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England in Springtime

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 3 June 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A real "Sound of Music" moment.....I came across this beautiful wildflower meadow in the Cumbrian Lake District and half expected to see Julie Andrews appear and burst into song :-)

I stopped the car and lay down in amongst all those buttercups and daisies and took a few quick photos.

Is it just me or are the buttercups amazing this year in England?

Shot with a Nikon D40 and a Sigma 10-20 with a 2 stop nd grad Coikn flter.


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NIKON D40 1/160 second F/11.0 ISO 200 21 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

wow une symphonie pastorale !

3 Jun 2009 5:18am

probob from Kaliningrad, Russian Federation

As perfect as the nature itself! Great!

3 Jun 2009 5:40am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

un paysage magnifique et buccolique ! les couleurs sont superbes et l'emploi du filtre rend bien sur le ciel !

3 Jun 2009 7:30am

John Leech from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

Daisies are our silver, buttock cups our gold...

Its shots like this that make me appreciate that hymn, though I can't resist the opportunity to thrown in a bit of schoolboy humour... my treasures would have been red raw had I sung that at primary school.

Love the vibrance in the shot, its what summer days are all about. As to whether we're having a bumper buttercup crop - no idea!

3 Jun 2009 8:27am

Sussi from Landskrona, Sweden

Very idyllic and lovely summery image, fin compsition with wonderful color and good Dof.

3 Jun 2009 8:51am

Richard Hollins from London, United Kingdom

Lovely shot Ian. The low viewpoint works really well. I like the way the yellows and blue complement each other too.

3 Jun 2009 9:10am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

A perfect capture of this beautiful pastoral landscape; it's vibrant, eternal, serene.

3 Jun 2009 9:49am

Nestor from Le Tampon, Reunion

magnifique !

3 Jun 2009 10:15am

Véro from Peisey-Nancroix, France

great use of that filter ! stunning colours !

3 Jun 2009 11:50am

Frida from Sweden

Beautiful scenery with rich colors. It sure is spring :-)

3 Jun 2009 11:59am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Such a beautiful shot Ian. But are you sure its not one of your French shots? : )
Only thing I might change is that the upper part of the sky looks a bit dull - not sure if this was the filter, or processing? But just a small criticism (sorry).

3 Jun 2009 12:54pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Stunning view.. mesmerising!!

3 Jun 2009 12:57pm

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

WOW, this is superb in every way

3 Jun 2009 1:12pm

Hervé from France

Des couleurs superbes pour ce charmant paysage!!

3 Jun 2009 2:02pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Wow, Ian, what an amazing beauty!!! Absolutely wondrous... yes, I can hear Julie's sweet sonds!:-)

3 Jun 2009 2:15pm

Jim (365,000 words) from Hunnebostrand, Sweden

Another postcard-worthy photo. (And if there were more majestic mountains in the background, definitely a Sound of Music scene.)

3 Jun 2009 2:32pm

Hema Iyer from Bangalore, India

Superb shot. So beautiful.

3 Jun 2009 4:16pm

Marie LC from Voiron, France

C'est très beau, un paysage de rêve dans sa simplicité

3 Jun 2009 4:20pm

Reiner from Brensbach, Germany

Very different and very nice. Love the fresh colors.

3 Jun 2009 5:11pm

Raj from London, United Kingdom

Love the colours.

3 Jun 2009 5:25pm

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

Superb shot and I really love this endless field full of spring flowers! Just amazing feeling!

3 Jun 2009 8:30pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Gorgeous. Superb capture.

3 Jun 2009 8:41pm

Michael from TX, United States

Wow, this is a really stunning image. Great job.

4 Jun 2009 3:10am

lydia from Paris, France

Superbe !

4 Jun 2009 6:49am

Olivier Jules from Lanciano, Italy

lovely capture

4 Jun 2009 11:53am

Paolo from Udine, Italy

at first sight it looked like a stormy sky, while it's only your skill ;-) . very nice

4 Jun 2009 12:37pm

gavin hart from Gold Coast, Australia

The field of yellow and white flowers gives the scene an uplifting and happy mood. That is a very beautiful sky nicely framed between the trees.

4 Jun 2009 11:41pm

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

Beautiful light and colour! Really intense contrast with that blue and yellow...

6 Jun 2009 10:11am

Sarah from Switzerland

Beautiful shot.

6 Jun 2009 8:09pm

Claus Petersen from herfølge, Denmark

Here the green blur and yellow just works so well!

6 Jun 2009 10:57pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! Someone needs to put a frame around it and hang it on a wall!!!!!!! Excellent in every way!

11 Jun 2009 4:23am

Marc from Halluin, France

Superbe shot,
the colors are magnifique!

21 Jun 2009 8:33pm

1/160 second
ISO 200
21 mm (35mm equiv.)