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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

As ever, the yellow headfs of the coltsfoot heralds spring and today was no exception along the old railway tracks that criss-cross the fields around our village. Not only was coltsfoot the herald of spring but also several newly arrived chiffchaff, lapwings displaying in the ploughed fields and, of course, the first of the blackthorn […]

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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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