Bluebell Hill --------------- We're halfway into Bluebell season and it's fair to say social media has been saturated with bluebell images!! With this in mind I'm keeping my offerings to 3 or 4 :-) Visiting the iconic Micheldever Woods for the first time recently was rewarding and I captured the long shadows at sunrise which I've wanted for a while.
The other type of shot I wanted was a carpet of bluebells on a steep, woodland hill. I love these type of images where the angle of the hill creates a nice feel to the composition... So I drove to the very western edge of Dorset, early this morning in search of this.
The light wasn't the best but I was treated to the most magical encounter with a deer. Having found a composition I sat quietly amongst the trees, listening to the birds when all of a sudden a deer came trotting towards me, unaware of my presence. Closer still it came until suddenly it fixed its gaze upon me about 10 metres away.
It stood motionless for what seemed like eternity, as if it had never come into contact with a human before. I didnt even attempt to reach for my camera (although the shot would've been sooo good!!), Instead I sat and stared back into it's eyes and smiled.
With a few nimble jumps it was up on higher ground but before trotting off it stopped and looked down at me for a good 30 seconds and then let out what sounded like a barking noise. I heard this several times getting quieter and quieter as it fled off through the woods to safety.
I mean, picture or no picture - THAT was worth getting up early for!!! --------------- #explore_nature#bestukpics#visitengland#visitbritain#ukpotd#uk#england#vip_world_photo#travelling_uk#igershants#photosofbritain#countryside#martindolan#martindolanphotography#mycanon#canon5d3#dorset#firstlight@visualsofbritain#swisbest#trees@bbcearth#bluebells#lovefordorset#westdorset#picoftheday#langdonhill#mycanon#sunrise#swisbest#dorsetbluebells#forest