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Spring Garden Photography

Spring Garden Photography

March and April are some of the best months for flower photography- magnolias are unfolding into bloom whilst tulips create a wash of rainbow colours. I visited Great Dixter House in East Sussex earlier this month to get my photography fix. It’s a fantastic garden to see snakes head fritillary growing naturally- these little drooped flowers have petals which resemble the pattern of snakeskin. We were also approached by a feisty little robin who with a mouthful of worms was keen to see us off his territory- not before I managed to get a quick shot of him framed by green foliage. This time of year is all about getting out into the garden, and making the most of the Spring blossom- it doesn’t last long!

Magnolia unfurling  Nikon D5100- 105mm macro lens - F3.5-1/500 sec- ISO 100

Magnolia unfurling

Nikon D5100- 105mm macro lens - F3.5-1/500 sec- ISO 100

Snakes Head Fritillary  Nikon D5100- 105mm macro lens - F3.5-1/500 sec- ISO 200

Snakes Head Fritillary

Nikon D5100- 105mm macro lens - F3.5-1/500 sec- ISO 200

Snakes Head Fritillary  Nikon D5100- 105mm macro lens - F3.5-1/400 sec- ISO 100

Snakes Head Fritillary

Nikon D5100- 105mm macro lens - F3.5-1/400 sec- ISO 100

A feisty Robin  Nikon D5100- 105mm macro lens - F3-1/320 sec- ISO 200

A feisty Robin

Nikon D5100- 105mm macro lens - F3-1/320 sec- ISO 200

Grape Hyacinth  Nikon D5100- 105mm macro lens - F4-1600 sec- ISO 800

Grape Hyacinth

Nikon D5100- 105mm macro lens - F4-1600 sec- ISO 800

Amongst the tulips at Great Dixter  Nikon D5100- 18-200mm lens - F4.5-1/160 sec- ISO 200

Amongst the tulips at Great Dixter

Nikon D5100- 18-200mm lens - F4.5-1/160 sec- ISO 200

A Week in Islay: Scotland: the Highlights

A Week in Islay: Scotland: the Highlights

Photographing Snowdrops with a Macro Lens

Photographing Snowdrops with a Macro Lens