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photoblog image Attenborough Nature Reserve #4/5

Attenborough Nature Reserve #4/5

Taken during a visit in April to Attenburgh Nature Reserve on the edge of Nottingham.  You can read about the reserve here.

 

The footpath that leads from the main Visitor Centre/Car Park area of the reserve winds its way through some woods to the nearby village of Attenborough.  I found this old tree trunk and its surround quite enticing subject matter for an image, especially as the Bluebells were just coming out at the time.

Attenborough Nature Reserve #4/5

Taken during a visit in April to Attenburgh Nature Reserve on the edge of Nottingham.  You can read about the reserve here.

 

The footpath that leads from the main Visitor Centre/Car Park area of the reserve winds its way through some woods to the nearby village of Attenborough.  I found this old tree trunk and its surround quite enticing subject matter for an image, especially as the Bluebells were just coming out at the time.

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Hong Kong
  • 2 Jun 2011, 01:00
Lovely place!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.
It is a great composition Brian....i like it....smile
If i came across this place on my way to Attenborough....i would sit on that first stump....REST.... and take pictures of its surroundings for at least fifteen minutes lol....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter. There were quite a lot of little cameos like this but this one caught my eye.
Some lovely colours here Brian, but that ground looks very dry doesn't it?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill. This was two days after our Caroline's wedding in April when the weather was kind for quite a few days.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Jun 2011, 06:45
It refuses to die Brian
Brian Walbey: It does indeed Chris, as does Stanley from the salt minessmile
nice rural still life it makes
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Chantal.
Impressive colours and contrast,have you done a lot of post processing work or is it as shot Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin. I done my normal bit of cropping and levels in CS3 and then used the Topaz plug-in to sharpen up the colours a bit, I do that with most of my pictures.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 2 Jun 2011, 11:04
Amazing how trees can keep on going against all odds
Brian Walbey: Yes they don't want to give in Aussie.
The stump still has a life. It is sending new shoots. Lovely.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Mary. We have a tree in our front garden that looked as though it had died and now shoots have started again at ground level.
They don't give up easily. Lovely picture Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet. We have a tree in our front garden that looked as though it had died and now shoots have started again at ground level.
Seems the stump still has life in it, Brian. The bluebells lend a lovely touch to the scene.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Beverly. We have a tree in our front garden that looked as though it had died and now shoots have started again at ground level.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Jun 2011, 17:24
A wonderful composition, love the wood and the plants and the bluebells.
I see that it needs rain very badly, same here.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid. This was in April, two days after our Caroline's wedding when the weather was warm and dry for several days. She and her husband only live about 10 minutes from this reserve and go jogging through it from time to time.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Jun 2011, 20:46
Good to see new growth despite the severe pruning. Bluebells are one of the delights of spring.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed, thanks Alan.
Very nice, I like it. Could this be competition entry?
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sheila. yes, on reflection, I might enter this in a club competition next season.
Beautiful image, Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pamela.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Jun 2011, 23:31
Is it dead or has it just been drastically pruned? Good composition with the roots spreading out all over the picture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ingrid. I think it has been cut down because it is right next to the footpath, perhaps it had become diseased and was a danger.
i like the light and the processing here. makes everything pop out
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Ayush.

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