Bluebells

Here in the UK we have more than half of the world’s bluebells and you can see them in woods up and down the country each spring. They are powerful magnets for photographers and artist alike, although strangely not always the easiest of subjects to photograph and capture the colour accurately.  

Native bluebells are protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. It’s against the law to dig up bulbs in the wild and landowners aren’t allowed to dig them up to sell them either.  The ones found on many gardens and for sale in garden centres are Spanish bluebells.

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7 thoughts on “Bluebells

  1. I believe it is something to do with the amount of infra-red light they reflect and how our eyes and camera lenses detect this in different ways. I also find auto-focus struggles to latch onto something to give a sharp result. For every decent bluebell photo I have there are many failures. Thank goodness for digital cameras!

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