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Ashridge Estate – Bluebells

I have taken photos of bluebells in the past but only whilst ambling round the countryside.  Therefore, I decided to visit National Trust Ashridge which claims to be one of the best places in the UK to see bluebells – I was not disappointed: Dockey Wood,  part of the estate, has vast swathes of bluebells, both out in the open and within treelines of the surrounding woodland.  I now understand why Ashridge estate is so popular, in particular the stunning bluebells.  All shots taken with a Nikon D750 and 90mm macro, 24 -70mm and 70-200mm lenses.

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A Reminder of Summer

A reminder of the colourful, heady days of summer.

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A Sea of Red and Blue

A few shots of a stunning field of poppies and cornflowers taken on the edge of London Colney in Hertfordshire.

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Senetti

Here are another couple of macro shots of the fine detail of a Senetti plant.

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Senetti

Here are a few macro shots of the fine detail of a Senetti plant.

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Cornflowers and Poppies

Now that summer has, by and large, passed us by, here are a few shots of cornflowers intermingled with poppies to remind us that we did in fact have a summer, albeit a brief one.  Taken at London Colney during mid July.

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Buttercup

A sign of a fine summers day is the golden yellow glow of a buttercup against a warm blue sky.

Buttercup

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Flowers in Macro

Here are a few shots of various flowers taken with my Tamron 90mm macro lens.  Not being a purveyor of flowers, although I do occasionally purchase, my partner has confirmed that the line up includes a lily, gerbera, tulip, alstroemeria and chrysanthemum.  The minute details and colours not normally seen with the naked eye provide very interesting shots indeed.

 

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Cliveden House and Gardens, Buckinghamshire

Yet another jewel in the National Trust’s crown and most certainly the most impressive we have visited to date.  However, Cliveden House is now a hotel and therefore inaccessible, unless perhaps you are lucky enough to be in a position to afford such luxury (although there are guided tours of a few of the house’s rooms at certain times).  The grounds and gardens more than make up for this small shortfall, especially when the sun is shining.

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