Sunday, 15 January 2012

Snowdrops

HOORAY!  I have finally splashed out on a 100mm macro lens...I cashed in all my small change (£170!) and with other cash lying under the mattress, marched off to Jessops...and oh yes she's a beauty.

So today we took a walk in the ByBrook valley, NE of Bath, and headed for a snowdrop hotspot.  We were a bit early in the season for the full flourish, but these delicate white harbingers of spring still looked a picture.

Unusually, this is a large colony of this species growing in a semi-natural woodland on a very steep slope.  Someone, a long time ago, must have planted a few and today there are hundreds.

Anyway, I donned my waterproof trousers (steady ladies) and got down and dirty for these pictures.  I now appreciate the importance of a tripod.





They feel quite alpine-like when you look at the close-up - beautiful.

3 comments:

  1. Looks like a good locality and an excellent lens - though I know from experience that you do spend a lot of time crawling around to get shots like these. I've just caught up with your last post too - brilliant. Hope I get something half as good when I go out tomorrow!

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    1. How was your day out - any success?

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  2. Very kind. Thanks. Have a great day out yourself. Peter

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