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Every spring the woodland floor is decorated with spectacular carpets of blooming wild flowers. In England we all love bluebells, or Hyacinthoides non-scripta. There is something truly magical about bluebell woods – it’s the subtle sweet scent, it’s the rich blue colour, and the very beauty of the forest shrouded in an early morning haze. It is wonderful to escape into the nature from a busy bustling world, whether walking a dog or just simply admiring the beautiful scenery, – and this time of year the experience is truly unforgettable. The morning is the most special time to wander round the forest trekking the narrow footpaths. The sun is still very low and shining through the trees illuminating the mist. It feels like living in a dream!
The photographs were taken in the West Woods, near Marlborough (England). It is one of the best places to see the bluebells in the South England. These woods are mostly free shrubs, fallen branches and clutter in general. The sheer simplicity, clear views and fresh atmosphere are all essential for a really striking woodland image. The Sun brings the images into life. Shooting into the light may be challenging but in the end is very rewarding. The images were captured on the brilliant Canon 5D mark III and Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM lens. A stable and sturdy Manfrotto 190XPROB tripod with 410 Junior geared head provided a stable support enabling the capture of all the finest details and the full dynamic range of the scene at ISO100.