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Bluebells

My Flora and Fauna Friday post this week is the Common Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) a bulbous perennial plant.

Found in Atlantic areas from north western Spain to the British Isles. The plant is associated with ancient woodland and is regarded as a sign of spring. This display of Bluebells was photographed on a woodland section of Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Bluebells
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Soft

This week Ann-Christine gives us the prompt Soft for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

My first thought was of some of the photos I had taken last year when I was experimenting with photographing flowers and plants with various unusual lenses. Mostly fast portrait lenses but also some CCTV lenses adapted to a mirrorless camera.

2020: Greens and Browns
Fern amongst autumn leaves with a CCTV lens.
Family portrait of some Coneflowers
A group of Coneflowers photographed with a fast portrait lens.
Six Word Saturday: First Light on Grass Seed Heads
First light on some grass seed heads with a fast portrait lens.
Weekly Prompts: Greenery
Fern frond detail with a fast portrait lens.
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Snowdrop growing sequence, photo 4

This week my Flora and Fauna Friday post is the final week of my sequence of photos showing the growth of a clump of Snowdrops.

As it’s the final week I will show the whole sequence in this post.

Flora and Fauna Friday: 8th January 2021
Photo 1.
Flora and Fauna Friday: Snowdrops
Photo 2.
Flora and Fauna Friday: 22nd January 2021
Photo 3.
Flora and Fauna Friday: Snowdrops
Photo 4.
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Snowdrop growing sequence, photo 3

My Flora and Fauna Friday post this week is number three in a sequence of photos taken weekly showing the development of a group of Snowdrops.

Photo 1 is here.

Photo 2 is here.

In this photo the group is showing more of the white flowers that give the plant its name and there are more emerging from the soil.

Flora and Fauna Friday: 22nd January 2021
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Snowdrop growing sequence, photo 2

Week 2 of my documentation of a clump of Snowdrops growing in a garden in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

A week after the first photo was taken and the Snowdrops are starting to show the beginnings of the white flowers that give the plant its name.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Snowdrops
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2020: Natural Detail

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Challenge Review 2020.

I decided to go with the theme of details of the natural world. A small selection of photos from 2020.

Silent Sunday: 3rd May 2020

The green moss and orange lichen on a limestone boulder caught my eye on a walk in the spring.

CBWC: Hosta Leaves Detail

Early summer saw me experimenting with the monochrome options on a mirrorless camera. Variegated Hosta leaves in monochrome.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Negative Space

Summer also saw me experimenting with photographing flowers and plants with various unusual lenses. A Coneflower photographed with a fast portrait lens wide open.

A sign of autumn.

Late summer saw the leaves starting to change colour. This solitary orange Maple leaf caught my eye when I was walking past it.

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Snowdrop growing sequence, photo 1

Something a little different for my Flora and Fauna Friday post over the next four weeks.

Each Friday I will be posting the next photo in a sequence showing the growth of a clumps of Snowdrops in a garden in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

Originally photographed over a 4 week period in the mid 1980s for one of the natural history photo agencies I was contracted to.

In the first photo a few of the Snowdrops are just emerging from the soil.

Flora and Fauna Friday: 8th January 2021