E.J.Wilkins

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Bluebells

This is a native Bluebell, Hyacinthoides non-scripta, growing on the sloping bank of a ditch next to a road. The flower stalks are about 9 inches / 23 cm tall and are a often a much darker blue than the non-native ones many people, including us, find in our gardens.

I know it's more usual to do close ups of flowers and plants, but I thought this looked rather nice.

The picture was taken a while ago.

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Bluebells

This is a native Bluebell, Hyacinthoides non-scripta, growing on the sloping bank of a ditch next to a road. The flower stalks are about 9 inches / 23 cm tall and are a often a much darker blue than the non-native ones many people, including us, find in our gardens.

I know it's more usual to do close ups of flowers and plants, but I thought this looked rather nice.

The picture was taken a while ago.

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comments (17)

  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 30 Jun 2007, 00:30
Lovely and delicate in their gorgeous colours. Nice shot!
EJWilkins: Thank you Lena smile
This looks fine to me. smile It's important to know how a plant looks, not just the flower. (Of course, that's the gardener in me talking.)
EJWilkins: I think so too, sometimes the close ups don't give an idea of size and scale.
Pretty bells. Sometimes with flora it's nice to see more of the scene, as you've given us here.
EJWilkins: Thanks, glad you think so smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Jun 2007, 01:20
Really nice shot, Ellie, made even better by your description of where you found them...away from the gardenbed and wild&free gives them an adventurous spirit to go with their prettiness.
EJWilkins: Imagine a whole sea of these. Did you see Steve's picture of beech woods with bluebells?
Nice shot here Ellie
EJWilkins: Thanks Chacha smile
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 30 Jun 2007, 02:56
Since I can't get the incredible close-ups of flowers like you can, Ellie, this one is more my style, so I really like it. grin

When you say "native," is that the same as what we mean by "wild" here in the States? It definitely has that feel to me...of a plant growing wild on its own without needing any tending! It's lovely!
EJWilkins: Native meaning not brought in from another country, a natural to this country plant species, yes, I think it's almost the same as wild, although there are loads of garden escapees growing wild now. Native species support more insects, so are better for the ecosystem.
I like the color saturation!
EJWilkins: Almost straight out of the camera, they were such a glorious deep blue. I think I was lucky to see them, and also to have my camera with me.
  • Jimbo
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 30 Jun 2007, 03:12
They look really well. Bluebells and I get along (not like roses or lupins or tulips or ... )
EJWilkins: They're remarkably tolerant plants, seem to thrive despite being neglected ,,, as nature intended. I like them too.
  • telemachus
  • combinations and disturbances
  • 30 Jun 2007, 04:54
I like the gradient of illumination from lower dark to brightness above.

(No big words were abused in the authoring of this comment.)
EJWilkins: Thanks for using little words wink
I hadn't noticed the graded colour until you mentioned it, clever what the sun can do, isn't it.
Thank you for this nice springshot ! Have a nice Week End Ellie !!
EJWilkins: It would be nicer if it were dry, but never mind eh.
This is a delight. I understand what you mean about flower `close-ups` being used more often, but this is a plant where it is just as interesting to see the whole structure. It is also a plant that, when you find it growing in numbers, deserves an even more distant shot, to appreciate the drift of colour it can add to a landscape.(:o)
EJWilkins: I haven't yet found anywhere where I can see the magnificent drifts of colour, although this group looked really good there wasn't anywhere I could stand safely to capture the whole scene, so I just admire other people's pictures instead. smile
  • paul
  • 30 Jun 2007, 10:35
one of my favourite flowers - beautifully captured here Ellie
EJWilkins: One of my favourites too Paul, thanks.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 30 Jun 2007, 12:20
Uuuummmmmm,

Suby
EJWilkins: Ummm ... tasty; ummm ... nice; or ummm ... "Oh gawd, she's put another picture of a plant, and I 'don't do' plants!" wink
I think you've shot this beautifully, it's worthy of any plant book on flora and fauna.
EJWilkins: Would be nice, but I can imagine any publisher ever spotting it. wink
always like the way light plays over their colour...
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Jul 2007, 23:10
Great capture of the bluebells.

Package in the mail.
Lovely and nice colors !

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