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A Macro Early Spring At Wakehurst Place

Wakehurst Place flowers in Sussex

Macro Nature Photography at Wakehurst Place in the UK.

It is the end of January 2018 and the temperature this weekend shot up to 12c.  The crocuses and snowdrops took this warmth and the rain that fell in the preceding week as a hint, it is time to pop up.  The Wakehurst Place gardens in Sussex are coming to life, colours are popping out everywhere and life is renewing for 2018.

All these photos were shot on a Canon EOS 650d with a 50mm prime lens (Fixed at 50mm) and of course, on a tripod.  The camera was set to aperture priority and ISO at 100.

The backgrounds to the photos were chosen carefully to enhance the main focus and the lighting was provided by a nice daytime overcast sky.

The composition of these photos follows the ‘Rule of Thirds‘ throughout.

The photos were then processed using a crossed processed preset in Adobe Lightroom.

I hope you enjoy these photos of these gorgeous photos with the amazing colours of spring.

Wakehurst Place flowers in Sussex
An eye-catching Rhododendron

 

Wakehurst Place flowers in Sussex
Snowdrops circle the trees

 

Snowdrops
The gardens are popping with little snowdrops and crocuses everywhere.

 

Wakehurst Place crocuses in Sussex
Crocuses appearing from the wet winters grass

 

Wakehurst Place crocuses in Sussex
Just a hint of orange on the little crocus

 

Rhododendron Wakes Up
This Rhododendron Wakes Up from Winter Slumber

 

A small cluster of crocuses getting ready to explode into life.
A small cluster of crocuses getting ready to explode into life.

If you happen to be passing Wakehurst Place gardens in spring, pop in.  It really is worth your time wandering the gardens and taking a few pics.

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18 thoughts on “A Macro Early Spring At Wakehurst Place

  1. Beautiful! Love to take the time to enjoy the little things and the beauty in nature. I’ll be checking out the composition post you linked to so i can try and recreate photos as lovely as these.

  2. Your photos are stunning I do love spring flowers. We were going to visit a national trust place to see the snowdrops at the weekend but unfortunately due to heavy rain we’ve had to put it off.

  3. I always find that an ‘overcast sky’ tends to create the best lighting because from what I understand ‘clouds’ act as a natural diffuser is that right? But anyhow the lighting has certainly worked in your favour, I love the moody effect of the background and how you have used the aperture to create blurring!

    1. Absolutely true, cloud cover is a superb diffuser. Thank you very much Ana, apart from muddy knees and the rain, I had a great day out in some national trust gardens hunting little flowers haha

  4. Absolutely Glorious photographs!! I recently got a Nikon D3300 as my first “proper” camera and I am loving taking as many photographs as I possibly can! I long for the day when I can manage to take photographs like the ones you have added here. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work xx

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