Over the last week or so, we’ve had some lovely early spring sunshine. It still gets cold overnight but in the day, when the sun’s shining, it feels like winter is in the past. I take almost all of my photos outdoors, so good light is really important. The right light can make the image…… Continue reading Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #138 – Natural Light
I went for a brief walk today. It was hot and sunny, too hot for me really, but I wanted to visit the village pond and see if there were any dragonflies. I didn’t stay long, but got a few shots. I have been having a bit of trouble with my auto-focus, and was a…… Continue reading Sun Sparkles
Celandines are growing now and starting to speckle the hedgerows with little splashes of sunshine. Spring is coming! 🙂 Sunshine in a flower
Spring is really making its mark now, and yesterday was all that is wonderful about spring. Warmth, sunshine, and new life… Wherever you look there are spring flowers bursting forth. Dandelions, often dismissed as weeds, provide a source of nectar for Bees and Butterflies (and many other insects) and bring a splash of lovely bright…… Continue reading A Proliferation of Blooms
During my last couple of walks round the village, the sun was shining after rain so there were a few things catching my eye with the shine of sun on water droplets. And the few remaining insects were catching the light in their eyes and their wings. Inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Shine
The Welsh Poppies are blooming in all the random little corners where they like to hang out. There’s one under the hedge which is a little inconvenient as it’s so shady. This one was out in the sunshine though, letting its colour really pop!
I love Dandelions, especially at this time of year! When there are not a lot of flowers about the Dandelions pop up all over the place providing a great source of food for insects. They brighten up the place too. Not to mention the enduring attraction of photographing Dandelion clocks. Yesterday I kept nipping out…… Continue reading Dandelion Life
Even though there is a lot of grey around at this time of year there are still the occasional splashes of vibrant colour even before the spring arrives. A few weeks back I spotted this moss glowing in the (rare) sunshine. I love the bokeh 🙂 Inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant.
The Weekly Photo Challenge is ‘Weight(less)’ this week. Some things in nature are so delicate and small they seem weightless. Of course they must have some kind of mass but when you see an insect climbing over delicate grasses without much bending, it can’t weigh much. This Harebell is a delicate flower, light enough to…… Continue reading Light and Gentle
The weather turned brighter today and I had another lovely walk, apart a gentle sprinkling that had me putting my camera under my coat briefly. However since there are not a huge amount of insects or flowers at this time of year, I turned to the woodland to find the small things that lurk in…… Continue reading Woodland Secrets