Mid afternoon sun is shining and Spring has arrived early in Guessgate Wood near Steyning in West Sussex, England, with the bluebells in full bloom and carpeting the woodland floor.
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Noel_Byrne (25222) 2014-04-16 1:24
So ami right to think that just out of shot is a unicorn with a fair flaxen headed maiden on it? This really is a magical scene, something about these bluebells always looks so cool. The only place I know that gets this kind of scene is about a two hour drive and I have yet to get my lazy body there at the right time of year. Wonderful scene and as always the light is spectacular
Royaldevon (30739) 2014-04-16 1:25
You are a couple of weeks ahead of us!
The blue bells are just budding but won't be flowering for a bit, yet!
This is the second, iconic phase of spring: first the daffodils, then the bluebells!
Your low pov works really well and, for me, the patterned stripes of sunlit flowers and shaded flowers is the best part. An amazing depth to this sumptuous carpet!
Have a great day,
amaryllis (35167) 2014-04-16 1:30
Un beau tapis dans cette forêt aux pieds des arbres de ces petites clochettes bleues
L'air perçu est excellent
williewhistler (14697) 2014-04-16 1:32
so far we haven`t got the lovely display that you have here,Spring must be a little earlier in West Sussex!
The dappled sunlight has added a magical effect to a lovely woodland scene,with the bigger tree dominating the BG and the colours nicely believable,never easy with blue bells,it`s a fine shot.
All the best,
Giustiniani (3378) 2014-04-16 2:00
un impressionnant tapis de fleurs d'un bleu superbe éclairé d'une très belle lumière. J'aime beaucoup l'association des bleus et verts et les contrastes de lumière. Une belle image de fraîcheur.
kasianowak (7073) 2014-04-16 2:45
Fantastic carpet of flowers, you can almost smell the delicate scent of bluebells. I'm full of envy as I have not yet had a chance to shoot these lovely flowers this spring yet.
They are out early this year, aren't they? Must be because of the mild winter.
Have a lovely day.
serp2000 (40612) 2014-04-16 3:06
I love this romantic glade, perfect photo, just a technical and aesthetic masterpiece. Only somebody forgot to take off the old garbage, may be next time.
Greetings from LA!
ebingul (1928) 2014-04-16 3:17
Very nice capture of these bluebells with great colours,light and framing.TFS and best regards.
SnapRJW (31613) 2014-04-16 3:24
A superb display of bluebells Brian. I would love to be able to walk through the woods and soak up the atmosphere. The blooms look so beautiful here with the dappled sunlight streaming through the trees.
I am racked with jealousy as this is a sight that, for me, is one of memories and delight in an English spring. Something I have not seen for a long while.
lousat (78353) 2014-04-16 4:32
Hi Brian,not only yellow from the nature during thsi month..ehehe...your purple carpet made by the jacinthoides flowers is truly beautiful,original and different,magnificent opportunity caught in the best way with your usual spectacular quality,i like it!! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
sandpiper (6788) 2014-04-16 5:30
Indeed and very beautiful blue carpet. Great composition and POV
Nicou (124129) 2014-04-16 7:31
quel tapis de fleur bleue dans ce sous-bois un vrai tapis d'orient iamge très fraîche avec le tronc sueprbe couverture de fleurs bleues et ensemble.
Belle soirée et merci
rychem (24534) 2014-04-16 9:02
Spring, spring, spring :))
Really a fantastic blue carpet, attractive and eyecatching photo, very well captured and composed
dkmurphys (50144) 2014-04-16 9:28
What a lovely image! The blue is wonderful, also the sunlight between the trees. Great shot!
annjackman (20091) 2014-04-16 9:40
I am hoping to get into the bluebell woods behind out house this weekend as they should be at their peak. Your image shows a magical carpet of flowers lit to perfection.
Kind Regards, Ann
Romano46 (18466) 2014-04-16 9:48
quale che sia il soggetto riesci sempre a fare centro.
Molto bella questa che hai scattato appena ieri e che propone con tutta evidenza i colori della campagna del Sussex, inseriti in una composizione di grande efficacia anche per la particolare luce brillante che illumina il prato fiorito e si fa strada tra gli alberi.
Ciao e buona giornata
brianmcc (6185) 2014-04-16 12:58
your picture has reminded me that i'd better get to the woods soon to catch the bluebells before they're gone. you have captured them perfectly, in full bloom, and in wonderful light. the colours are stunning. the top half of the image is so different with the vertical tree trunks standing in contrast to the field of flowers.
chrislo (4155) 2014-04-16 13:34
A splendid capture of this vibrant carpet of bluebells in all their glory. You have chosen a nice POV to show these lovely flowers off, and I really like the way you captured the trees in the background. But the thing I enjoy most about this picture is the lovely dappling effect created by the sunshine coming through the branches, and that it is well sharp throughout. Wonderfully photographed.
shreya2000 (1238) 2014-04-16 22:14
Beautiful pic showing the combination of Blue, Green and golden colours. Colours are very nice. I like it.
Thanks for sharing.
jjcordier (76916) 2014-04-16 22:20
Un superbe tapis de fleurs magnifiquement éclairé dans ce beau sous-bois. Très beau!
emka (80790) 2014-04-16 23:35
Hello Brian, Mesut has tulip's time, you have blue bells time that can't be missed. The blue carpets looks magical in this light. marvelous shot.
Have a nice day
dip (23640) 2014-04-17 3:35
a wonderful and colorful shot with amazing colors and very good lighting,
very well captured and composed!
CLODO (30702) 2014-04-17 5:27
typical of Britain, well lighted by the sun! what a colorfull carpet!
Waylim (25362) 2014-04-18 8:32
Beautiful spring image, very cheerful and lively atmosphere, excellent management of the light and shadow, good DoF and natural colors. Well composed and good quality.
Silvio1953 (124525) 2014-04-20 5:35
ciao Brian, great view of fantastic forest, beutiful composition with lovely rflowers, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (49288)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-15
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Event
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 28-75mm F2.8 SAM
- Exposure: f/32, 1/4 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-16 1:00