Some Early Summer Colour Around Swinford

Has summer come early? The weather has been brilliant here for the last week or so. Here’s some early Summer colour from around Swinford that I managed to capture over the last few days.

While out photographing a few flowers that were planted by Swinford Tidy Towns, I came on one with a Bee busy feeding on it. Unfortunatly I hadn’t by big zoom lens with me so had to make do with the one I’d on the camera. This little fella was a bit camera shy but I did manage to get a middling shot of him!

Early summer colour

Photo: f/5.6, 1/160 sec, ISO-100, -0.03 exp, @ 50mm

When he got a little used to me being there I managed to get a little closer!

Early summer colour

Photo: f/5.6, 1/160 sec, ISO-100, -0.3 exp, @50mm.

Up in Brabazon woodlands there are bluebells out nearly in full bloom. These were a little harder to shoot as there was a slight breeze.

Early summer colour

Photo: f/4.5, 1/50 sec, ISO-100, -0.7 exp, @50mm.

With it being slightly darker in the woods, resulted in a slower shutter speed than I would have liked. I really should have upped the ISO to 200 or 400 but of course I was rushing and not checking my shots as I was going. Suppose I’ll have to go back again another day to re-shoot!

Early summer colour

Photo: f/4.5, 1/25 sec, ISO-100, -0.7 exp, @50mm.

I don’t know what the name of this flower is but it really stands out in the planters with the vibrant colour. The petals close up in the evening time too!

Early summer colour

Photo: f/4.5, 1/800 sec, ISO-100, -0.7 exp, @50mm.

Michael Maye
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