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    Default Re: Springtime

    Oldstoat, do you happen to know the name of the purple flowers on the photo, please?

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    It is the common bluebell Hyacinthoides non-scripta, widespread in England in the spring. It can interbreed with the Spanish bluebell H. hispanica, which is paler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldstoat View Post
    It is the common bluebell Hyacinthoides non-scripta, widespread in England in the spring. It can interbreed with the Spanish bluebell H. hispanica, which is paler.
    Thank you so much for the detailed response - noted in my flower's notebook.

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    I have a few I took for my sketches:

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    (They aren't that fancy, but I liked the light).

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    A Tiarella ( cultivar unknown)
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    Default Re: Springtime

    Ok, I have to ask: was that an extremely shadowed background, or was it dark and you lit up the flower? I can't work out how you took that one! It looks great.

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    Ah, these are secrets of an ancient craft which are not meant for mortal man to know...
    But, as it's you, the answer is spot metering. For subjects like this, even in quite bright light, the white highlights burn out and lose detail (as they're so reflective) if you rely on average metering. I actually took the exposure reading from a single flower which looked very bright. The real experts use an incident light meter, but for me that's getting a bit fussy.
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    Beech trees on the North Downs Way in Surrey. They remind me of a natural cathedral.
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    More bluebells. Such a shame that we can't capture the scent of a bluebell wood.Beechwoods1r18.JPG
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