Flowers can be found everywhere you look. The majority appear in spring and summer and flood the countryside with colour. Such flora can be found growing wild or may be cultivated for growing in gardens. Either way, they are a welcome sight to the landscape after the barren winter months.
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A true representative of spring, this photo shows a woodland floor carpeted in bluebells, bathed in the light of golden hour. Also available as a panoramic print or canvas.
The beauty of English woodlands is unveiled as spring arrives. The warm weather brings out bluebells which carpet woodlands and forest across the country. In this photograph, one individual bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) is singled out although it is surrounded by hundreds of other bluebells.
If one plant is able to sum up English springtime, then it is arguably the Bluebell. They carpet many a woodland with their vivid purples and blues and have become a recognisable symbol of the change in season. In this photograph, the Bluebells were growing amongst tall grassy in patches. By singling one out on a dewy morning, I was able to capture this colourful shot. The stark contrast between the purple bluebell and green grass makes this image all the more vibrant.
One of my favourite flower species to photograph is the humble bluebell. I am fortunate enough to live within easy reach of two good bluebell locations, the biggest being West Woods at Lockeridge, where this photo was taken. Waiting until sunset, I positioned the camera at the same level as the bluebells, leaving the foreground and the sun-soaked trees behind to become blurred with the lens' bokeh.
Bring spring indoors with this unique bluebell photograph. It captures the delicate flowers that have carpeted a local woodland, bathed in the golden light of sunset.
With an ethereal atmosphere created from soft focus and the dappled light of a late afternoon, this photograph is a beautiful representation of bluebells at their best. Photographed at a local woodland near Marlborough in Wiltshire.
The Iris is a vibrant summer plant that grows in different variations around ponds. Most commonly Irises are purple (pictured here), or yellow. The shape of their petals means they can coat Bees with the maximum amount of pollen when they come.
As a long summer day ends, the suns golden light is cast over a field of poppies. All the fine fibres on the poppy stems and seed heads are backlit, whilst the already red petals become an even richer shade.
Wiltshire is home to large populations of Snake's Head Fritillaries, an important wildflower. As well as thriving at Clattinger farm, they also grow in great numbers at North Meadow, a Natural England reserve. When I visited for this shoot, it was a cold but clear April morning. The flowers were covered in frost but soon thawed once the sun rose. The balance between the deep purple petals, the pastel green and the bright yellow backdrop really gives this image a kick!
Wiltshire is home to large populations of Snake's Head Fritillaries, an important wildflower. As well as thriving at Clattinger farm, they also grow in great numbers at North Meadow, a Natural England reserve. When I visited for this shoot, it was a cold but clear April morning. The flowers were covered in frost but soon thawed once the sun rose. The balance between the the pastel green of the frost-covered grass and the bright yellow/green backdrop really gives this image contrast.
Photographed at Clattinger Farm, a Wiltshire Wildlife Trust reserve near Malmesbury, I used a low angle when capturing these Snake's Head Fritillaries in golden light shortly after sunrise, to create a short image. The numerous hay meadows at Clattinger Farm are of national conservation importance and produce some of the finest wildflower displays in the country.
The rich hues of the green background grass and the pink and purple flower petals make this photograph, with its abstract composition as real eye catcher. The flower is a Snake's Head Fritillary, photographed at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust reserve Clattinger Farm, near Malmesbury in North Wiltshire.
The first flowers to appear after the long, dark winter months are the snowdrops. Along with crocuses, they add a dash of colour to the countryside, replacing the dark browns of the barren landscape. These snowdrops were in the shade when I photographed them and with background in the sun I was able to create this unusual balance between the background and foreground lightness.
A sure sign that the dark winter months are ending, and the warmer spring months are round the corner, is the presence of spring flowers such as Snowdrops. With their pure white drooping petals, they carpet much of the countryside and make a pleasant change from the brown leaves of winter.
Looking for a unique angle when shooting a much photographed species such as the Purple Crocus, one of England's most common flower species, can be difficult. Having found a stunning cluster of the flowers with their heads open on a sunny spring day, I held the camera directly above. Playing around with the camera's depth-of-field I was able to produce a very thin area of focus, with the stigma and fallen pollen kept sharp.
A light covering of snow left this lone yellow Crocus, Crocus flavus, surrounded by snow. Using a macro lens I was able to get very close at the same level as the flower and photograph it with the snow around it.
A light covering of snow left the spring crocuses growing in my garden covered by snow. The vivid purple of this common crocus variety really stuck out against it ephemeral white backdrop.
The stark contrast between the rich purple crocuses and the vivid white snowdrops is evident here. Its abstract composition makes it the perfect piece of wall art, showing the beauty the spring season brings with it.
The delicate pink and white tones of Apple Tree blossom brightens up any garden after the long dull winter months. The soft spring sunshine of a late afternoon gently rest of the petals, warming the scene in the beautiful piece of flower photography.
Although perhaps not the most attractive of Orchids, the Bee Orchid is unique in its colours, shape and features. As its name suggests, its flowers resemble bees. They attract other bees that are looking to mate and this spreads their pollen further.
The Pyramidal orchid is a bright and colourful Orchid species which dots grasslands and hillsides in the warm summer months. They are just one of many varieties of wildflowers that can be found growing in the countryside every summer.
The Pyramidal Orchid is one of the many species of Orchids that cover the grassy areas of Britain as warm weather arrives with summer. Their bright pink colour makes them easy to spot against green grass and adds an extra shade to the wildflowers growing alongside.
Some of the most attractive wildflowers found in the meadows and on the hills of the English countryside are from the Orchid family. This species pictured here is a Common Spotted Orchid, which as its name suggests is extremely numerous. It was found on Morgan's Hill, a Wiltshire Wildlife Trust reserve near Calne where the hilly grassland provides excellent conditions for it to thrive.
As its name suggests, the Common Spotted Orchid can be found in large numbers, particularly on grassy hillsides. Fortunately, the rural county of Wiltshire has no shortage of such terrain and so these orchids, along with many other varieties, flourish in spring and summer. They add beautiful patches of colour to the wild grassland that grows tall in the sun. Here, the Common Spotted Orchid is photographed from an unusual high angle, adding interest and intrigue to both the photograph and the species itself.
In the warmer spring months, the roadside verges of England grow tall with wild flowers. The Buttercup is a firm favourite with its vibrant yellow petals. According to the old wive's tale, if you hold a Buttercup flower under your chin, the yellow reflection it gives to your chin determines how much you like butter.
A daffodil pokes its petals above the rest in a field of daffodils that are grown near Falmouth in Cornwall. The petals catch the sunset light, turning them an even richer shade of yellow. The daffodils in the background are blurred out as attention is drawn to this one specimen.
This close up focuses on the stamen and antlers of the inside of this flower and as a result, the delicate pale pink petals are blurred out. The tiny balls of pollen can clearly be seen, along with the fibrous green sepal under the flower head.
The branch of a pink Japanese Cherry tree hangs suspended in this spring scene. Blossom adds a dash of seasonal colour to the landscape as it comes into bloom.
Awash with the vibrant pinks of its blossom, this Japanese Cherry tree signals the start of spring and the warmer weather to follow.
I noticed these a varied selection wildflowers growing on the side of the road on day and just had to pull over and photograph them. Their vibrant colours will stand out as print on a wall, as they did when I photographed the display.
As sunset turned A close-up of ears of wheat that is ready for harvest, as the sun sets over the field. The soft warmth of the light gives the wheat a golden colour.
Wild Garlic is a great countryside plant with beautiful white flowers that stand out from dark woodland colours With a strong smell that dominates every where it goes, it's an regular English plant, and it's also edible! This specimen was photographed near Lacock, in Wiltshire, England.
This delicate lily was photographed from a low angle, capturing the dull sky which acted as a white background. The close-up angle allows the water drops to be clearly seen against the pale pink petals.
This is a very close-up shot of a delicate pink Hesperantha Lily, with the dew of the morning still clinging to its petals and one droplet on its stamen. The rest of the flower is blurred out, drawing attention in to the water drops.