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Images of flowering plants by Yorkshire wildlife and landscape photographer John Gardner. Nature images and nature photography from the UK and abroad

Spring wild flowers | wildflower photography | British wildflowers  I headed up to Ox-close Woods today to photograph spring wild flowers in a British woodland setting as the forecast had been for a cloudy bright day which is perfect for flower photography. However, by the time I arrived at the site, the sun was blazing […]

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Wild flower photography: Sweet violets and dandelions I went out into the woods today to do some wild flower photography, mainly looking to shoot some wood anemone but they weren’t about in the woodland I chose. However, there were great carpets of sweet violets and fields of dandelions on the approach to the woods, so […]

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I cobbled together this montage of spring wild flowers taken at the same reserve as the herb paris in the previous post. Here we have early purple orhid, yellow archangel, golidlocks buttercups and bluebells. Again, the overcast light has really helped with the colour saturation.

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Caught up with this superb bunch of Herb Paris (Paris quadrifolia) at a small nature reserve near Wetherby today. This is a scarce plant locally and one that I have not photographed before and, for once, the overcast conditions were great for this subject. On dull days, green plants really look saturated in the images […]

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Another beautiful evening so I travelled over to a site near York to shoot some green-winged orchids (Anacamptis morio) growing on the flood plane of the River Derwent. Green-winged orchids are quite scarce and I’ve only ever photographed them once before at a site in Lincolnshire but that was back in the days of film […]

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Tonight I went back to Brockadale with the 24mm f/2.8 PC-E lens to reshoot the cowslip image that I did a dew days ago but most of these little yellow flowers were beginning to go over so, I turned my attentions to other plants. As the sunlight began to fade I shot a few images […]

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Good Friday and its been blisteringly warm again, so I decided to nip to Brockodale this evening to see if the early purple orchids were out yet. Here and there amongst the short cropped grass was a splash of purple just breaking through into the evening sunlight but the show stopper was the absolute carpet […]

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