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weekly photo challenge: symbol

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It might be summer here, but this week’s challenge is the perfect excuse to share more photos of my two favourite symbols of spring: daffodils and bluebells.

raindrops on daffodils

bluebell wood

Weekly Photo Challenge

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18 thoughts on “weekly photo challenge: symbol

  1. Fab photos – love the raindrops on the daffs and the lovely deep blue carpet of the bluebells, never easy to capture that look which your eye sees. I am generally very disappointed with my bluebell shots. I guess people think of snowdrops as the first flower of spring, but I agree with you. There is nothing like seeing those cheerful dancing yellow flowers in the weak sunshine to shout out “Spring is here!” Wonderful choice for the challenge Elaine, it’s been interesting to see what people have chosen for this rather unusual one.

    • I love the daffodil photo – I was very proud of myself when I took it! I like snowdrops too, but I still think of them as an end of winter flower rather than a spring one for some reason. The bluebells are always tricky because the lens can only capture that one small area rather than all that I can see in my field of vision. Perhaps a panorama shot would work (not that I have that facility on my camera!).

      • Regarding that pan you think might work but your camera doesn’t have that facility……..do you know how to take a series of shots by holding camera at same height and pivoting to take 4 or 5 shots of your field of vision area and then stitch them together in Photoshop? Not really very hard to do…there’s even an auto stitch feature in the latest versions…..lots of fun if you care to try it out!

        • I have heard of this but haven’t tried. I must give it a go. I don’t have Photoshop, but I wonder if there is another software that might do it – I will do some investigating. I used to have Photoshop Elements but it doesn’t run on my present laptop, which is a shame.

      • I DO have a panorama setting, but have never thought to use it to photograph bluebells. Doh! Next year maybe, if I remember…

  2. I love daffodils.
    We have winter here and I am trying to work up some enthusiasm to take Jasmine for her walk.
    She hasn’t taken her big brown eyes off me for the last half an hour.

  3. Stunning shots, Elaine. Gorgeous symbols of Spring. 🙂

  4. I never would have thought of taking a photo of the daffodils from that angle Elaine. How clever. It’s a beautiful shot.

  5. Great photos, Elaine, so different!

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