris

I've been taking macro photography from 2004. I use both Canon film and digital cameras.

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