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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Bluebell woods

There is nothing I like better than getting outside on a sunny day with my camera capturing some pretty flower pictures.  This bank holiday was no exception and seeing as the weather has been pretty shocking so far this year I jumped at the opportunity to join some friends at Harcourt Arboretum in Oxford for a picnic and a wander.

It was so peaceful there and was lovely to be greeted by a beautiful peacock.

I challenged myself to sticking to my 50mm lens, I don't use it very often so thought this was a perfect time for a challenge.  Obviously the only real challenge was that I couldn't zoom in and out so had to move myself rather than the lens but I am still very happy with my results.

Our visit was perfectly timed for the bluebells and most of the rhododendrons were out in full bloom, although I'm sure in a couple of weeks they would all be open.  

                                         I loved how this tree looked like it had a face :-)

         And you never know what you might find in little clearings if you look hard enough!

Thank you for visiting and hope you have enjoyed.
For more info about the arboretum