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More bluebells..

More bluebells..
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Copyright: Paul Haynes (PaulH) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-29
Categories: Flowers
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-02 8:11
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another shot of bluebells hidden away on dartmoor, last one i promise!

i thought i'd give you some interesting facts about these wonderful flowers, which i didn't know were rare outside of the uk. Makes them seem even more special now!

Some facts about bluebells

The romantic poets of the 19th century, such as Keats and Tennyson, believed that the Bluebell symbolised solitude and regret.

It is thought to be bad luck to bring bluebells into the house.

Like many blue flowers, pink and white forms occur naturally in the wild.

Once removed it can take up to 100 years for bluebell woodlands to regenerate.

Britain has about 25-49% of the world's bluebell population.

From the 16th April 1998, it has been an offence to sell bluebells picked from the wild. Those convicted of selling wild bluebells can be fined up to £1,000.

Although common in much of Britain, Bluebells are rare in the rest of Europe and absent from the rest of the world

The Bluebell's alternative names include wild hyacinth, Crawtraes (meaning crow's toes), and Granfer Griggles.

The bluebell is a native species of the British Isles and several traditional events are dedicated to it. Bluebell Walks are held annually at sites around Britain including Woolley Wood in Sheffield, and a Bluebell Service is held annually at Withland Wood in Leicestershire.

Bluebells have inspired generations of poets, including Robert Burns, John Clare and Gerard Manley Hopkins.

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  • Oz1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 75 W: 2 N: 174] (1012)
  • [2006-06-02 8:28]

Hi Paul,
I like this photo very much. it gives a wonderfull atmosphere, almost magical...
colors are great!

Hi Paul,

Beautiful view and well done on the capture and composition.


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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-06-02 11:09]

Wow, this is a wondefful picture ! This forest looks fantastic with all these blue flowers. I love also the ambiance of this shot, it seems to come out of a fairy tale ! details, colors, composition and POV are perfect. Very well done !

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2006-06-03 10:18]

Hi Paul,

Amazing and magic plants. I like it.
Very well done!

TFS :-)

I like this shot because the mist works well with the blue bells.

I usually only look on the animal shots, but that one is really a master piece. Colors are brilliant. The feelings it vehiculates too.

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  • Glint Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 51] (315)
  • [2006-10-01 3:46]

Lovely atmospheric image. I like the tree in the foreground as it gives the feeling of just being about to step into the wood. Love the mist too. I found your note interesting as I didn't know bluebells were so local to Britain.

Hi Paul

Wonderful photo. I love the mist in the background, and in contrast to that the bright purple flowers just lifts up the whole picture very nice.Very good.

Hi Paul
This misty forest with a carpet of Bluebells is well captured. You've created a tranquil mood with the trees slowly going out of view by the mist. The colours are amazing and would be a wonderful site in real life. Beautifully composed and interesting notes.
TFS Janice

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