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Bluebell Trail by Meowgli Bluebell Trail by Meowgli
A trail through some lush bluebell woods in the Chilterns in Oxfordshire, England. Took a bit of patience and a few exposures to freeze the motion of the swaying branches in the foreground but eventually I got my shot just in time before the light faded :)

Interesting to note compared with my last submission how the bluebells here really do appear blue since they're in the shade rather than the light, which tends to turn them a more magenta colour.

I'm open to more inspired title suggestions by the way!
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:iconmorganwolfram:
MorganWolfram Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Writer
Beautiful!
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hi there! I've used the title of this piece in a poem for of my Found Poetry Project :heart:
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:iconzelma1:
Zelma1 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
great composition :)
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:iconafter--forever:
After--Forever Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful :heart:
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your patience paid off for you, the end result being a superb capture. This shot cries out England and spring time, woodland walks and birds singing. The foreground foliage leads you into the frame, the pathway leading through a carpet of bluebells between the coppiced trees. The composition is superb and you have done a masterly job with the bluebells. They are so difficult to reproduce faithfully their colors, and you have succeeded with this. Excellent work indeed and makes me really quite homesick for the English countryside. Simon
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012   Photographer
This comment made me smile, thanks for the kind words!
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:icontehuti:
tehuti Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The brilliant colors are amazing.
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012   Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconmidgarzolom:
MidgarZolom Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Makes me want to come all the way to England just to see them :)
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011   Photographer
Do it :) Pretty sure other countries have them too.
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:iconmidgarzolom:
MidgarZolom Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
If I had the time and money I would. But I'm still in school, so I have neither ;)
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:iconbrandywoods:
BrandyWoods Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
The lighting here is amazing. :)
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner May 26, 2011   Photographer
thank you very much! did you want prints of these bluebell images or did you hit the wrong button when faving? :)
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:iconbrandywoods:
BrandyWoods Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
No, that was an intentional request -- they're lovely. :)
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner May 27, 2011   Photographer
so glad you like them, I'd be most happy to sort you out with some prints! ... I handle all my printing myself so I can inspect, approve and sign them, I couldn't imagine putting my name to something someone is going to enjoy on their wall for years to come without having held it and scrutinised the details to make sure it's up to my standards.... this is the main reason all print sales are through my website and why I trust my images to some of the UK's most experienced colour technicians :)

here are links to the images, do let me know if you'd like any "special" options (e.g. canvas, metallic etc etc)... hopefully hear from you soon! :)

Bluebell Trail: [link]
April Avenue: [link]
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BradLeeDaleNorth Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
Lovin the new comps!
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner May 11, 2011   Photographer
thank you!
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:iconzephyrus0:
zephyrus0 Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
like a dream
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner May 12, 2011   Photographer
:)
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SECRET-NINJA-SUPER-M Featured By Owner May 6, 2011   General Artist
Great shot!
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:iconthe-shining:
the-shining Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic scene. :thumbsup:
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner May 5, 2011   Photographer
thank you!
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:icontwelvemotion:
twelvemotion Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
What a beautiful place!
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner May 5, 2011   Photographer
isn't it just? :)
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:iconoliecannoligriffard:
oliecannoligriffard Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
i got to see those in England too - what a treat:)
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner May 3, 2011   Photographer
just been over on a trip?
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:iconoliecannoligriffard:
oliecannoligriffard Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
last year, we were by that castle - I think Windsor - the one with a funny broken spiral staircase to heaven :) i love British country side - and miss it continuously:)
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner May 5, 2011   Photographer
oh sweet, yeah that's only an hour or two down the road... went there many years ago but can't remember the details of any broken staircases! think there were some crown jewels there or something though... but yeah on a nice day the British countryside is lovely, don't be a stranger now :D
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DragonKira Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Wow, amazing!
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner May 3, 2011   Photographer
thanks!
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:iconsparia:
Sparia Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Student General Artist
lovely...wonderful composition...very fresh.
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner May 3, 2011   Photographer
I'm glad you think so, thanks!
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:iconsparia:
Sparia Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Student General Artist
:)
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:iconphilippe-albanel:
Philippe-Albanel Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
awesome place! very good condition and moment chosen!
Phil
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner May 3, 2011   Photographer
many thanks Phil!
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:iconlunox-baik:
Lunox-baik Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
featured in my latest journal :)
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is very good, striking composition.
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner May 3, 2011   Photographer
thanks Jake!
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011   General Artist
very nice mate, lovely composition :)
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner May 3, 2011   Photographer
thanks my man!
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danUK86 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011   General Artist
Nae worries! Back from Wales? Good time?
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner May 3, 2011   Photographer
yup yup! brought back just over 500 images before editing/blending.. probably condense down to about 5 portfolio images and a lot of stock! camping was a piece of piss and the waterfalls/woods were unbelievable, twas like a little photographers theme park :D figured I can basically do it for free and in relative comfort if I sleep in the car (leather seats recline all the way as it turns out, score!), so will definitely be considering a return journey for autumn colours. posted one shot already but it's more of a detail than a location shot. heading back to the Chilterns later, should be able to catch a last few days of bluebell shooting too, not that I need any more of those shots but there's always a better one out there!
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danUK86 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011   General Artist
Nice nice :D Ploughing through my bluebell shots today ;)
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner May 3, 2011   Photographer
good man, will we see something posted by tonight? :)
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danUK86 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011   General Artist
yeah man :D Got a blossom one posted, probs in the depths of your inbox :lol:
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:iconmeowgli:
Meowgli Featured By Owner May 3, 2011   Photographer
aha, there she is, just commented... yup been trying to make inroads into the ol inbox, got it down to 200 images left to go through so will take a break and have another look later. sun calls! :D
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
One of the very best bluebell shots I have ever seen. Such as shame that the sunstar is a bit of a bloated one
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Meowgli Featured By Owner May 3, 2011   Photographer
wow quite the compliment, thanks Alex. gah I do agree, I'm getting sick of the sunstars from the Sigma... my Tamron 28-75 makes excellent ones almost along the lines of the 16-35 but unfortunately a lot of the time it's not wide enough for my purposes... great sharp lens though. I guess the way around it would be to shoot a designated exposure for the sunstar at f/22, get that sunstar on a bit of a diet in future ;)
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
Agreed! Nicely composed though :)
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FlorentCourty Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Hey man, I like this one! It's original. :)

We don't have this kind of things here, I'm impressed to see all these flowers in the wood! :o
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